PHIPPSBURG — The Albert F. Totman Library in Phippsburg is hosting a book talk with Maine author Ron Chase on July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Chase will be discussing his book, “The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery.”

This true-crime biography chronicles the life of Bernard Patterson, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who, in 1971, robbed the Northern National Bank in Mars Hill. Patterson escaped with $110,000, which was the largest bank robbery in the history of Maine at the time. Chase’s book explores the life, motives, and mystery surrounding both the historic robbery and the man behind it.

The library is at 28 Parker Head Road, just off Route 209. Call (207) 751-4075 for more information.



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