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UMF and Shiretown Bookers present Books of the Ancestors' exhibit

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FARMINGTONThe University of Maine at Farmington Mantor Library and the Shiretown Bookers proudly presents 'Books of the Ancestors: Immigration and the Family Tree,' an exhibit showing the extensive resources that Farmington offers for genealogical research.

The exhibit will run from December through February, in the Bookers' display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. There will be an opening reception at the exhibition on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

This exhibit spotlights the paths by which Farmington families came to Maine and how that journey illuminates the struggles of contemporary immigrants. It includes books about local families, novels of families through many generations, children's books about coming to America and non-fiction on contemporary immigrant experiences.

It is presented in cooperation with Devaney, Doak and Garrett, the Farmington Family History Center, the Farmington Historical Society, the Farmington Public Library, the Sandy River Genealogical Society, Twice Sold Tales and the University of Maine at Farmington. (The Historical Society will present a parallel exhibition at North Church from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 and throughout the Chester Greenwood activities.)

The Shiretown Bookers are a group of book lovers and collectors who support the university library by fostering its relationship with the community. The group provides exhibits and lectures on literary and library subjects as a way to promote community understanding of UMF Mantor Library and its services.

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