Start working on your costumes now because there is a parade coming! On Friday, October 27th at 11 am, just immediately following Storytime, there will be a costume parade in the library. There will be prizes and bragging rights if getting to wear costume in public wasn’t enough to get you to join in the fun!
Enter into our Native Tree Scavenger Hunt throughout the entire month of October.
Get a handout at the circulation desk with examples of trees to look for and attach 4 different leaves (and yes! Needles are leaves, too!) from the trees you find, then return your sheet for a prize.
Examples of trees to look for:
Pine – Needles are long and come in clusters.
Fir – Needles are blunt and flat. Look for resin blisters on the trunk.
Spruce – Needles have fours sides and pointed tips.
Cedar – Needles look like scales. Look for peeling bark.
Maple – Broad leaves have five lobes.
Birch – Leaves are pointed like a triangle with a curved bottom. Look for the distinctive white bark.
Oak – Leaves have deep lobes. Look for acorns.
Aspen (poplar) – Leaves are rounded and heart-shaped with teeth around the edges.
Beech – Leaves are long, have coarse teeth, and straight margins.
All month long, compose a haiku and enter it into our Spooky Haiku Contest by delivering it in-person at the front desk. The best submission will be published to our social media account. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, October 28th.
Are you an aspiring writer seeking community and support as you work on your projects whether they are short stories, creative nonfiction, or even a novel?
Do you wish you could gather once a month with fellow writers seeking feedback and moral support?
Consider joining MML’s new Writing Group facilitated by Courtney Kleftis, Adult Services Librarian. Please contact Courtney if you’re interested OR have questions: email@example.com. The group will be capped at 15 people in order to ensure the culture is intimate and everyone feels they have opportunities to discuss and share their own writing.
- An intimate writing group (15 people) that gathers once a month for writing workshops, readings, guest presentations on topics ranging from outlining and drafting to editing and publishing.
- A day-long writing retreat on a Saturday (TBD) held twice a year.
- First Fridays from 4-5pm.
- The first meeting will be on Friday, November 3, 2023
- Trustees’ Room on the 3rd floor of MML
Oct. 10 @ 7 pm, Camden Conference Event: Bollywood: An Introduction.
In collaboration with the Camden Conference, MML welcomes Jon Cavallero, Associate Professor and Chair of Rhetoric, Film and Screen Studies at Bates College to the library to give a talk on the world’s largest film industry: Bollywood. Why do Bollywood films have such tremendous global reach? What makes them popular at home and abroad? Attendees will learn about the history of Bollywood but also about the specific style of Bollywood films as well as the scope of those films as an international industry.
For more information, check out the Camden Conference’s website.