Welcome to the Thomas Memorial Library!

Check below for our upcoming programs, or check the menu bars for all other library services. If you have questions about using our website, please give us a call: 207-799-1720.

The library is a COOL place to work this summer!

Chair Yoga for a Peaceful, Powerful You

Tuesday, July 17
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Back by popular demand in July, August, and September!

With Chair Yoga, you’ll experience gentle, mindful movement and deep breathing that will help you calm your nervous system and focus your mind. You’ll stretch and move while sitting in your chair with a handful of standing and balancing postures accessible to all. We’ll finish with a guided body scan that invites you to relax into the present moment, that place where true power lies.

Yoga offers many benefits, including lower blood pressure, greater strength and flexibility, improved balance, and a calmer mind. You’ll learn why yoga is more than the physical postures you see in pictures and commercials, and how you can incorporate it into your life in a way that works for you. Chair yoga can be practiced at any age.

No prior experience, mats, or towels are needed. Just wear comfortable clothing, sneakers or flat shoes, and bring water to drink. 

When you tap into this ancient practice you’ll learn many ways to find a more peaceful, powerful you.

CLICK HERE to learn more about our instructor, Martha Williams.

Writers’ Accountability Group – July

Wednesday, July 18
10:00 am – noon
TML’s Writer’s Accountability Group (WAG!) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:30-noon.
 
There’s no summer break when you’re trying to get something written!
 
From future writers who haven’t found the time to get going, to published authors looking for inspiration for their next book, to poets ready to share their insights, we’re here to support you in a relaxed, safe setting. 
 
All levels of expertise and genres are welcome as we:
 
  • Share ideas about writing, editing, and publishing. 
  • Share snippets of our work in a creative, supportive group setting.
  • Connect with other writers who are as passionate about the craft as we are.
  • Give ourselves a deadline each month to show up with our latest work.
  • Have fun!

We hope you’ll join us to help get your WAG going!

What’s Blogging All About?

Wednesday, July 18
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 

Have you ever wondered what blogging is all about? Or have you considered starting a blog but don’t know where to begin?

Following our July Writers’ Group session, local blogging ace Candace Karu will walk us through how she got started with blogging. Candace is a paid writer for several different blogs, and uses her expertise and life experience to write about travel, food, and fitness.

Candace’s energy and enthusiasm about writing is infectious! We hope you’ll join us to learn and connect.

Sing Along to the History of the 1950s and 1960s through Popular Song

Thursday, July 19
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, for a musical tour through these two historically defining decades.  You’ll sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka -Dot Bikini and Blowin’ in the Wind; by artists ranging from Gene Autry to George Harrison.  In addition to the music and discussion, this popular program features a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time.  Marc will also perform his own group’s top forty hit from 1967… ‘Happy’ by the ‘Blades of Grass’.

This program is generously supported by the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation.

 

 

Songwriting Workshop – July

Tuesday, July 24
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Our songwriting workshop is a terrific gathering of like-minded writers, along with mentor Jud Caswell, who is here to help you shape your work into something polished and wonderful.

Jud starts each session with a short discussion of some of the elements of songwriting craft, then moves right on to sharing songs. Jud’s feedback is focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with group discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.

Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support, along with 10 copies of lyrics to share. We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time each night to share 6 or 7 songs. Come a little early if you want to make sure to get on the list!

The goal of the workshop is to provide a safe place for songwriters to grow their ability. Songwriters of all levels and abilities are welcome! This class is a lot of fun. We hope you’ll join us this summer to learn and to be inspired by others in the class.

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about Jud Caswell.