Monday, January 25, 2010
The Call of the Wild in Somesville Maine
Mount Desert Island is 'Going to the Dogs'.
On Saturday Karen Balducci, Maine's First Lady and Founder of Maine Reads was our keynote speaker at The Big Read kickoff event. She officially launched this reading adventure in which an estimated 1200 readers across 7 local islands will read the same book at the same time.
For the next month, participants will devour Jack London's The Call of the Wild.
The busy schedule will include 39 events...including a Book Discussion this Thursday at our Somesville Village Library. (7PM)
We hope you can attend .
If you have not read the book, come anyway to listen to the discussion. Phyllis, Tom and Jean have a nice program prepared...and I'm sure Jean will bring some of her yummy cookies.
PS: Did you know that Jack London has a connection to Mount Desert Island through his marriage to Charmian Kittredge (related to Jean !)....I bet she has some family secrets she's going to share with us!....It will be lots of fun (and delicious. I love Jean's old family recipe cookies...simply the BEST EVER!)
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