Friday, July 7th: Trivia Night #1
7pm in the library garden
Bring a jacket and your wits for an evening of brain-battling mayhem! All ages. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Register as a team!
Friday, August 4th: Trivia Night #2
7pm in the library garden
Put on those thinking caps once again for our 2nd installment of Trivia Night in the garden! Now’s your chance for redemption! But remember, revenge is best served cold, so you may want to bring a sweatshirt and a blanket. All ages, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Register as a team!
Need help with technology issues? MML librarians are here to save the day!
Contact the circulation desk to schedule a 15 minute appointment between 2 and 3:30 PM to learn how to live with all this ever changing technology just a little bit better.
Due to the close nature of tech help, mask are still required.
Please note: Techspresso will be cancelled Tuesday May 2nd due to elevator repair work.
Nature Journaling Group
Need time to get out of your own head and into the amazing world around us? Do you enjoy journaling, sketching and/or painting and are curious about the science of climate, bird flight patterns and the names of the cloud formations? Nature journaling may be just the thing!
Join our Natural Journaling Group at the library! No experience is needed. We meet to look at a variety of journal layouts, discuss making nature journaling a consistent practice, and share a wide variety of resources available. Sometimes we try out a variety of different papers, pens and stickers. Field trips to sketch are arranged outside of our monthly meetings.
A suggested basic supply list will be sent to all registrants, as well as access to a variety of materials shared by our members. No drawing experience is needed, and none will be taught, but we can share resources to learn if you are interested. Join us on the following Saturday mornings to discuss and share nature journaling experiences:
March 4, 2023
April 1, 2023
April 29, 2023
May 6, 2023
June 24, 2023.
Our meetings start at 8:30 am and end by 10:00 am. Please feel free to come later or leave earlier. Since we meet outside of library hours, registration is required.
To Be Rescheduled: Poetry Reading
Due to the elevator achieving out-of-service status, this event will be rescheduled. Stay tuned to our website for more details or call us at (207) 846-4763.
Author Wesley McNair will be joining us at the library on Thursday, April 20th at 7 pm for an evening of readings from his latest work: Late Wonders: New and Selected Poems.
“Wesley McNair has won grants from the Fulbright and Guggenheim foundations, two Rockefeller Fellowships, two NEA grants in creative writing, and an Emmy Award. He has twice been invited to read his poetry by the Library of Congress and served five times on the Pulitzer jury for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. He was recently selected for a United States Artists Fellowship as one of America’s “finest living artists.” His collection The Lost Child: Ozark Poems, won the 2015 PEN New England Award for Literary Excellence in Poetry. McNair’s most recent book of poems is Dwellers in the House of the Lord.” – Godine.com
This month we will be using 8.5 x 4 inch rectangles to use as a daily journal. Supplies and directions will be available in the Library starting May 26th. The goal is to journal daily and create a simple journal.
Feel free to add sketches, painting, or mixed media on the squares to supplement your journaling. There are enough pages to have a cover and back to your journal, or feel free to add your own. Prompts for the month of June will be available on the Library’s Facebook page and via email to those who sign up.
Sign-up for daily journaling prompts. Please contact Andi Jackson-Darling at 846-4763 or email@example.com to receive supplies and directions or for additional information about this program.
Merrill Film Society
UDPATE: due to our elevator being out-of-service, Merrill Film Society will be back on Zoom while we await elevator repair.
The Merrill Film Society meets at the library, on Zoom, and occasionally other locations, to watch and discuss great films and the industry. Any and all are free to join in!
Please watch the films prior to our Zoom meeting. Both of this month’s movies are available to stream via Kanopy. DVDs are also available. Thanks to our elevator’s maintenance issues, the theme for the Merrill Film Society this month is “Movies That May Be More Fun Than Walking Up Multiple Flights of Stairs”.
May 10 @ 7 pm, discussion to be held via Zoom: Election
We begin with the 1999 black comedy Election directed by Alexander Payne, based on the novel of the same name written by Tom Perrotta. The film focuses on a scandalous high school election and stars Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon as a teacher and student, respectively. The script earned an Oscar nomination and Witherspoon’s performance earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Golden Globes.
May 24 @ 7 pm, via Zoom: Logan Lucky
Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky marked a triumphant un-retirement for the director when it was released in 2017. Audience members who were used to seeing Soderbergh heist movies with star-studded ensemble casts (e.g. the Oceans movies) were not disappointed by this outing. The film stars, in no particular order, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Channing Tatum, and more!
To receive the link to the Zoom talk please request one from Mike via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Readers’ Circle for our Spring 2023 book club selections loosely theme “Books with a Curse:”
…a literal curse…
March 23 @ 7 PM & March 29 @ 1:30 PM
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
…the curse of memory loss…
April 27 @ 7 PM &
May 3 @ 1:30 PM*
*Wednesday session cancelled due to elevator repair work.
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
…the curse of slavery…
May 25 @ 7 PM & May 31 @ 1:30 PM
Beloved by Toni Morrison
…the curse of family…
June 22 @ 7 PM & June 28 @ 1:30 PM
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
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- Non-fiction (including special sections on Gardening, Interior Design, Home, Cooking, Travel, and recently purchased titles)
- Fiction (including new best-sellers)
- Audio Books on CD (fiction and non-fiction)
- Movies and Television on DVD
- Large-Print Books
- Periodicals (over 70 titles ranging from news commentary to popular interest)
- Newspapers (Portland Press Herald, Boston Globe, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post)
What will you read next?
If you’ve discovered a book that you like and are looking for something similar, try the following web sites for ideas:
- whatshouldireadnext.com This site lists other titles by the same author as well as books that you may like within the same genre.
- gnooks.com This site offers an interesting “Map of Literature” as well as suggestions of similar authors.
- GoodReads This site offers users a bookshelf to organize books they are currently reading as well as books to be read.
- NextReads This site offers users the chance to sign up for a weekly newsletter of reading suggestions.