Holiday Closings

Mark your calendars! The library will be closed on Wednesday December 24th, and Thursday, December 25th (Christmas Eve and Christmas). We will also be closed Wednesday, December 31st and Thursday, January 1st (New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).

Happy Holidays.

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New Books for December

This month, our new titles include works by David Baldacci, Stephen King, Mary Higgens Clark, Janet Evanovich, Alexander McCall Smith, James Patterson, Alice Munro, Walter Isaacson, Amy Poehler, and Gene Luen Yang. New movies are If I Stay, 22 Jump Street, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and Planes: Fire and Rescue. Find the full list here,

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Looking for Feedback- Library Tree Lighting

Thank you to everyone who showed up for our Tree Lighting last Friday. We had quite a nice crowd. But as we made a handful of changes to the process, we’re eager to receive feedback on which changes did or did not work for you. So, if you attended the tree lighting, or decided not to for a specific reason, we’d love to hear your feedback! Possible topics include the new night (Friday instead of Monday), inviting the MCS singers, as well as the new location for the cookies and cocoa (town hall). If you’d like to let me know how you feel, just send an email my way- librarian@readfield.lib.me.us.

Thanks again to everyone who came. We at the library had a great time, and hope you did too.

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Ten Things to do at The Readfield Community Library this December

1. Attend our Annual Tree Lighting- The event will take place Friday Dec 5th at 6:30 PM in front of the library. Christmas songs will be led by the MCS singers as the tree is being lit. Afterward, we’ll head down to the second floor of the Town Hall for cookies, cocoa, and a very special guest.

2. Join a Book Group- We’ll be reading Agatha Christie’s Murder at the Vicarage, a classic mystery. This month’s meeting will take place Wednesday, Dec 17th at 6:30 PM. New members are always welcome.

3. Find a book on Christmas and/or Hanukkah- The library has plenty of fun Holiday books for children. Displays can be found in both the Junior room, and the Children’s room

4. Prepare for a Long trip- Traveling the Holidays? Why not come in and check out one of our audiobooks. Hundreds are available at the library, and thousands more can be found on our website. Traveling by plane? Try out one of our lazy day books. These small paperback are the perfect size for air travel and do not have a set due date. So if you’re trip runs long, you don’t have to worry about being overdue.

5. Pick up a Stocking Suffer- Looking for a last minute gift? Our sale cart is filled with great books that cost anywhere from twenty-five cents to a dollar a piece. Support your library by picking up a gift for a loved one.

6. Support Your Local Food Pantry- We have a collection box for the Mount Vernon Food Pantry, which supports Readfield, Fayette, Vienna, and Mount Vernon. If you have any non-perishable foods you would like to donate, please bring them in during normal business hours.

7. Pick up a DVD for the kids- New children’s movies come in each month! Recent purchases include Maleficent, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

8. Read the Book before You See the Movie- There are plenty of movies coming to theaters this holiday season based on books. Be ahead of the game by picking up the book first. We have Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein, and American Sniper by Chris Kyle on our shelves.

9. Study Genealogy- The Readfield Library has access to ancestry.com on our computers and through our wi-fi connection. Come and learn about your family history.

10. Plan Your Holiday Meal- We have dozens of cookbooks at your disposal, and plenty of magazines with delicious recipes.

We hope you have a safe and Happy Holidays!

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12/17/14- Book Club: Murder at the Vicarage

Thanks to everyone who came to our book club meeting last night to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Next, we will be reading a classic mystery, Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie. For those who want to jump in this month, we have an extra copy on hand. We will discuss this on December 17th at 6:30PM

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Library Hours- Week of Thanksgiving

The Readfield Community Library will be making a few changes to its schedule for the week of Thanksgiving. We will be closing early (5PM) on Wednesday, November 26th. We will also be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th. We will be open our normal hours during the rest of the week.

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New Books for November

This month, our new titles include works by Richard Ford, John Grisham, Jodi Picoult, Marilynne Robinson, Carl Hiaasen, and Rick Riordan. New movies include X-men: Days of Future Past, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and Maleficent. Take a look at the full list here.

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