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December 2020

Teen Writing Contest 2020: December 4 Submission Deadline!

December 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - April 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Just a few more days to submit!  Contest Details: Open to all students in grades 7-12 who: reside in the library service area; or attend an R.S.U. 1 school; or attend Chop Point School, Hyde School, or Chewonki Middle School; Submission Period:  August 1 to December 4, 2020.  Prizes (in each category):  1st Prize:  $100 gift certificate; 2nd Prize:  $50 gift certificate Categories:    Grades 7-9: Short Fiction (up to 8 pages) or Memoir (up to 4 pages) Grades 10-12:  Short…

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Plan to Participate! Black History Month Teach-In/Read-In: February 2021

December 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Join Patten Free Library, Morse High School Library,  and R.S.U. 1  in a virtual, community-wide  “teach-in/read-in” for Black History Month in February 2021.   We are inviting anyone in the community — organizations, individuals, history classes, scout troops —  to submit audio or video clips, book reviews or book talks, recorded slide presentations, art, and writing that brings to light  lesser known stories about Black Americans and History.  We’ll publish a new item daily during the month of February and…

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History Room Live: Black History Month Community Teach-In/Read-In

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us Fridays on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room!

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“Weekly on Wednesday”: Share Your Favorite Book of 2020

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is the time of year when “Best of 2020” lists come out everywhere.  In this “Weekly on Wednesday” session, we’ll create our own local list.  Join us to share your “Best of 2020” recommendations with other Patten patrons by preparing a tw0-minute book talk on one or several books from the year 2020 that you just couldn’t put down.  Or just come to listen to other people’s recommendations. A great way to start making your holiday shopping/reading list.  …

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Teen Library Council’s Trivia Night

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join trivia fans on the Teen Library Council for a fun and fast trivia session on Friday, December 11 at 4 p.m.  Get a friend to play with you from the same location, or play as an individual.  It’s a great way to end the week.  We’ll play 5 rounds of 10 questions each. Teams/individuals will self-report scores after each round.  Winner(s) get our virtual trivia trophy for the month.  Open to high school students and college distance learners that…

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History Room Live: A Journey Along the Peterson Canal

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us Fridays on Zoom to learn about local history and genealogy resources from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room!

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Starry Night: A Magical Evening in Library Park

December 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Enchantment awaits! Follow the luminary pathways that lead to the Library’s Wishing Tree. Our front windows will glow with lighted tree branches strung with colorful, paper wishes. Add your unique holiday wish by dropping it in the collection box that is available during our Curbside Pick-up hours. We’ll also have some ready-made paper strips available on the curbside table. Mark your calendars – the stars will align to make lasting memories at this special community event. Please keep your family and…

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