August 2022
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Thank you to Bruce Robert Coffin, Bill Berlinghoff,
Phuc Tran, Jerry Schneider, Isaiah Bennett & Jess Fay
for sharing their time and talents at RVL this past month.

Patrons were able to participate in some great literary,
music, history, nature, and art programs
provided by these amazing authors, artists & speakers!
August Events
Book Group Meeting
August 29th at 6:00 p.m. 

Join us in person or via Zoom for a literary discussion of

"In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. They land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this memoir, Tran learns to accept himself despite the challenges of immigration and traditional parents, feelings of isolation, and teenage rebellion.  

Sigh, Gone explores the bewildering experiences of abuse, racism, and tragedy- and the redemption found in classic literature and in the subculture of punk rock." (Goodreads)

Please note: this month's meeting can be attended in person at the library or remotely via Zoom. FMI, or to request Zoom passcode, please contact Melanie, RVL book group facilitator.
Digital Resources
In addition to CloudLibrary e-books, audio books and comics, RVL patrons now have access to unlimited streaming video through Biblio+.

Biblio+ can be accessed through the CloudLibrary app and is compatible with AirPlay from iOS and Cast from Android, along with mirroring from capable devices. Web access is pending and will be available via CloudLibrary later this year.
RVL patrons also have access to CloudLibrary NewsStand, which provides unlimited, digital access to thousands of searchable magazines and newspapers.

FMI, or for help accessing any of the CloudLibrary resources, please contact the library.
September Sneak Peek
Worm Bin Composting Workshop
with Vermiculturist Jock Robie

Saturday, September 17th @4pm

Topics will include:
• What is worm composting and vermiculture?
• The benefits of worm composting.
• What things to consider before you start
• What it takes for worms to thrive & common problems.

In this session, students will set up their own worm bins. The instructor will stay in touch with each participant by email/phone during the student's first year (or longer) until the student is self reliant. The student's worm bin will be due for its first harvest in 3 to 4 months. There will be a followup class for this purpose scheduled at that time.

The instructor will supply all the equipment needed to start your worm bin at no charge. He just asks that you try your best to be successful. Mr. Robie has 50 worm bins in his worm farm and 12 years of experience and has given many workshops in person since 2011. He has helped hundreds of people start worm composting.

Space is limited. FMI or to register for this class, please contact the library.
Recommended Reads
July Staff Pick

Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid's stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice.

When Theseus, the Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne's decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind?

Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint's Ariadne forges a new epic, one that puts the forgotten women of Greek mythology back at the heart of the story, as they strive for a better world. (Goodreads)
Community News & Events
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Boyhood Home
Launches Phase 2 of Fundraising Campaign
After successfully completing Phase 1 of its fundraising campaign—which allowed urgent repairs to the foundation, floors, and interior of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Boyhood Home in Raymond—the Hawthorne Community Association has launched Phase 2 of its fundraising campaign.

The goal is to raise $75,000, to repair structural deficiencies in the house’s roof; re-shingle it; re-paint or re-side walls; repair or replace the front steps; repair cracks to the interior walls; and complete landscaping and add fencing where necessary.

To donate, please consider a much-appreciated check payable to “Hawthorne Community Association” / PO Box 185 / South Casco, ME 04077.  
PayPal donations may be made online at:   
Pot Roast Suppers
August 13th & September 10th

Same good food, pot roast and gravy, potatoes, green beans, carrots, a roll, and a brownie for $12. Meals are take out only.

Orders will be taken for meals for pick up between 5:00 and 6:00PM that Saturday at 27 Main St. in Raymond. They will be hot and ready to take home!

Please order in advance as it is unlikely that extra meals will be available. To order your meals please call the office at 655-7749 before Noon on May 14th and leave a message with your name, number of meals and time you will pick up. Or if you prefer, you can send an e-mail to with the information.
Raymond Village Library | 207-655-4283 |