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

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. All books may be borrowed in paper or on Kindle.

 

The Intergenerational Book Club (IGBC)

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. Extra copies of the books are purchased by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library from the Annual Appeal funds and copies are also available on the library's circulating e-readers.  All are welcome to join and rides can be arranged for Thomaston residents.

 

2018 IGBC Book List:

 

  • December 18 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and The Moth ed. by Catherine Burns

 

2019 IGBC Book List:

 

  • January 15 - Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  • February 19 - Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters
  • March 19 - Persepolis & Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
  • April 16 - Longbourn by Jo Baker
  • May 21 - Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
  • June 18 - Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
  • July 16 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • August 20 - Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
  • September 17 - Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  • October 15 - Educated by Tara Westover
  • November 19 - There There by Tommy Orange
  • December 17 - No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol

 

 

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

 

 

Let's Talk About It Club

Theme: "Becoming American: Struggles, Successes, and Symbols"

 

  • December 11 - Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

 

The program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council in conjunction with the Maine State Library. Meetings are open to all and will start at 11am. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club meets once each month at a group member's home to discuss books by a single author. The schedule for 2018 includes:

 

 

  • November: Dorothy Simpson - Inspector Thanet series
  • December: Attica Locke - Bluebird, Bluebird

 

 

For more information about meeting dates, times and locations, please contact Nancy Carter at nmcarter106@gmail.com