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July 2022

Kids Grab and Go Kit: Firework Salt Painting

July 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kits contain materials and instructions for each week’s craft.  Pick up from the bin by the Children’s Room entrance. Available for ages 4-10 while supplies last.

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Teen Grab and Go Kit: Star Spangled Slime

July 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kits contain instructions and everything needed for this week’s project. Pick up at the curbside pickup table or in the Teen Space. Available while supplies last. For grades 7-12. With support from Lisa Marie’s Made in Maine.

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Merrymeeting River Boat Cruise

July 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on July 8, 2022 at 10:00 am

Free hour long cruise for all ages. Please plan on arriving fifteen minutes before departure from the Maine Maritime Museum. Preregistration is required: Please call 207-443-5141 x 1016 or email kdodge@patten.lib.me.us. With support from a Merrymeeting Bay Trust Grant.

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Teen Library Council

July 1, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 31, 2022

Let your voice be heard and help shape the future of Teen programming as we plan Library events, make friends, and enjoy our beautiful Teen Space. Grades 8-12. Meets the first Friday of every month. Have questions or need more info? Email Hannah.

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Friends of Patten Free Library Book Sale

July 2, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on July 3, 2022 at 9:30 am

The Heritage Days Booksale is back!  Featuring nature, arts, crafts, children, fiction, literature, mystery, AV, romance, sci-fi, and history.  All proceeds benefit Patten Free Library.

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KindKids Music Family Concert

July 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free family music concert featuring Amanda Panda and KindKids Music with Kindness Partner Pam Leo of the Book Fairy Pantry Project. Sing, dance and play with the magic of music! Ages 3-10. With support from a Merrymeeting Bay Trust Grant.

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Dunk Tank Library Fundraiser

July 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Independence Day weekend by dunking a local! We will be dunking a variety of people including a Morse High School cheerleader, a PFL librarian, and the Director of the Midcoast Youth Center. Stay tuned for a schedule of dunkees! All proceeds raised will support the Library. Schedule of dunkees: Jamie Dorr, Director of Midcoast Youth Center: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lana Allen, owner of Sunflower Dream Promotions: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kenyah Allen, MHS Cheerleader: 12 p.m.…

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Marine Mammals of Maine

July 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Do you know what to do if you find an animal stranded on the beach? Marine Mammals of Maine rescues 300 marine animals every year, and works hard to nurse these animals back to health. Learn more about Marine Mammals of Maine, how to tell if a stranded animal really needs help, and what you should do. We will talk about some of the common local marine animals you may see off the coast or on the beach and how…

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Knitting Circle

July 11, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2022

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

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Writing Workshop

July 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 31, 2022

Local short fiction authors Shannon L. Bowring and Hannah Lackoff lead this hour long generative writing workshop.  Through a mix of writing prompts, (optional) sharing and group discussion, participants will leave with lots of new ideas. This workshop will be held via Zoom and requires registration.  Geared towards adults and short fiction but open to any genres and interested teens grades 7 and up.

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