Welcome to the Thomas Memorial Library!

Check below for our upcoming programs, or check the menu bars for all other library services. If you have questions about using our website, please give us a call: 207-799-1720.


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. Enjoy!

Animal Advocates Club 2018

cat and puppy

For kids in grades 3 – 6

Kids meet monthly with Felicia Mazzone from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, along with a live animal friend from the shelter. Learn about the work that the shelter does, and help Felicia with projects to benefit shelter animals.

Meeting Dates
The club meets one Thursday a month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m

October 17: ARLGP Intro- What do we do as a shelter
November 15: What pets need, choosing a pet
December 20: Holiday ornaments for pets
January 17: Careers for people who like to work with animals
February 14: Valentine’s treats for pets
March 21: Animal safe candy choices
April 25: Making toys for pets
May 16: Shelter Helpers Project to benefit shelter animals

No registration necessary!

Democracy Cafe – Time to Revive Civility!

Tuesday, December 11
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s time to revive civility in all of our discussions!
This month, we welcome back Mark Hews from Maine Revives Civility. We’ll talk about Maine Revives Civility‘s discussion guides and how to use them with family, friends, neighbors, and the community. Attendees will have an opportunity to have one-on-one and small group conversations using the materials, discuss how to organize conversations with family, friends, or neighborhoods, and explore ways to bring these tools to the community at large. The goal is to learn how to talk and listen to each other better.
Please join us in the Democracy Cafe where all voices are heard and the discussions are always interesting!

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.

Be a Book Fairy! Donate New or Gently Used Children’s Books for the Book Fairy Pantry Project!

Book Fairy Pantry Project logo

The Food Pantry is open every week now to help out families in need of food support. The pantry’s weekly schedule means we are now running out of kids’ donated books! If you are purging book shelves, we’d love to pass along your nearly-new books to our friends at the food pantry. You can drop those off at the front desk, or downstairs in the kids’ room. No magazines, water-damaged, or torn pages, please!

FMI about the Book Fairy Project, please click here!

Here’s a link to an excellent article about this project in the Sentry.