60 Main St.
Thomaston Maine 04861
Mondays and Fridays: 11-7
Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11-5
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PLEASE NOTE - All Thomaston Public Library programs are cancelled until further notice in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, many of the book clubs are meeting virtually! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
March 5: Mystery Book Club
The Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 5 at 11 am. This discussion was originally planned for February’s meeting but was postponed to March due to inclement weather. In response to the prevalence of male detectives in mysteries, the book club decided to switch its focus to the opposite. Book club members are welcome to read the book of their choosing, provided it is a mystery with a female protagonist, and can see the librarians for additional resources and help in choosing a title.
The Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 11 am. April’s selection will be decided at March’s meeting. For more information, please contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or at email@example.com.
March 9: Family Movie & Pizza Night
Join us Monday, March 9 at 5:00 pm for for Family Movie & Pizza Night! Free and open to all, and pajamas are welcome for Mr. Peabody & Sherman!
Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine - the WABAC - to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is rated PG for "some mild action and brief rude humor" by the MPAA. The runtime is 92 minutes.
All films for Family Movie & Pizza Night are shown with closed captioning.
March 10: Let's Talk About It Book Club
The Let's Talk About It book group, facilitated by author and mentor Lee Heffner, will meet Tuesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Thomaston Public Library. The group will be starting the series “The Journey Inward: Women’s Autobiography” from the Maine Humanities Council in April, but for March they will be discussing biography as a genre with each member reading a biography or autobiography of their choice.
These discussions are always thought-provoking and lively, and anyone is welcome to join! Light refreshments are served.
In April, the series will officially begin with Eudora Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings. Copies will be available to borrow at the library. For more information, please contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 12: Anime Club for Tweens and Teens
Join us on March 12 (Early Release Day for TGS & OMS) for our second Anime Club for Tweens & Teens from 12:30 to 2 pm!
We'll watch the first two episodes of My Hero Academia (perhaps more if we have time), with many thanks to Crunchyroll's Library Outreach program for ad-free streaming access, and eat pizza!
For more information, contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or email@example.com.
March 17: Intergenerational Book Club
On Tuesday, March 17 at 2:30 PM, the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman by Joan Anderson.
From the publisher:
"An entrancing memoir of how one woman's journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life.
"Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future. As her husband received a wonderful job opportunity out-of-state, it seemed that the best part of her own life was finished. Shocking both of them, she refused to follow him to his new job and decided to retreat to a family cottage on Cape Cod. At first casting about for direction, Joan soon began to take pleasure in her surroundings and call on resources she didn't realize she had. Over the course of a year, she gradually discovered that her life as an "unfinished woman" was full of possibilities. Out of that magical, difficult, transformative year came A Year by the Sea, a record of her experiences and a treasury of wisdom for readers.”
If you would prefer to participate in the book club discussion virtually, please email Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 Public Library on March 17 at 2:30 PM. If you live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride, please call the library at (207) 354-2453 a week before the discussion date.
For April, the group will be reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Copies will be available to borrow at the library and through interlibrary loan. For more information, please contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or at email@example.com
March 20: Communi-TEA CANCELLED
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the library has decided to cancel our monthly Communi-TEA for March.
Many of our other programs can continue with some precautions and preparations that will still allow for proper social distancing. We will re-evaluate as needed if advisories from the Maine CDC and other authorities change.
Questions? Call us at (207) 354-2453, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on social media. We're here to help.
March 23: Thomaston Public Library Online Chat
Our in-person Silent Book Club may be cancelled for now, but join us for an online chat about what we've been reading and watching lately on Zoom!
https://zoom.us/j/340532663 or meeting ID 340-532-663
Monday, March 23 at 6:00 PM
"Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading!" - Rainer Maria Rilke
Need an excuse to set aside some time to read? Or perhaps you haven't joined a traditional book club because it feels too much like the assigned reading in high school? Check out Thomaston Public Library's Silent Book Club!
Join us for a few minutes of low-key (and completely optional! Introverts welcome!) socializing to share what we have read lately or are currently reading and some light snacks, followed by 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 meet at the library on the fourth Monday of every month from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Learn more about Silent Book Clubs here!
April 2: Mystery Book Club
The Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 2 at 11 am to discuss the work of Anne Perry. She has two primary series as well as a large catalogue of other titles, and book club members are welcome to pick any of the books to read.
The Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 11 am. May's selection will be decided at November's meeting. For more information, please contact the library at (207) 354-2453 or email@example.com.
Friday Night Films, Fridays, 6:30 PM
Senior Exercise Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Led by Sandy Bodamer, Senior Activities and RHY Wellness Director from the YMCA.
Sandy began her career at the Pen Bay YMCA when she moved to Maine from Pittsburg. Her love of fitness and working with others has kept her at the Y for 20 years. She loves working with the Active Older Adult population, helping to improve the quality of health and wellness through her classes and outreach in the community.
Everyone is welcome. There is no charge but donations are gratefully accepted. The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library will be underwriting the program for the most part. You can come when you wish and do not need to commit to any term.
Exercises will focus on standing and chair routines and we may use light weights, balls and possibly stretchy bands. The room is air-conditioned in summer and heated in winter and bright even on dreary days thanks to lots of wonderful windows! Please join us!