News & Events

Upcoming September meeting:

What:      Next Meeting of the Friends of Patten Free Library

When:     Tuesday September 19th at 4 pm

Where:    In the upstairs Board Room

Agenda:   Hear updates on the library book store, Treasurer report, Heritage Days Book Sale, Planning for our Annual Meeting and a request from a staff member

 

 

NOTICE OF  OUR ANNUAL MEETING ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 12th at 6:30 pm in the upstairs Community Room

 

PLEASE Join us for an exciting Guest Speaker at our Annual Meeting on Thursday October 12th at 6:30 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 has family connections to Maine and is now working on his next book about his trip down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers on the Patience, a 1800th century replica Flatboat. Rinker continues his unique style of combining history with a modern day travel journal.

NPR has this interesting interview with him:  http://www.npr.org/2015/06/28/418211092/2-brothers-and-a-team-of-mules-tackle-the-historic-oregon-trail

Books will be available for sale by Mustard Seed Book Store at the event,  as will refreshments too!

 

 

THE OREGON TRAIL
Author RINKER BUCK

 

 

 

 

 

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!