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The Orono Public Library offers comfortable seating and great lighting
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Part of the Orono Public Library's large, accessible children's selection


Book Groups


Tuesday Readers (formerly Friday Reflective Readers)

Meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:15am. Led by group participants & future titles TBA! 

September 15   My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

October 20       Lifesaving Lessons: notes from an accidental mother by Linda Greenlaw

November 17   Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

December 15  The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

January 19      Suite française  by Irène Némirovsky ;

February 16     The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

March 15     The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee

April 19       Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner

May 17       The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford

Titles available through the library


Wednesday Book Group (formerly Thursday Thoughtful Readers) on the third Wednesday of the month at 1pm.  Participant led, the group will gather on September 16 to talk about Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson.

Upcoming Titles:

October 21      Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

November 18 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

December 16 The Giver by Lois Lowry

January 20     The Flight of Germma Hardy by Margot Livesey

February 16     The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

March 16     All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

April 20     The Havener Sisters by Ardeana Hamlin

May 18     West with the Night by Beryl Markham

Titles available through the library


Books on TAP: American Sporting Experience on the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm at the Black Bear Tap Room.  Led by Annaliese Jakimides, 

Offered in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council: Let's Talk About It

Upcoming Titles:

October 13 Uncommon Waters: Women WRite About Fishing by Holy Morris

November 10 The Lonliness of the Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe

December 8 On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oates

January 12: Friday Night Lights by H.B. Bassinger

February 9: The Natural by Bernard Melemed

 titles available through the library



Fields Pond Audubon Book Group

The group meets at 6:30pm on Thursdays listed below:

November 12: Macdonald, Helen. H is for Hawk. 2015.

No meetings in December or January

February 11: Potter, Jennifer. Seven flowers: and how they shaped our world. 2014.

March 17: Royte, Elizabeth.  The Tapir’s Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest.  2001. 

April 14: Reid, Catherine.  Coyote: Seeking the Hunter in Our Midst. 2004.

May 12: Thoreau, Henry David.  Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Natural History Writings.   1993.

June 9: Mabey, Richard. Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants.  2010.