WINTHROP –The Bailey Public Library will host educator, writer, and conservationist

at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. All library events are being held on the first floor of the Winthrop Commerce Center at 149 Main Street during construction of the addition to the historic Bowdoin Street building.

Billings grew up near the Kittery navy yard, where her dad worked. She attended the University of Maine, graduating with a degree in education in 1978 and a master’s degree in Public Administration in 1995. She worked in the floral business for 10 years before starting her career at the University of Maine.

Billings is the associate director of communications and development for the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine Orono. She also serves on the board of directors for the Maine Lobster Promotion Council and is an instructor with Lobster Academy, an educational program for industry partners.

In her new book, “The Maine Lobster Industry,” Billings embarks on a journey from trap to plate, introducing readers to lobstermen, boat builders, bait dealers, marine suppliers and the expansive industry that revolves around the fishery.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 207-377-8673.

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