60 Main St.
Thomaston Maine 04861
Mondays and Fridays: 11-7
Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11-5
Library Closed on January 21
Thomaston Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 21 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen for our usual hours at 11 am on Tuesday, January 22.
Intergenerational Book Club
On Tuesday January 15th at 2:30 pm the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will meet to discuss: Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald.
Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen...
Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist—even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory.
All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel and to convince them that reading is one of the great joys of life. But she makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the open and change things for everyone in town. Reminiscent of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is a warm, witty book about friendship, stories, and love.
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 15th 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. February's book selection is Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters. Copies will be available at the library to borrow.
Cornerstones of Science Has Donated a Telescope to the Library!
The stars are coming to Thomaston Public Library! Cornestones of Science, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with public libraries providing programs and resources that help people understand how science and technology affects their daily lives and the world around them, has generously donated an Orion Star Blast 4.5" Reflector Telescope to Thomaston Public Library! The donation is in honor of Rudi Graf for his dedication to community science experiences and as a board member to Cornerstones for many years.
Here at the library, we firmly believe in the power of science education and utilized Cornerstones' Science Trunk activities this year to explore butterflies & bugs, forensic science, the human skeleton, mammal tracks, paint science, and much more during our 40 Days of Summer program with school-aged children. We are very excited to add astronomy to the list and share the wonder of the night sky with the community!
Cornerstones of Science will be training the librarians on how to use the telescope in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for new astronomy programs at the library and to find out how you can borrow the telescope to use at home!
"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!
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.
January 21 - Library Closed
January 15 - Intergenerational Book Club
January 18 - Communi-TEA
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