Author Talk and Book Signing: “Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed the World” on Thurs., Aug. 30

Author and journalist Jennifer Skiff’s book “Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed the World” begins with the moment Skiff locked eyes with a caged bear in Laos and begins working to create the first sanctuary in the country. Join Skiff as she highlights some of these amazing stories at her only author talk and book signing in Maine on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.

In “Rescuing Ladybugs” Skiff travels the globe meeting people who help animals in seemingly impossible-to-change situations. From orangutans to elephants to komodo dragons and even salamanders in our own backyard, Skiff explores what wonderful things can happen when our actions are driven by compassion.

For more than a decade, Skiff has travelled the globe as a correspondent for CNN. Passionate about animals and their welfare, she serves as trustee, adviser and spokesperson for charities around the world while working with lawmakers to create positive change. A recipient of the Environmental Media Award, Skiff lives in Maine and Australia.

Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. To reserve a book contact the Jesup at 2o7-288-4245 or For more information on Skiff visit and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or