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Book Review: The Unwilling by John Hart

May 26, 2022

Set in the Vietnam Era, this book tells the story of the far-reaching effects of that war on the parents and three sons of a French family. A master storyteller, Hart manages to rip every emotion from the reader. Be warned; this story includes some pretty grisly depictions of the “hobbies” of a mass-murderer that […]

Tiny Art Show Submissions

May 25, 2022

June 3 – July 9 Decorate a tiny canvas and submit it to our Tiny Art Show!  Your creation should draw inspiration from our Summer Reading theme: Oceans of Possibilities. Pick up a Grab and Go Kit or visit a station in the Teen Space or under the stairs.  Entries are open from June 3- […]

iPhone Basics

June 1, 2, and 3 at 11:30 This course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPhone. This class starts with the basics of how to log on using multiple methods from passcode to touch id to face recognition technology. Apple’s iCloud service will be discussed as the benefits of this service help […]

Chewonki Traveling Natural History Museum: Owls of Main

May 28 at a.m. Three live owls are the highlights of this program. Participants will be introduced to the owls native to Maine and New England. Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl. The program includes an intimate and detailed look at live owls, bringing these […]

Book Review: Box 88 by Charles Cumming

May 19, 2022

This is the first book in a new spy novel series. The action moves between British intelligence officer Lachan Kite’s youth and his current place in Box 88, a joint espionage group between MI6 and the CIA which is run in complete secrecy. A fast, interesting read. Kirkus reviews says it is “the gold standard […]

Congratulations to our Edible Book Contest Winners!

May 13, 2022

Congratulations to our Edible Book Contest Winners! This year we had 13 wonderful entries and a variety of delicious desserts: cupcakes, brownies, sheet cakes, cookies- the photos are absolutely mouth watering!   Below are the winners, and you can see a full gallery of all of the entries at the bottom of the page.   […]

Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

May 12, 2022

This comedy sci-fi is one of my favorite books. I thoroughly enjoy the offbeat and absurd story of human Arthur Dent’s unexpected adventure through space. He’s guided by his friend, Ford Prefect, who is on Earth to learn about the planet because Ford is writing The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Along the way Arthur […]

Chewonki Traveling History Museum: Vernal Pools

May 9, 2022

Wednesday, May 18 in the Community Room 5:00 pm Participants will dive deep into the shallow waters of vernal pools to take a closer look at their seasonal nature and the impact it has on amphibian and invertebrate life cycles. Participants will learn that these species-rich spring pools help support food chains for a variety […]