Thanksgiving Holiday Closure

The Thomaston Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 27th, through Saturday, November 30th, so that staff and volunteers may celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Friday night's film on November 28th -- Secondhand Lions -- will still take place at 6:30 PM.

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Check the November Events Calendar for a quick overview of all of November's library programs and events!

  • Mon: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

November News & Events

Please scroll down for the latest news and for information on upcoming events. Check the Catalog & ILL page for a list of our new materials and the Book Clubs page for the scoop on November's Intergenerational Book Club selection. The Mystery Book Club has now scheduled their featured mystery writers through October 2015 -- and they are looking for new members! -- so check out their next year's enticing roster on our Book Clubs page too.

Story Hour on Thursdays at 11 AM

November Celebrates the Bounties of Nature and Friendship!

Bring your pre-school child in to hear stories, do crafts, browse the shelves, and play! Story Hour happens every Thursday morning at 11 and this month we continue to celebrate autumn with fun fall crafts and fall-themed picture books.

We'll read The Ox-Cart Man, Too Tall Houses, and lots of other books. We'll make puppets and Play-Doh vegetables, eat snacks, and build too-tall houses out of Lego. Don't miss November's Thursday morning fun!

A Message about Giving from TPL's Friends

You can create a lasting memorial and important legacy while supporting Thomaston Public Library. Designate a bequest in your will or trust or name the Thomaston Public Library as a beneficiary in your retirement savings plan. Insure the vibrant longevity of our community living room and help continue the many programs and facilities Thomaston Public Library offers: books, on paper or on our many e-readers; presentations by local authors and poets; book clubs and films; access to computers and wifi; children's reading hours and summer programming for kids.

All funds donated to The Friends of Thomaston Public Library, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, are fully tax deductible and will insure that generations of neighbors will enjoy this inviting and comfortable treasure. For more information, contact the library at 354-2453 or email tpl@thomaston.lib.me.us.

November's Hallway Bookshop Book Sale!

November's Friday Night Film Series:

"Life Goes On"

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The Friday Night Films are open to the public and free, although donations are gratefully accepted. The location is Room 200 of the Academy Building and films start promptly at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments are served.

Kirkus Review of New Maine Children's Book:

The Fog of Forgetting by G. A. Morgan

There’s nothing like a foggy island to capture the imagination.

While on vacation in Maine, five kids take the family sailboat out for a spin without permission and end up on the mythical island of Ayda, where the Melorians are at war with the Exorians. It’s all because evil Dankar, an Exorian, wishes to possess the four stones of power that are kept in balance on Ayda, as well as a missing fifth stone, which enhances the power of all of the stones put together. The wandering sailors are the Thompson brothers—Chase, 13; Knox, 12; and Teddy, 6—and sisters Evelyn and Frankie Boudreaux, 13 and 9, respectively. All are well-aware that years ago, the boys’ uncle Edward disappeared one summer while sailing.

Morgan’s ambitious debut novel, the first book in the Five Stones Trilogy, has a mildly British feel to it, with vague nods to Swallows and Amazons and Harry Potter. While occasionally bogging down in detail, the story is infused with philosophy about the circular nature of life and loss, as well as personal power, offering just enough intrigue to pique interest for the next book in the series.

A complex adventure to curl up with on a rainy afternoon. (Fantasy. Ages 10-14)

And, of course, available here at the library!

Qi Gong at Thomaston Public Library: An Update

Tim English is taking a short break from Qi Gong sessions. Stay tuned for his new schedule.

Thomaston Author Chris Fahy's New Book

Gone from the Game

Is Garnering Great Reviews!

The year is 1928, and the Philadelphia Athletics are on the verge of supplanting the New York Yankees as the greatest baseball team the sport has ever known. How much easier their job would be if something catastrophic should befall the Yanks’ star player, Babe Ruth. Which it will, if Ruth’s former minor league roommate and nemesis, embittered, shell-shocked World War I veteran Nick Hudson—who sometimes hears voices and sees things that don’t exist—can execute his warped and devious plan.

You may view Mr. Fahy's fine review here.

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