Upcoming Virtual Events

From Beyond the Grave: Cemetery Stories and Legends
with Roxie Zwicker  

LIVE ZOOM PRESENTATION - Monday, October 26th at 6pm

Join the author of several books on New England’s most curious burial grounds, Maine's mystery maven, Roxie Zwicker for this special presentation live on Zoom on Monday, October 26th at 6pm! This presentation features an exploration and virtual tour of the fascinating legends, lore, and symbolism from northern New England’s most curious burial grounds. You'll learn about Colonial and Victorian burial customs, gravestone artwork, and beliefs. Roxie will also share ghost stories from some of the most beautiful and long forgotten cemeteries in the area.

Roxie Zwicker has been entertaining the locals, visitors from away, andcurious souls with her unique ghost stories since 1994. Her company New England Curiosities,

located in Portsmouth, NH has been offering tours, spooky trolley rides and special haunted events since 2002 and they are consistently on top of the nation’s travel and tourism lists. 


To sign up for this program, please contact the library with your name and email address. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting closer to the event.

Check out these virtual events we've held at the library!

Artist and Author Talk with Ruth Ann Bleau
Filmed August 2020

Local artist and author Ruth Ann Bleau shares poetry from her book Firedance while showcasing the corresponding artwork on display at the library through mid-October. 

Author Talk with Portsmouth Athenaeum Keeper Thomas Hardiman Jr.
Filmed August 2020

Keeper of the Portsmouth Athenaeum and local author Tom Hardiman discusses his book Money, Revolution, and Books: A Multi-Generational Perspective on the Portsmouth Athenaeum's Library of John Fisher of London.  

Author Talk with Matthew Langdon Cost
Filmed August 2020

Matthew Langdon Cost discusses his new historical fiction novel I Am Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. 

Modern Day Dowsing with Glen Johnson
Filmed August 2020

Glen Johnson talks about how the ancient practice of dowsing fits into modern day living.

Author Talk with Samantha Simard
Filmed September 2020

Samantha Simard talks about her books Stitches and Scar Tissue and shares her experience with self-publishing.

Author Talk with Charlene D'Avanzo
Filmed September 2020

Maine author Charlene D'Avanzo spent more than thirty years as a professor and marine biologist before becoming an environmental mystery writer. Her Maine Oceanography mystery series features amateur sleuth Mara Tusconi. Check out Charlene's author talk to learn more about this series!

Author Talk / Zoom Chat with Mary Plouffe
Filmed September 2020

Mary Plouffe, author of I Know It in My Heart: Walking Through Grief with a Child, joined us for a special Zoom presentation to talk about her book and coping with grief.

How Colleges Choose Students with Wendy Thompson - Zoom presentation
Filmed September 2020

Wendy Thompson joined us on Zoom to answer questions, share advice, and help families understand the role essays, standardized testing, interviews, extracurricular activities, sports, and other factors play in the admissions decisions colleges make.

Bilodeau Family Music - "Back to Maine"
Filmed September 2020

Bilodeau Family Music presents a celebration of Maine in a concert of old, new, and original music played on piano, fiddles, mountain dulcimer, flute, mandolin, and other instruments. You'll hear traditional tunes and historic works interwoven with interesting and inspiring stories collected from all over the state.