The Auburn Public Library again this year will be a Read ME participating library. This year’s featured books are “Lungfish” by Meghan Gilliss and “Night of the Living Rez” by Morgan Talty.

The program is scheduled to kick off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 2 on Maine Public Radio, with a special episode of “Maine Calling.” Recommending author Colin Woodard will join host Jennifer Rooks and featured authors Gilliss and Talty to discuss their books and answer questions from libraries and readers across the state, according to a news release from Donna Wallace at the library.

The library will host a book discussion of “Lungfish” at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 6, in the library’s Androscoggin Community Room at 49 Spring St. Books will be available for those who register on or after Thursday, June 8.

Maine Humanities Council will host an online conversation with Gilliss at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12.

The library’s book discussion of “Night of the Living Rez” will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the library. Books will be available to those who register on or after Saturday, July 8.

Maine Humanities Council’s online conversation with Talty will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9.


Read ME is the Maine Humanities Council’s statewide summer reading program, offered in partnership with Maine State Library and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Each year a well-known Maine author recommends two titles by lesser-known Maine authors, with libraries and their patrons participating in a summer of reading and discussing the featured books.

To register for either book discussion hosted by APL, stop by the reference desk or call 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

For more information about the online conversations hosted by Maine Humanities Council, visit



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