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Art show featuring altered books at MAC

Thank you to all the artists and patrons who made the Nov 2nd opening of Anthology: Books and Art a huge success! This show is a partnership between the Library and Merrymeeting Arts Center. It features a variety of artists, techniques, and styles. There is something to intrigue everyone! Please catch a glimpse before the end of the month at:

Merrymeeting Arts Center

9 Main St Bowdoinham

Saturdays from 10am-1pm through Nov 30th

For more information on Merrymeeting Arts Center, visit their facebook page.

Understanding Racism

The Bowdoinham Public Library invites residents to take part in a community read of “White Fragility:Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo.

Following last winter’s presentation by Howard Solomon, there was interest in continuing discussions of oppression and racial justice issues. DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility, does this by pointing out that many white Americans do not want to acknowledge or speak about their whiteness and its advantage, or to examine their own racist behaviors and beliefs. As a result, many deny racism and its negative impacts.

In January, Library Director Kate Cutko, together with Bowdoinham native John Engler and other outside facilitators, will lead a discussion allowing white people to better understand race and how to be accountable to the racism in their everyday lives. Based on interest, more discussions may be scheduled.

Come to the library for more information, or to borrow one of the ten copies of the book.

 

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Annual Book Sale

Senior woman looking for book in second hand shop
        

Our Annual Used Book Sale!

Always held in November:
(the Saturday after Election Day)
NOVEMBER 9, 2019

9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Paperbacks .50 and Hardcovers 1.00

One room full of Adult books,

and another filled with children’s books.

Volunteers needed. Please call 666-8405.

We are accepting donations of books through the month of October. We are unable to accept any textbooks or outdated manuals. Please bring dusty, mildewed or damaged books to the Recycling Barn. Leave books outside the library door in the second floor hallway. We appreciate them in boxes. Have lots to deliver? Come during library hours and use the ramp at the back of the building. Also, PLEASE do not put donated books into the outdoor bookdrop, as it often fills up and patrons are unable to return their library books.

Check out our Maine State Park pass

Pleased and proud to announce that the library now has a Maine State Park pass to loan to patrons! Covers day use for all passengers in a vehicle heading to Maine’s parks, historic sites and public lands all over the state. Loan periods are Tuesday to Friday and Friday to Tuesday. Grab the pass, get… Continue Reading

Thank you, Wayne Sanford, for our new shelves!

You may not have known it, but the library did not have a good place to keep all its wonderful toys. They have been stored haphazardly on the tops of our bookshelves, blocking the view of Manon Whittlesey’s beautiful mural. Kate had the brilliant idea to tap into the Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans, and asked… Continue Reading

Author Talk: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World

Bowdoinham welcomes Author Nancy Striniste, author of Nature Play at Home.   Monday, April 29 at 7pm Nature play can awaken children’s senses, challenge their bodies, inspire their imaginations and build self-confidence. In order to grow up healthy and happy, children need abundant, unstructured time to play and explore in the natural world, but today’s children… Continue Reading

Richard A. Ferrier Scholarship Fund- Deadline April 1st

  This scholarship is for the “road less traveled,” meaning opportunities beyond the traditional school environment.  Have you always wanted to take riding lessons? Do you picture yourself backpacking with Outward Bound?  Want to perfect your soccer skills at a summer camp?  Do you want to take dance lessons? How about taking up guitar? This… Continue Reading

The Annual Luke MacFadyen Edible Book Contest

  Cook, bake or arrange some kind of food that makes you think of a book, either because it looks like the book cover, represents the title, or makes a literary joke or pun.   This event is named after our dear friend Luke McFadyen. He was a co-founder of both the Bowdoinham Food Pantry… Continue Reading

Examining Hate

We had a great turn out at our event on Thursday 1/31/19 with 30 people in attendance!  Howard Solomon started by giving an overview of his December talk on anti Semitism. He reviewed how anti Semitic ideas were both formed and spread, tying this into contemporary concerns about the media, including social media. This was followed… Continue Reading

Continue the Conversation

Thursday January 31st 7-9pm In the Kendall Room of the Coombs Municipal Building 13 School Street People who gathered for Howard Solomon’s talk about Anti-semitism last month were hungry for more. Let’s gather and talk about how we can move forward as a community with all of our diversity. Race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation…… Continue Reading