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Publication Party at the library
The staff of the Gardiner Public Library is honored to host the publication party for Douglas Rooks’ publication of Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible.

Douglas Rooks is a career journalist who worked at weekly and daily newspapers for 25 years. He was the editor of the Granite State News in Wolfeboro, N.H., editorial page editor for the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, Maine, and editor and publisher of Maine Times. Since the turn of the century, he has been a freelance editor, writer and author, covering Maine state government and writing an op-ed column for several daily newspapers. His writing has earned awards from the National Newspaper Association and New England Press Association, and he has been named best opinion columnist three times by the Maine Press Association. Rooks  is a graduate magna cum laude of Colby College, and a former board president of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Augusta. He lives, with his wife, in a 210-year-old farmhouse in West Gardiner. This is his first book.

Mr. Rooks will present his book at the Gardiner Public Library on June 30th at 7pm.  After his discussion of the book, Mr. Rooks will have copies available for sale.  The library is located at 152 Water Street, Gardiner. This is a free event and opened to the public.

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