On Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Kyrill Schabert and Tony Oppersdorff, co-authors of the new book “Best Nature Sites Midcoast Maine,” will give a slide talk at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., highlighting some of the wonderful public preserves they discovered along the Route 1 corridor from Brunswick to Belfast.

The book was published recently by Schabert, who owns Waterline Books in Jefferson. Schabert and Oppersdorff of Lincolnville, a longtime sailing friend who contributed most of the photographs and much of the writing, consider themselves avid amateur naturalists. Because of this, they include the expertise of many local naturalists, conservationist and specialists, which makes for a book that is replete with fascinating facts about the flora and fauna found at each site as well any historical features.

On Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m., Jane McCloskey will offer a reading and book signing of her just-published biography of her father, “Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words and Pictures.” It includes remembrances of her father’s wonderful stories and more than 100 examples of his art. McCloskey, who lives with her family in Deer Isle, will share memories of her father, his classic titles and iconic artwork.

On Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m., Caitlin Shetterly, author of the recently published memoir “Made For You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home,” will read from and talk about her book about pursuing hers and her husband’s lifelong dream of leaving Maine and going west, only to have things go wrong. Shetterly’s book captures the irrepressible spirit and perseverance of one small family and offers to share that strength with any reader willing to make the journey. Caitlin is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio where she reports on arts and culture, food and lifestyle; she lives in Portland with her husband, photographer Daniel E. Davis, and their young son.

Books will be available to purchase for signing at each program. For more information, call 338-3884, ext. 10.

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