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)

2017 IGBC Booklist Book discussion series

Under a grant awarded by the Maine Humanities Council, this club is titled "Telling the Truth: The subject of Autobiography".

 

  • October 17th - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (available at the library now)
  • November 21st - Writing my Wrongs by Shaka Senghor
  • December 19th - The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

 

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

 

 

Let's Talk About It Club

Theme:  "Destruction or Redemption: Images of Romantic Love."

 

  • October 10 - The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (available at the library now)
  • November 14 - Lolita by Nabokov
  • December 12 - The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
  • January 9 - Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler
  • February 13 - Persuasion by Jane Austen

 

The program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council in conjunction with the Maine State Library. Meetings are open to all and will start at 11am. Bring a bag lunch, beverage and dessert will be provided.

 

 

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club meets once each month at a group member's home to discuss books by a single author. The Schedule for March - September 2017 includes:

 

  • September: Tony/Anne Hillerman

 

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

 

 

 

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.