The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) welcomes author and journalist, Maureen Milliken, on Saturday, May 7th at 11 AM. Originally from Augusta and now living in Belgrade Lakes, Maureen is a third-generation newspaper editor and columnist. She has worked over thirty years in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine – including locally for Waterville and Augusta newspapers. Now she also claims the title of Maine author with her book, Cold Hard News. Come hear her talk about her love of Maine, her lifelong affection for the newspaper industry, and her fascination with the dark side of life – all featured in her debut novel. Light refreshments will be served. 
The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be holding a Mom’s Night Out Book Club on Friday, May 6th. The book up for discussion will be the Angry Housewives Eating BonBons by Lorna Landvik. The club will also select the book for the meeting in June. It's not too late to join the book club. If individuals missed the last meeting it’s still possible to pick up the selection for this month, which is The Secret  Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. This is a book club for any and all moms who love to read. Take note of future meeting dates, tentatively scheduled for the first Friday of each month.
A Story Time will be held on Friday, May 6th at 10 AM at the NCC. Bruce Brown, local musician, will be stopping by the NCC. Bruce will be bringing his trumpet to play some music. The NCC is located at 154 Main Street in Newport. For more information on the events above, contact the NCC at 368-5074.
Maureen Milliken
The Stetson Public Library presents a meet the author event, featuring Anne Britting Oleson, on Tuesday, May 10th at 7 PM. Miss Oleson, otherwise known as Anne Bowman, a veteran English teacher at Central High School in Corinth, has published her first novel, The Book of the Mandolin Player, released in April. She has published several chapbooks of poetry and is a resident of a Dixmont. The library is located at 70 Village Road in Stetson. 
Anne Britting Oleson
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