Thanks for checking out what we have going on at CPL!!
"August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied."
Joseph Wood Krutch
July was a great month at CPL!  Scroll down for some pictures!   Thank you for being a friend to the Casco Public Library!
NEW BOOKS!

Come in and see what we have added to the adult book collection in August!
Did you know that we now have puzzles to borrow - great for a rainy day or a weekly family activity!
We also have magazines!  Over 25 titles - come check them out! 

Summer Reading Program!

We have something for everyone this summer! Kids from "2 to Teen" can register to track their reading and earn prizes. We have adult reading groups with the Let's Talk About It program through Maine Humanities and are offering the statewide reading boods Read Me(see below).  
LOCAL AUTHOR VISIT!
Thursday, August 10th @ 6:30 p.m.
Gary Lewis
"I am a teacher, a scientist and an author - but most of all what I want to do is be your mentor as you become a homesteader."

Pre-registration is appreciated - call 627-4541 or click here
EATING HEALTHY ON A BUDGET
Join us for a series of FREE classes and learn how to shop, cook and eat healthy on a budget.
Topics will include "Focus on Fruits", "Vary Your Veggies", "Make Half Your Grains Whole Grains", and "Vary Your Protein Routine".
You will receive helpful handouts, recipes and taste a nutritious and satisfying meal.
 
    Wednesdays: August 16th & August 30th
Time: 2:00 PM

Pre-registration is appreciated - call 627-4541 or click here
Read ME
A statewide summer reading program with a Maine twist

Read ME gets Maine's adults all reading the same books-by Maine authors and recommended by a Maine author, no less.

Monica Wood.
The two titles (one fiction- Unknown Caller by Debra Spark, one nonfiction-The Moth: 50 True Stories ) by new or lesser-known Maine authors have been recommended by Monica W ood  (The On e-in-a-Million Boy, When We Were the Kennedys, Any Bitter Thing, Ernie's Ark).

The books are available at CPL.  The 
season will culminate in a large public event (date and location TBD) where the authors will be interviewed live in front of an audience.
Naples & Casco Public Libraries present
"Let's Talk About It" Summer Reading Series
Books are available to borrow at both libraries
Wed, August 9, 2pm - 4pm
Naples Public Library
D
reaming in Cuban by  Cristina García 
C ristina García's acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country's revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption
 


Wed, August 23, 2pm - 4pm
Casco Public Library

"Havana Red" by Leonardo Padura Fuentes
The first of the Havana quartet featuring Inspector Mario Conde, a tropical Marlowe. A young transvestite in a beautiful red dress is found strangled in a Havana park. Conde's investigation into a violent murder exposes a stifling, corrupt society, a Cuban reality where nothing is what it seems. A dark and fascinating world of men and women born in the revolution who live without dreaming of exile and seek their identity in the midst of disaster.
CPL 65th Birthday Events 


Th
rowback Thursday Movie - Back to the Fifites!
"Jack and the Beanstalk"
One-time showing!!!
Thursday, August 17 @ 6:30 p.m.
This is not in our collection . . .. . . so don't miss it!



STAR NIGHT!!
Hacker's Hill - Quaker Ridge Rd. Casco
Saturday August 12th 
9:00 p.m.
Loon Echo Land Trust and Southworth Planetarium, along with Casco and Raymond Libraries, invite you to a relaxing evening under the summer sky, and if conditions allow, shooting stars!
The Perseids Meteor Shower is always a favorite due to the warm summer temperatures. At its peak, this shower seems to 
originate from the constellation Perseus, giving rise to the name Perseids. In between shooting stars, gaze through telescopes, high powered binoculars and get familiar with "apps" for smart phones and tablets which make learning about the night sky even more fun!

Make sure to bring a comfortable chair, bug spray, drinks and snacks. Meet at the summit at 9:00 PM (Come earlier if you want to view the sunset). Please park in the "Ev
ent Parking" area to the right of the summit. Approximately 3 hours.


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Creative Writing Workshop
Sunday August 13th, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
 
Led by Cindy A. Littlefield (cindylittlefield.com), this fun workshop-designed for beginner and seasoned writers alike-provides a variety of tips and inspiring prompts to spark brand new story ideas and/or liven up works-in-progress. After an initial writing period, participants will have an opportunity to share their work and receive constructive and encouraging feedback from the group
. Bring your imagination plus a pen and paper, or your laptop, to write with.     
 
Pre-registration is appreciated, click or call 627-4541
Ongoing Groups & Programming 
Color & Calm adult coloring group - 1st Thursday of the month @ 1:00 p.m.   August 3, September 7



Needlecharmers quilt group - 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 p.m.
August 10 & 24


Storytimes - Every Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m.
August 8, 15, 22 - NO STORYTIME  Aug. 29



 
Lego Club - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
August 8 & 22
Summer Reading Celebration!!
Tues. August 22nd 11:00 - 12:00

Come celebrate reading as everyone gets ready to go back to school!  Fun and games and prizes!!
Casco Village Church Flea Market and Fair
Geology is a Piece of Cake program
Our 65th Birthday party - thank you Kevin!
Conjuring Carroll Magic Show - Building a Better World!
Casco Days Parade kids!!
Hours:  Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Michelle Brenner, Director
Yvette Rheault, Library Assistant
Wanda Vaughn-Carr, Library Assistant
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