Poetry Reading on April 27: CEHS Students and Poet Kathy Mangan

Kathy Mangan

Kathy Mangan is Professor of English at McDaniel College in Maryland, where she has taught for more than three decades. Her poems have been published in some of the nation’s most prestigious literary journals, and her work has been included in numerous anthologies. She with be joined by CEHS student poets, who will have spent the day working with her in our annual Gabriel A. Zimpritch Poetry Symposium. The public reading will take place on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. All are welcome to listen!

Paintings by M. J. Benson in the Stier Family Gallery in April

Painting by M. J. BensonM. J.  Benson creates abstract paintings inspired by the moody and wild beauty of the Maine coastal landscape. Her work has been exhibited nationally, and is in several corporate and private collections. Her exhibit at the Stier Family Gallery at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth will be on view April 1st-29th, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 6th from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. She is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Harvard University. You can see more of her work at www.mjbenson.com.

Wonder: Parent-Child Book Discussion for Ages 8 – 12 Rescheduled Due to Storm

Wonder, by R. J. PalacioWe are pleased to be partnering with the non-profit organization Facing Maine for a parent-child book discussion (and pizza party!) based on the bestselling book Wonder, by R. J. Palacio. The event has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. A movie based on the book is coming out later this year–this is your chance to read the book before you see the movie! Registration for the event is still available. Please click here for details and registration information.

Cloud Library Replaces Overdrive on March 1

Cloud Library

Beginning March 1, Maine libraries are switching to Bibliotheca’s Cloud Library by 3M because it is more user friendly, gives us access to more titles and allows school libraries to join in on the fun!

You will be able to sync your ebooks & audiobooks between 6 devices automatically and even be able to stream audiobooks using wifi instead of downloading. We can also now add parental passwords for families. The improvements are endless!

You will need to download a “new” app called Cloud Library. Content will remain largely unchanged, but Kindle E ink devices will no longer be supported. The new app is fun and easy to use. You’ll find complete details here!