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September 2019

Welcoming New Asylum Seekers to Bath: A Public Meeting to Learn about Newcomers to Our Community

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Midcoast New Mainers Group to learn about the asylum seeker families who recently moved to Bath. We’ll share information about why African families fled their home countries and traveled to Maine to restart their lives. We will also give a brief overview of the communication, cultural and other challenges these families face and talk about volunteer opportunities to help these newcomers to Bath.  The conversation will be led by Martha Stein, Executive Director of Hope Acts, Portland and Carol…

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Living Well for Better Health Workshop

September 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until October 17, 2019

Living Well for Better Health is an ideal workshop for people who may have health conditions like heart disease, asthma, Lyme disease, or COPD. Participants who complete the series report improved symptom management, increased physical activity, better communication with their medical team/s, and general improvement in health. This series is free and open to the public. Please visit healthylivingforme.org, call 1-800-620-6036 or email info@healthylivingforme.org for more information and to register. Healthy Living for ME is a statewide network of evidence-based…

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The Epic Conversation: Melville and the Universal Song of the Ages with David Peloquin

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Epic Conversation is a one-hour talk discussing the perennial relevance of Herman Melville. Moby-Dick, Melville’s greatest work, has earned its place in the Canon of world literature. The talk will include a short biography of Melville, a brief overview of Melville’s major works, and a focus on how Moby-Dick has influenced art, poetry, film, and world literature. The presentation will include a chantey and a whaling song from Moby-Dick, performed by Mr. Peloquin. There will be a Q&A discussion…

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John Huston’s “Moby Dick” (1956)

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our commemoration of Herman Melville’s 200th birthday ends with a screening of the restored edition of this classic film. John Huston and Ray Bradbury wrote the screenplay. The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Leo Genn. Independent Melville scholar David Peloquin will host the movie and provide context. The Melville Society has described his work on mysticism in Moby-Dick as “entirely fresh and compelling analysis.”

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Monday Teen Programs: Fabrications!

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We’re celebrating the Library’s expanded hours with a month of Monday programs for Teens!  “Fabrications!” is a workshop offered by fabric artist Elizabeth Walker.  She will provide the materials, the know-how, and the inspiration you need to create your own textile-based art.  Join us to relax, unwind, and express yourself at the end of the school day. Snacks, too.  We’ll meet in the Teen Space.  Open to all in grades six through twelve. Space is limited, so please sign up! …

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Family Tea Time Event 3:30 – 4:00

September 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Join us in the Children’s Room for a Family Tea Time Event. Bring your friends and family for snacks and tea in celebration of books and children. Dress up or dress casually for the event. Tea Time stories will be shared.

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Family Game Night – 4:00 – 8:00

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Please join us for Family Game Night in the Children’s Room. We have board games, puzzles, trivia and more. Play an old favorite or learn a new game. Teach someone how to play your personal favorite! The library will supply games for all ages or you may bring your own favorite to share.

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Monday Night Card Duels 4:00 – 8:00

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Do you have a card collection? Do you play Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokemon? Meet new friends and play trading card games our new Monday Night Card Duel event. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your own deck or learn how to play from one of our members. This event is for students in grades 4 and up. Drop ins are welcome.

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Friends of Patten Free Library Meeting

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The meeting is open to all.  Join us in the upstairs Board Room.        

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Baby’s Morning Out

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Baby’s Morning Out is a story time event aimed at children 0 – 18 months. The program will be held every Wednesday morning from 10:30 – 11:00. Interactive singing, finger plays, and fun will be featured in stories old and new. Grabbing babies’ attention and supporting their learning is what these story times are all about. So meet new parents and spend some time with your baby at the library!

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