By Kim Brawn
We’ve arrived at June. A time that may really feel just like the title of that latest film “All the things In every single place All at As soon as.” Everyone seems to be itching to dive into summer season – that odd mixture of infinite potentialities caught in a finite three months. On the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft we get pleasure from seeing previous mates and new faces arrive for the summer season. Trip means extra time for household actions and, hopefully, extra time to learn. TFL is your go-to hub for each!
Let’s kick issues off with our all-ages 8-week Summer time Studying Problem which is split into three teams (kids: delivery to 11, teenagers: 12-17, and grownup: 18-plus) – every could have their very own program. Signal-up can be June 21-25. Please choose up studying logs and different gadgets on the library. Full the problem for an opportunity to win prizes and free books for the children.
Our Youngsters Summer time Program sequence begins at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 22 with a multigenerational session that includes bee-friendly actions for the children with Kacey Weber from PCSWD and pollinator gardening suggestions for adults with UMaine Cooperative Extension. On Wednesday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m., the all the time in style nature educators from Chewonki clarify tide swimming pools and let kids see and contact tide pool animals. Collection runs every Weds. via Aug. 10.
To not fear, our ongoing grownup packages are nonetheless in session, be a part of TFL’s Philosophy Circle on Friday, June 3 at 3:30 p.m. to debate “The Philosophy of Conflict.” Inquiries to ponder: Is there such a factor as a simply conflict? If that’s the case, what wars and why? How do nations justify conflict and promote it to their residents? Has there ever been a society with out conflict?
For the humanities and crafts crowd, TFL’s former director Greta Schroeder joins us in-person underneath the tent for “Extra Block Printing 101” on Thursday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m. Greta shares her abilities and enthusiasm for aid printmaking. She’ll stroll us via transferring a design, carving the block, and hand printing a picture. You’ll be able to take dwelling your prints and carved blocks, which can be utilized for a lot of inventive tasks together with greeting playing cards and textiles. Provides and a handout can be supplied.
At 6 p.m. June 9, TFL’s Studying Group meets to debate the award-winning 1993 ebook “A Lesson Earlier than Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines. From Publishers Weekly, “On this restrained however eloquent narrative, the creator of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman once more addresses a few of the main points or race and id in our time. . . Gaines invests the story with emotional energy and common resonance.” Copies can be found on the library.
What would summertime be with out music? No have to ponder that due to TFL’s summer season live performance lineup. First up, folks singer Invoice Berlinghoff brings his wealthy, versatile baritone accompanied by banjo and guitar again to TFL on Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. His various songbook contains Tennessee mountain music, Nineteen Sixties folks songs, singalongs, and considerate, whimsical originals. His web site describes it as “Acoustic music within the Pete Seeger custom.”
The Backyard in a Field studying sequence continues Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m. with “When to Harvest your Backyard Greens.” Get helpful, particular data and assets as Piscataquis Regional Meals Heart and UMaine Cooperative Extension workforce up once more to share suggestions and tips to know when and tips on how to harvest varied veggies.
“Whoopie!” it’s time for an additional Ten Cent E-book Sale (June 23-25) to coincide with the Maine Whoopie Pie Competition and supply scorching offers simply as summer season heats up. Deliver your spare change and greenback payments to the downstairs assembly room a.okay.a. The Basement, Thursday 12-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to five p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
As you enter TFL, you’ll be greeted by a brand new show that includes books set in Maine. It’s all the time attention-grabbing to see locations via another person’s eyes and experiences, giving a way of familiarity in addition to novelty.
Which is type of like summer season on the library. New meets previous and every thing in between. Apart from attending the superior packages, you’ll want to fill up on beach-porch-lawn-couch-bed-hammock (is that only a TV factor?) reads. TFL has an enviable array of latest releases and gems you could have missed. We’re your go-to hub as summer season unfurls.
TFL is open Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to five p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Go to our web site https://www.thompsonfreelibrary.org, Fb web page, or contact us at [email protected] or 207-564-3350. Discover us on Instagram @tf_library. Climate allowing most packages can be held underneath the occasion tent. Applications are free and open to the general public. When potential, we live-stream our packages through Fb and later make obtainable on our YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/TFLyoutube).