News & Updates

Let’s Talk About It Book Group

August 25, 2017

Patten Free Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It”, a free reading and discussion group.  This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library. The series “Violence and Belonging: The 14th Amendment and American Literature,” […]

Mango Languages

June 13, 2017

Patten Free Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons. Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented […]

2017 Teen Writing Contest: Submission Period Opens August 1!

September 8, 2016

This is the fifth year that we have put out the call for submissions, and we can’t wait to read this year’s entries!  It is an opportunity for local talent to shine. The contest is open to all students in grades seven to twelve residing in the library service area or attending school in R.S.U. […]