Library Events

Bingo for Books!
Monday, Jan. 23, 3:15
Stop in for a few games of Bingo and win free books to bring home!
Winter Carnival Prep
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:15
Join us as we continue planning and preparing for the Winter Carnival Parade!
Books on Tap
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:30
We will be discussing the book 11/22/63 by Stephen King.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? The author's new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination. In this novel that is a tribute to a simpler era, he sweeps readers back in time to another moment, a real life moment, when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history. Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students, a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night fifty years ago when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk. Not much later, Jake's friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane, and insanely possible, mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake's new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life, a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 10:30
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Junior Writer’
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 3:15
This Writer’s Group is a fun club for elementary aged students who are into writing and playing games to do with words, writing, and creativity. Bring your stories and poems to share, and get ready to have fun! 
Poetry Night
Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:00
Join us and share some of your favorite poetry, or just listen to others read their favorites.
Bingo for Books!
Monday, Jan. 30, 3:15
Stop in for a few games of Bingo and win free books to bring home!
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 10:30
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Bingo for Books!
Monday, Feb. 6, 3:15
Stop in for a few games of Bingo and win free books to bring home!
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 12:00
We will be discussing the book Neverhome by Laird Hunt.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home?

In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, and back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts. 
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10:30
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Wednesday Night Book
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:00
We will be reading the book Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. It’s 1915, and Elizabeth has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. There she meets Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. After leaving Aleppo and traveling into Egypt to join the British Army, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, realizing that he has fallen in love with the wealthy young American. 
 
Years later, their American granddaughter, Laura, embarks on a journey back through her family’s history, uncovering a story of love, loss—and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.
Adult Coloring
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:00 pm
Join us for some coloring with relaxing music. We'll have pages and supplies to get you started!
Knitting
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 12:00
We will be discussing the book Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher.  We will also be watching the movie, so give yourself some extra time!  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

Carrie Fisher’s first novel is set within the world she knows better than anyone else: Hollywood, the all-too-real fantasyland of drug users and deal makers. This stunning literary debut chronicles Suzanne Vale’s vivid, excruciatingly funny experiences—from the rehab clinic to life in the outside world. Sparked by Suzanne’s—and Carrie’s—deliciously wry sense of the absurd, Postcards from the Edge is a revealing look at the dangers and delights of all our addictions, from success and money to sex and insecurity.
Adult Coloring
Thursday, Mar. 16, 7:00 pm
Join us for some coloring with relaxing music. We'll have pages and supplies to get you started!
Knitting
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 12:00
We will be reading the book Montana 1948 by Larry Watson.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

A young Sioux woman tossing with fever on a cot; a father begging his wife for help; a mother standing uncertainly in her kitchen with a 12-gauge shotgun: from these fragments of memory, evoked by the narrator as the novel opens, Watson builds a simple but powerful tale. It is Montana in 1948, and young David Hayden's father, Wesley, is sheriff of their small town--a position he inherited from his domineering father. Wesley is overshadowed by his older brother, Frank, a war hero who is now the town doctor. When Marie, the Sioux woman who works for the Haydens, fall ill, she adamantly resists being examined by Frank. Some probing reveals that Frank has been molesting the Indian women in his care. Wesley's dilemma--should he turn in his own brother?--is intensified when Marie is found dead and David confesses that he saw his uncle near the house before she died. The moral issues, and the consequences of following one's conscience, are made painfully evident here. Watson is to be congratulated for the honesty of his writing and the purity of his prose.
Knitting
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Adult Coloring
Thursday, Apr. 20, 7:00 pm
Join us for some coloring with relaxing music. We'll have pages and supplies to get you started!
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