News & Updates

Book Review: The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott

September 10, 2021

This book is absolutely captivating.  It’s a tale of bootlegging, a government investigation to stop the smuggling, and a marriage gone awry.  It reads like a novel, but you’ll find it in the nonfiction stacks.  Abbot has researched the real-life case of George Remus and every phrase of dialog, detailed article of clothing, and weather […]

2021 Annual Writing Contest

September 3, 2021

1st prize and 2nd prizes will be named in each of six categories:   Grades 7-9:    Short Fiction and Memoir Grades 10-12:  Short Fiction and Memoir NEW! Adult:  Short Fiction and Memoir   Entries will be judged by a panel of library staff, trustees, local teachers, and Teen Library Council members.  First ($100) and […]

Book Review: Dead by Dawn by Paul Doiron

Mike’s in hot water – or, rather, cold water.  In the first several paragraphs, we witness warden investigator Mike Bowditch hit metal spikes tossed onto the road for his benefit, skid off a corner, and plunge into the icy Androscoggin River.  Part survival story, part multi-threaded mystery thriller, and Doiron’s best work to date answers […]

Drop in Chess will continue through October

August 31, 2021

Drop in Chess will continue in the Library Park Gazebo through the end of October.  Chess sets are provided and all ages are welcome.  Mondays from 3-5 p.m.

Book Review: Ahab’s Wife, or, the Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund

August 27, 2021

Melville makes a passing reference to a wife on Nantucket in Moby Dick…Naslund imagines a full and rich life for Una that weaves in loads of historical detail and context. I found myself rooting for her from the first page and her thoughts and perspective on everything from slavery to marriage to technological advancement feel […]

New Fall Hours

August 23, 2021

Library Building Hours   Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   History Room Hours   Monday-Thursday: 12 – 4 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: 12 – […]

Book Review: The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

August 20, 2021

In this thriller, we are set on an old estate in Vermont with a brilliant rose garden and an ancient, spring-fed swimming pool. The pool is icy cold and has been rumored to be haunted by a young girl who tries to pull swimmers below. Our main character, Jax, receives multiple phone calls from her […]