Book Group Selections for January 2018!

Our two very active book groups have made their selections for January 2018!

The Morning Group will meet on Weds, 1/3 from 9:30AM-11:00AM to discuss A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles.

The Evening Group will meet on Thurs, 1/18 from 7:00PM-8:30PM to discuss Hidden Figures: The American Dream and Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. 

Everyone is welcome to join either group. We’d love to have you join the discussion!

The Atlantic Puffin, with Sue Schubel

January 4
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Atlantic Puffins“Seabird Sue” Schubel is the Outreach Educator for Audubon’s Project Puffin. She has been researching puffins and other seabirds since 1984 in Maine, California and the Galapagos.

We are excited to have Seabird Sue with us to share her expertise and insights about Maine’s puffin population. Click here and scroll down to learn more about Sue.

Democracy Café

Tuesday, January 9
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Thomas Memorial Library Democracy Café opens on January 9th! Please join us on the second Tuesday of each month as we take a deep dive into what a democracy is and how we can make our democracy better. The group will choose a topic to focus on each month plus we’ll bring in a few guest speakers.

Come prepared to talk – and to listen.

In January, our invited guest is Mark Eves, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, and one of many candidates for Governor in 2018. This is not a campaign event! Mark is joining us to help lead the discussion about what we, as citizens, can do to help promote a stronger democracy here in Maine.

Please join us to share, learn, and connect to help make our world a better place.

Senior Tech Time!

Wednesday, January 10
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Due to popular demand, we are setting up time each month for Seniors to come in to get help with technology questions. We’ll choose a topic each month to help get you comfortable with skills like searching the Internet, creating documents in Word, and learning to Google! You can come every month, or just come on the months that interest you most. 

Senior Tech Time will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30-noon. We’ll start off working together as a group in the Conference Room downstairs. Then we’ll move upstairs to the computers to make sure you leave with all of your questions answered.

We’ll start off with a general overview in January – then choose specific topics that appeal to the group for future months.

Please let Adult Librarian Kevin Goody know if you have a topic you’d like to cover! 

Longfellow’s Years in Portland

Thursday, January 11
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in 1807, became a national literary figure by the 1850s, and was a world-famous poet by the time of his death in 1882. His poems narrate broad and intimate themes of history and life in America.

So who was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and how did Portland,  Maine shape his life?

Please join us in January as Maine Historical Society’s Visitor Services Manager, John Babin tells us about how the seeds of Longfellow’s poetry were planted right here in our fair state.