Thursday Night Book Group – November

Thursday, 11/15
7:00 – 8:30 PM

The Thomas Memorial Library Evening Book Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Please join us in November to discuss Jennifer Egan’s novel Manhattan Beach.

“Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, and the reasons he might have vanished.”

Writers’ Accountability Group – November

Wednesday, November 21
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TML’s Writer’s Accountability Group (WAG!) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00-noon.
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!

Senior Tech – November

Wednesday, November 28
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Tech meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
If you have tech questions, we’ll help you in any way we can working together as a group, and addressing individual questions. If you give us your questions in advance, we’ll be SURE to have answers. Or just ask your questions when you get here and we’ll help you solve them.
Bring your curiosity and bring your devices!

A Horse Story That Will Win Your Heart

Tuesday, December 4
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA) began as a retirement home in the late 1800s for the horses that used to pull the fire carts. They moved from Portland to Windham in 1970 where they are located on 124 acres of land.

This month Meris J. Bickford, CEO of the MSSPA, joins us to talk about their inspiring mission to:

  • Provide refuge, rehabilitation, and placement of seized equines.
  • Support the placement of surrendered horses.
  • Educate the public to help eliminate equine abuse and neglect.
Meris will tell us stories about some of the magnificent horses who have been rehabilitated at the farm.
And we’ll hear from Robert Sheckler, Volunteer Coordinator for the MSSPA. If you’ve ever wanted to work around horses, volunteering with this unique organization might be a great fit for you. 
Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals  is a 501(c)3 horse shelter taking in abused and neglected horses and rehoming them into the community. 
CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about our speakers!

Morning Book Group – December

Wednesday, December 12
9:30 am – 11:00 am

TML’s Morning Book group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:00am. In December, we’ll be discussing Winter Garden, by best-selling author Kristin Hannah.

Book groups are a nice way to get to know your neighbors! We hope you’ll join us this month for a great discussion! 

“Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden is one woman’s sweeping, heartbreaking story of love, loss, and redemption. At once an epic love story set in World War II Russia and an intimate portrait of contemporary mothers and daughters poised at the crossroads of their lives, it explores the heartbreak of war, the cost of survival and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. It is a novel that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned.”

Maine Wildlife Series: Lichens 101

Thursday, December 13
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The earliest known lichen fossil is over 400 million years old. Lichens 101 will introduce you to this ancient organism. During the presentation we will look at the how, what, where, and why of lichens.

  • What are lichens?
  • Where do they live?
  • How do they make a living?
  • How do they reproduce?
  • Why lichens? 

There will be time for questions, discussion, and an opportunity to explore the presenter’s lichen collections.

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about our presenter, Maine Master Naturalist Grace Bartlett.