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March 2021

Trivia Night for Adults

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Join us for our monthly trivia night for adults.   Many different categories, lots of informal fun.  Make it your happy hour!  Friday, March 26, 5 to 6:15 p.m. Click here to get the registration link for this event.   

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April 2021

Movie Discussion Group: “The Ox-Bow Incident” (1943)

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Ox-bow Incident (1943) Thursday, April 8 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.   Join us for the discussion of this great American western about frontier justice, directed by William A. Wellman and starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews and Mary Beth Hughes. The cast also includes Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry Morgan, and Jane Darwell. It is based on the book of the same name by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, and is part of our month-long movie discussion series, “Order in the…

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Q&A With Hemingway Scholar Susan Beegel

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anyone interested in author Ernest Hemingway will want to tune in to a new, three-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, to air on Maine public television on April 5-7, at 8 pm. For more information, click here.   After you enjoy the series, you can join our Q&A session with Patten Free Library corporator Susan Beegel, a Hemingway scholar. She served as an advisor to the film and was interviewed by Ken Burns, and will share her…

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June 2021

History Room Live: SPI House Plaques

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom,

If you've ever wondered about the grey and red signs on all the houses around town, join the History Room on Zoom to learn about Sagadahoc Preservation's house plaque program. Ned Baxter will explain where house plaques come from, how to get one, and how he approaches house history research to learn who built your house and when.

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Summer Chess in Library Park

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We’ve reserved the Gazebo for weekly drop-in Chess sessions on Mondays, beginning June 21!   The sessions are open to anyone ages 14 and up who wants to pick up some games.  We’ll have tables and chairs and a few chess sets; please bring your own if you have a set that travels well.  Questions? Contact Roberta Jordan at rjordan@patten.lib.me.us, or at 443-5141, ext. 25. 

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History Room Coffee Hour

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom,

Join the History Room on Zoom for a casual chat about topics in local history, genealogy, and archives.

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Drop In for Summer Chess: Mondays in the Gazebo!

June 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We’ve reserved the Gazebo for a weekly drop-in Chess session on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. starting June 21. It is open to anyone ages 14 and up who wants to pick up some games. We’ll have tables and chairs and a few chess sets; please bring your own if you have a set that travels well. Questions? Contact Roberta Jordan at rjordan@patten.lib.me.us, or at 443-5141, ext. 25.

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September 2021

2021 Annual Writing Contest

September 7

1st prize and 2nd prizes will be named in each of six categories:   Grades 7-9:    Short Fiction and Memoir Grades 10-12:  Short Fiction and Memoir NEW! Adult:  Short Fiction and Memoir   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 2022; winning entries will be…

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Knitting Circle

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open to all ages and abilities- you don’t even have to be a knitter!  Bring your supplies or use ours.  Drop in for crafts and conversation.

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Fall Movie Discussion Group: A Walk in the Sun

September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch movies about WWII and the resistance from a variety of perspectives and countries and then meet for discussion. All discussions will be via Zoom.   Register in advance here.     The full schedule of movies: Sept 9: Casablanca, 1942 Sept 16: A Walk in the Sun, 1945 Sept 23: Black Book, 2006 Sept 30: Army of Shadows, 1969 Oct 7: Rome, Open City, 1945 Oct 14: One of Our Aircraft is Missing, 1942 Oct 21: JoJo Rabbit, 2019

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