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The library provides access to a number of resources you can enjoy from home using your TML card.
The Cloud Library allows you to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks for free. Download the free Cloud Library app and log in with your TML card. The app includes a fully functional reader allowing the user to read ebooks directly in the app, as well as bookmark and save the position of your books across devices. It also includes an Audiobook player, allowing you to download, play and listen to audiobooks offline. NOTE: Your library card not only gives you access to a statewide shared collection, but also additional titles TML purchases that are only available to TML users. Please don’t be put off by long hold wait times that are listed for currently unavailable items–these are extremely inaccurate, and don’t take into account how many copies of a title are available in the system. At most wait times are usually only a week or two. Browse TML’s Cloud Library collection here.
The Kanopy streaming service partners with participating public libraries to bring thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercial. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your TML card and enjoy Kanopy’s diverse catalog with new titles added every month. Each cardholder is allowed 10 downloads per month. PLEASE NOTE: The library pays for each download, so please be conscientious in what and how often you choose to use this service. However, Kanopy has just announced a collection of credit-free movies, which you can access here! For complete information about our Kanopy service, please click here.
The Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools. The Digital Maine Library may be accessed from any public, school or academic library in Maine. Access is also available from your home or business in Maine. Access from out of state is available with a valid Maine library card. Learn more about this resource here.
We are very grateful to TumbleBooks for providing public libraries with free unlimited access to their entire suite of digital resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly! The collections include books for children, teens, and adults, as well as audiobooks for all ages. Please click here for direct links to all of the TumbleBooks resources–no library card required!
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We can’t help but share this live stream of an adorable, library-themed bird feeder some enterprising person in Virginia has set up for everyone’s viewing pleasure!
Impressionist artists turned the art world upside down in the mid-1800s. Where did this movement start, and who were the strongest influencers on Impressionist artists? Learn this and more about artists Daubigny, Boudin, Monet, Sisley, and Pissaro from art expert and TML patron Ernest Pevny.
This promises to be an excellent discussion with beautiful slides to match.
Here’s more about our presenter
Ernest Pevny was born in 1936 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now the Slovak Republic). He studied painting with one of the leading artists of his native country, Michal Tillner, while attending medical school. He practiced medicine for over forty years during which time he pursued painting and music. In addition to oil paintings, his other media include watercolors and pencil drawings. His paintings were exhibited in his native country, in Houston, Texas, and the Dutot Museum in Delaware Water Gap, PA. He moved to Maine in 2018 where he enjoys painting the beautiful Maine seashore.
Our new Poematic Machine, located just across from the front desk, dispenses free poems at the turn of a dial. If you bring us a new poem to add to our Poematic machine, you’ll win a special prize! Ask at the front desk for details.
We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Kanopy to bring you thousands of new movie titles you can stream to most digital devices. CLICK HERE to find out all the details.