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October 2017

Friends of Patten Free Library Annual Meeting

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bowdoin alumnus and New York Times bestselling author Rinker Buck will join us and share details of writing about his epic journey along the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon with his brother (The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey).  He is also author of Flight of Passage, about a coast to coast flight in a piper cub with his older brother, when they were 15 and 17. He has family connections to Maine and is now working on his…

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Friday Parent Talk Series

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 27, 2017

Join us for a collaboration with Midcoast Maine Community Action’s Families CAN and G.E.A.R. Parent Network (Gaining Empowerment Allows Results). Educators will present the following Parent Talk Series, a parent support and quiet play group concept, to be held for parents with or without their children, Fridays, 10:30am-11:30am, in the Storytime Room. Attend all or one. Sign up kindly required: Communicating with Respect – September 29th Positive Discipline – October 6th Avoiding Power Struggles – October 13th Every Parent Has…

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Tuesday Storytimes with Guest Readers

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 31, 2017

Join us for some story fun with a guest reader volunteer every Tuesday, 10:30-11:00am, September and October. If you’d like be a volunteer reader, contact Carol in the Children’s Room, 443-5141 x17 and thanks!

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Brown Bag Book Group

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For more information, contact Carolyn Outwin at (207) 406-0282.  

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Lego League

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 28, 2017

Create ~ Socialize ~ Explore Join us for LEGOs every Tuesday, 4:00-5:00pm, during the school year, ages 6 & up. If you’re a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. We supply heaps of Legos while kids provide the imagination. At the end of each session, you may add your creation to our special display case for the world to see! We don’t want you to lose your favorite pieces. If you have any…

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The Vietnam War in Film: The Deer Hunter (1978, 183 min)

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the Vietnam War affects and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. Starring Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage, and Meryl Streep. Winner of five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor.

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Book Babies Storytimes

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 10:50 am
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Weekly on the same day until November 29, 2017

Book Babies ~ Wednesdays, 10:30am. Gather with your little one (babies & toddlers), for twenty minutes of fun rhyming stories, finger plays & songs while your child feels snug & secure on your lap. “Read to your bunny often. It’s twenty minutes of fun. It’s twenty minutes of moonlight, and twenty minutes of sun.”  ~ Rosemary Wells

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Knitting Circle

October 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day

This is not a library event. For more information, call Dawn Nadeau at 607-0575.

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Music to You from Sharon Pyne & Doug Protsik

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local musicians, Sharon Pyne and Doug Protsik, will present a rich musical experience for children of all ages, Wednesday, October 18, 4-5:00pm in the Storytime Room.

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Charlie Wing Book Talk: “Salt in Their Veins”

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Famous for their independence and dry humor, coastal Mainers open up to Charlie Wing in “Salt in Their Veins: Conversations with Coastal Mainers.” Read the stories of their lives and their feelings about government, the world, and “people from away.”

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