Acadia National Park Centennial: One Park One Read

February is National Library and libraries everywhere plan special celebrations for the month. Ellsworth Public Library is thrilled to help celebrate the month along with Acadia National Park.

As part of its’ 100th year Celebration, Acadia National park is featuring “One Park, One Read” for the month of February. Three books related to Acadia National park are being featured for reading. Ellsworth Public Library, along with other area Libraries are taking part in this event. Go to this site for more information.

http://www.acadiacentennial2016.org/our-events/one-park-one-read/

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EPL will host its first event on Feb. 10 for the sixth graders from Ellsworth Elementary Middle School. Jennifer Richard Jacobson, author of the youth book entitled “Small as an Elephant”, will visit our library to discuss the inspiration behind the book.  She will present a one hour program and answer questions from the kids. Find a summary of the book here:

http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-small-as-an-elephant/#gsc.tab=0

You can also visit the author’s website at:

http://jenniferjacobson.com/

 

The second event will take place on Feb. 16 at 2 pm. There will be a book discussion on “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in An Age of Artificial Light” by Paul Bogard. You can read about this book at:

http://www.paul-bogard.com/books-and-writings/

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The third One Park One Read book is Ruth Moore’s book “Spoonhandle”, a novel about a Maine fishing town. Originally published in 1946, it spent 14 weeks on the best seller list, it was Ruth’s second novel and was made into a movie called “Deep Waters”. The discussion on this book will take place on Feb. 20 at 10:30am. Read a history of Ruth Moore life at this site:

http://maineanencyclopedia.com/moore-ruth/

For some other great reading, go to one of these sites to find more books about Acadia National Park.

http://mountdesertisland.net/bibliography.html

https://www.mainehistory.org/library_overview.shtml

As for the kids, there are a couple of books for them. Wende Fazio has a book about Acadia National Park for them. For more about the book go to:

https://books.google.com/books/about/Acadia_National_Park.html?id=J2t3KFazG-QC

Acadia National Park is a great place to visit; even in the winter there is lots to do! Check out this site to see what is going on for outdoor activities.

http://acadiaonmymind.com/2015/01/winter-secret-wonderland-acadia-national-park/

And this site will help you decide what to do by giving you park conditions and trail closings.

http://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/winteractivities.htm

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