60 Main St.
Thomaston Maine 04861
Mondays and Fridays: 11-7
Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11-5
Family Movie & Pizza Night
Join us at Thomaston Public Library on Monday, April 9 at 5:00 pm for our Family Movie & Pizza Night! Free and open to all, and pajamas are welcome. Spring is finally on its way, so what better time for gardens, rabbits, and specifically the delightful Peter Rabbit?
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own cute, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover named Bea who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden, with playful spirit and wild charm, voices the character of Peter, alongside Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley voicing the roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail.
Peter Rabbit is rated PG for "some rude humor and action" by the MPAA. All films for Family Movie & Pizza Night are shown with closed captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing.
For more information or to RSVP, contact the library at (207) 354-2453.
Let's Talk About It Book Club
Facilitated by author and mentor Lee Heffner, the Let's Talk About It book group will meet on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 am to continue "The Civil War: Fiction" series with the Pulitzer Prize winner March by Geraldine Brooks.
From the publisher:
"From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story “filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man” (Sue Monk Kidd). With “pitch-perfect writing” (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time."
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. The next book in the series, to be discussed on May 14, will be The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. Copies will be available to borrow at the library. For more information, please contact the library at (207) 354-2453.
April 15: Library Closed for Patriot's Day
The library will be closed on Monday, April 15 in observance of Patriot's Day. We will reopen for our usual hours on Tuesday, April 16.
Mystery Book Club
The Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 4 at 11 am to discuss the classic from the queen of the Golden Age of mystery: Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie.
"The Argyle family is far from pleased to discover one of its number has been posthumously pardoned for murder – if Jacko Argyle didn’t kill his mother, who did? Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family. A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Throughout the trial Jack had maintained his innocence, claiming he was hitchhiking on the night of the murder and he had been picked up by a middle-aged man in a dark car. Unable to locate this mystery man the police viewed Jack’s as a lie. Calgary was the stranger in question, but he arrives too late for Jack – who succumbs to pneumonia after serving just six months of his sentence. Feeling a sense of duty to the Argyles, Calgary is surprised when his revelation has a disturbing effect on the family – it means one of the family is a murderer."
The next book on the club's agenda for discussion on May 2 will be In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson. Copies will be available to borrow at the library.
Winter Weather is Here!
Our closing alerts will always be on Facebook, WCSH-6, and WGME-13. Please note that if the library is closed, the librarians do not have access to the library's email or telephone from home and may not receive messages until we reopen.
April 8 - Family Movie & Pizza Night
April 9 - Let's Talk About It Book Club
April 15 - Library Closed for Patriot's Day
April 4 - Mystery Book Club
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