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Pat Barter Speaker Series

Hospice of Southern Maine
Wednesday, July 24th @ 1:00PM

Gray Public Library welcomes Hospice of Southern Maine to discuss the importance of advance care planning and they will share some helpful tools to get you started. 

Free and open to all.

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Maine Authors Richard Cass, Barbara Ross, and Julia Spencer-Fleming
Thursday, July 25th @ 6:30PM

Make Your Own Mystery!

Join us for an incredibly unique event where, rather than hearing what others have written, you get to tell the story! Maine authors Richard Cass, Barbara Ross and Julia Spencer-Fleming will use  suggestions from the audience to build a mystery novel on the fly, demonstrating some of the ideas and techniques that go into plotting and creating the stories.  Audience members suggest character names, weapons, motives, geographic locations, and other pertinent information for the writers to build on. The three mystery writers (who write very different types of books) will guide the process.  It’s an interactive event and generally results in hilarity, while at the same giving readers a view into how writers work.

Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase & signing. Sponsored by the GPLA &  Pat Barter Speaker Series.

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Cathie Pelletier
Thursday, August 1st @ 6:30PM

Join us at the Gray Public Library on Thursday, August 1st as we welcome author Cathie Pelletier! Cathie Pelletier will speak about her book Northeaster: A Story of Courage & Survival in the Blizzard of 1952


Cathie was born and raised in Allagash, Maine, where she has returned after many years away. She is the author of sixteen books. As K. C. McKinnon, she has written two novels, both of which became television films.  

Event is free and open to all. Books will be available for purchase.

Upcoming PBSS Events


Jessie Dowling
Thursday, August 15th @ 6:30PM

Maine's own competitor in The Mongol Derby!

Join us at the Gray Public Library on Thursday, August 15th as we welcome Jessie Dowling! For 10 days in August 2023, Jessie rode 29 different horses for nearly 25 miles each day in the Mongol Derby. She will be sharing her stories and photos of her time competing on the toughest and longest horse race in the world. 

Event is free and open to all.

Gray Public Library

5 Hancock Street

Gray, Maine 04039

207.657.4110 (T)

207.657.4138 (F)


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Driving Directions


From I-95:

I-95 N to exit 63. Turn right at the light onto ME-115 E. At the next light, stay straight and continue onto ME-115 E. Turn right onto Hancock Street. The library will be third structure on the left. 

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