Steve Pinkham, author of “Old Tales of the Maine Woods,” will speak about his new book and his adventures in the Maine woods Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

From his collection of some 22,000 articles and stories of the Maine woods, Pinkham has selected many of the most exciting old hunting and fishing tales, as well as stories of animal encounters, lumbering, canoe trips and even a few ghost stories, for this book. Ranging from 1849 to 1913, the book covers the Maine woods from Magalloway to Moosehead; and Mopang to Madawaska.

Pinkham grew up in western Maine, hearing old stories of hunting and fishing, and has spent much of his life hiking, paddling and discovering the many places in the backwoods of Maine. He published his first book, “Mountains of Maine,” in 2009. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or