08/28/17- The Chewonki Foundation Returns!

The Chewonki Foundation will be returning to the Readfield Community Library for a very special program based around the concept of biomimicry. This program will take place on Monday, August 28th from 6PM to 7PM, and include three LIVE animals. This program is designed for elementary aged children all the way up to adults. We hope to see you there!

For more information on the program, please read this description from the Chewonki Foundation’s Website:

Many of the engineering challenges facing humans today are similar to difficulties that exist in the natural world. Plants and animals have evolved through generations of successes and failures resulting in remarkable adaptations to overcome these challenges. Join us as we explore the ways engineers have taken advantage of nature’s bright ideas through biomimicry. And meet some live animals that help us draw comparisons between human-made products and animal adaptations. As we look for creative solutions to future problems, perhaps we can find inspiration by observing nature in our own backyard!

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08/12/17- Annual Summer Booksale

Just a final reminder that our booksale is scheduled for this Saturday, August 12th, from 9AM to 1PM. The booksale will include titles for all ages, and audio and visual materials. Prices range from twenty-five cents to a dollar per book, and all proceeds go to support the Readfield Community Library.

We are no longer accepting donations for the summer booksale, but will begin accepting donations for our winter booksale on Monday, August 14th.

We are still looking for a few more volunteers to make the booksale possible. If you’d like to help us set up for the sale, please arrive at the library by 7:30AM on Saturday morning. If you’d like to help us break down the sale, please arrive at the fire department by 1PM.

We hope to see you at the sale!

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08/16/17- An Encounter with Local Poet, Brent Allen Northup

On Wednesday, August 16th come to the library for a poetry workshop and reading by local Poet Brent Allen Northup. No prior experience required! Just because you don’t write doesn’t mean you’re not a poet. The program will begin at 6:30 and run for roughly an hour. Copies of his book, The Heart of a Poet, will be made available for purchase.

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Geology is a Piece of Cake Program Starts at 6:30

Looking for something fun to do this rainy afternoon? Then come and check out our Geology is a Piece of Cake program. Learn all about rocks and minerals from children’s author Katie Coppens AND get dessert. The program begins at 6:30PM. Hope to see you soon!

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Would you Like to Help us with our Annual Summer Booksale?

Our Annual Booksale is Just around the corner and you can help us make it happen! Have any gently used books that you’d like to donate? Just make sure you drop them up off by Monday, July 31st. This will allow the librarian time to organize the books in advance of the sale. If you’re curious about what you can donate, we accept books for all ages, audiobooks on CD, and DVDs. We do NOT accept VHS tapes, text books, encyclopedias, magazines, and books that are stained/moldy/falling apart. If you have any questions about book donations, please contact Nancy by phone (685-4089) or email (librarian@readfield.lib.me.us)

Another possible donation is donating your time! Before the sale on August 12th (starting at 7:30AM), we need several good strong backs to help carry boxes of books down a flight of stairs and deposit them onto a truck. Once the books have been loaded onto the trucks, we need people who can unload them at the Fire Department and set them up on tables. After the sale (starting at 1PM), we need people who can help us box up the remaining books and carry them to a truck. All volunteers will get a FREE BOOK! If you can help lug books please contact Nancy by phone (685-4089) or email (librarian@readfield.lib.me.us).

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New Items for July

Looking for something new to read? Then check out our list of new arrivals for the month of June. Those that have yet to arrive are listed as “in transit.” If you are interested in any of these items, please contact Nancy and let her know you’d like it to be put on hold. You can do so by email- librarian@readfield.lib.me.us- or by phone-685-4089.

New books include works by Diana Gabaldon, CJ Box, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, and Sarah Dessen. New movies include The Zookeepers Wife, The Fate of the Furious, and Boss Baby. You can find the full list here.

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07/24/17- Geology is a Piece of Cake

Learn about minerals, rocks ad fossils using delicious, delicious cake! Maine author and educator Katie Coppens shares information from her book Geology is a Piece of Cake on Monday, July 24th 6:30PM, using samples of both rocks and cake. Come to learn, leave with cake, and maybe purchase a copy of her book. This program is designed for elementary aged students.

Pre-registration is required by phone (685-4089) or email (librarian@readfield.lib.me.us).

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