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January 2023

Android Intermediate

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Develop a deeper understanding of the Android system and its connection to Google, learn how to use common apps more effectively, and become comfortable with a wider range of settings.   Requirements for this class: An Android tablet or phone with Internet access and completion of Android Basics or have equivalent knowledge.   Presented in partnership with the National Digital Equity Center.  Register below or call 207-443-5141 x1021: 

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Winter Sharing Table

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 2, 2023

Generously provided by the Merrymeeting Gleaners, the sharing table is open to anyone, there is no income or residency requirement and it is 100% anonymous. The table is stocked with fresh produce as well as some prepared items, processed using any surplus gleaned food. Take what you need and leave the rest for your friends and neighbors.  Located November-May inside the children’s side entrance by the drinking fountain.

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Lego Club

January 31 @ 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2023

Lego club returns! Create, challenge, and share your Lego masterpieces with your friends. Ages 5-12.  With support from a Bath Matters Grant.

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Movie Discussion Group: The Third Man (1949)

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion. With support from Wilson’s Drug Store.   Back to Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet January 24: M (1931) January 31: The Third Man (1949) Black History Month Series February 7: Shaft (1971) February 14: Superfly (1972) February 21: Killer of Sheep (1978) February 28: Do the Right Thing (1989) March 7: Moonlight (2017) March 14: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A Tribute to Sidney Poitier March 21 : No Way Out…

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February 2023

World Read Aloud Day

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with tea, cookies, and pop-up read alouds all day long. Listen to your librarian’s favorite stories at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 4:15 p.m.  With support from Bath Savings.

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2023 Poetry Contest Opens

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are now accepting submissions for our 2023 poetry contest! Poems are limited to 1-12 lines, and should be on a hopeful or springtime theme. Entries will be accepted two categories; under 18 and 18 and up. Submissions limited to residents of Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, West Bath, and Woolwich, or students who attend an RSU1 school or school in our service area, such as Chop Point, Hyde, or Chewonki. The winner of each category will have their poem featured in…

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Kids Grab and Go Kit

February 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 March 31, 2023

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until March 31, 2023

Kits contain materials and instructions for each week’s craft.  Pick up from the bin by the Children’s Room entrance. Available for ages 3-10 while supplies last.

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Teen Grab and Go Kits

February 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 March 31, 2023

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until March 31, 2023

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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All Ages Storytime

February 3 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2023

Join Miss Mary and her guitar for stories, rhymes, and songs for all ages.

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Teen Library Council

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 31, 2023

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.  Have questions or need more info? Email Hannah.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day

February 4 @ 10:15 am - 1:15 pm

Take Your Child to the Library Day is an international initiative to help young patrons learn about Library resources and how to navigate the Library with ease! Have a snack and a hot chocolate while you check out our American Girl Dolls, board games, discount museum passes and more. Stop by to meet Miss Mary too if you haven’t already.

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Town History Series 2023 – Oak Grove Cemetery: A History, with Stories with Joe Minott

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Bath resident Joe Minott for a tour of Bath through the lens of Oak Grove Cemetery – without leaving your seat! Learn the stories about the people of Oak Grove who made Bath what it is today, from those who developed and shaped Oak Grove Cemetery in life, to those who made Oak Grove their home in death.   Presented on Zoom and in person.  Registration required for Zoom only. The Town History Series is a long-standing Patten Free…

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Babytime

February 6 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Monday, repeating until March 31, 2023

Storytime for babies ages 0-24 months and their caregivers. Join Miss Mary and her guitar for stories, songs, and rhymes. Due to the nature of Babytime and helping support our littlest patrons, Miss Mary asks that we try our hardest to keep the age range 0-24 months, but also understands if it’s not always possible.

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Knitting Circle

February 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 March 31, 2023

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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AARP Tax Aide

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 11, 2023

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 13, 2023

This year Tax-Aide will return to in-person, face-to-face tax preparation assistance in the Community Room on the second floor. No appointments are required or will be made.  Tax-Aide volunteers are looking forward to assisting you with your 2022 tax returns and answering questions you may have. Before your visit please fill out the Intake Questionnaire available at the front desk. For more information call Local Coordinator Mary Louise Blanchard at 207-386-1048. Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Thursdays 10…

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Movie Discussion Group: Shaft (1971)

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion. With support from Wilson’s Drug Store.   Back to Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet January 24: M (1931) January 31: The Third Man (1949) Black History Month Series February 7: Shaft (1971) February 14: Superfly (1972) February 21: Killer of Sheep (1978) February 28: Do the Right Thing (1989) March 7: Moonlight (2017) March 14: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A Tribute to Sidney Poitier March 21 : No Way Out…

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Camden Conference: The Race for the Final Frontier with John Doughty

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 marked the beginning of the space era and of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.   Today, a new arms race is brewing in orbit.  Access to space has become much more affordable as launch and equipment costs have declined sharply.  These factors are fueling a thriving space industry as dozens of countries and companies are exploring ways to utilize space.  Meanwhile, China is a pacing challenge to…

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Homeschool Social

February 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 March 31, 2023

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

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Town History Series 2023 – Tide Mills of Georgetown with Harry Hopcroft

February 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Georgetown Historical Society volunteer and Tide Mill Institute board member Harry Hopcroft for a general history of Georgetown and its tide mills and what recent research has uncovered. .  Presented on Zoom and in person.  Registration required for Zoom only. The Town History Series is a long-standing Patten Free Library tradition that brings together Patten Free Library’s member communities to learn about and celebrate each town’s local history.  The town of Arrowsic, Bath Historical Society, Georgetown Historical Society, West…

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PFL Board of Trustees Meeting

February 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until February 28, 2023

Monthly meeting of the PFL Board of Trustees.  Meets every 2nd Tuesday September-May.

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Writing Workshop

February 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 May 9, 2023

Generative writing workshop with local short fiction authors Shannon L. Bowring and Hannah Lackoff. Through a mix of writing prompts, (optional) sharing and group discussion, participants will leave with lots of new ideas. This workshop is held via Zoom and requires registration.  Open to any genres and adults and teens grades 7 and up.

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Movie Discussion Group: Superfly (1972)

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion.   Back to Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet January 24: M (1931) January 31: The Third Man (1949) Black History Month Series February 7: Shaft (1971) February 14: Superfly (1972) February 21: Killer of Sheep (1978) February 28: Do the Right Thing (1989) March 7: Moonlight (2017) March 14: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A Tribute to Sidney Poitier March 21 : No Way Out 1950

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PFL Author Talk: Cathie Pelletier

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Cathie Pelletier, author of Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952, as she reads from her book, talks about her work, and answers your questions. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Mockingbird Book Shop. This program is presented in person and live on Zoom.  Registration is required for the Zoom event only. Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952 by Cathie Pelletier is…

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Town History Series 2023 – “Good Health, Good Morals, and Training:” Summer Camps in Woolwich with Allison Hepler

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

Join Woolwich resident Allison Hepler on a deep dive into Woolwich summer camps. Learn about the history of camps like Boothbay Camp and Merrymeeting Camp. The Town History Series is a long-standing Patten Free Library tradition that brings together Patten Free Library’s member communities to learn about and celebrate each town’s local history.  The town of Arrowsic, Bath Historical Society, Georgetown Historical Society, West Bath Historical Society, and Woolwich Historical Society each select a speaker to present on an aspect…

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Maine 3-Railers Model Railroad Club

February 21 @ 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:15 am, repeating until February 22, 2023

The electric trains are back! Join the Maine 3-Railers in the Storytime Room as they return with their fabulous display of trains and “engineers” on hand to answer your questions.

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Friends of Patten Free Library Meeting

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 26, 2023

The Friends of the Patten Free Library provide significant financial support to the PFL – a total of nearly $500,000 over the past 18 years.  If you have not yet joined the Friends, membership applications are available at the library bookstore and on the Friends bulletin board in the library hallway. The public is always invited to attend Friends meetings and events. Meets every third Tuesday at 4 p.m. Learn more about the Friends.  

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Movie Discussion Group: Killer of Sheep (1978)

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion. With support from Wilson’s Drug Store.   Back to Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet January 24: M (1931) January 31: The Third Man (1949) Black History Month Series February 7: Shaft (1971) February 14: Superfly (1972) February 21: Killer of Sheep (1978) February 28: Do the Right Thing (1989) March 7: Moonlight (2017) March 14: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A Tribute to Sidney Poitier March 21 : No Way Out…

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Movie Matinee: Till

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spend your afternoon at a movie with PFL!  Snacks available by donation or bring your own.  New movie every 4th Wednesday.   Till (2022) Rated PG-13 The story of Emmett Louis Till and the legacy of his mother who pursued justice for her lynched son.

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Adult Grab and Go Kit

February 24 @ 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 March 31, 2023

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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Movie Discussion Group: Do the Right Thing (1989)

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion. With support from Wilson’s Drug Store.   Back to Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet January 24: M (1931) January 31: The Third Man (1949) Black History Month Series February 7: Shaft (1971) February 14: Superfly (1972) February 21: Killer of Sheep (1978) February 28: Do the Right Thing (1989) March 7: Moonlight (2017) March 14: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A Tribute to Sidney Poitier March 21 : No Way Out…

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March 2023

Movie Discussion Group: Moonlight (2017)

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion. With support from Wilson’s Drug Store.   Back to Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet January 24: M (1931) January 31: The Third Man (1949) Black History Month Series February 7: Shaft (1971) February 14: Superfly (1972) February 21: Killer of Sheep (1978) February 28: Do the Right Thing (1989) March 7: Moonlight (2017) March 14: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A Tribute to Sidney Poitier March 21 : No Way Out…

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Movie Discussion Group: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion. With support from Wilson’s Drug Store.   Back to Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet January 24: M (1931) January 31: The Third Man (1949) Black History Month Series February 7: Shaft (1971) February 14: Superfly (1972) February 21: Killer of Sheep (1978) February 28: Do the Right Thing (1989) March 7: Moonlight (2017) March 14: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A Tribute to Sidney Poitier March 21 : No Way Out…

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Movie Discussion Group: No Way Out (1950)

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watch the movie beforehand, then join a lively on-line discussion. With support from Wilson’s Drug Store.   Back to Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet January 24: M (1931) January 31: The Third Man (1949) Black History Month Series February 7: Shaft (1971) February 14: Superfly (1972) February 21: Killer of Sheep (1978) February 28: Do the Right Thing (1989) March 7: Moonlight (2017) March 14: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A Tribute to Sidney Poitier March 21 : No Way Out…

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Movie Matinee

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 24, 2023

Spend your afternoon at a movie with PFL!  Snacks available by donation or bring your own.  New movie every 4th Wednesday.

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