Morning Book Group – Homegoing

Wednesday, February 13
9:30 am – 11:00 am

Our morning book group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. In February, we are reading and will be discussing Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi.

“The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.”

We hope you’ll join us! All are welcome.

New Movie Streaming Service!

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. 

Here’s a new update from Kanopy. Good stuff!




A24’s critically-acclaimed films are now on Kanopy! A24 has built a strong reputation for high quality and intelligent indie cinema that tackles contemporary issues that exemplifies thoughtful entertainment, such as in the Oscar®- winning Moonlight and nominees like Lady Bird and The Florida Project


Free Passes to the Maine Historical Society Museum!

We have 4 passes from the Maine Historical Society. Each pass is good for up to 4 adults to go to the museum, plus $5 off Wadsworth-Longfellow house tours. And you get 10% off in the gift shop. The MHS gift shop has lots of great books and posters. Grab a pass and check out the MHS!

Meet Byron, the Barred Owl!

Thursday, February 14
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


The Center For Wildlife joins us again this month – this time with Byron, the Barred Owl! Come meet this wild ambassador and learn more about his ecology, adaptations, and his history with the Center for Wildlife as a “foster parent” to orphaned barred owlets.

Our Maine Wildlife Series is great for all ages. We hope you’ll join us in February.

This talk is brought to you with the generous support of the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation:

Meet Maine Author Philip Moss

Tuesday, February 19
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Philip J. Moss is the author of eight novellas and several collections of short stories, mostly set in Maine. We’re delighted he will be joining us this month to talk about the difference between writing fiction and non-fiction, what constitutes a “good turn of phrase,” and other related topics. 

Here’s more about Phil
Philip J. Moss is a labor/employment arbitrator and mediator who lives in Maine with his wife Phyllis. He estimates he wrote more than 3 million words as a labor lawyer over a career that spanned almost four decades. His hobbies include cooking, white water canoeing/poling, acting in community theater, and riding his 1200 Bandit. He is the author of “JANISSARIES and other stories,” “THE CHASTENER OF SOULS and other stories,” “CONGRESS INVESTIGATES FAIRIES and other flights of fancy,” “WHO WILL WATCH THE WATCHMEN? and other fiction,” “GARRISON,” “A SHOOTING IN AUGUSTA,” ANIMAL FARM and “A LONG DROP.” His novella, “TIDES,” received an Honorable Mention in the December 2015 Glimmer Train Fiction Open contest. 

Writers’ Accountability Group – February

February 20, 2019
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!