Boomerang Bags program offered

MECHANIC FALLS — The public library will offer a program to make “Boomerang Bags” at the Town Office, 108 Lewiston St., at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the Council Room. Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community-driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source.

Volunteers from all walks of life get together to make these re-useable bags using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. The bags are given away to friends, family, colleagues, bagless strangers and so on, as a plastic bag alternative that can be used and reused, or passed on to others in need.

Space is limited to 20 people, so call to register as soon as possible. Working sewing machines are required, patterns and material will be provided. 

To register call Nancy Petersons at the library at 207-345-9450 or email

Society to host guest speaker

HEBRON — Maine raconteur, author Randall Probert, will address the Hebron Historical Society on “Maine Tales and More” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Town Office, 351 Paris Road. The public is invited.

Publishing basics event to be held

AUGUSTA — Maine author Katherine Silva will lead an event teaching the basics of getting writing published at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St.

Silva is the author of the “Monstrum Chronicles” series and “The Collection.” Her second book in the Monstrum series, “Aequitas,” was nominated for a 2013 Maine Literary award. She is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, New England Horror Writers Association and founder of the Midcoast Maine Halloween Readings series.

The snow date for this event will be Jan. 30, same time. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 207-626-2415 or visit

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