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.
Native Tree Scavenger Hunt
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.
Graphic Novel Book Club
Do you love graphic novels?? MML now has two graphic novel clubs! One for ages 9-13 and another for anyone 14 or older.
Ages 9 – 13 @ 4 pm
The graphic novel club for ages 9-13 will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 4pm and we will discuss graphic novels that fit the theme of the month (see below). Attendees are free to read a new graphic novel or one of their favorites! Together we will have a guided discussion of how the graphic novels fit the month’s theme. This is a great way to learn about new graphic novels and meet people with similar interests!
October 10th – Supernatural (examples: Snapdragon, Mooncakes, Invisible Emy, The Okay witch, Anya’s Witch, Tidesong, Garlic & vampire, etc.)
November 14th – History (examples: History Smashers, Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, White bird, When Stars Are Scattered, The Legend of Auntie Po, etc.)
December 12th – Family (examples: Pashmina, Bad sister, Twins, Kyle’s little sister, Measuring up, Sisters)
Ages 14+ @ 5 pm
The 14+ graphic novel club will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 5pm and we will all discuss the same graphic novel (see below). Together we will have a guided discussion of the graphic novel and talk about everything from the story to the art style! Copies can be acquired through Minerva! Remember to order the book at least 2 weeks before the group meeting to give yourself enough time to read it before the discussion. We will be discussing Young Adult graphic novels, so be mindful that some of the topics discussed may not be appropriate for everyone.
October 10th – Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola
November 14th – They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
December 12th – Are You Listening? By Tillie Walden
Seats are limited! Email email@example.com to reserve your spot!
Moon Festival Craft
Friday, September 29th from 3-4:30pm
Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by way of drop-in crafting! Jennifer Decristoforo, the brain behind the Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts, joins us to guide through seasonal crafts for the Moon Festival season
Open to all ages, but probably most appreciated by ages 3-12.
Contact Paiten (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Our Monday matinees continue and Popcorn will be served!
Sept. 25 @ 11 am: Heaven Can Wait
If you love beautiful, bold colors, great jokes, and snappy fashion, come watch Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, and more in Ernst Lubitsch’s Heaven Can Wait.Oct. 30 @ 11 am: ClueThere’s been a murder! Join us as we watch Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd),and Wadsworth, the butler (Tim Curry) try to find the culprit. Based on the board game of the same name, this fast-paced 1980s comedy has become a cult hit in the decades since its release.
Thursday, October 5th @ 7 pm
Join us at the library to hear Edward Herrick-Gleason, Director of USM’s Southworth Planetarium and writer of the Wandering Astronomer blog, for a presentation about the James Webb Telescope and modern space exploration.
All Ages Nature Journaling
The Nature Journaling group meets seasonally to discuss the beauty of Maine’s changing seasons and come together for a group journaling session.
Whether you have never journaled or journal every day, people of all ages are welcome to join this intergenerational gathering to start the new season with fresh perspectives and a renewed appreciation for nature. Newcomers and all ages are welcome.
Monday, September 18th @3pm
Monday, December 18th @3pm
Monday, March 18th @3pm
Monday, June 17th @3pm
Seasonal plants and objects, related reading, and seasonal prompts will be brought in for inspiration.
Paper, pens, and some crafting materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own journaling supplies.