An Evening with Lois Lowry

October 15 at 6 p.m.

Community Room

All Ages

Join beloved author Lois Lowry as she reads from her books, talks about her work, and answers your questions.  Books can be pre-ordered through Mockingbird Bookshop or purchased at the event.  Presented by the Bath Book Bash and the Patten Free Library.

Climate Conversations: Locals Leading On Climate Change

October 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Community Room

The first in a planned continuing series of “Bath Climate Conversations” community forums and events.  This forum focuses on Locals Leading on Climate Change – The Built Environment, and will discuss climate change and Bath’s public facilities, homes, roads, transportation, and people. The evening will begin with a half-hour public forum for Bath residents to hear from community leaders about Bath’s climate action planning efforts, followed by a community discussion that seeks to engage citizens and hear their thoughts about Climate Change and their community.

After the forum, join us for food from Taco the Town Food Truck in Library Park and informal opportunity to share what climate change means to us locally.

Hosted by Bath Climate Action Commission in partnership with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and the Patten Free Library. This program is presented in person and on Zoom. Registration is required for Zoom only.

 

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Local Leader Lineup:

Marc Meyers: City Manager

Rod Melanson: Director of Sustainability

Deb Keller: Bath Housing

Ruth Indrick: Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Tim Blair: Transportation and Bike Pedestrian Committees

 

Questions?  Contact Rod Melanson: rmelanson@cityofbath.com.

2022 Annual Writing Contest

1st prize and 2nd prizes will be named in each of six categories:

Grades 7-9: Short Fiction, Non-Fiction
Grades 10-12: Short Fiction, Non-Fiction
Adults: Short Fiction, Non-Fiction

Entries will be judged by a panel of library staff, trustees, local teachers, and Teen Library Council members. First ($100) and second prize ($50) gift certificates will be awarded in each category. Winners will be honored at a reception in January 2023; winning entries will be published on the Library website.  The Writing Contest is made possible with support from the Friends of the Patten Free Library.

Entries accepted September 9 through December 3, 2022.

Guidelines:
• One submission limit per author per category; no co-authors.
• Teen entrants must be in grades 7-12, live in the library service area; or attend an R.S.U. 1 school, Chop Point School, Hyde School, or Chewonki Middle School.
• Adult entrants must be 18 years or older and live in the library service area (Arrowsic, Georgetown, Bath, West Bath, or Woolwich) or hold a valid Patten Free Library card. Library staff are not eligible for consideration.
• Previously published work will not be accepted.
• Entries may be up to 3000 words.
• Include a header on each page with title, category, and page number.
• Submissions will be judged blind. DO NOT include writer’s name anywhere on the submission itself.
• No “fan fiction,” please.

 

Submissions accepted via online submission form or in print.

 

Electronic submission:

  • Fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

 

Print submission:

  • Include the following information on a cover sheet and deliver to the Information Desk, or mail to:

              Writing Contest c/o Patten Free Library

              33 Summer Street

              Bath, ME 04530

  • Writer’s name, address, email, and telephone number
  • Title, word count, and category (short fiction or non-fiction)
  • Age: either Adult, or grade and school name, or note as homeschooled

 

Questions?  Call or email Hannah Lackoff (207-443-5141 x1021, hlackoff@patten.lib.me.us)

The contest is made possible with support from the Friends of the Patten Free Library.

 

2022 Annual Writing Contest

  • Teen entrants must be in grades 7-12, live in the library service area; or attend an R.S.U. 1 school, Chop Point School, Hyde School, or Chewonki Middle School.
    Adult entrants must be 18 years or older and live in the library service area (Arrowsic, Georgetown, Bath, West Bath, or Woolwich) or hold a valid Patten Free Library card
  • Accepted file types: pdf, rtf, word.
    Make sure your name is not listed anywhere on the piece.

Bath Book Bash

Saturday, September 17

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

A family friendly book festival and celebration of children’s literature featuring over 25 children’s authors and illustrators, panels, workshops, food trucks and more.  Admission is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. For more information, including author lineup, visit bathbookbash.org or on social media @bathbookbash.  With support from Bath Sunrise Rotary Club.

PFL Author Talk: Susan Conley

September 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join Susan Conley, author of the acclaimed novel Landslide, as she reads from her book, talks about her work, and answers your questions.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. This program is presented in person and live on Zoom.  Registration is required for the Zoom event only.

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Movie Discussion Group: Your Choice

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 8

Watch the movie beforehand than join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members.

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September 8: Chinatown (1974)
September 15: Imitation of Life (1959)
September 22: Rashomon (1950)
September 29: Smoke (1995)
October 6: Nashville (1975)
October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992)
October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961)
October 27: Witness (1985)
November 3: King of Hearts (1967)
November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969)
December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)
December 8: Arrival (2016)
December 15: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

End of Summer Bingo

August 25 at 3 p.m.

Celebrate the last days of summer with a classic game of Bingo in the Library Park Gazebo.  Have fun and win prizes!  Bingo attire, including visors, glasses, and cheesy t-shirts, encouraged. Grades 7-12.

Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

Friday, June 17- Friday, August 26

Read books, attend programs, and win prizes!  For more information about our all ages summer program click here. 

Read ME Author Talk: Phuc Tran

August 2 at  6 p.m.

Join Phuc Tran, author of the Read ME selection Sigh, Gone, as he reads from his book, talks about his writing process, and answers your questions. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. This program is presented in person and live on Zoom.  Registration is required for the Zoom event only

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Cookie Decorating Workshop: Watercolor Icing

Thursday, July 28 at 3 p.m.

Learn how to decorate coral reef and jellyfish cookies with watercolor icing! We will be using edible markers to give complete freedom and Kaite Thayer from Thayer Treats will be teaching techniques on how to make the water look more realistic using paint brushes.

All supplies provided.  For grades 7-12. Registration required.

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