The Friends of Fort Knox work in partnership with the Maine Department of Conservation's Bureau of Parks and Lands. The Friends' mission is to restore the fort and enhance its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Maine. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Lecture Hall at 145 Harlow St.

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These programs continue the celebration of St. John's E Hook organ, Opus 288, the 150th anniversary of which was marked last October by "A Hook Holiday," a four day tour of historic organs in midcoast Maine attended by organists and organ enthusiasts from coast to coast.

BANGOR Members of the Bangor Community Chorus, along with conductor Joshua Schmersal and accompanist Colin Graebert, invite music lovers of all ages and voice ranges to come sing with them when the historic chorus launches its 42nd season. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St.

Called by organ builder and historian George Bozeman "a truly magnificent ensemble," the St. John's instrument is the largest 19th century pipe organ in northern New England.

Library patron John Atherton said, "I am an active reader and one who is only marginally comfortable with technology, but I found reading an e book on my iPad to be quite easy and convenient."

The 2011 Bangor Book Festival is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional sponsors of the 2011 Festival include the Maine Humanities Council, the University of Maine's Fogler Library, the city of Bangor, the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Cengage and others. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 21, adjacent to the Fort Knox Visitor Center. The Fort Knox State Historic site, constructed of vast amount of hand hewn granite, was built between 1844 and 1869. Costigan will demonstrate some of the techniques that granite cutters would have used during the fort construction period.

Being able to read music or being an accomplished singer is not a requirement to join the BCC. A love of singing and having fun are all that is needed.

More than 140 Maine libraries have joined together to provide Maine InfoNet Download Library, an extensive collection of e books available to the public free of charge. Anyone with a library card can have access to these books for their e reader.

On Saturday, Aug. 27, ghost tours of Fort Knox will be led by members of the East Coast Ghost Trackers, who will take guests through the fort and use some of their paranormal investigating equipment. Fort Knox was featured on the SyFy TV Channel's "Ghost Hunter" program last April, in which one of the investigators said, "There is some serious activity going on [at Fort Knox]." Tickets for the ghost tours may be purchased in advance at the Friends of Fort Knox gift shop or by calling 469 6553.

The library owns six different types of e books: the Kindle, the Nook, the Kobo, the Sony, the Cruz and the iPad.

Common problems will be reviewed along with standard solutions. The staff will demonstrate how to download a book from the library's new downloadable library.

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Staff members Patrick Layne and Christy Coombs share Atherton's comfort with technology and will lead the e reader demonstration. They will answer questions about the cost, color selection, battery life, Wi Fi options and additional features of each e reader.

A Maine native and an award winning journalist, Woodard has reported from more than 50 countries and is a foreign correspondent for the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Christian Science Monitor, and a contributing editor at Down East magazine. "It's been a banner year for books in Maine, and this quickly growing festival is a great way to celebrate that!"