FARMINGTON — Shiretown Bookers are presenting “Books of the Ancestors: Immigration and the Family Tree,” an exhibit running from December to February at the Bookers’ display area at the Mantor Library, 116 South St., University of Maine at Farmington.

There will be an opening reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. The public is invited.

The exhibition, showing the extensive resources that Farmington offers for genealogical research, will spotlight the paths by which Farmington families came to Maine and how that journey illuminates the struggles of contemporary immigrants. It will include books about local families, novels of families through many generations, children’s books about coming to America and nonfiction on contemporary immigrant experiences.

The exhibition is presented in cooperation with Devaney, Doak and Garrett, the Farmington Family History Center, the Farmington Historical Society, the Farmington Public Library, the Sandy River Genealogical Society, Twice Sold Tales, and the University of Maine at Farmington.

The Historical Society will present a parallel exhibition at North Church from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.


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