3rd Annual Winter Read

You’re invited to KELT’s 3rd annual Winter Read, a community book group offered in conjunction with the Patten Free Library

More than just an ode to the natural beauty of a Maine river valley, this year’s Winter Read selection:

Nature and Renewal: Wild River Valley and Beyond by Dean B. Bennett

is a narration of the ecological vulnerability and resiliency of the Wild River Valley. Dr. Bennett’s book explores the valley wilderness through ecological disaster and rebirth; human impact and land stewardship. The Wild River is a landscape that has experienced many similar impacts and restorations like the Kennebec River region. Nature’s power of renewal and our human relationship to the land are this year’s themes.

Meet the author & Join the discussion!

When: Thursday, March 14 at 6pm

Where: Hyde School mansion in Bath

Author Dean B. Bennett with KELT volunteer, Jen Van Deusen will lead the first discussion.  Dr. Bennett will share his lifetime of experience exploring natural landscapes and our human connection to the land. Light refreshments will be served generously provided by Mae’s Cafe and Bakery.


When: Thursday, March 21 at 2pm

Where: Community Room at the Patten Free Library in Bath

KELT’s Education Coordinator Becky Kolak will facilitate a thought provoking afternoon of discussion.


To register for either of the discussion events, please contact KELT at 442-8400 or email Becky Kolak.

Visit the Patten Free Library, Bath Books, or Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick to get your copy of Nature and Renewal.





The events are free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of First Federal Savings Bank and The Merrymeeting Bay Trust.