April is Earth Month!  Have you heard about Casco/Naples Earth Day Clean-up on April 27?  Look for the page on facebook or call us and we can connect you to them if you are interested in getting involved. Casco Public Library is a proud sponsor!  Look for our name on the t-shirts


The Legacy of Louis Sockalexis:
the first-known Native American to play professional baseball
 
Thursday April 11 @ 6:00 p.m.
 
Ed Rice, former journalist, college instructor, and author of Baseball's First Indian, will be joining us to discuss the legacy of Louis Sockalexis, the man who definitively was the inspiration for the nickname of the Cleveland professional team, and a largely unrecognized, courageous civil rights icon representing Penobscot Nation and the state of Maine.  
 
Ed will talk about the popularity of "town ball" in the State of Maine. Many college baseball players came to Maine, during the summer, to play for outstanding teams. This is how Sockalexis ca me to be "discovered" and brought to Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Sockalexis paved the way for other pioneer American Indian baseball players, like Jim Thorp
e and Hall of Fame pitcher Charlie Bender.  
 

SCHOOL VACATION MOVIE
TUESDAY APRIL 16 @ 1:00
Book to Movie Series
"A Dog's Way Home"
 

Based on the beloved bestselling novel, A Dog's Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella (voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard), a devoted dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.
'A Dog's Way Home' Trailer

 
Earth Day Crafts!  Sunday, April 28
1:00 - 4:00
Drop in and do some upcycling - collage crafts! Make your own envelopes!  Make your own signs from old books and magazines!  Fun for kids of all ages! 
"The Bookies"
meet the third Tuesday of the month
@ 1:00 p.m. 
 
May 21
"Educated"
by Tara Westover
   
 
April 16  
"The Sometimes Sisters"
by Carolyn Brown 
"Hooked on Books"  
Library Book Club  
meets the last Tuesday of the month
   
April 30 @ 7:00p.m.
 
"Force of Nature" by Jane Harper 
 
Goodreads Choice Award Finalist (Mystery & Thriller, 2018)  
BookBrowse Best Books of 2018 
Winner of the Prix Polar Award for Best International Novel 
BookRiot's 25 Best Suspense Books from 2018 
Davitt Awards shortlist for Adult Crime Novel 2018 
Dead Good Reads shortlist for Best Small Town Mystery 2018

Five women go on a hike. Only four return. Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry, asks: How well do you really know the people you work with?
 
Multiples copies available at CPL 
Refreshments will be served.     
BOOK BAGS FOR SALE!
STURDY CANVAS!  MULTIPLE COLORS AVAILABLE!
ONLY $10
 
  • Custom designed with our logo and multi-lingual READ print. Red, Black & Royal Blue
  • Printed in Casco by Treehouse Graphics
  • Limited supply on hand!!
Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday 1:30 - 3:00 at CPL

Speaking Up For Us (SUFU) of Maine is run by and for adults who live with developmental disabilities. Any interested members of the public are welcome to drop in during the meetings to be a part of the group or to help out.
FMI visit their website at http://sufumaine.org/
Ongoing Groups & Programming
 
Read to Teddy  
 
Come in and practice your reading with a really good listener, certified therapy dog, Teddy!   
 
Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. & Sundays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
 
"The Yarn Junkies" Group   TUESDAYS 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
Come in with a project and enjoy the camaraderie of other crafty souls. Some supplies will be available. All skill levels encouraged!


Needle Charmers quilt group
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 p.m.    
April 11 & 25 
 
Storytimes   
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.  
   
 

Lego
Club  2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
Drop in 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 April 9 & 16
 
Hours:  Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (June 13 - Aug 29)
Michelle Brenner, Director
Wanda Vaughn-Carr, Library Assistant
Ellen Ward, Circulation Assistant