Dixfield’s Ludden Library celebrates 100 years of service


DIXFIELD — Ludden Memorial Library celebrates the 100th anniversary of its first founding Thursday and everyone is invited to the party.

Sponsored by the Dixfield Historical Society, the event will feature a book signing by local author Richard F. Mullins and free refreshments for all.

Mullins will talk about his latest work, “Evangeline,” a love story based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem of the same name.

Mullins’ latest book is based on Canada’s most well-known love story and is set during the forced evacuation of tens of thousands of French residents of Britain’s Canadian Maritimes during the mid-19th century.

The party will commence at the library on Main Street at 7 p.m.

Also on the calendar of events for this month is the annual town meeting Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at Dirigo High School. David Duguay will be moderator. The warrant is accessible on the town website and at the Town Office.

Donations in memory of Naomi Jean Farrar, who died recently at the age of 41 of an undetected brain aneurysm are being received at the Town Office, Towle Corner Store, Ellis Variety, Ludden Memorial Library and Route 2 Variety in East Dixfield. She leaves behind five young children.

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