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

March News & Events

Right in sync with our Siberian weather, the library this month features a warm and fuzzy display of the fine knitted work of some of our patrons. The display runs through the month of March and we hope it warms the cockles of your hearts -- as well as all other body parts! Check out our collection of knitting books when you come in too. We have had some fine books on the craft donated to us over the past couple years.

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 December'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.

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.

Tim's Big European Backpack Adventure, Part 2

Wednesday, April 22nd, 7 PM

IN PART 2, TIM'S BEAUTIFUL SLIDESHOW RESUMES IN GERMANY AND PROCEEDS TO POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, ITALY, NORWAY, AND FINLAND. Don't miss this leg of the trip!

April's Friday Night Film Series:

"Truffaut Truffles"

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.

Saltwater Film Society Presents:

Tunes of Glory

Thursday, April 16th, 6:30 PM

In 1960's Tunes of Glory, directed by Ronald Neame, the incomparable Alec Guinness plays the part of Jock Sinclair, a "whiskey-drinking, up-by-the-bootstraps commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion." Sinclair is a career military man who expects loyalty and respect from his men. Enter Basil Barrow -- the educated offspring of a military family -- as Sinclair's replacement. John Mills plays Barrow and won the Best Actor award for it at the 1960 Venice Film Festival. Sinclair and Barrow go head-to-head in a fierce battle for control of the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men.

Based on the novel by James Kennaway and featuring flawless performances by both Guinness and Mills, Tunes of Glory uses the rigidly stratified hierarchy of military life as a vehicle to examine the institutional contradictions and class divisions of English society. The result is an unexpectedly moving film.

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