Starstruck: The art of Astrophotography June 14

Anthony Shostak, lead curator on the popular 2012 exhibition Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography, will discuss the process of creating the exhibition, and the complexities of astrophotography. Curator of Education at the Bates College Museum of Art, Shostak received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has shown his work internationally. Shostak has served as the Curator of Education at the Bates College Museum of Art since 1994.

June 14 at 6PM.

The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde (The Chronicles of Kazam, book 2)

A book review by Faith Thompson


Jennifer Strange thought her troubles were over when she killed the dragon and Big Magic showed up to fix it. But now she and her handful of insane wizards at Kazam are locked in a power-struggle with their rival magic company, iMagic, and preparing for a competition — rebuilding the bridge in the city entirely by magic.

When their most reliable sorcerers begin to be arrested and the Amazing Blix takes over the position of Court Mystician, Jennifer suspects foul play. It will take a Quarkbeast, a mysterious woman named the Once Powerful Boo, a missing ring, the Transient Moose, and Jennifer’s sort-of boyfriend Perkins to fix this mess — and the bridge.


Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Fforde, J.

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Holiday Hours

The Library will close for the Christmas holiday at 1PM on Thursday December 24, and remain closed December 25 and 26. We will close at 1PM on New Year’s Eve, and remain closed Friday January 1. We will be open on Saturday January 2 for our regular hours.

Library Holiday Closings and delayed openings

The Library will be closed on Monday October 12 for Columbus Day. We will also be closed on Wednesday November 11 for Veterans Day.

We will have a delayed opening of 10AM on Wednesday October 14. We will have a delayed opening of noon on Wednesday November 4. Both late openings are for staff training.

We will also be closed on November 26 for Thanksgiving, but will have regular hours the rest of that week.

Volunteers needed!

We are currently looking for volunteers for the following positions in our Lending and Collection services department:

Adopt a stack (1 hour per week, flexible) Do you love fiction, audiobooks, or movies? Adopt a section of shelves in your favorite section. Stop by once a week to straighten, dust and make it look beautiful!

Online Requesting assistance ( 2 hours per week, 9-11AM, M-F)Everyday we pull books requested by other libraries. When they go out, books our customers have requested come in! Help us by pulling books off the shelf for delivery, then sorting books that come in. Must be able to stand for two hours and lift up to 35 pounds.

Processing new books (2 hours per week, flexible) Attach labels, and covers, laminating and stamping new books. A great way to see what’s new! Requires good attention to detail.

Cataloging assistance (2 hours per week, flexible) Help us with basic maintenance of our online catalog. Requires good computer skills and excellent attention to detail.

See more information about volunteering, and an application, here.

Do you have extra craft supplies?

Have you ever looked at a DIY project or new craft and thought “I’d try that if I didn’t have to buy so much stuff first?” The library will be adding DIY kits so you can try new crafts or home improvement without buying stuff first. Each craft kit will include an instructional book or video, basic tools, and some supplies for you to use. We will also have home improvement kits with basic hand tools.

If you have any of the following supplies you are no longer using, please consider donating. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Marty or Suzanne or use our contact form.

We are currently looking for donations of the following materials

  • Paint rollers
  • Painting tarps
  • Hand tools such as hammer, screwdriver, wrench
  • Shaped cake pans
  • Colored pencils
  • Beads
  • Knitting needles
  • Crochet hooks
  • Yarn
  • Cotton Fabric (for quilting)
  • Origami paper
  • Sewing/beading needles
  • Thread
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