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Check the September Events Calendar for a quick overview of all of September'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

September News & Events

Summer's winding down, fall is in the air, and area children have headed back to school. It's movie-mania at the library this month, with The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library featuring Bacall and Bogart in their Friday night film series and two Movies on the Green, Spaceballs on September 6th and 1961's The Parent Trap on September 20th. The Saltwater Film Society will screen Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes on September 18th.

Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County is this month's featured display, so be sure to stop by and learn a little about all the good work this organization does for the animals in our community.

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 September's Intergenerational Book Club selection.

September's Friday Night Film Series:
"Bacall and Bogart"

September 19th
Dark Passage

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 7:00 PM. Light refreshments are served.

Story Hour Resumes on Thursdays at 11 AM
September Celebrates Maine Author Robert McCloskey

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're celebrating Maine's beloved children's author and illustrator Robert McCloskey, who, if still wth us, would celebrate his 100th birthday on September 15th. Mr. McCloskey is the author and illustrator of such Maine kids' classics as Blueberries for Sal, Make Way for Ducklings, Time of Wonder, and One Morning in Maine.

Children's Book Review:
Mystery on Pine Lake by Tamra Wight Illustrator: Carl DiRocco

Mystery on Pine Lake is a fast-moving adventure story that takes place at a Maine lakeside campground. Two boys, Cooper and Packrat, develop an amusing friendship as they attempt to solve the mystery of the rising lake waters. On a Pine Lake island the loons’ nest with eggs is being threatened by the flood. This Maine author has created two very likable characters in a familiar setting of family camping. Her knowledge and love of nature is delightfully displayed throughout the experiences of Cooper, Packrat, and other campers. At the same time the illustrator brings the people and the birds to life in his charming drawings.

A second mystery about these two boys and their families and friends is also available at the library.

September 20th: Parent Trap

Thomaston Farmers' Market Continue Saturdays 9 to 1 through September

The Thomaston Farmers' Market happens every Saturday this month, in the parking lot behind the library, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Stop by and check out their wares!

Saltwater Film Society Presents:

The Lady Vanishes

Thursday, September 18th, 6:30 PM

Miss Froy disappears on her return train trip from a vacation in the Balkans. However, Iris Henderson is the only person, on a train filled with suspicious and unsavory characters, who can attest that Miss Froy was ever on that trip.

Released in 1938, The Lady Vanishes was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and stars Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. One of Alfred Hitchcock's last British films, this glamorous thriller provides an early glimpse of the director at his most stylishly entertaining. Critics and audiences loved this film!

For more info about the Saltwater Film Society, please see their website.

Qi Gong at Thomaston Public Library!

Tim English leads his Qi Gong sessions at Thomaston Public Library every Saturday at 11 AM in the Thomaston Academy.

According to the National Qi Gong Association, "The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy. It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing, and increasing vitality."

The Qi Gong sessions are open to people of any age and skill level. No experience is necessary. Non-restricting, comfortable clothes are advisable for the gentle, graceful exercises of Qi Gong.