Pat Barter Speaker Series

Dr. David A. Jefferson

Thursday, August 5th at 6:30 pm


Dr. Jefferson is the author of  “Maine Horse Doctor, On the Road with Dr. J. “ and his latest “ Goodbye Old Friend”.

Until his retirement, Dr. Jefferson was the owner of Maine Equine Associates, an ambulatory equine practice in New Gloucester, ME. His interest in horses began at Cornell University where he earned his veterinary degree. He is an active board member of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals. For the last few years he has been teaching large animal medicine to vet tech students at York County Community College in York, Maine. 


Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Dr. Chuck Radis

Thursday, August 26th at 6:30 pm


Fresh out of training in the 1980s, Dr. Chuck Radis moved with his wife and daughter to Peaks Island, Maine (at the time, an incredibly poor community full of “interesting” characters), to fulfill a Public Health scholarship obligation. Initially oblivious to island mores, Dr. Radis slowly adapts to a medical practice where x-rays and advanced laboratory testing are available only on the mainland, and the patients have their own definition of “health” and “well-being”. With stories ranging from hilarious to heart breaking, “Go by Boat” tells the tales from a well-known place, taking place in a long forgotten time.


Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Upcoming PBSS Events



Dr. David A. Jefferson

Author of Goodbye Old Friend

THU AUG 26, 6:30 PM

Dr. Chuck Radis

Author of Go By Boat

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Gray Public Library

5 Hancock Street

Gray, Maine 04039

207.657.4110 (T)

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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.