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November 2017

2’s & 3’s Storytimes

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Two and Three Year Old Storytimes  ~ Thursdays, 10:30am-11:00am. Join the circle of little friends & enjoy short stories, songs, puppets & little craft.

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December 2017

Knitting Circle

December 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Annual Children’s Lantern Parade!

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Waltz into winter with this wonderfully sweet parade. Gather in the Storytime Room for a wintry story, lantern-making craft & refreshments, Wednesday, December 6, 4:00pm-5:00pm, all ages. Note to Grownups: Please bring a clear, clean plastic quart-size jug to use for the craft and cut off the top (about 2”). Gather in the Storytime Room where children will decorate their lanterns with colored tissue paper, a stained glass window effect. Then, grownups will insert a flameless votive candle into the…

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Bruce Robert Coffin Book Signing

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series and is a former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement from the Portland police department, Coffin supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Bruce also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director’s Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive. The Mustard Seed Bookstore will handle sales.

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Patten Free Library Singers Winter Concert

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Patten Free Library singers for their winter concert in the Patten Free Library Reading Room. The night will feature seasonal works by Distler, Holst, Mechem, Sweelinck, and Tavener. Special guests: The Kennebec Consort.

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Mrs. Claus is Coming to Town!

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mrs. Claus is Coming to Town! Tuesday, Dec 12, 6:00pm-7:00pm, all ages. Children can wear their PJs, enjoy some holiday refreshments & listen to Christmas holiday music while making a paper stocking in the Storytime Room. Then, the children will march down the hall to hang their stockings with care by the Library’s fireplace where Mrs. Claus will read to us.

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Unlaunch’d Voices, an Evening with Walt Whitman

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman” will have actor Stephen Collins portraying the poet on Tuesday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m. As Whitman, Collins will reminisce about the experiences that led to the creation of his book, “Leaves of Grass.” He also will recall what he considered the most important work of his life — nursing wounded soldiers during the Civil War. To learn more about Collins and the performance, go to http://www.unlaunchedvoices.com.

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Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

As Whitman, actor and teacher Stephen Collins will reminisce about the experiences that led to the creation of his book, “Leaves of Grass.” He also will recall what he considered the most important work of his life — nursing wounded soldiers during the Civil War.

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Knitting Circle

December 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Hanukkah Storytime

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Hanukkah Storytime ~ Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor and Susan Horowitz from Bath’s Beth Israel Congregation will lead the story telling and activity on Wednesday, December 13, 4-4:45pm. All are welcome, especially families.

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Library Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00am 8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 8:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 4:00pm
Sunday Closed
December 24, 2017 Closed

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    Mango Languages

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