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The Elven realm Lothlorien is the inspiration for the first of the 2016 Pages and Repasts literary fundraisers for the Jesup Memorial Library. The brunch will be held at the Acacia House Inn on Jan. 16. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

BAR HARBOR — For the second year, the Acacia House Inn will turn a room into an Elven forest and host a special brunch to support the Jesup Memorial Library. On Saturday, Jan. 16, patrons will discuss Tolkien’s Middle Earth, hobbits, elves and the intent of the author with the Jesup Director Ruth A. Eveland.

There will be two seatings: one at 9 a.m. and the second at 11:30 a.m. Tickets to the meal are $25 and include fruit, pastry and a main course, plus a hot and cold beverage. All proceeds from the meal go to the Jesup. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be purchased at the Jesup, online at or by calling 288-4245.

There are five meals planned for this year’s Pages & Repasts. All the events include a meal and discussion paired with a book. Sandy Wilcox and Jack Russell’s April 16 “Lakes and Ponds of Mt. Desert” dinner already has sold out, but there are still seats available at the other meals.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m., Dennis Smith and Karen Zimmerman will host a Scandinavian dinner paired with the book “A Man Called Ove” by Swedish author Fredrik Backman. The dinner will include drinks around the bonfire, weather permitting.

On Saturday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. Karen and Darron Collins will host a meal prepared from Lise Desrochers’ recipes from the College of the Atlantic kitchen and featuring a discussion about “Euphoria” by award-winning Maine author Lily King. The novel is based on the real lives and work of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.

The final Pages and Repasts will be a lunch at Sweet Pea’s Café on Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m. with owner Matt Gerald. The theme and book choice are forthcoming. The dinners are $55 per person, and the lunch is $35 per person.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected], or visit

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