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May 2022

Knitting Circle

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 23, 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. With support from Just Framing and Maine Hosting Solutions.

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Babysitter Training Course

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 7, 2022

This course will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to give care safely and responsibly for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills and be the best babysitter in their neighborhood. They will learn how to generate a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Open to ages 11 to 15. This is an eight-hour course split up…

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Bath Matters Kids Club: Lego Club

May 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Create, challenge and share favorite building activities.  Every Tuesday for ages 5-12.

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Internet Safety

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until May 26, 2022

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This two day class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe. This program takes place in the Community Room and attendees must be present at both sessions. Presented in partnership with the National Digital Equity Center. Sign up below or call 207-443-5141 x 1021.

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Bath Matters Kids Club: Pokémon!

May 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Trade Pokémon cards and play the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG).  Battle decks will be available to loan during the sessions for those who are interested in playing Pokémon TCG.  Every Wednesday for ages 8-12.

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Charlie’s Red Trolley

May 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A special storytime at Patten Free Library with Ms. Katy featuring the new book Charlie’s Red Trolley by Barbara Joy Hare. Enjoy a trolley ride after storytime to Mockingbird Bookshop and have the book signed with the author! The trolley will return to the library after the book signings. Ages 4-12.

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Movie Discussion Group, Documentaries: Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Final series before we break for the summer!  Watch the movie beforehand than join a lively on-line discussion. April 28: Nanook of the North (1922) (Kanopy) May 5: Hearts and Minds (1975) May 12: Grey Gardens (1976) May 19: Gates of Heaven (1978) May 26: Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989) (Kanopy) June 2: Man on Wire (2008) (Kanopy) June 9: Searching for Sugar Man (2012) June 16: Summer of Soul (2021)

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Adult Grab and Go Kit

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 30, 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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Storytime with Ms. Katy

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 24, 2022

Join Ms. Katy and friends for all ages storytime outdoors in the Library Park Gazebo.

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Bath Matters Kids Club: American Girl Doll Club

May 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Activities, books and doll talk!  You do not have to have an American Girl Doll to participate- you can just love dolls and even stuffed animals. Patten Free Library has an American Girl Doll collection with individual dolls that can be checked out and borrowed for one week. Fridays for ages 6 – 12.

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PAWS for Reading

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2022

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 28, 2022

Children ages 5-12 can sign up to read for 15 minutes with Finnegan the therapy dog. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday. Call x1016 or visit the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Chewonki Traveling Natural History Museum: Owls of Maine

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 creatures of the night into the light! All ages.

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June 2022

iPhone Basics

June 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until June 3, 2022

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 secure your data as well as allow your data to be used across multiple Apple devices. The App Store will be covered as a way to find additional applications that may meet…

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Movie Discussion Group, Documentaries: Man on Wire (2008)

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Final series before we break for the summer!  Watch the movie beforehand than join a lively on-line discussion. April 28: Nanook of the North (1922) (Kanopy) May 5: Hearts and Minds (1975) May 12: Grey Gardens (1976) May 19: Gates of Heaven (1978) May 26: Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989) (Kanopy) June 2: Man on Wire (2008) (Kanopy) June 9: Searching for Sugar Man (2012) June 16: Summer of Soul (2021)

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Teen Grab and Go Kits

June 3 @ 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 June 30, 2022

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 27, 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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Kids Grab and Go Kit

June 3 @ 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 indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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 Library Council

June 3 @ 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 August 5, 2022

The Teen Library Council is back! 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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Knitting Circle

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 27, 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. With support from William Racine, CPA and Maine Antiques Dealers Association.

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Homeschool Social

June 9 @ 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 June 29, 2022

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

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Applying for the Affordable Connectivity Program

June 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Affordable Connectivity Program extends and amends the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a FCC program that was put in place to help connect low income families and others affected by the COVID pandemic to broadband. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is being replaced by the Affordable Connectivity Program effective 12/31/21. In this class we will look at applying for the benefit and what you can expect. Presented in partnership with the National Digital Equity Center. Sign up below or call 207-443-5141 x…

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Movie Discussion Group, Documentaries: Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Final series before we break for the summer!  Watch the movie beforehand than join a lively on-line discussion. April 28: Nanook of the North (1922) (Kanopy) May 5: Hearts and Minds (1975) May 12: Grey Gardens (1976) May 19: Gates of Heaven (1978) May 26: Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989) (Kanopy) June 2: Man on Wire (2008) (Kanopy) June 9: Searching for Sugar Man (2012) June 16: Summer of Soul (2021)

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Writing Workshop

June 14 @ 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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Movie Discussion Group, Documentaries: Summer of Soul (2021)

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Final series before we break for the summer!  Watch the movie beforehand than join a lively on-line discussion. April 28: Nanook of the North (1922) (Kanopy) May 5: Hearts and Minds (1975) May 12: Grey Gardens (1976) May 19: Gates of Heaven (1978) May 26: Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989) (Kanopy) June 2: Man on Wire (2008) (Kanopy) June 9: Searching for Sugar Man (2012) June 16: Summer of Soul (2021)

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Chewonki Traveling Natural History Program: Fins and Flippers

June 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Participants will examine the four major groups of marine mammals, their special adaptations for keeping warm, finding food, breathing air in the marine environment, and the threats marine mammals face. Participants will work together to reconstruct a Pilot Whale skeleton.

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Tricks for Treats with Digby the Show Dog

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Back by popular demand! 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…

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Learn to Play the Ukulele

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn to play the Ukulele with local musician, Ted DeMille! Space is limited to 8 children ages 7-12. Please contact the Children’s Room at 207-443-5141 x 1016 or email kdodge@patten.lib.me.us to register for this free event.

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The Art of Paper Cutting with Dylan Metrano

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bath artist Dylan Metrano will present the history of the art of papercutting, a wildly diverse art form with roots all over the world, a rich history, and varied contemporary styles. Dylan will show his process of carefully cutting and layering colored paper, show examples of his work, and lead the group in a papercutting exercise.  All supplies provided.  Open to adults and teens grades 7-12.  Find Dylan’s work at www.dylanmetrano.com.

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[History Room Live] The LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Movement in Maine: The Importance of Primary Sources for Preserving our History

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From the 1970s-2010s the LGBTQ+ community fought for their civil rights. T-shirts, buttons, posters, photographs, documents, and many other artifacts document how the community built itself, learned to organize, and promoted legislation that would end discrimination in education, housing, and employment. Susie Bock, Director of the Sampson Center at the University of Southern Maine, will tell that story through USM’s LGBTQ+ Collection, the largest, most comprehensive library of primary materials regarding the queer communities in Maine. This presentation will take…

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Tuesday 10 AM 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM 7 PM
Thursday 10 AM 5 PM
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