Mac Smith to Speak About His Latest Book at Stockton Springs Community Library November 7th

“Maine’s Hail to the Chief: A History of Presidential Visits to the Pine Tree State” is a new book by Mac Smith of Stockton Springs. He will present his first talk and reading at the Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) on Sunday, November 7th at 2 pm. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

A visit from the President of the United States always brings excitement with it. In Maine, part of that excitement stems from the fact that presidents rarely visit the state – only 18 of the 45 presidents have visited Maine in the nation’s 244 year history.

Many of these visits came at significant points in a presidency; and some visits had controversy, conflict, and ironic twists. Each of Maine’s presidential visits left us with great stories, and a detailed view of Maine’s lively history. Mac Smith will share some of these stories at SSCL on November 7th.

Mac Smith is a Navy veteran of the first Gulf War and former reporter for The Bar Harbor Times. He lives in Stockton Springs in the village of Sandy Point and serves as Town Manager for Stockton Springs. He is also the author of Mainers on the Titanic and Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine.

Seating is limited to 25 so pre-registration is necessary to reserve your seat. Call 207-567-4147 to register. The presentation is free and all are welcome. Masks will be required. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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Maine Audubon’s Nicholas Lund to Speak at Stockton Springs Community Library October 6 at 6 pm

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host The State of the Birds: Decades of Change, presented by Nicholas Lund, Maine Audubon’s outreach and network manager, on Wednesday, October 6th at 6 pm. Seating is limited to 25 due to Covid 19, so reserve a seat by calling 567-4147. Masks will be required. 

According to Lund, the bird populations in Maine are continually changing. His talk and slide presentation will depict changes that have occurred during the last few decades, including which species are disappearing and which are increasing. He will also discuss the future outlook for Maine birds and ways gardeners can help protect birds. 

Lund is a birder, contributes a regular column on the National Audubon Society’s website and hosts the birding website “TheBirdist.” His writing has also appeared in The Washington Post,, and National Geographic online, among other publications. Lund is a Maine native and holds a law degree from University of Maine School of Law.

The presentation is free and all are welcome. Reserve a seat at 207-567-4147.

SSCL is an all-volunteer library based in the heart of downtown Stockton Springs. For more information visit