Bob Duchesne on Maine Birds, Sept. 17

Bob Duchesne, founder of the Maine Birding Trail, a bird guiding company which specializes in small group tours, will present a program on the habitats and habits of Maine birds. Bob also writes a birding column for the Bangor Daily News and hosts a Bangor radio program, “Bob Duchesne’s Wild Maine.”  Bob serves in the Maine Legislature where he is chair of the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Committee.

Date / Time: Monday Sep 17, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: Androscoggin Community Room

GIZMo Gardens Robo Pots, Sept. 29

Come join Christina Dorman of the maine State Library as she introduces kids to coding with a Robo Pots workshop.During this three hour program students will craft a paper clay pot, plant a houseplant, and build a working electrical circuit that that waters your plant every 24 hours. Students will leave the program with an introductory knowledge of electrical circuits as well as their own personalized plant pot and circuit board. This program is accessible to all with no prior circuitry experience needed.

This program is for kids in 5th grade-10th grade. Space is limited. Please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 for more information.Duration: 3.5 hours (w/ a break for snacks)

Saturday September 29, 10AM-1:30PM.


Work for Yourself@50+, Sept. 27

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Work for Yourself@50+ has the information you need to succeed. It will help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment.

The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps; it is a careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks of working for yourself.

For additional information, visit  Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible in part through a grant from The Hartford.

To Register, please call 333-6640, ext. 4.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 10AM-12PM.

Fall Reading Challenge 2018

Are you ready for a challenge? Our fall reading challenge is your path to a reading adventure! Pick up a flyer in the library for the list of sixteen categories and the full rules. Read books that fill the categories between September 10 and November 10. Turn in your reading log to enter a drawing for a fabulous prize!

You do not need to read all of the categories to enter!
GRAND PRIZE:  All readers who complete all 16 categories will be entered into a drawing for four new books of your choice! (restrictions apply, see below*)
FIRST PRIZE: All entries with at least five categories filled will be entered into a drawing for the first prize, three new books of your choice! (restrictions apply*)
PLUS, a bonus special prize for the reader who finds and reads a book that fills the most categories.
The Categories:
1. A book by a Maine author or set in Maine.
2. Historical fiction set in the 19th Century
3. A book set in Australia or by an Australian author.
4. A Fantasy novel
5. A book originally published before you were born
6. A Book about art or an artist
7. A book with song lyrics in the title
8. A book set during World War II
9. Fiction based on a real person
10. A book featuring an animal or animals
11. A book from your “to be read” list
12. A book set at sea
13. A book about siblings
14. A book you judged by its cover
15. A young adult book
16. A book with food in the title
Looking for suggestions?
  • Check out the display in the library for ideas
  • Ask us!
  • Sign up for weekly emails, each will cover a different category
  • We will also feature a category or two each week on our website.

Time for a Story!

Regular story times return in September!
  • Wednesdays at 10AM, Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5
  • Saturdays at 10AM, Sprouts for babies through 36 months
  • Mondays at 10AM, Tiny Tunes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Bunch of Crocks Book Group, Sept. 17

Do you love food and books? Join our newest discussion group for foodies and combine your love of food and literature. The Bunch of Crocks book group premieres on September 17th at 12:30 for the stomach rumbling discussion of Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti.

As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather’s butcher shop, Cara saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books; breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods and chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections are just some examples.

The group will get to try a small sample of one of the delicious foods in each chosen title when they meet every month. Copies of the book can be attained through the inter-library loan system.

Monday Sep 17, 2018
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Music Together, Sept. 4

Please join us for a free demonstration of Music Together with Caroline Coffin! Music Together is a research-based music and movement program that supports the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers. This program is for children ages 0 – 5. Space is limited. To register, please call 207-333-6640, ext. 3.

LOCATION: Maggie Trafton Program Room
Tuesday September 4, 10AM

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

A book review by Callalily Crockett


Will the boys survive or will they perish on the island?

Ralph, a young boy, was with several other boys going home when their plane crashed on an island.  Now they must try to find shelter, food and water and learn to survive.  Will they make it?


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