On Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m., the Belfast Free Library will host an author talk by Steve Pinkham discussing his recent book, “The Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names,” published last year by Down East Books.

How did a mountain get the name Moose’s Bosom? Why is another called Picked Chicken Hill? And what is up with Toenail Ridge? Avid hiker and author Pinkham will provide informative, quirky and sometimes hilarious answers to these questions in this illustrated talk about his book “Mountains of Maine.”

Pinkham has led many groups along the mountain trails of New England for some 30 years. A frequent public speaker, he holds an associate’s degree in outdoor recreation and a bachelor’s degree in communication. He has climbed the 100 highest peaks in New England, more than 100 mountains in Maine and estimates that he has trekked more than 3,000 miles during the past 30 years.

This program is free and open to the public, and books will be available to purchase for signing. The library is located at 106 High St. For more information, call 338-3884, ext. 10.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.