Abbott Memorial Library

One Church Street
Dexter, Maine 04930

(207) 924-7292

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Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.



Town of Dexter's Library Page

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Obituary Database (Can only be used at the Library)

Monthly Book Club

Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.

In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale” (The Economist), master historian David McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly” (The Washington Post) and “captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished” (The Wall Street Journal). He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. Essential reading, this is “a story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars” (The New York Times Book Review).
The book club will meet on Wednesday, October 26 @ 6 P.M. to discuss this book.  Join us!

Poppy Seed