Online talk on apples April 15

BAR HARBOR — John Bunker will be speaking on his latest book, “Apples and the Art of Detection,” in an online talk on Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. The program is being sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library.

The “art of detection” is what Sherlock Holmes called his profession. In Bunker’s new book, he channels his inner Sherlock as he searches through Maine’s past and present tracking down historic and unusual apple varieties and their stories. Part travelogue, part mystery and part how-to manual, this book will take you for a ride across Maine and leave you excited to start searching for and identifying the old apple trees in your own neighborhood. The book is illustrated with hundreds of photos, as well as Bunker’s signature cartoons and paintings of all the iconic Maine apples.

For more information, call the library at 288-4245 or visit

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