11/09/16-Laura Bantly Book Signing

The Readfield Community Library invites you to join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 3PM for a reading and book signing of “How Ladybug Bear Came to Maine.” Yarmouth author, Laura Bantly, will share some insights and background that led to the writing of her picture book, written especially for 4 to 9 year olds.

“How Ladybug Bear Came to Maine” is a toy black bear’s adventure that is hopeful, frightening, and finally fulfilling, and will resonate with any reader who has ever struggled with being different. She travels from a toy workshop in West Virginia to a gift shop in Michigan, where it seems no one wants her. At last she is discovered and sent to a perfect home in Maine. Illustrations are beautifully done by Maine artist Thomas Block, a retired art teacher from the Boothbay area. The book was published by Maine Authors Publishing in Thomaston.

Laura Bantly’s background includes teaching elementary school, opening a private kindergarten, and owning Stepping Stones Country Day School in Falmouth for 15 years. She has been a summer resident of Readfield for the past 35 years.

Can’t make the book signing? Visit the author’s website www.laurabantly.com if you would like to order the book.

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New Books at the Library- October 2016

Looking for something new to read? Then check out our list of acquisitions for October! A few items are still en route, but the majority is already in. We have new books by John Grisham, Elin Hilderbrand, Ian McEwan, Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, David Rosenfeld, Amy Schumer, Rick Riordan, and Mo Willems. New movies include Independence Day Resurgence and Ice Age 5: Collision Course. The audiobooks are still on their way, but they include the new John Grisham and Jodi Picoult title as well.

The full list can be found here.

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Future Program- The Maine Humanities Council To Return!

I just received news that the Maine Humanities Council will be returning to do another “Let’s Talk About it” book club program in 2017. This time, the program will be “Where Am I? The Individual & the Community.” Here’s how the website describes the program:

The viewpoints of people on the inside and the outside of communities depicted in these writings — whether in a small Maine town, a prison, Dublin, Newfoundland, Nigeria, or plague-stricken England — can contribute to our understanding of what is fundamental to our nature as human beings.

For more information- and a potential list of books- check out the MHC website:

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Closed for Columbus Day

On Monday, October 10th, the library will be closed for Columbus day. We will be open our regular hours for the rest of the week.

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10/05/16- Autumn Author Series- Dale Potter-Clark

This fall, learn about history, near and far at the Readfield Community Library during
our Autumn Author Talks! For our second program, local author Dale Potter-Clark will be
presenting her latest book, The Founders and Evolution of Summer Resorts and Kid?s Camps on Four Lakes in Central Maine, which is all about the history of local summer camps. Dale’s program will take place on, Wednesday, Oct 5th at 6PM. We hope to see you then.

For more information on our fall programming, please check out our events section on our
website- https://readfieldlibrary.wordpress.com/events/

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09/19/16- Senior Cafe Visit

On September 19th, the library hits the road and visits Senior Cafe. Stop by at the Maranacook Community Middle School at 9AM to learn all about the changing world of libraries and how all libraries (including ours!) are still relevant in 2016.

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September Book Order

With the exception of a few items still in transit, our September order has arrived! New books include works by Carl Hiassen, Debbie Macomber, Ann Patchett, Colson Whitehead,  Alan Bradley, Harlan Coben, Janet Evanovich,  Kate DiCamillo, and Raina Telgemeier, New movies include Captain America: Civil War, Central Intelligence, and Me Before You. Check out the full list here.

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