Haunted Patten 2019: Plague House!

This year, the Teen Library Council is teaming up with the Solar Star Masonic Lodge to create the creepiest haunted house tour ever. On Sunday, October 27, from 6-9 p.m., the Solar Star Lodge will open its doors at 968 Washington Street for the event. The Teen Library Council will stage 20-minute guided tours of the “Plague House” for all who dare to cross the threshold.

You can reserve a tour time starting Monday, October 7 through the Information Desk at the Library (443-5141, ext. 12, or pflreference@patten.lib.me.us). We can accommodate tour groups of up to five people.

Community Read: “The Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees Come to Our Town”

Join us on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30pm for a facilitated discussion of Mary Pipher’s book. The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines into the homes of refugees from around the world. Working as a cultural broker, teacher, and therapist, Mary Pipher (Women Rowing North; Reviving Ophelia)  has once again opened our eyes–and our hearts–to those with whom we share the future. Copies are available in Minerva and at local bookstores.

Ken Bonfield Returns! Save the Date!

Audience favorite Ken Bonfield returns to the Library on December 3 for his fifth WinterNight concert. The free performance starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Reading Room. Doors open at 6.


On Monday September 9, the library will have new hours. Thanks to the support of the City of Bath, the Patten Free Library will now be open on Mondays from 12pm to 8pm. Now every week you have more opportunities to take advantage all we have to offer.

To celebrate we have some great Monday programs. On September 9 join us for various Children’s Room activities, our Harry Potter Escape Room, a Town History Series event, and a viewing of the film “The Public.” You can learn more by visiting our calendar.

We hope to see you here!

A Night to Remember!

Over 70 attendees enjoyed an amazing concert with the DaPonte String Quartet on the night of Wednesday, December 12. To see the gallery of photos, click here.

Manomet Announces Teen Environmental Poster Contest Winners

In May, the Teen Library Council partnered with the Brunswick-based organization Manomet to launch an environmental poster contest centered on the theme “Earth Day, Everyday.”  RSU 1 students in grades seven through twelve were given the opportunity to create and submit posters with a message focusing on practices and innovations that promote sustainability.   Manomet awarded cash prizes for the winning entries, which were announced in June on the last day of school.

From over thirty entries, judges at Manomet recognized the following posters and artists:

Finalists (Grades 7-9)

1st place:  Isabel Strelneck, Bath  (“Skip the Turnpike, Take Your Bike”)

2nd place: Iris Hennin, Woolwich  (“Stop Food Waste”)

3rd place (tie): Delaney Pascuzzo, West Bath  (“Buy Local”)

3rd place (tie): Nola Vallade and Zoe Brush, Georgetown  (“Join the Fight Against Plastic Waste”)

4th place:  Emily Tetzlaff, Bath  (“Earth Day Everyday”)


Finalists (Grades 10-12)

1st place:  Emily Adams, Bath  (“Protect Your Skin”)


Honorable mention for content and message:

Kerlin De Jesus, Bath

Miranda Burpee, Phippsburg

Aiden Shields, Bath


Honorable mention for artistic quality:

Wren Tetreault, Bath

Audrey Crews, West Bath

Isabel Strelneck, Bath


To see images of the finalists’ posters, click here.

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