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UPCOMING NEXT FRIENDS MEETING:
TUESDAY December 4th at 4 pm in upstairs Board room

We will discuss upcoming plans for the year.

Open to all suggestions! Meet new folks!

AT our Annual Meeting on September 24th, we elected new officers for the Friends:

President- Jim Atherton
Vice President- Vicki Tanko
Secretary – Marcia August
Treasurer – Liz McCurdy

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF PATTEN FREE LIBRARY

Monday September 24th at 6:30 pm to hear Brief report of the Friends and then Guest Author Kate Clark Flora to speak!

    ANNUAL   MEETING 

                                                                                                                 Monday September 24th at 6:30 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Very Brief Meeting  followed by Guest Speaker
                                                                                                      Guest  Speaker  Author KATE CLARK FLORA

Great Maine Author!

 

 

 

       (KATE CLARK FLORA is a Maine mystery crime writer, teacher, blogger. A FINALIST for Maine Literacy Award for Crime Fiction! )

ALL WELCOME!      BOOKS FOR SALE BY MUSTARD SEED BOOKSTORE!

 

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Thank you to all our tremendous VOLUNTEERS who made our Heritage Days Book Sale so successful! We could not have done it without so many, including the Navy crew of the USS Hudnor, members of the Bath Sunrise Rotary and countless other faithful volunteers who strongly support the Friends’ efforts to support the Patten Free Library!

 

And a HUUUGEE THANK YOU to our extraordinary coordinator of the event – Marcia August! She ran the event with such precise organization!

 

And thank you to all for coming to shop, and to support the Friends and in turn, the Patten Free Library!

 

Updates will be posted at a later date! Thank YOU!

 

See you at the Wonderful Awesome Heritage Days Book Sale! Bring your bags!

 

 

 

 

 

Next Friends’ meeting – Tuesday August 28th at 4 pm in the upstairs Board room

 

Thanks for our Volunteers and Community Support! We had a successful  Children’s Book Sale during National Children’s Book Week!

Lots of Books are now in new hands and homes!

Children’s Book Sale to Celebrate National Children’s Book Week!

 

PHOTOS OF OUR ANNUAL MEETING ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 12th:

 

Bowdoin alumnus and New York Times bestselling author  RINKER BUCK joined us and shared 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 was both entertaining and interesting with his telling about his travel by covered wagon and 3 mules along the Oregon Trail!

Books were available for sale by Mustard Seed Book Store at the event,  and many books were sold and autographed by author!

Here are some photos of his visit:

 

Rinker Buck introduction of his book – so showing map of the Oregon Trail!

 

Julie from Mustard Seed Book Store selling Rinker’s books and Rinker signing- many were sold that evening!

Author Rinker Buck

 

THE OREGON TRAIL
Author RINKER BUCK

Much personal time with Author Rinker Buck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good to keep this link on our site, so this NPR link is still available:  http://www.npr.org/2015/06/28/418211092/2-brothers-and-a-team-of-mules-tackle-the-historic-oregon-trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU!!!! 

The Friends of Patten Free Library thank the many volunteers who helped make the 2017 Heritage Days Book Sale a success for the Library and the entire community.

 

Together we recycled thousands of books and raised $13,400 to benefit the Patten Free Library.

Finding lots of great books at the 2017 Heritage Days Book Sale!

A special shout out goes to three community groups who helped make the event happen:

*****Jason Darling’s Morse High School Football team summer weightlifters*****

*****five USS Thomas Hudner Navy Sailors*****

*****The Sunrise Rotary Club of Bath*****

 

 

THANK YOU ALL! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!