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July 2020

Get Your PFL Sea Bags Tote

July 24 - September 30
Maine Street Design Co, 160 Front Street
Bath, ME 04530
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  Get your limited edition PFL Sea Bags tote!  15% of the bag purchase will be donated to Patten Free Library.  Hurry - there are only 200 of these beautiful bags available.  Buy yours today! Available exclusively at Maine Street Design Co.

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August 2020

Teen Writing Contest 2020: Submission Period is Open!

August 1 @ 8:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm

We are excited to open the submission period for the 8th annual Teen Writing Contest as of August 1. Our very first group of Teen Library Council members came up with the idea for this program, and since that time the number and quality of submissions has grown.  We even have a past winner who is now a soon-to-be-published young adult author; more on this later! We love providing an opportunity for aspiring local writers to test their wings and…

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Book Bundles for Kids

August 5 - September 30

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September 2020

Introducing Beanstack: On-Line Reading Programs for All Ages

September 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

We now have on-line reading challenges available to all ages through our new “Beanstack” platform! It’s like a “Fitbit” for your reading habits! Register yourself or your children for Beanstack (click here) and you can: Try specific reading challenges; Log your book titles or reading minutes; Review favorite books and share them with others;  Earn virtual “badges” for reaching reading milestones.   Our current programs include: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (for babies, toddlers, and pre-school); Maine Student Book Award Challenge…

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October 2020

History Room Live: Maps Near and Far

October 2 @ 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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Common App Workshop for High School Seniors

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Usually we call it the “Pizza Pity Party.”  This year’s Common App Workshop is virtual, so the pizza will be impossible to deliver.  But we will have the same expert team of common app experts to help you get started on your college applications. Local college counselors Leslie Trundy of Morse High School and Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting will be on hand to help students learn the basics about the Common Application web site and about how to…

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Book Talk with Author Fred Hill: “Dereliction of Duty”

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an online author talk with Fred Hill about his new book Dereliction of Duty: The Failed Presidency of Donald John Trump. The event is free and open to everyone, but advance registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Email lmortimer@patten.lib.me.us to sign up. Copies of Dereliction of Duty are available at The Mockingbird Bookstore in Bath, Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, and at all Sherman’s Books and Bull Moose locations. The library has…

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Anti-Racism Discussion Group for High School Students

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This teen discussion group started over the summer after we read Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be An Anti-Racist.  We agreed to meet again to learn and talk more about systemic racism: the policies, programs, and institutions that have historically and disproportionately worked against people of color.  We agreed to base our discussions on current books, movies, documentaries, and other current resources that help inform and educate our thinking. This month’s topic is voter rights and voter suppression, and our…

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Teen Library Council’s Trivia Night

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Teen Library Council for a fun and fast trivia session on Friday, October 16 at 6 p.m.  We hope to make this a monthly event to provide easy, at-home entertainment as the weather gets cold and the days grow short. Several people can play together from the same location, or you can play as an individual.  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…

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Maine Humanities Discussion Project

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a facilitated discussion of “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Copies are available at the library and in the Minerva system. Registration is required and is limited to 20 people. Contact Leslie Mortimer at lmortimer@patten.lib.me.us to sign up and to reserve a copy of the book. Meetings will be held on Thursday, October 22, November 5, and November 19 at 4:00pm via Zoom invitation.

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