Thanks for checking out what we have going on at CPL!!
" That beautiful season the Summer! 
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; 
And the landscape 
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
-  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Welcome to our summer visitors!  We have lots going on this month for young and old alike so please scroll through this newsletter!  Thank you for being a friend to the Casco Public Library!
Come in and see what we have added to the adult book collection in July
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).  
Build a Better World
with Biomimicry
Wednesday  July 5 @ 4:30 p.m.

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!
Funded in part through a grant from Loon Echo Land Trust

Pre-registration is appreciated - call 627-4541 or click here
Geology is a Piece of Cake
Wed. July 12 @ 1:30 p.m.

Geology made yummy! Join science teacher Katie Coppens as she teaches kids about the earth using cake!   Copies of her book will be offered for sale at the event. With scrumptious-looking photos, easy recipes, and cakes depicting accurate science, this book provides a fun and memorable approach to thinking about rock formation, tectonic plate movement, weathering, fossils and more. 
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

Biography of a Runaway Slave by Miguel Barnet * 

Wed. July 12 - 2:00 p.m. @ NPL
I n this remarkable testimony, Cuban novelist and anthropologist  Miguel Barnet presents the narrative of 105-year-old Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave in the sugar fields, as a fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier in the Cuban War of Independence, and who ultimately lived to see the Cuban revolution's promise of education and medical care, including a nursing home where he w as being interviewed. This book was chosen for the series because the runaway slave's life story is uniquely interesting since introduces the reader to multidimensional cultural details about slavery and slave populations erased in general discussions of slavery. Furthermore, it is one of the few accounts that exist of Latin American slavery from the point of view of the slaves.
The Chase by Alejo Carpentier * 
Wed. July 26 - 2:00 p.m. @ CP L
A thrilling tale written in 1958, told against the backdrop of Havana in the era of Batista's violent tyranny. It tells the story of how two men (a student on the run and a ticket seller at a concert hall) find their lives and fates intertwined. Attention to details that are constant variants on preceding detail build the tension to a stunning climax. An anonymous student flees a team of shadowy, relentless political assassins, and ultimately takes refuge in a symphony hall during a performance of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony. This nightmarish novella does not tell a story so much as map the secret political infrastructure of cities, governments, churches, music, and bodies. It was chosen for the series due to its extraordinary ability to convey the claustrophobia and frustrations under the Batista regime and as an allegory for any tyrannical regime.
CPL 65th Birthday Events 

You're  invited to
Casco Public Library's  65th Birthday Party  Celebration!
Thursday, July 13th -  12 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Kids' Activities &
Refreshments (weather permitting)

& for  the adults -  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with  Music & Refreshments
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Local author Kevin Hancock  will speak about his book  "Not For Sale" (available for  purchase at the Library now 
and during event).  He will also share some childhood memories of the Casco Public Library.
Please join us!!

Th rowback Thursday Movie - Back to the Fifites!
"A Streetcar Named Desire"
One-time showing!!!
Thursday, July 20th @ 6:30 p.m.
This is not in our collection . . .. . . so don't miss it!

Local Author & Illustrator Visit

Tuesday, July 18th @ 6:30 p.m.
Join Otisfield residents & sisters
Heather (author) & Heidi (illustrator) Hayden for a discussion of their 3 books and how they came to be.
Copies of the books will be available for sale.
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.
When:         Wednesdays: July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, August 30th
Time:           2:00 PM
Beaded  Bonsai Tree Workshop
Sunday July 23 @  3:30 p.m.

Join us for a workshop with Rick and Cyndi from Cynthiamae Designs and they will show you how to create your own bonsai tree with wire and pretty colored beads.
A choice of dishes will be available but you can bring your own if you wish.  $10 Fee  (a portion is donated to the library)
Please register in advance at the library, click or call 627-4541
Ongoing Groups & Programming (scroll down for 2 more family events!)

Color & Calm adult coloring group - 1st Thursday of the month @ 1:00 p.m.  July 6, August 3 

Needlecharmers quilt group - 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 p.m.
July 13 & 27

Storytimes - Every Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m.
July 11, 18, and 25

Lego Club - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
June 11 & 25
Summer Free Family Movie Night

Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2016)

Tuesday July 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

Thursday July 27 @ 11:00 a.m.

Pre-registration is appreciated - call 627-4541 or click here
Hours:  Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Michelle Brenner, Director
Yvette Rheault, Library Assistant
Wanda Vaughn-Carr, Library Assistant