60 Main St.
Thomaston Maine 04861
Mondays and Fridays: 11-7
Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11-5
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December 5: Mystery Book Club
The Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club will meet on Thursday, December 5 at 11 am to discuss British-Asian crime writers Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee. Vaseem Khan is the author of the Baby Ganesh Agency series which begins with The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, and Abir Mukherjee writes the Wyndham & Banarjee series, starting with A Rising Man. Both series are set in India, though Khan writes of modern Mumbai and Mukherjee’s books are set in 1920s Calcutta. Book club members are welcome to read any book by either author.
From the publisher regarding Mukherjee’s A Rising Man:
“India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta’s police force. He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note in his mouth warns the British to leave India – or else.
“With the stability of Empire under threat, Wyndham and Sergeant ‘Surrender-not’ Banerjee must solve the case quickly. But there are some who will do anything to stop them…”
From the publisher of The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra:
“Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant combine in a charming, joyful mystery for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Rachel Joyce.
“On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra discovers that he has inherited an elephant: an unlikely gift that could not be more inconvenient. For Chopra has one last case to solve...
“But as his murder investigation leads him across Mumbai - from its richest mansions to its murky underworld - he quickly discovers that a baby elephant may be exactly what an honest man needs.
“So begins the start of a quite unexpected partnership, and an utterly delightful new series.”
The Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 11 am. January's selection will be decided at December's meeting. For more information, please contact the library at (207) 354-2453.
November 28: Library Closed for Thanksgiving
Thomaston Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen for our usual hours on Friday, November 29 at 11 am.
December 10: 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, December 10, at 11 a.m. at Thomaston Public Library to continue the series entitled "So Near & So Far: An Exploration of Cuban Literature" with The Chase by Alejo Carpentier.
From the publisher:
"'In a nameless, Havana-like city, an anonymous man flees a team of shadowy, relentless political assassins, and ultimately takes refuge in a symphony auditorium during a performance of Beethoven’s Eroica. . . . This nightmarish novel does not so much tell a story as map the secret political infrastructure of cities, governments, churches, music, and bodies.' --The Independent
"'Carpentier was one of the early giants of modern Latin American literature, a man whose writing helped shape and define the period of ‘magic realism.’ . . . [The Chase is] a masterpiece.' -- New York Times Book Review
"'A taut tale of political violence and psychological suspense.' -- San Francisco Chronicle
"'One of the few perfect novellas in Spanish.' -- G. Cabrera Infante
"Perhaps Cuba’s most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier (1904–1980) was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and literature. Best known for his novels, Carpentier also collaborated with such luminaries as Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Georges Bataille, and Antonin Artaud. Born in Havana, he lived for many years in France and Venezuela but returned to Cuba after the 1959 revolution."
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.
On January 14, the group will continue the discussion of Cuban literature with Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia. Copies are available to borrow at the library. For more information, please contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or at email@example.com.
December 9: Family Movie & Pizza Night
Join us at Thomaston Public Library on Monday, December 9 at 5:00 pm for our Family Movie & Pizza Night! Free and open to all, and pajamas are welcome. For December, we're excited to show you Home!
When Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons), a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip (voiced by Rihanna) who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.
Home is rated PG for "mild action and some rude humor" by the MPAA. The runtime is 94 minutes.
All films for Family Movie & Pizza Night are shown with closed captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Winter is Coming!
Winter weather is coming 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
December 5 - Mystery Book Club
November 28 - Library Closed
December 10 - Let's Talk About It Book Club
December 9 - Family Movie & Pizza Night
Winter Weather is Coming!