207-377-8673   •   M-W: 10-6 | TH: 3-8 | F/SAT: 10-3

The Bailey Library, with support from the Winthrop Library Foundation, produces and hosts the Winthrop Lakes Region Forum held in the King Event Room of the Bailey Library each month. The events focus on the arts and humanities and feature a wide range of topics and speakers. The series began in the summer of 2010 and has featured artists, historians, authors, poets, and musicians from all over the world. Past guests of the series include Richard Blanco, Susan Conley, Paul Doiron, Tess Gerritsen, Lily King, Owen King, Christina Baker Kline, Travis Mills, Bill Roorbach, and Monica Wood. For more information please download our newsletter or call the library at 207-377-8673.

Upcoming Speakers:

all events at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted

September 24: The Beet Poets (Poetry & Live Music)
The Beet Poets present an evening of poetry, storytelling and music at the Bailey Library.
The Beet Poets are friends and neighbors Claire Hersom, David Moreau, Jay Franzel, Stan Davis and Brian Kavanah. Hersom, Moreau and Franzel will be reading their poetry, followed by Davis and Kavanah performing a story accompanied with music. Hersom lives in Winthrop and serves on the Board of Directors for Maine Equal Justice Partners; Moreau’s poetry has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac produced by American Public Media, and lives in Wayne; Franzel is a New York City native who teaches in Winthrop and lives in Wayne, and recently received a grant from the Maine Arts Commission for a poetry manuscript in progress; Davis is a musician and storyteller from Wayne, who recently retired as a family therapist and school counselor and continues to speak all over the world about bullying prevention; Kavanah, from Readfield, also performs with Davis as one half of the popular duo “Hurry Down Sunshine.”

October 29: Joan Dempsey
Talk focusing on: This Is How It Begins
Joan Dempsey received her MFA degree and teaching certificate in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She was the recipient of a research grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation for her work on “This Is How It Begins,” a grant that took her to Warsaw and Washington, D.C. to study in the archives at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her writing has been published in “The Adirondack Review,” “Alligator Juniper,” “Obsidian,” and “Plenitude Magazine,” and aired on National Public Radio. She lives in Maine with her partner and their family of animals.

December 7: Winthrop Handbell Ringers | 1:30pm
The popular Winthrop Handbell Ringers will give a holiday themed concert in the King Event Room. The Handbell Ringers have performed together for over 25 years, and will perform a medley of holiday favorites.


To celebrate 10 years of Bailey Library’s Lakes Region Forum the library will host a “Play Outside” themed speaker series in 2020. Speakers and dates TBA soon!

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Library Hours:

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MON-WEDS: 10-6
TH: 3-8
FRI/SAT: 10-3