We are please to announce that our patrons now have access to ComicsPlus®! With this service library users have unlimited, simultaneous access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from 100+ library-friendly publishers — without worrying about holds, wait lists, or monthly limits. The full collection includes popular, award-winning, and underrated gems for every age range and interest, including Archie;Attack on Titan; Awkward;Berserk; Big Nate; Bone; Fairy Tail; Geronimo Stilton; Locke & Key; Lumberjanes; Manga Classics; March; Nancy Drew; Red Sonja; Stranger Things; and They Called Us Enemy; just to name a few!
Altar to the Stars Ara Jerahian’s Astrophotography
Cape resident Ara Jerahian will display a selection of his astrophotographs in the Stier Family Gallery through the month of October. Jerahian is the Director of Research & Development at Indicia Worldwide, a subsidiary of Konica Minolta of Japan. He is an active member of the Southern Maine Astronomers group, and he spends his spare time on astrophotography and the artistic rendition of the wonders of the night sky. Living most of his teenage and adult life in light-polluted Los Angeles and San Francisco, Jerahian and his family moved to Maine 6 years ago. The still accessible dark skies of Maine rekindled his love of astronomy. In 2018, he started taking pictures of the hidden jewels of our night sky and, on July 3, 2020, NASA selected one of his photographs as the Astronomy Photograph of the Day from the tens of thousands of amateur and professional astrophotography submissions NASA receives each day.
Jerahian’s photographs of celestial events are taken from his own observatory “ara ad astra” (Latin for “Altar to the Stars.”) New sensor and software technologies allow Jerahian to capture images from his own backyard that could only be accessed in large professional installations a decade ago. In his work, he strives to capture “the beauty and our deep-rooted relationship with the humbling light of our night sky.” The astrophotographs can be viewed though October 30th during the library’s regular hours.
THOMAS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Updated October 15, 2021
Below are all the new books, DVDs, and audiobooks for all ages* that we’ve added to our collection this past week. Click on a cover image to go to the catalog to place a hold! To browse new titles from previous weeks, please click here!
*To browse monthly lists of new materials for specific audiences, please visit our Browsing page.
Out of an abundance of caution, due to the highly contagious nature of the Delta variant, and the potential for breakthrough infections masks are currently required in the library–and all Town buildings–for all staff, visitors, and customers conducting business in Town buildings, regardless of vaccination status.
This requirement will be reviewed each Friday, and will reflect the CDC’s recommendations.
The Town Council recently voted to approve a few new key policies that are designed to help ensure that the library is a welcoming space for visitors of all ages. Links to the the policies are below. We have also prepared an informational handout for parents of school-aged kids, as the policies address extended use of the library unaccompanied children after school. You can access that handout here.