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September 2023

Kids Grab and Go Kit

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Kits contain materials and instructions for each week’s craft.  Pick up from the bin by the Children’s Room entrance. Available for ages 3-10 while supplies last.

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PFL Author Talk: Shannon Bowring

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Shannon Bowring, author of The Road to Dalton (and Patten Free Library Technical Services Coordinator/Cataloger!), as she reads from her book, talks about her work, and answers your questions. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Mockingbird Book Shop. This program is presented in person and live on Zoom.  Registration is required for the Zoom event only.     The Road to Dalton: Best friends who have become lovers, a doctor in crisis,…

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History Room Live: Read all about it! Using PFL’s Digital Newspapers

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a workshop on digital newspapers available at the library and at home. Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Mary Kate Kwasnik will walk you through how to use Newspaper Archive, and the brand new Bath Daily Times Community History Archive. Bring your own personal device to make this a hands-on workshop. This program is presented live in person and on Zoom.  Registration required for Zoom only.

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Movie Matinee: Air

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spend your afternoon at a movie with PFL!  Snacks available by donation or bring your own.  New movie every month. Air Rated R The biographical drama tells the true story of shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro. Vaccaro works in the basketball division of Nike. Still in its early stages, the division aims to fuse sports and culture through Nike’s sportswear. When Vaccaro meets a rookie basketballer called Michael Jordan, he makes the risky decision to offer him a brand partnership. Together,…

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Free Coffee Fridays

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until September 30, 2023

Free coffee every Friday in September courtesy of Dunkin Donuts.  Available at 10 a.m. while supplies last.

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CANCELLED: Buttercream 101

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Due to illness, the September 29 class has been cancelled.  All other sessions will continue as scheduled.   Learn all about American buttercream in this new 4 part series with Thayer Treats!  For adults and teens grades 7-12. Registration required.     September 15: Learn how to make buttercream using a stand mixer or hand mixer. You will also learn how to color your icing and use a bag to pipe it on mini flat cakes. September 29: Learn all…

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Eclectic Photographs of Yves Albert Feder

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Former Music Director of Connecticut Public Radio, and harpsichord maker for many years, Feder is a self-taught photographer whose images reflect the beauty of Maine’s coast and ever-changing weather. Join us for a reception with the artist on Saturday, September 30, and view the show through October 7.

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October 2023

PFL Author Talk: Melanie Brooks in Conversation with Susan Conley

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In her new memoir, A Hard Silence, Melanie Brooks interrogates the silence that surrounded her father’s illness after he was infected with HIV from a blood transfusion in 1985. In retelling this story on her own terms, she’s able to travel beyond her trauma and recognize the value of inviting readers to share in the experience with her. With acclaimed author Susan Conley, Melanie will discuss the redemptive work of bringing such hard stories to the page, and together they…

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Teen Library Council Ice Cream Social

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Interested in joining the Teen Library Council?  Find out what it’s all about while enjoying some post-summer ice cream! Open to grades 6-12.

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Bath Climate Conversations: Flood Risks in Bath: Study Results and Next Steps

October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the discussion to learn more about flood risk in Bath due to sea level rise and extreme storm events.  Participants will be guided through the results of GEI’s flood vulnerability assessment and introduced to upcoming opportunities for community participation with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), through a community science initiative and a community survey. This program part of a continuing series of Bath Climate Conversations focused on learning, discussing, and connecting around ways to sustain and support…

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