Ellsworth Public Library

AAPI Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The library has curated an all-ages book list that spotlights AAPI voices. Click on each title to request through Minerva. Adult This . . . read more »

Gardening Book List

As the snow melts and each day gets a bit longer our thoughts have turned to planning out this year’s garden. Are you looking to try a new growing method, or experiment with container gardening? . . . read more »

Read to ME Book List

The library is the perfect spot to complete the Read to ME Challenge! The Read to ME Challenge was created by the Maine Department of Education to support early literacy and strengthen a child’s love . . . read more »

Celebrating Activists

Adult Non-Fiction The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. by Martin Luther King Jr. Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Mountains . . . read more »

Holiday Baking & Cooking

What better way to test out a new cookbook than through interlibrary loan? With the holidays upon us, now is a great time to explore new recipes, or try a new spin on a classic! . . . read more »

Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. To celebrate we have created a list of books written by Indigenous authors as well as books about Native American history and heritage. Click on the title to . . . read more »

Noir November Book & Film List

Fiction The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler What’s Done in Darkness by Laura McHugh The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain Bloody January by Alan Parks Faceless . . . read more »

Horror & Macabre Book List

Fiction My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward The Crossroads at Midnight by Abby Howard (graphic novel) The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin . . . read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month

Fiction Mexican Gothic by Silivia Moreno-Garcia Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo When We Make It by Elizabet Velaquez Juliet Takes a . . . read more »

Hobbit Day – September 22nd

Eragon by Christopher Paolini The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin Blackdog by K.V. Johansen The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill The Lost . . . read more »

Actor’s Day – September 8th

Non-Fiction If You Ask Me: (and of course you won’t) by Betty White Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch Wildflower by Drew Barrymore Unprotected by Billy Porter Trejo: my life of crime, redemption, and Hollywood by . . . read more »

American Artist Appreciation Month

Book Jacket covers of American Artists
Writing the Future: Basquiat and the hip-hop generation by Liz Munsell Full Bloom: the art and life of Georgia O’Keeffe by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp From a High Place: a life of Arshile Gorky by Matthew Spender . . . read more »

Backyard Astronomy

With the upcoming Perseids meteor shower (August 12-13) and the exciting images released from the James Webb Space Telescope, now is the perfect time to delve into the world of astronomy! Here is a list . . . read more »

How to Help the Monarchs

If the news about the endangered Monarch Butterfly has gotten you down, take heart! There are simple things you can do in your own backyard to help out. Here are some resources from our catalog . . . read more »

Maine Author Booklist

Fiction A Fickle Tide by Moe Claire Spoonhandle by Ruth Moore The Edge of Darkness by Mary Ellen Chase Carrie by Stephen King On Harbor’s Edge by Kate Hotchkiss Twisted Thread by Lea Wait Rowan . . . read more »

Disability Pride Month Book List

Non Fiction What Can a Body Do? by Sara Hendren Disability Visibility by Alice Wong Accessible America by Bess Williamson Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg by Emily Rapp Black Care Work by Leah Laksmhi . . . read more »

LGBTQIA+ Author Book List

We are celebrating Pride Month this year with a booklist of LGBTQIA+ authors.  Click on a title to view it in our catalog where you can read a synopsis of the book and place a . . . read more »