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60 Main St.

Thomaston Maine 04861

(207) 354-2453

Current happenings at the library:

 Announcements: Thomaston Public Library is delighted to announce two recent grants received by the Library. The Maine Public Library Fund has granted us $1000 for a family program series project. The request outlined a six part program of contracted “talent” to draw in our children and their families. We hope to include a visit from Chewonki Foundation ( a traveling nature program) that has been a huge hit during our 40 Days of Summer. Also a visit from Northern Stars Planetarium, an amazing inflatable dome that was also part of the first two summers of 40 Days. We will offer music, yoga, history and baby sign language. It is an incredible opportunity for our families and community to experience what might not be affordable without this support. Refreshments will be served at the different events and a schedule of programs will be made available as soon as dates are confirmed. The revenue that funds the grant comes from Maine citizens making voluntary contributions when they file their Maine State Income Tax returns. So, thank you all for your generosity that makes this project possible. For more information call the Thomaston Public Library at 354-2453 or check the website www.thomaston.lib.me.us or our Facebook page. The second grant awarded is from the Maine Humanities Council and is part of a “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series. Under the category of “Telling the Truth: The Subject of Autobiography” we will be discussing “In My Mother’s House” by Kim Chernin, “The Woman Warrior” by Maxine Hong Kingston, “The Duke of Deception” by Geoffrey Wolff, “Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Lives” by Carolyn Kay Steedman and “Memories of a Catholic Girlhood” by Mary McCarthy. All of these books are available for loan at the Library. (Books are in the Librarian’s office). Meetings for this group will be held on the first Tuesday of each month beginning on January 3 and following on February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2, 2017. We are fortunate to have friend, writer, writer’s coach and instructor Lee Heffner of Rockland as the facilitator. Heffner: “I am excited to facilitate the Thomaston Library’s book series: Telling the Truth – The Subject of Autobiography. Every writer struggles with TRUTH, regardless of genre. As readers we have an expectation, perhaps false that memoirs and biographies must be true. What is your role as the reader, collaborator to accept or question the truth?” "Exploring ideas and issues through literature has a unique and fun way of creating community," said Nicole Rancourt, director of Let's Talk About It. "We find that there is great interest among adults in getting together to discuss what they've read with others. Having a discussion leader who is both excited about the readings and skilled in facilitating can help to deepen this experience." This program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with the Maine State Library. ( For more information about "Let's Talk About It" and the work of the Maine Humanities Council, see www.mainehumanities.org or call the office in Portland at 207-773-5051. The Thomaston Library group will meet at 11 am and participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Dessert and beverage will be provided. We will convene in the Main Room of the Library and look forward to dynamic conversations. Each meeting is open to all, but we believe readers will benefit the most if they can attend the full series. Please join us. For more information call the Thomaston Public Library at 354-2345, check our website www.thomaston.lib.me.us or our Facebook page. The Thomaston Public Library is housed in the Thomaston Academy Building at 60 Main Street in downtown Thomaston. The library, incorporated in 1898, has had several homes over the years, and five years ago underwent a major renovation. The library has approximately 25,000 books, movies, magazines, newspapers and children’s materials available to be checked out. There is free access to 8 computers terminals and wifi throughout the building. Come visit our Community Living Room to meet with friends, curl up with a good book, or sit and read the paper. We hope to see you soon!
TPL