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!
Carolyn Snell of Snell Family Farm will present a program on container gardens, including a demonstration. This program is presented in partnership with the Cape Elizabeth Garden Club. The talk will take place on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!
M. 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.
We 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.
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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!
If you are at least 16 years old, you can apply to be a Teen Leader at the library’s new after school program for elementary and middle school kids. The program takes place on weekdays from 2:30 – 5:00. You can download the details here.
If you would like to apply, you will find the online application form here.