On Saturday, December 14 from 10:30-11:30AM, bring your uke (or use one of the ukes on loan from the wonderful 317 Main) and come jam with us to some winter/holiday tunes. Cocoa and cookies will be provided.
Thursday, December 12, 7:00pm
Join us for a discussion of The Circle by Dave Eggers.
This is a community event for the 2020 Camden Conference.
The theme of the 2020 Camden Conference is THE MEDIA REVOLUTION: CHANGING THE WORLD.
Since 1987, the annual Camden Conference has provided a venue to foster informed discourse on
world issues, and until the weekend of the conference (Feb. 21-23, 2020), there will be local
community events around the state, including at Merrill Memorial Library. The first of our community
events will be a discussion of Dave Eggers’ The Circle, a dystopian novel about an Internet company.
Future local events include
January 23, 2020 — Discussion of Reporter: A Memoir by Seymour Hersh
February 12, 2020 — Screening of the 2019 documentary Mike Wallace is Here
Go to www.camdenconference.org for more information about the conference or to www.yarmouthlibrary.org for information about our local events.
Monthly Monday Matinee
The Monthly Monday Matinee on December 30 will be Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture. It starts at 1pm in Lewis Hall on the third floor of the library.
Free and open to the public.
Merrill Film Society
Merrill Film Society is an informal gathering of community members to view great works of cinema with one another. Everyone is invited. The films are free and popcorn is served! Showtime is 7 pm.
There is more family drama than holiday cheer in Arnaud Desplechin’s Christmas Tale, and
that’s not a criticism. The family reunites around the illness of the matriarch (Catherine
Deneuve) rather than the holiday, and it brings together three grown children (including two
played by Mathieu Amalric and Anne Cosigny, who might be familiar to fans of recent French
cinema) whose tense relationships with each other and their parents play out in ways that
are sometimes comical, sometimes serious. It’s kind of a Royal Tenenbaums for adults (and
that’s not a criticism of The Royal Tenenbaums).
- 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.