60 Main St.
Thomaston Maine 04861
Mondays and Fridays: 11-7
Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11-5
Winter is here, and that means nasty weather!
Our Facebook page will have information on whether we are open or closed:
Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The library will be closed Monday, January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen as usual at 11 am on Tuesday, January 16. See you then!
Intergenerational Book Club - Daring to Drive, by Manal al-Sharif
Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting her brother’s boy band cassettes in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties she was a computer security engineer, one of few women working in a desert compound that resembled suburban America. That’s when the Saudi kingdom’s contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her teenage brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down city streets behind the wheel.
Daring to Drive is the fiercely intimate memoir of an accidental activist, a powerfully vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men—and won. Writing on the cusp of history, Manal offers a rare glimpse into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia today. Her memoir is a remarkable celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny, the extraordinary power of education and female solidarity, and the difficulties, absurdities, and joys of making your voice heard.
On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the selected book. All are welcome at the Thomaston Library on January 16th at 2:30 p.m. If you live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride, please call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion date.
Communi-TEA - Celebrate Our Neighbors
Now that the pressure and rush of the holiday season is over, let’s get back to rejoicing in our community and reconnecting with our neighbors. The event starts at 3:00pm and runs until 4:30 with delicious sweet and savory treats and hot tea, which is always welcome on these cold winter days!
Nonperishable food donations gratefully accepted. According to the USDA, Maine is ranked #1 in food insecurity in New England and 16% of our friends and neighbors are experiencing hunger on a regular basis. Food pantries and food donations are necessary and a great way to show that we care about those around us. Let's honor the Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Drive!
Help Us Decide!
We're torn between showing Zootopia and Sing for our next Family Pizza & Movie Night... Hop on over to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite!
We'll look forward to seeing everyone in February for delicious pizza and a fun movie for the whole family!
Winter Weather is Here!
Knox County has put together a "Family Emergency Preparedness Guide" for Thomaston that will help you in case of inclement weather, power outages, or even the need to find and go to a shelter!
We have brochures here at the library for pick-up, or you can visit them at this link to read/print your own versions at home!
Stay Safe this Winter!
January 15 - Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
January 16 - Intergenerational Book Club
January 19 - Communi-TEA!
February 12 - Family Pizza & Movie Night!
Emergency Prep Guide Link!
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