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IRW Community Book Club: The Young Man and the Sea

with author Rodman Philbrick
Thursday, 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
REGISTER NOW! Events through July 17

Celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial and its rich culture this summer! Children and adults are invited to join the IRW Community Book Club with The Young Man and the Sea by acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick. Book Club participants will receive an Adventure Tote with a copy of the book, discussion questions, art activity and a log book to record activities and thoughts. There will be a virtual book discussion, an art program with artist and illustrator Rebekah Raye, tour of the Tremont Historical Society and presentation of a real harpoon, and an event with the author himself!

Pre-registration for this free program is required. By registering, you are agreeing to read the book, attend the event with Rodman Philbrick on Saturday, July 17, and other program events as you are able. A parent, caregiver relative, or other adult is encouraged to read the book and participate with the child. Let’s show them that a love of reading lasts for life! The publisher has suggested The Young Man and the Sea for ages 9 and up.

IRW Community Book Club Events

Thursday, June 17: Online Registration Opens

9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wednesday, June 23- Friday, June 25: Pick up Adventure Totes at IRW office, 246 Main St., Southwest Harbor (contact us to make other arrangements)

4-5 p.m. | Thursday, July 8: Zoom book discussion and craft

2-3 p.m. | Tuesday July 13: Tour of Tremont Historical Society, 4 Granville Rd., Bass Harbor

10 a.m.-noon | Wednesday, July 14: Art with Rebekah Raye at Town Hill Community Hall, 1328 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor

3:30-5 p.m.| Saturday, July 17: Meet Rodman Philbrick, Camp Beech Cliff Amphitheater, 264 Beech Hill Rd., Mount Desert

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