Read ME Kickoff Event (Maine Calling), June 3

Read ME is a statewide summer reading program offered by the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books. Each year a well-known Maine author recommends two titles by lesser-known Maine authors with libraries and their patrons participating in a summer of reading and discussing the featured books.2022’s featured books—recommended by Christina Baker Kline—are Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran and Beneficence by Meredith Hall. The Maine Humanities Council is a statewide non-profit that uses books, poetry, and big ideas to bring people together to discuss issues of importance. MHC programs and grants encourage critical thinking and conversations across social, economic, and cultural boundaries.

On June 3, Maine Calling will host the 2022 Program Kickoff on Maine Public Radio beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The Auburn Public Library has chosen the non-fiction selection, “Sigh, gone: A misfits memoir of great books, punk rock, and the fight to fit in” by Phuc Tran as its summer read, and books will be available for pickup at the Reference Desk anytime after June 8.  Registration is required as space is limited.  To register, email

The book discussion will be held on Monday, July 11, at 4:00 p.m. in the Androscoggin Community Room.

The author talk with Phuc Tran will take place, via Zoom, on July 12, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Registration info for this event will be announced at a later date.

The Auburn Public Library also has copies of this summer’s fiction selection, “Beneficence” by Meredith Hall, available for checkout.  The author talk by Meredith Hall will take place on August 25, also from 7:00-8:00 p.m., and registration info for that event will be forthcoming.

For more information on this or other upcoming programs offered by the Auburn Public Library, visit our website or our Facebook Page.

Date:Friday Jun 3, 2022

Time:11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM