60 Main St.

Thomaston Maine 04861

 

(207) 354-2453

 

 Thomaston Public Library

Hours

Mondays and Fridays: 11-7

Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11-5

Saturdays: 9-1

Sundays: Closed

Our book clubs

The Intergenerational Book Club meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm, in the main reading room. A list of the current year's book selection is available at the circulation desk and online. All books may be borrowed in paper or on Kindle.

 

The Intergenerational Book Club (IGBC)

History of IGBC:

 

In October 2010 a group of Thomaston Library staff and volunteers joined several Georges Valley High School teachers to create an intergenerational book club called Bookwomen Unite! The group met both at the Library and at the high school and received  financial support to purchase books that would encourage young women to join older women in discussions of both teen and adult titles. When the school populations in RSU 13 were redistributed in 2011, the group evolved into the Intergenerational Book Club. On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages from Thomaston and from surrounding communities, comes together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. Titles include Fiction, Biography and other non-fiction, Maine authors and subjects, adult and young adult levels. Extra copies of the books are purchased by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library from the Annual Appeal funds and copies are also available on the library's circulating e-readers.  All are welcome to join and rides can be arranged for Thomaston residents.

 

 

2019 IGBC Book List:

 

  • January 15 - Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  • February 19 - Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters
  • March 19 - Persepolis & Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
  • April 16 - Longbourn by Jo Baker
  • May 21 - Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
  • June 18 - Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
  • July 16 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • August 20 - Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
  • September 17 - Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  • October 15 - Educated by Tara Westover
  • November 19 - There There by Tommy Orange
  • December 17 - No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol

 

 

For more information call the Thomaston Public Library at 354-2453.

 

 

Let's Talk About It Club

 

Held on the second Tuesday of the month at 11 am in the main reading room.

 

Spring 2019 Theme: "Civil War Fiction"

 

  • January 8 - The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • February 12 - Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  • March 12 - Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • April 9 - March by Geraldine Brooks
  • May 14 - The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

 

Facilitated by author and mentor Lee Heffner, these meetings are open to all and are always lively and thought-provoking. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club meets once each month at a group member's home to discuss books by a single author.

 

 

For more information about meeting dates, times and locations, please contact Nancy Carter at nmcarter106@gmail.com