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Staff Pick: The Bear by Andrew Krivak

August 4, 2022

A gorgeous blend of fairy tale, magical realism, fantasy, and literary fiction. A young girl and her father live in the wilderness after the collapse of civilization. When the girl finds herself suddenly alone in the wild, she turns to the creatures of the forest to help her find her way back home. Krivak’s blend […]

Maine Speaks with Kate McBrien: Malaga Island

August 3, 2022

August 10 at 5:30 pm This 40 minute presentation and discussion explores the true history of the community who lived on Malaga Island, off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine, in the late 1800s.  The program examines the individuals who were part of this community and the state’s actions to evict them from their homes through […]

Teen Cooking Class

July 28, 2022

Tuesdays at 2 p.m. August 9-30 Join us for a fun, interactive four-week workshop with a Nutrition Expert. You will learn knife skills, kitchen safety, and other helpful cooking tips.  For grades 7-12. Registration required.

Staff Pick: Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran

This year’s Read ME selection bills itself as “a misfit’s memoir of great books, punk rock, and the fight to fit in.”  Can you get any better than that?   A coming of age story told through the lens of classic literature, Phuc Tran’s memoir tells the story of his family’s immigration from war torn […]

Read ME Author Talk: Phuc Tran

July 20, 2022

August 2 at  6 p.m. Join Phuc Tran, author of the Read ME selection Sigh, Gone, as he reads from his book, talks about his writing process, and answers your questions. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. This program is presented in person and live on Zoom.  Registration is required for […]

Cookie Decorating Workshop: Watercolor Icing

Thursday, July 28 at 3 p.m. Learn how to decorate coral reef and jellyfish cookies with watercolor icing! We will be using edible markers to give complete freedom and Kaite Thayer from Thayer Treats will be teaching techniques on how to make the water look more realistic using paint brushes. All supplies provided.  For grades […]

[History Room Live] Wish You Were Here! Postcards from Vacationland

July 20 at 5 p.m. Did you know that the History Room has an incredible collection of postcards? Join us as we look at some of our Vacationland postcards and their messages – from serious to silly! Participants will get to write and take home a reproduced History Room postcard. Registration required for the Zoom […]