Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame will perform and sign his books Friday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Due to early indications of high attendance, host Mr. Paperback has changed the venue to the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center,) about a mile away from the store on Route 3.

The evening will include a free 45-minute concert by Yarrow, who will perform songs from his books, some Peter, Paul and Mary favorites and classic folk songs. He also will sign his books, as well as meet with the public.

Melissa Sweet of Rockport, who illustrated Yarrow’s book “Day is Done,” also will be on hand to sign their book. For more information, call Mr. Paperback at 338-2735 or send e-mail to

As a member of the renowned trio Peter, Paul and Mary, Yarrow has earned many gold and platinum awards and numerous Grammys, as well as an Emmy nomination for his animated TV specials based on “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Among the many honors bestowed upon him, Yarrow is most proud of the Allard K. Lowenstein Award, which he received in 1982 for advancing the causes of human rights, peace and freedom.

In an effort to combat school violence, Yarrow started Operation Respect, a program that teaches tolerance and respect to children in schools and camps. He is the author of two best-selling picture books, “Day is Done” and “Puff, the Magic Dragon”; as well as the Peter Yarrow Songbook series, an anthology of folk music for children that includes the critically acclaimed books “Favorite Folk Songs,” “Sleepytime Songs,” “Let’s Sing Together!” and “Songs for Little Folks.”

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