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February 2017

A Reading of Love Poems-Snow Date

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Former Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair returns to Patten Free Library for a reading of love poems in celebration of the month of Valentines Day. The poems will include his relationship with a rescue dog, the misadventures of his honeymoon, and his attraction to the British woman on his GPS. The reading will be followed by refreshments and a book signing.

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Lego League

February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

Lego League ~ Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5:00pm, for ages 6+. Join Tanager Karchenes, high school student & seasoned Lego builder, who will be on hand to encourage awesome structures. Thanks to a major donation, we have thousands of Lego pieces to use at the Library or bring your own collection in a bin.

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March 2017

Books, Babies, Bubbles & Bells ~ Storytimes

March 1 @ 10:30 am - 10:50 am
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Weekly on the same day until May 31, 2017

Books, Babies, Bubbles & Bells ~ Wednesdays, 10:30am. Gather with your little ones (babies & toddlers), for twenty minutes of fun rhyming stories, finger plays & songs. Children’s author, Rosemary Wells says, “Read to your bunny often. It’s twenty minutes of fun. It’s twenty minutes of moonlight, and twenty minutes of sun.”

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Library Ukulele Group

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you play the ukulele or want to learn?  Lou Knost (MHS Class of 2019), a Teen Library Council member, is looking for music lovers of all ages who would like to be part of a group that gathers to learn, play, and sing. No experience necessary.  Bring your ukulele if you have one.  We’ll meet in Children’s Storytime Room (the room with the little red boat). Don’t have an instrument?  Don’t worry! We’ll have some extras on hand for…

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Storytimes for 2’s & 3’s

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

Storytimes for 2’s & 3’s~ Thursdays, 10:30am-11:00am. Join the circle of little friends and enjoy some stories and songs.

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Red Carpet Revival: “Rocky”

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Rocky Balboa, a club fighter seemingly going nowhere, gets his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner when fate puts him in the ring with the world heavyweight champion. Written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, with Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith. Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

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John Patten Society Event

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This special event is by invitation only. Attendees will watch a special interview with Dahlov Ipcar and listen to Peter Fogg, of Fogg Art Restoration, discuss the details of his work to restore our original Ipcar murals. To learn more contact our Development Office.  

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How to Use the New Cloud Library to Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 14, 2017

As of March 1, Patten Free Library and its partner libraries are switching over to a new platform for borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks.  The platform, called Cloud Library, is very user-friendly; all are welcome to attend one of two introductory sessions we will offer on how to use it.  The process for browsing and borrowing is similar for tablets, iPhones, and personal computers; we’ll demonstrate the process on an iPad.  If you want to test the process yourself, remember to…

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Chewonki’s Bugmobile!

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 8, 4:00-5:00pm, Chewonki’s Bugmobile: Magnifying the World Arthropods: of Arthropods. Is a bug an insect? Is a spider a bug? Chewonki’s “Bugmobile” transports the world of arthropods—insects and their relatives—into the classroom. Using models, costumes, and live specimens, we explain the unique characteristics of four major groups of arthropods. Our live “bug” species will introduce you to some of the fascinating adaptations essential for survival, such as mimicry, camouflage, armor, and the use of venom. This program is…

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Bug Science with Manlio

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 16, 2017

Bug Science Thursdays, March 9 & 16, 3:30-4:30pm, with Manlio Calentti, Bowdoin College science student, who will share his science expertise using cool, interactive experiments!

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