A Capital Read 2017: This year’s title for our annual community read program is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Click here for information  on where to get a free copy of the book!


Join us on Saturday, April 29th at 2:00 at the Augusta Civic Center, North Wing, for a conversation with two members of the Lacks family.

Wednesday, May 10th @ 6:00 | How Do Colleges Really Choose Students? Wendy Thompson from Westport Educational Consulting will give an interactive presentation on the ins and outs of the college admissions process.

Tuesday, May 16th @ 6:30 Meet the Author | Maureen Milliken is a mystery writer and worked as a journalist in northern New England for 30 years. She will discuss the newest book in her Bernie O’Dea series, No News is Bad News. Copies will be available for sale and signing.

Wednesday, June 21st @ 6:30 | Author Caitlin Shetterly will discuss her book  ModifiedGMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future – a disquieting and meditative window into GMOs and how they are modifying not only the food we eat and our landscape, but our entire ecosystem. Shetterly’s work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Elle, and Self, and on Oprah.com and Medium.com, as well as on “This American Life” and various other public radio shows. She lives with her family in Maine.

Join us for upcoming Book Discussion Group meetings – No sign-up required

  • Wednesday, May 24th @ 6:30 | The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Wednesday, June 14th @ 6:30 | The Girl Before by JP Delaney
  • Book and a Movie Wednesday, July 12th @ from 5:00 – 8:00 | A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and the film, Lion. The film will show at 5pm with the book discussion following.
  • Book and an Eclipse! Wednesday, August 23rd @ 6:30 | American Eclipse by David Barron – and join us for an all-ages eclipse viewing on the Lithgow lawn on Monday, August 21st around 2:45 pm!