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October 2022

Knitting Circle

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 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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Climate Conversations: Locals Leading On Climate Change

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The first in a planned continuing series of “Bath Climate Conversations” community forums and events.  This forum focuses on Locals Leading on Climate Change – The Built Environment, and will discuss climate change and Bath’s public facilities, homes, roads, transportation, and people. The evening will begin with a half-hour public forum for Bath residents to hear from community leaders about Bath’s climate action planning efforts, followed by a community discussion that seeks to engage citizens and hear their thoughts about…

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Android Basics

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 20, 2022

Get started with your Android device, learn how to use essential applications like email, contacts, camera, and Chrome, and manage your settings. Presented in partnership with the National Digital Equity Center. Registration required. Sign up below or call 207-443-5141 x 1021.

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Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: Nashville (1975)

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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Kids Grab and Go Kit

October 7 @ 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 October 31, 2022

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 31, 2022

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

October 7 @ 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 October 31, 2022

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 31, 2022

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. 

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Storytime

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 28, 2022

Stories, rhymes, and songs for all ages.

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Writing Workshop

October 11 @ 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 December 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.  Open to any genres and adults and teens grades 7 and up.

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Homeschool Social

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Join area homeschoolers for casual conversation, play and support! Meets every second Thursday.

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CareerCenter Drop-In Hours

October 13 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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One event on September 15, 2022 at 2:45 pm

One event on October 13, 2022 at 2:45 pm

One event on October 27, 2022 at 2:45 pm

Southern Midcoast CareerCenter is available to assist with job searches, resume and interviewing, locating a registered apprenticeship, training and education assistance, federal bonding information, veteran’s services and job search assistance and more.  No appointment is needed.  For more information contact Jill at jillaine.mcgough@maine.gov or 207-721-8203.

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Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: The Long Day Closes (1992)

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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Dungeons and Dragons

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 30, 2022

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 30, 2022

Ever wanted to be an Elven Ranger or go on an adventure in the Forgotten Realms? Whether you saw it on Stranger Things or found weird, multi-sided dice in a box in your parents’ basement, join us as we embark on a quest of epic proportions! Use our supplies or bring your own. Snacks provided. Meets every 2nd and 4th Friday at 3 p.m. in the Teen Space. Open to grades 6-12 and registration is required.

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Teen Library Council

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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, except in October when we will meet on the 2nd Friday. Have questions or need more info? Email Hannah.

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An Evening with Lois Lowry

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join beloved author Lois Lowry as she reads from her books, talks about her work, and answers your questions.  Books can be pre-ordered through Mockingbird Bookshop or purchased at the event.  Presented by the Bath Book Bash and the Patten Free Library.

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Understanding the Internet

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The internet has become such a large part of our daily lives that having a basic understanding of its origins is essential. This course introduces the origins of the internet, how it works and what can you do on the internet. Presented in partnership with the National Digital Equity Association. Registration required.  Sign up below or call 207-443-5141 x 1021.

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Annual Meeting of Friends of Patten Free Library

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Interested in joining the Friends of Patten Free Library?  Attend our annual meeting and learn what it’s all about.   At this time we will elect officers.  The following is a proposed slated  and all offices are open for additional nominations. President, Marcia August Vice President, Vicki Tanko Treasurer, Liz McCurdy Secretary, Jim Atherton   Learn more about the Friends.  

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PFL Author Talks: Morgan Talty

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Morgan Talty, author of the acclaimed short story collection Night of the Living Rez, as he reads from his book, talks about his work, and answers your questions. Registration required for this Zoom only event.

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History of Housing in Bath: Looking Back, Thinking Forward

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Deb Keller, Executive Director of Bath Housing, and Mary Kate Kwasnik, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Patten Free Library, to look back at the history of housing projects in Bath and look towards the future together. This is the first in a series of community conversations about housing between Bath Housing and the community.  This program is presented in person and live on Zoom.  Registration required for Zoom only.

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Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: A Taste of Honey (1961)

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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Sugar Skull Macarons

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get in the spooky spirit and make some sugar skull and purple speckled macarons!  Thayer Treats will provide all instruction and supplies.  Grades 7-12.  Registration required.  With support from Long Reach Kitchen and Catering.

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Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: Witness (1985)

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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Adult Grab and Go Kit

October 28 @ 12:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Kits contain instructions and supplies for this week’s project. Available first come first served, while supplies last. Pick up at the curbside pickup table and the front desk.

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Tricks for Treats with Digby the Show Dog

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Watch Digby the Show Dog perform tricks like Puppy Push-Ups, Shake-it-Off and High Fives. He may even take a bow and wave to the crowd. Digby is part of a certified team from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and he has done volunteer work throughout the state of Maine. Learn how Digby and Moriah became involved in the program and how Digby learns such great tricks. You may even learn how to teach your dog some tricks like Digby’s! Ages…

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November 2022

Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: King of Hearts (1967)

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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Cooking Matters Grocery Store Workshop

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Grocery store tour for participants to receive great shopping tips, practice reading labels and compare pricing to learn how to buy healthy foods on a limited budget. Learn how to make the best choices for your family, spend less time grocery shopping, plan easy, delicious meals, and save money.  $10 Hannaford Gift Card for participants 18+ that stay for the one-hour tour.  RSVP appreciated but not required: allison.messier@mainehealth.org Presented in partnership with SNAP-Ed, Cooking Matters, and Good Shepherd Food Bank…

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Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: Midnight Cowboy (1969)

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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December 2022

Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: Leave No Trace (2018)

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: Arrival (2016)

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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Movie Discussion Group, Your Choice: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion about titles chosen by the group’s members. September 8: Chinatown (1974) September 15: Imitation of Life (1959) September 22: Rashomon (1950) September 29: Smoke (1995) October 6: Nashville (1975) October 13: The Long Day Closes (1992) October 20: A Taste of Honey (1961) October 27: Witness (1985) November 3: King of Hearts (1967) November 10: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) November 17: Midnight Cowboy (1969) December 1: Leave No Trace (2018)…

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