Join John Ford Sr., retired Maine Game Warden, and Mark Nickerson, retired Maine State Trooper, will speak at the Palermo Community Library Friday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m., telling tales from their popular books of law enforcement “back in the day.”

Ford, a native Mainer, comes from a long line of Maine Game Wardens. He spent all of his 20-year career in Waldo County. He is also an artist known for his wildlife artwork. “Deer Diaries — Tales of a Maine Game Warden” is the most recent of his three books.

Mark Nickerson followed in the footsteps of his father, Millard E. Nickerson, and graduated in 1977 from the 34th Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Mark served in Troop C-Skowhegan and Troop D-Thomaston during his 28-year career. After retiring, Mark wrote columns about police work for The Citizen in Belfast, and later for The Republican Journal, and his stories were later compiled into his book “Blue Lights in the Night.”

Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served. The Palermo Community Library is located at 2789 Route 3, Palermo. FMI: 993-6088;