60 Main St.

Thomaston Maine 04861

 

(207) 354-2453

 

 Thomaston Public Library

Hours

Mondays and Fridays: 11-7

Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11-5

Saturdays: 9-1

Sundays: Closed

Our book clubs

NEW! Silent Book Club

Intergenerational Book Club

Let's Talk About It Book Club

Mystery Book Club

 

While the library is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the book clubs are meeting virtually! For more information, contact your book club facilitator or email us at programs@thomaston.lib.me.us.

 

 

 

NEW! Silent Book Club

 

The Thomaston Public Library Silent Book Club is the new book club for introverts!

Join us for a half hour of low-key socializing and light snacks, followed by an hour of

reading in companionable silence. There is no required reading, so bring your own

book or ask the librarians or the fellow book club members for a recommendation to

borrow when you arrive. We usually meet at the library on the evening of the third

Monday of every month, but due to Presidents' Day our next meeting will be

Monday, February 24 at 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Learn more about Silent Book Clubs here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Intergenerational Book Club (IGBC)

 

The Intergenerational Book Club meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm, in the main reading room. A list of the current year's book selection is available at the circulation desk and online. Copies of the books will be available to borrow at the library.

 

 

History of IGBC:

 

In October 2010 a group of Thomaston Library staff and volunteers joined several Georges Valley High School teachers to create an intergenerational book club called Bookwomen Unite! The group met both at the Library and at the high school and received  financial support to purchase books that would encourage young women to join older women in discussions of both teen and adult titles. When the school populations in RSU 13 were redistributed in 2011, the group evolved into the Intergenerational Book Club. On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages from Thomaston and from surrounding communities, comes together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. Titles include Fiction, Biography and other non-fiction, Maine authors and subjects, adult and young adult levels.  All are welcome to join and rides can be arranged for Thomaston residents.

 

 

2020 IGBC Book List:

 

 

 

For more information call the Thomaston Public Library at 354-2453.

 

 

Let's Talk About It Club

 

Held on the second Tuesday of the month at 11 am in the main reading room.

 

Fall/Winter 2019 Theme: "So Near & So Far: An Exploration of Cuban Literature"

 

  • October 8 - Biography of a Runaway Slave by Miguel Barnet
  • November 12- In the Cold of the Malecon by Antonio Jose Ponte
  • December 10 - The Chase by Alejo Carpenter
  • January 14 - Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
  • February 11 - Havana Red by Leonardo Padura

 

Facilitated by author and mentor Lee Heffner, these meetings are open to all and are always lively and thought-provoking. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Mystery Book Club

 

Held on the first Thursday of the month at 11 am in the main reading room.

 

 

Led by Diane Giese, head librarian, and Lee Heffner, facilitator of the Let's Talk About It Book Club. All are welcome to join, and light refreshments will be served.