CHESTERVILLE – An event this weekend will help support the Chesterville Community Library; “Meet the Author” will bring together more than 25 Maine authors at the Chesterville Municipal Office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Authors will sell and sign books, meet their fans and answer questions. The authors represent a wide variety of literature, including poetry, non-fiction, mystery, romance, biography and more.
There will be a silent auction featuring books from authors who attended as well as many others who were unable to attend and a 50/50 as well as baked goods, beverages and items from lunch for sale. OCCL will also have tote bags for sale and information available on upcoming events.
A bake sale contest will also be held at the event, each entry must be at least a dozen items and be dropped off at the Town of Chesterville office from 2-6 p.m. Friday June 10th. More than one entry is accepted. A photo of the item will be displayed at the event and votes will be counted at the end of the day and a prize will be awarded.
All or part of the proceeds will go to OCCL and its project to start a bookmobile that will serve the Chesterville area and with the ultimate goal of buying land and building a library with space for community events and a computer lab. The OCCL will use the proceeds to reimburse out-of-town library subscriptions, which they have been doing since 2016, and support other community literacy projects and events.
“It’s wonderful the number of authors who attend the event. I invited a large group of them from www.find.maineauthors.org thinking I would get 8-10 since we are such a small group from a rural area. Then the RSVPs started coming in and I was overwhelmed by the positive response, many of those who couldn’t make it this year donated books and in some cases entire sets for the auction . I would really like the community to come out and support these authors. They all donate their time and come at their own expense from all over the state. If the event is well received, I would like to see it grow and make it an annual event,” said Erin Dyar, President of the OCCL.
Presenting authors include:
Katherine Hagopian Berry
Laurie Apgar Chandler
John R. Cobb
Cheryl Grant Gillespie
Heather Morrison Tapley