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Thomaston Maine 04861
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Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11-5
11 - 15
January 14: Let's Talk About It Book Club
The Let's Talk About It book group, facilitated by author and mentor Lee Heffner, will meet Tuesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. at Thomaston Public Library to continue the series entitled "So Near & So Far: An Exploration of Cuban Literature" with Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García.
From the publisher:
“Impressive . . . [Cristina García’s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ‘sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,’ as rhythmic as the music of Beny Moré.”—Time
Cristina García’s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption. Dreaming in Cuban is “a work that possesses both the intimacy of a Chekov story and the hallucinatory magic of a novel by Gabriel García Márquez” (The New York Times).
These discussions are always thought-provoking and lively, and we welcome anyone to join for one book or the whole series! Light refreshments are served.
Next month, the group will wrap up the discussion of Cuban literature with Havana Red by Leonardo Padura. Copies are available to borrow at the library. For more information, please contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or at email@example.com.
Friday Night Film on January 3 Cancelled
The Friday Night Films showing of Manhattan on January 3 has been cancelled due to illness. Erika apologizes and hopes to see everyone on January 10.
January 13: Family Movie & PIzza Night
Join us Monday, January 13 at 5:00 pm for our Family Movie & Pizza Night! Free and open to all, and pajamas are welcome. We're thrilled to show Abominable this month!
When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, she and her friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him "Everest" and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard, a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.
Abominable is rated PG for "some action and mild rude humor" by the MPAA. The runtime is 97 minutes.
All films for Family Movie & Pizza Night are shown with closed captioning. To RSVP or for more information, please visit our Facebook page, or contact us at (207) 354-2453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 6: Author Talk with John Bragg
Midcoast author John Bragg will be at Thomaston Public Library on January 6 at 5 pm to discuss his recently published book, Exit 8.
Exit 8 was just selected as winner of the 2019 BookLife Fiction Prize by Publishers Weekly! The judges praised it as a “poignant and beautifully written” and a “deeply impactful work.” In Bragg’s novel, construction of the nation’s massive Interstate Highway System is underway, heading north, tearing through the bucolic Connecticut River Valley. Unstoppable. In its path, sits the small Vermont hill farm that Roland Tuttle’s ancestors settled generations ago, where Roland has spent his entire life—caring for his animals, plowing with his team of horses, harvesting by hand, walking to town. Living in the past. Exit 8 tells the history of the Tuttle family and Roland's place in that history. It is a story of personal choice, nature’s dark beauty, and the often unremarked costs of progress, but most of all it is the story of Roland Tuttle, a man confronted with the loss of the only world he knows and loves.
The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. For more information, please contact Thomaston Public Library at (207) 354-2453.
Winter is Here!
Winter weather is here and we want to make sure you are informed when the library has to close unexpectedly. We will post closing alerts in the following places:
WCSH 6 (NBC) https://www.newscentermaine.com/closings
WMTW 8 (ABC) https://www.wmtw.com/weather/closings
WGME 13 (CBS) https://wgme.com/weather/closings
January 14 - Let's Talk About It Book Club
January 3 Friday Night Film Cancelled
January 13 - Family Movie & Pizza Night
January 6 - Author Talk with John Bragg
Winter Weather is Here!