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 Magazines at TML!

If you’re looking for a quick read, we have a lot of new magazines coming in this month including:

Cloth Paper Scissors
Digital Photo
Family Tree
Harvard Business Review
Mother Earth News
New England Runner
Primitive Quilts and Projects
Sky & Telescope
Sports Illustrated
Vogue Knitting

Teen Vogue

Our magazines are located near the fireplace – to your left as you approach the front desk. Current copies don’t check out but you can check out previous copies – or have a seat by the fireplace and enjoy!

Animal Advocates Club 2019

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

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!

Songwriting Workshop!

Tuesday, January 22
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Our songwriting workshop starts up again in January and will meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month through the end of the year. Whether you are a new writer, experienced writer, or want-to-be-a-writer writer, we hope you’ll join us each month to bring in your work and get expert advice from award-winning songwriter, Jud Caswell.

Jud will start each session with a short discussion of a specific element of songwriting craft, then move on to sharing songs. Jud’s feedback is focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with group discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.

Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support, along with 10 copies of lyrics to share. Many in our group play the guitar as well as sing, but you are more than welcome to just sing what you’ve written, or sing to a recording you’ve made at home. 

We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time each night to share 6 or 7 songs. Come a little early if you want to make sure to get on the list!

The goal of the workshop is to provide a safe place for songwriters to share and learn. Songwriters of all levels and abilities are welcome!

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about our presenter, Jud Caswell.

Portland Stage Talk-Back Series: The Importance of Being Earnest

Saturday, January 26
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We are excited to have Portland Stage join us for a series of “talk-backs” about each of their upcoming shows. This season, Portland Stage is looking at borders, boundaries, and how we embrace, or wish to change them. Each play looks at how we celebrate, rebel against, or embrace and understand our place in the world. In January, Portland Stage will take us behind-the-scenes to talk about their production of this classic play.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde | Jan 22 – Feb 17

What’s in a name? Wilde’s masterful comedy follows a young man and his friend on a journey that leads to an unexpected discovery. Part comedy, part mystery, this story of love, manners and mistaken identity is a classic that never grows old.

“The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.” Oscar Wilde

Cape Elizabeth Garden Club Presents: Ideas for Landscape Renovation!

Tuesday, February 5
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Shawn Jalbert, steward of the Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary in Springvale (under the sponsorship of New England Wild Flower Society), consults on landscape restoration and is a terrific speaker. This month he joins us to talk about native plants, seeds, and weeds!

Beverages will be available starting at 6 p.m. Shawn’s talk will begin at 6:30 p.m.

All are welcome; you do not need to be a Garden Club member to attend.

Want to learn more about Shawn? Click out his website here: www.nativehaunts.com.