March Happenings at Porter Memorial Library

The month of March is a great time to read books about Ireland, and books by Irish authors. We’ve put our Irish collection on display to help readers get in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day. Mid-March is green for another reason as well: it’s time for gardeners to start their own seedlings indoors. If you placed a seed order during the Groundhog Seed Sale fundraiser, your Fedco seed packets are available for pickup at the library now.

Explore “Beneath the Depths”

Don’t miss crime novelist Bruce Robert Coffin on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. for a talk and book signing at the library. Coffin’s latest title is “Beneath the Depths,” the second in his Detective Byron mystery series from HarperCollins. Fans can purchase books at the event. The author is a former detective sergeant with more than 27 years experience in law enforcement. His talk at Porter Memorial Library is free and open to the public.

Learn Chess at the Library

Kids who’d like to learn the game of chess are invited to the library on Saturdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. for a meeting of the Chess Club. The club uses a U. S. Chess Federation chess set provided by the library, but players may bring their own set from home if they wish. Library volunteer Louis Ordway will be on hand to advise the group. Some new books at the library to help young chess players learn the moves are “Chess for Children” and “Chess Tactics for Kids” by Murray Chandler; and “Chess for Kids” by Michael Basman.

Porter Memorial Library is located at 92 Court Street in Machias. Call 255-3933 for more information on any library events.