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April 2017

Make Shift Coffee House: Exploring Our Political Divides

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Why do YOU think that the country is so divided? How did we get this way? Will it get worse? What would it take for the divide to get smaller; for us to become more politically aligned? And why are conversations about politics so hard? Has it always been this way? Does our ability to have on-line conversations inhibit our ability to have face-to-face conversations? Do YOU feel more adversarial now than you used to towards people with different political views?…

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May 2017

Annual Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

In Honor of Children’s Book Week, our Annual Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale, will take place Tuesday, May 2, 10:00am-7:30pm; Wednesday, May 4, 10:00am-7:30pm; and Thursday, May 5, 10:00am-2:00pm, in the Storytime Room. If you have book donations, please bring them to the Library Book Store, 194 Front Street, before the sale. Your support helps the Children’s Room.

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Children’s Book Sale

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

In Honor of Children’s Book Week, our Annual Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale, will take place Wednesday, May 4, 10:00am-7:30pm; and Thursday, May 5, 10:00am-2:00pm, in the Storytime Room. If you have book donations, please bring them to the Library Book Store, 194 Front Street, before the sale. Your support helps the Children’s Room.

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Last Day of Children’s Books Sale

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In Honor of Children’s Book Week, our Annual Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale, will take place, Thursday, May 5, 10:00am-2:00pm, in the Storytime Room. If you have book donations, please bring them to the Library Book Store, 194 Front Street, before the sale. Your support helps the Children’s Room.

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$50

25th Annual Dinner

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mayfair “Maker Fair” Events at Patten Free Library

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in and around the Library on Saturday, May 6, for a variety of Mayfair events and activities! The Teen Library Council and other volunteer organizations and individuals are offering many activities, including face painting and nail painting, an “open mic” event in the Gazebo, a “garden in a glove” activity (by the Longreach Girl Scouts), an improv workshop, a variety of DIY craft tables (including origami, earring making, and sharpie tie-dye t-shirts!). There will also be a 3-D…

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Patten Free Singers Spring Concert

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for another wonderful performance directed by Dr. Paul Althouse.  The Patten Free Singers will be performing Schubert’s Mass in G, as well as pieces by Byrd, Elgar, Mozart, Thompson, and Whitacre. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.

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Library Ukulele Group Continues!

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you play the ukulele or want to learn?  Our group (of all ages and abilities) is slowly building a repertoire. Lou Knost (MHS Class of 2019), a Teen Library Council member, continues to lead this group of aspiring musicians that gathers twice a month to learn, play, and sing. Bring your ukulele if you have one.  We’ll meet in Community Room this time. Don’t have an instrument? If you want to come but need to borrow a ukulele, contact Roberta…

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