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Peaks Island renovation -- artist's rendering

About the Peaks Island Branch

 Artist’s rendering – C. Michael Lewis, 2015

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Community Discussion of 
When Breath Becomes Air

Join us for a discussion of Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s best-selling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7-8 PM. The discussion will be jointly-sponsored by the Library, the Peaks Island Health Center, and the Peaks Island Cancer Support Group and led by summer residents Joy Mills and Buck Benedict. It will be held in the Community Room from 7-8 PM. Everyone is welcome.

Why read and discuss this book? Perhaps Kalanthi’s wife answers this question best. “Paul wanted to help people understand death and face their mortality.” She goes on to quote an e-mail he wrote to a friend explaining that he wanted to help readers get into his shoes, walk a bit, and say, “so that’s what it looks like from here….”

Through his example, Dr. Kalanithi shows how to live fully into dying. His example also teaches us how to interact with physicians and caregivers to make sure we get what we need to accomplish our goals.
Joy Mills is a retired Episcopal Priest and pastoral psychotherapist. Buck Benedict teaches public speaking at the University of Pennsylvania.


First Tuesday Book Group

my cousin rachel by daphne dumaurier

Tuesday, March 7, 7-8 pm.

First Tuesday of each month
7:00pm – 8:00pm

First Tuesday Book Discussion meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Community Room, across the hall from the Peaks Island Branch Library. In July and August, meet at T.E.I.A. Clubhouse. There is a moderator for each discussion. Once a year the Fifth Grade Class from Peaks Island Elementary School joins the adults to discuss a specially chosen book. First Tuesdays Book Discussion is supported by the Friends of the Peaks Island Branch Library, who purchase extra copies of the books when needed.

For information on upcoming selections see PPL’s Book Groups page.


For Summer and Temporary Residents

To obtain a library card while you are on the island, please bring your driver’s license or other valid ID with your current address, as well as the address and phone number where you are staying on the island. Library staff will do our best to accommodate your library needs.

Peaks Island Community Links

Peaks Island Press: News on Peaks Island AuthorsPeaks Island Land PreservePeaks Island Information including Community Calendar and island organization linksPeaks Island Children’s Workshop • Peaks Island Health CenterPeaks Island SchoolFifth Maine Regimental MuseumEighth Maine Regiment Memorial

Peaks Island Branch

129 Island Avenue
Peaks Island, ME 04108


Branch Manager, Priscilla Webster

Parking: Parking is available on the street.

Bookdrop: The bookdrop sits on the front deck of the Community/Library building.

1st floor wheelchair accessible

Up Next at the Library:
Nursery Rhyme Time at Peaks10:15am - 11:00am
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Preschool Story Time at Peaks11:00am - 11:45am
Peaks Island Branch
Nursery Rhyme Time at Peaks10:15am - 11:00am
Peaks Island Branch
From the PPL blog:
Peaks renovation project: An update on our progress
PPL's Executive Director shares the latest updates on the Peaks Island Branch renovation project.   More »
Peaks Branch Renovation Plans Moving Ahead
The Peaks Renovation design subcommittee has been working to finalize many renovation plan details.   More »
Energy Model at our Peaks Branch
An update on the energy model developed with PEAT as part of the Peaks renovation project.   More »
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