60 Main St.
Thomaston Maine 04861
Mondays and Fridays: 11-7
Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11-5
Join us for afternoon tea on February 15 from 3 to 4:30 PM! Delicious treats and hot tea will be served, and all are welcome in the community living room at Thomaston Public Library.
We would also like to encourage folks to support their neighbors by bringing to Communi-TEA a non-perishable food, pet care, or personal care item to donate to the food pantry!
February 19 - 22: School Vacation Programs!
We've got fun stuff in store for the week of school vacation! Programs will start each day at 1 pm, and delicious snacks will be offered.
Tuesday, February 19, 1 pm: Slime!
Wednesday, February 20, 1 pm: Art!
Thursday, February 21, 1 pm: Movie - Inside Out!
Friday, February 22, 1 pm: Lego Competition!
Please note these activities are open to kids of all ages, but children under the age of 7 should have a parent or guardian present with them during the program. Most of the activities will take about 1 hour, except for the movie, which will be about 2 hours.
If your child would like to attend any or all of the days, please click here for the registration form so we can be sure to have enough supplies and snacks for everyone. All of the programs are free of charge!
February 22: Gizmo Garden RoboPots with Christina Dorman!
Kids in 5th grade and up are invited to join Maine State Library STEM Liaison Christina Dorman and create their very own RoboPot on Friday, February 22 from 12:30 to 4 pm!
Participants will design and make their own plant pot, and then rig the electronics to make it automatically self-watering.
There is no charge for the program, and lunch and snacks will be served. Pre-registration is required and space is limited on a first come/first registered basis and per Gizmo Garden's requirements. Click here to register now!
Gizmo Garden is a privately funded LLC based out of Nobleboro that is committed to closing the STEM gender gap by supporting gender-balanced, hands-on computer science, electronics, and robotics projects for 5th-12th graders in Maine. Thanks to the Maine State Library, Gizmo Garden programs can travel throughout the state and are free!
Let's Talk About It Book Club
On Tuesday February 19th at 2:30 pm the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will meet to discuss: Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters.
Once again, we will be reading a book about books and working in a bookshop.
Roberta treasures books so much that she pines away in her beloved job at Old and New Bookshop, watching Philip, her boss and the man she can’t yet admit to herself that she loves, take the beautiful Jenna as his lover. But secrets begin to spill out of the books—secrets that will change her understanding of the past and hopes for the future. One fateful day, Roberta’s father, John, brings in an old suitcase labeled “Mrs. D. Sinclair,” filled with her grandmother Dorothea Pietrykowski’s old books. Between the pages, Roberta discovers a letter dated Feb. 8, 1941, signed by her grandfather Jan Pietrykowski, warning Dorothea that what she is about to do will dishonor her, imperil her very soul, and wrong some unnamed mother and child. If only Roberta could ask her grandmother or her father about the letter, but at 109, Dorothea has entered hospice care, and John’s health is failing, as well. Meanwhile, Jenna confesses to a bewildered Roberta that she's pregnant with a child fathered by her ex-boyfriend. Walters’ debut novel nimbly weaves together Roberta’s and Dorothea’s stories—the reader almost expects to pull a shadowy missive from its spine. Roberta’s life is a mess; she stifles her feelings for Philip, twisting her desires into a sad affair with a married man. But Dorothea’s story is the stuff of films: disowned, disappointed in marriage, crushed by multiple miscarriages—Dorothea rises above it all to manage her own farmhouse, to take into her home two young women, part of the Women’s Land Army, and to find new love with Jan, the dashing Polish Squadron Leader.
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 February 19th 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.
In March, we will be discussing Persepolis and Persepolis 2, a pair of graphic memoirs from Marjane Satrapi about her coming of age against the backdrop of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. 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.
February 15 -
February 19 - 22 - School Vacation Programming!
February 22 - Gizmo Garden RoboPots with Christina Dorman!
February 19 - Intergenerational Book Club
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