Garber shares memoir at library, on airwaves

Nov 02, 2018
Photo by: Amy Hunter Elizabeth Garber

Lincolnville — Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St./routes 173/52, Lincolnville Center, will host author Elizabeth Garber Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.

Garber of Belfast who will discuss her book, “Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect's Daughter.” Garber's father, Woodie Garber, was a visionary architect whose experimental, modernist designs sparked both admiration and controversy. He designed the Cincinnati Public Library, a downtown landmark, and created Sanders Hall for the University of Cincinnati.

An extraordinary, 27-story glass tower dormitory, Sanders Hall was plagued from the start by major design problems, safety concerns and years of vandalism. After only 11 years, the university abandoned the building and in 1991, demolished it by implosion. Meanwhile, the Garber family experienced its own implosion caused by Woodie's volatile, tyrannical behavior and worsening mental illness.

Copies of Garber's memoir, which received a Kirkus starred review, will be available for sale and signing. For more information, call 706-3896 or email

Radio, radio

Garber will be in conversation with Jennifer Hill Saturday, Nov. 10, at noon on the live “Finding Common Ground” program on WBFY-LP, 100.9 FM and streaming at

Garber also is a published poet. She and sister former Belfast Poet Laureate Linda Buckmaster, whose “Space Heart. A Memoir in Stages” has just been published, will appear together Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. on WERU, 89.9 FM and

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

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