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September 2019

Jayne Boisvert: “Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob’s Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There”.

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jayne R. Boisvert will introduce her easy-to-use travel guide, Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob’s Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There. An ardent traveler, Dr. Boisvert has visited many different areas of France and the Francophone world over the years. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale.

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Monday Teen Programs: Make Sushi!

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We’re celebrating the Library’s expanded hours with a month of Monday programs for Teens!  On September 30, join the Now You’re Cooking staff and learn to make vegetable sushi.  After you make a gorgeous, delicious, and healthy sushi roll, you can enjoy eating it!   We’ll meet in the Teen Space.  Open to all in grades six through twelve.  Space is limited, so please sign up!  Register through the Reference Desk (pflreference@patten.lib.me.us or 443-5141, ext. 12)

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“Coyote ~ America’s Songdog” with Geri Vistein

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You’re invited to come along and learn of coyote’s long history on the North American continent: coyote’s relationship with Native peoples and the European Americans; coyote’s complex relationship with the life of Maine’s ecosystems; and coyote’s relationship with us. Come learn coexistence skills that will enhance your life. Come hear the Songdog sing!

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October 2019

Engage in Science After School Program

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Dr. G from High Touch High Tech of Maine will present Engage in Science to school-age children every Wednesday in October from 4:00 – 5:00: October 2 – Nutty Newton – In this program kids are going to follow in the footsteps of Isaac Newton by doing some of his nutty experiments on the physical laws of nature. Did you ever wonder how someone could pull off a table cloth without anything on the table moving? This program has the…

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Seventh Annual “Pizza Pity Party” and Common Application Workshop for High School Seniors

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 develop a strong personal profile.  The event is free and open to any high school senior; pre-registration is required (we need a head count for pizza).  To register, please contact the Information Desk at the Library (443-5141, ext. 12), or email Roberta Jordan at…

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Maureen Stanton: “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood”

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

Body Leaping Backward was a “Best New Books” pick in People Magazine and has received favorable reviews from Kirkus, BookPage, The Boston Globe, Shelf Awareness, and BookRiot. Maureen Stanton lives in Georgetown and teaches at UMass Lowell one day a week. “Written with sensual, poetic, and evocative prose, this remarkable memoir is an honest and naked exploration of what it means to live as a young woman in the quiet wreckage of a broken home, in a town whose central industry…

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Head Start Art Show and Story Time!

October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join the Children’s Room in welcoming the Head Start program’s annual art show! Student art will be featured at the library with a story time and social hour from 5:00 – 6:00 on October 8, 2019.

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$25

DaPonte String Quartet

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an exciting evening with the Daponte String Quartet. Seats available now! $25 each. You can buy them online or at the Patten Free Library. Get them today because seats are limited.  

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Harpswell Author Mark Guerin Book Signing

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“You Can See More From Up Here” is a coming-of-age tale about the illusion of privilege and the power of the past to inform and possibly heal the present.  The novel should appeal to readers of Elizabeth Strout’s “My Name is Lucy Barton” with its rural Illinois settings and family strife or the rural, coming-of-age story in Delia Owen’s “Where the Crawdads Sing.” In 2004, when middle-aged Walker Maguire is called to the deathbed of his estranged father, his thoughts return to…

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Now Read This Book Discussion: “Conversations with Friends” by Sally Rooney

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“Conversation with Friends,” which is set in Dublin, is a novel told through the eyes of 21-year-old Frances, a student of big ideas and intellectual convictions — until several relationships spin out of her control. It’s a novel about belonging and growing up, about bad decisions and human nature, and about how the world doesn’t always fit into the archetypes we’ve seen or read.

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