Hot outside??? 
Thanks for a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, we now have climate control from energy-efficient cooling/heating pumps! 
Our books are happier, we are happier and you can be happier too if the "dog days" of summer are getting to you!
Come in and read a book, use our free wifi, work on a puzzle, or just relax with a magazine!
Come in and see what we have added to the adult book collection in August!

Rainy day solution - Borrow a puzzle to enjoy at home! We also have a community puzzle going in the back room if you just need to get out of the house for a while!
We also have magazines!  Over 25 titles - come check them out! 
Sunday, August 5 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Girl Scout and drama enthusiast Allison Baker for a fun & interactive workshop!
Ages 8 and up welcome 
Pre-registration is appreciated - call 627-4541 or email  

Let's Talk About It: The Gilded Age: A Tale for Today?
Brought to you by the Maine Humanities Council, in partnership with Naples Public Library, we are excited to unveil 2018 summer humanities reading. Our facilitator this year will be Professor Libby Bischof, Ph.D., history expert, professor, collector & curator of The Maine Postcard Project. Join our discussions delving into critical social, economic & cultural themes surrounding the late 1800s, as time turned toward the 20th century.
Wed. Aug 8 @ 2:00 p.m. - Naples Public Library
The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells
examines the career of one of the noueau riche, a member of the rising  commercial middle class that challenged the social elite of Wharton's New York and Howells's Boston. It charts the fortunes of a Vermont farm boy, who comes to prominence in the city as a successful paint manufacturer, until he gets caught up in the competitive struggles, speculative fevers, and rollercoaster business cycles of a laissez-faire economy.  

Wed. Aug. 22 @ 2:00 p.m. - Casco Public Library
Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age by Davis Richards
 Published in 2005, this cultural study traces the transformation of a tired family farmstead into a prosperous Victorian resort during the last half of the nineteenth century.  Symbolizing their resort's ultimate transformation into a "summer city," the Ricker family had a cast off from the White City of the World's Columbian Exposition removed to and reconstructed at Poland Spring in 1894. After the book discussion, we will go to the Poland Spring Resort for a tour of the Maine State Building.
Books are available at both Casco Public Library  
& Naples Public Library 
Read ME 2018
Read ME  is a statewide program presented in partnership with  Maine State Library  that ge!ts Maine's adults all reading the same books-by Maine authors and recommended by
 a Maine author. Multiple copies of each title are available at CPL  
Maine author Paul Doiron selects books by two lesser-known Maine authors for Read ME. 
River Talk 
"The short stories in CB Anderson's River Talk are about Mainers: folks you went to school with and have known forever, others you hear speaking in foreign tongues on the street, newcomers, neighbors, maybe even yourself.  If you're looking for a book about the ways people in Maine actually live, now, today, you need to read this small masterpiece." 
Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town 
"More than in other places, Maine people live close to nature. Some by accident, others by design. It's about watching deer drift through the field at dusk and about leaving the window open in April to hear spring arrive with the first piping of the peepers. It's about the familiar, the secret, and the strange, written by an artist whose gift it is to help us see our shared environment as we've never seen it before."  
Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Join Maine State Library, Maine Calling, and the Maine Humanities Council for a live discussion with this year's Read ME recommending author, Paul Doiron, as well as featured authors, CB Anderson and Susan Hand Shetterly. Open to the public, no registration required. Please arrive by 12:30 to allow time to find a seat and get settled. There will be ample parking on the State Street side of the Library Archives Museum Building.
Something new in August! 
Read to Teddy!
Thursdays, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
starting August 9 
Teddy is a certified therapy and service dog who will be here with his owner ready to listen to some stories! 
Thursday Afternoon Family Movie!
August 9 @ 4:00 p.m.
"Sherlock Gnomes" - rated PG 
After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.  
Voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and  Johnny Depp,  
Wed., Aug. 8 @ 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a visit from Children's Author/Illustrator Russ Cox! His presentation includes a review of his artwork, how a picture book is made, drawing exercises, and an interactive reading of Faraway Friends!
We will be at the Casco Community Center for this program.  Pre-registration is appreciated.  
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email  
Eco Printing Workshop with Botanical Artist Jessica Lauren Nash
Sunday, August 12th   1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Please join us as we explore this ancient process of dyeing fibers and fabrics by hand with plant-based pigments and other natural materials straight from the garden.
Class Fee of $50 includes all materials & a donation to CPL 
  Pre-registration is required   
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email  

Music Crafts for Kids!
 Wed. August 15 @ 2:00 p.m.
Come on in and make some musical instruments! 
Something for all ages! 
Fun and easy!

Pre-registration is appreciated. 
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email

Thursday Night at the Movies!
August 16 @ 7:00 p.m.
"Agatha Christie's  
Crooked House"
Rated PG-13
In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.
Christina Hendricks , Gillian Anderson , Honor Kneafsey , Glenn Close , Max Irons

Sunday, August 19, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Author Talk & Workshop w/ Maine Author Diane Magras

Ever wonder how to make a fantastical, magical, unusual story from a quiet part of your life? Join Diane Magras, author of the middle grade medieval adventure The Mad Wolf's Daughter, to learn how she did that with her own book, and hear her tips on how you can do the same. Come ready to write--or just with an open mind--and use some medieval inspiration for your story in this one-hour author talk and writing workshop. A reading and book-signing will be included.
Ages 8 and up.
Pre-registration is requested. 
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email
Tues. August 21 @ 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a book group about crime novel  
The Dry by Jane Harper
"Ms. Harper is not one to drop a fact...without using it later. She has jampacked her swift debut thriller with sneaky moves that the reader has to track with care... It's hard to believe this is her first novel... The Dry is a breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up...." - The New York Times  
Multiples copies available at CPL 
Refreshments will be served.     
Summer Reading Program wraps up Tuesday August 21! By the end of the day, bring in your completed activity sheets for a goody bag and if you hit your registered reading goal, bring in your log/tracking sheet and be entered for prize drawings, including a Gift Certificate to Bridgton Books!

ONLY $10
  • Custom designed with our logo and multi-lingual READ print
  • Printed in Casco by Treehouse Graphics
  • Limited supply on hand and taking orders
Ongoing Groups & Programming

"The Yarn Junkies" Group -  TUESDAYS 4:30 - 6:30 P.M.
Come in with a project and enjoy the camaraderie of other crafty souls. Some supplies will be available. All skill levels encouraged!

Color & Calm adult coloring group
1st Thursday of the month @ 1:00 p.m.  
August 2, September 6

Needle Charmers quilt group
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 p.m.    
8/9 & 8/23

Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.  
Club  2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
Drop in 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.   8/14 & 8/28    
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