***********Celebrate Summer at CPL!!*************
NEW BOOKS in the CPL collection!

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! 
New this summer!!!

Let's Talk About It:  
Brought to you by the Maine Humanities Council and in partnership with 
Meetings alternate between CPL and NPL (940 Roosevelt Trail) and many copies of the books in the series are available at both libraries.  Join us for any or all of the discussions!
For complete descriptions of the 5 books, click here
Wed. July 17 @ 2:00 p.m.
Naples Public Library 
Dean Bennett's The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm: A Story of Hope for the American Wild is a historical account of the area around a late 19th century farm. Bennett, a retired University of Maine at Farmington professor of history, has written a history of the wilderness area where the farm was located from its geologic beginnings, through its use by native peoples, as a logging supply point, and finally as a recreation site. The book explores the meaning of wilderness, how it has been interpreted by various people, and the changes on the landscape brought about by those interpretations.   
Wed. July 31 @ 2:00 p.m.
Casco Public Library  
Next in the series is Fly Rod Crosby: the Woman Who Marketed Maine, by Julia A. Hunter and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., a short, photo-filled biography of Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby of Phillips, Maine. Fly Rod worked for Maine Central Railroad and helped encourage tourism in the Maine woods in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This session will also include several short accounts by early tourists of their trips to the Maine woods: "Down the Allagash," about a 1911 canoe trip from Greenville to Fort Kent, written by Henry L. Withee of Rockport; and an 1889 logbook of a hunting-fishing trip to Ragged Lake by John Dunn of St. Paul, Minnesota. Both also are part of Maine Memory Network (www.MaineMemory.net) and can be accessed online, along with numerous photos of both trips. 
Call 627-4541 or click here
July 9 @ 1:30 p.m.
Storytelling & Songs
  A moon themed Books Alive program with Jennifer Armstrong and her signature offering of songs, stories, bagpipe, fiddle, banjo, dancing puppet and participation!
July 31 @ 4:00 p.m.
"Tide Pools" 
Chewonki Traveling Natural History Presentation
Which species can endure the waves, tides and temperature changes of the rocky coast? Using this interactive traveling display, participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine's rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean's most magnificent species.  
A Summer Writing Workshop
Wednesday, July 10   2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24   2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
Come join others interested in the self expression that holds our lives and legacies. This workshop will give us the gift of time to write together using techniques that stimulate memory, enhance creativity and provide positive feedback. Here we will listen with respect to ourselves and others for the stories, poems, essays, letters that wait within for an invitation to be written and shared. Please bring something to write on and with and a sense of exploration. All potential and seasoned writers welcome!  
Our facilitator is longtime patron, Mary Winsky.  
Mary is a writer and former English teacher, staff developer and change agent. She has taught composition and literature at high school, college and graduate levels and led writing workshops for adults locally and nationally. This is her 27th summer in Casco.
Pre-registration is appreciated.  Call 627-4541 or click here

Tile Decoupage Workshop
Wednesday, July 17   1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Our resident artist Sue Pride is looking for crafty people to learn the art of decoupage and create tile coasters to be sold as a CPL fundraiser this upcoming holiday season.  Once you know the techniques and tips that Sue will share, you can create some for yourself!
Pre-registration is appreciated
Call 627-4541 or Click here

Tween/Teen "Crafter"noons!  
Stop in for fun make-and-take crafts!  Starts at 3:00 on Thursday 7/11 (glitzy mobiles made from CDs) and 7/25 (paint rocks that are out-of-this-world! Bring your own, if you like)
Pre-registration is appreciated
Call 627-4541 or Click here

Sunday Family Movie
July 21 @ 1:00
We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a viewing of
rated G
Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on a historic trip to the moon.  
Critics Consensus from "Rotten Tomatoes" -  "Edifying and inspiring in equal measure, Apollo 11 uses artfully repurposed archival footage to send audiences soaring back to a pivotal time in American history."   
APOLLO 11 [Official Trailer]
Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Call 627-4541 or  Click here  
Sunday Family Movie
July 28 @ 1:00
"Planet 51"
rated PG 
When astronaut Capt. Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51, he thinks he is the first life form to set foot there. He gets the surprise of his life when he learns that it is inhabited by little green people who live in an idyllic version of 1950s America -- complete with a universal fear of alien invasion.
Planet 51 - trailer #1 
Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Call 627-4541 or  Click here  

Read ME is a statewide community read that gets Maine adults all reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author.  CPL is among the 60 participating libraries in the state!
For 2019, recommending author Tess Gerritsen has chosen Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley and After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search by Sarah Perry. The season will culminate on August 29 with an episode of Maine Calling featuring all 3 authors, aired in front of a live audience at Bangor Public Library.  If people are interested, we can listen in live from the library together and talk about either or both of the books!
Multiple copies are available at CPL - Check one out today!

Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley
Tess's Quote:
"What's a more seductive place to set a novel than in Paris? This story of a young American woman working abroad is both delicious and poignant, a tale of love and loss and, ultimately, hope. When Willie Pears helps a desperate girl escape immigration detention, she endangers her career and her budding romance with a French lawyer. The love of friends and family help her through this crisis, and the tragedy to come. Gorgeously written, this book had me in tears by the end."
After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search by Sarah Perry
Tess's Quote:
"On the night her mother was murdered (in Bridgton), twelve-year-old Sarah Perry was asleep in the same house. Haunted by fractured memories of that night, and by the turbulent years that follow the murder, she tracks down the truth of what really happened. Ms. Perry's memoir of her Maine childhood is both a gripping mystery and a heartbreaking love letter to the fiercely devoted mother she lost."  
Ongoing Groups & Programming
Read to Teddy, the therapy dog!
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  
NOW on THURSDAYS 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
Come in with a project and enjoy the camaraderie of other crafty souls.  All skill levels encouraged!   

Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m.
Club  2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.   7/16 & 7/23
Needle Charmers quilt group
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 p.m.    
7/11 & 7/25
Embroiderers' Guild of America
Casco Needles & Ponds Chapter 
1st Tuesday of the month  
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
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.
  Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month. 1:30 - 3:00
Mark your calendar!
 Sun. Aug. 4 @ 1:30 p.m.
Marine Mammals of Maine
Tues. Aug. 6  
@ 6:30 p.m.  
Detective/Mystery Author Bruce coffins returns! 

Hours:  Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (June 19 - Aug 28)
Michelle Brenner, Director
Wanda Vaughn-Carr, Library Assistant
Ellen Ward, Circulation Assistant