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.


New Magazines at TML!

If you’re looking for a quick read, we have a lot of new magazines coming in this month including:

Cloth Paper Scissors
Digital Photo
Family Tree
Harvard Business Review
Mother Earth News
New England Runner
Primitive Quilts and Projects
Sky & Telescope
Sports Illustrated
Vogue Knitting

Teen Vogue

Our magazines are located near the fireplace – to your left as you approach the front desk. Current copies don’t check out but you can check out previous copies – or have a seat by the fireplace and enjoy!

Animal Advocates Club 2019

cat and puppy

For kids in grades 3 – 6

Kids meet monthly with Felicia Mazzone from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, along with a live animal friend from the shelter. Learn about the work that the shelter does, and help Felicia with projects to benefit shelter animals.

Meeting Dates
The club meets one Thursday a month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m

January 17: Careers for people who like to work with animals
February 14: Valentine’s treats for pets
March 21: Animal safe candy choices
April 25: Making toys for pets
May 16: Shelter Helpers Project to benefit shelter animals

No registration necessary!

Singer Songwriter Jud Caswell Performs!

Thursday, January 17
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We’re excited to announce that musician Jud Caswell, often called a “one-man folk festival,” joins us to play and sing a selection of his own songs. Jud is a terrific musician, filling the air with banjo picking, guitar riffs, and Irish drinking songs. Jud’s songs draw on a long musical history and wide-ranging influences from jazz and Piedmont blues to contemporary folk and rock. As a bonus, Jud will be joined by April Reed-Cox on cello.

His sixth album, “Watch The Fall,” has been called a “celebration of life, love, family, and all that is wonderful about midcoast Maine.”

This performance is a launch for Jud’s songwriting workshop which starts up again on Tuesday, 1/22. Jud has won some of the best songwriting contests in the country and is a terrific teacher. Our songwriting workshop will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month. 

We hope you’ll join us to hear Jud sing – then meet him next week to help craft a song of your own.

Evening Book Group – January

Thursday, 1/17
7:00-8:30 PM
TML’s Evening Book Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM.
Please join us in January to discuss The Great Railway Bazaar By Train Through Asia by Paul Theroux. All are welcome!
If you’d like to do a little more reading on this fascinating subject, here are a few links to check out:
“I sought trains, I found passengers”
— Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar, Chapter 1

Songwriting Workshop!

Tuesday, January 22
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Our songwriting workshop starts up again in January and will meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month through the end of the year. Whether you are a new writer, experienced writer, or want-to-be-a-writer writer, we hope you’ll join us each month to bring in your work and get expert advice from award-winning songwriter, Jud Caswell.

Jud will start each session with a short discussion of a specific element of songwriting craft, then move 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. Many in our group play the guitar as well as sing, but you are more than welcome to just sing what you’ve written, or sing to a recording you’ve made at home. 

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 share and learn. Songwriters of all levels and abilities are welcome!

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