Happy Summer from CPL!!!!

Come in and see what we have added to the adult book collection in July!
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! 
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. July 11 @ 2:00 p.m. - Naples Public Library
The Gilded Age, by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
This book was published in 1873 and literally dubbed and helped define the era.  The authors shared writing responsibilities for a sprawling novel that intertwines several story lines, bound together by two main themes - romance and speculation, love and money, each of which can lead to ruin. 
Wed. July 25 @ 2:00 p.m. - Casco Public Library
The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel looks at New York high society during the 1870s. In contrast to the unbounded social fluidity described by Twain and Warner, Wharton focuses on the entrenched, but beset, ruling commercial elite of the Gilded Age. Theirs was a leisured life filled with teas and dinner parties, banquets and balls, openings and operas, art and literature, polo matches and yacht races undergirded by rigid rules of propriety, ritual, and fashion. Change is in the air, however.  
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. What makes this book so special, so moving, is Anderson's passionate commitment to making all of these people not just recognizable but relatable. 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. Susan Hand Shetterly's collection of lyrical short essays, Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town, is therefor a book intended for all of us. 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 Afternoon Family Movie!
July 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

Peter Rabbit and his three sisters -- Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail -- enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden. When one of McGregor's relatives suddenly moves in, he's less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter -- a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent.

Wed., July 18 @ 4:00 p.m.
with Conjuring Carroll!  
This magician was a big hit last summer so we invited him to return to CPL!  This all new show will include reading magic themed effects, large balloon sculptures created to music, and lots of comedy audience participation!  
Pre-registration is appreciated.  
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email
Thurs., July 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
Local children's Author Visit!
Join Gayle Plummer as she introduces you to the delightful characters in her new book "The Flower Patch Pals"!  Come see the adorable gardening scene she has created in a miniature greenhouse at the library and hear about gardening projects kids can do at home!  Books will be available for sale and signing.  Pre-registration is appreciated.  
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email 
Decorated Summer Hat Class  & Tea Party
Thurs., July 19 @ 2:00 p.m.
Join us and create your own beautiful summer hat with artistic patron Nadine Orlando! Wide-brimmed sun hats (in a choice of colors), scarf, flowers, and all supplies will be provided. 
Fun to wear or decorate your door for the season!  Following the activity, we will enjoy "high tea" with delicious snacks! Dress accordingly for a fun picture with all our beautiful hats! $30 fee covers your new hat and an afternoon of tantalizing teas & treats, as well as a donation to the library! 
Pre-registration is required. 
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email
Sunday, July 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
Local Children's author/illustrator Sarah Frankel visits and reads her book "Half Acre" which talks about the many wild things one can discover in their backyard if they only take the time to explore. The flowing story and colorful illustrations will entice children and adults alike, to step out into their own yards and explore the natural world just centimeters outside their homes. Books will be available for sale and signing. 
Pre-registration is appreciated. 
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email.


"Suspense and Summer Spritzers"
Tues. July 24 @ 6:30 p.m.
Join us for refreshments as we talk with author Bruce Coffin about his BEST-SELLING Detective Byron mystery series, set in Portland, Maine!  
Bruce is a former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement.  At the time of his retirement from the Portland Police Department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations. Bruce also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director's Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive. 
We have the first two installments of the series, "Among the Shadows" and "Beneath the Depths" here at the library and an xiously await the release of the third book in October!  
Pre-registration is appreciated.  
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email
Wed. July 25th @ 4:00 p.m .
Chewonki Natural History Programs 
presents a visit from "The Bugmobile"! 
Chewonki's "Bugmobile" transports the world of arthropods (insects and their relatives) into the library using models, costumes, and live specimens, we explain the unique characteristics of four major groups of arthropods. Our live "bug" species will introduce you to some of the fascinating adaptations essential for survival, such as mimicry, camouflage, armor, and the use of venom.
 Pre-registration is appreciated.  
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email
Sunday, July 29 @ 2:00 p.m.
Bring your own 12" fashion doll and create your own fashions with found materials! Led by a creative patron who will have fabric pieces, tissue paper and elastics and will show you how to dress up your doll! 
Pre-registration is requested. Call the library at 627-4541 or Email
"The Yarn Junkies" Group - knitting, crocheting, hooking, oh my!
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!
Tues. July 31 @ 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun discussion about the NY Times bestseller "Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice" by Curtis Sittenfeld. 
Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. 
Named one of the best books of the year by NPR. 
"A delightful romp for not only Austen devotees but also lovers of romantic comedies and sly satire, as well . . . Bestselling Sittenfeld plus Jane Austen? What more could mainstream fiction readers ask for?"-Booklist (starred review). 
Refreshments will be served.     
Ongoing Groups & Programming

"The Yarn Junkies" Group - knitting, crocheting, hooking, oh my!  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

Needle Charmers quilt group
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 p.m.    
7/12 & 7/26

Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m.  
Club  2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
Drop in 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.   7/10 & 7/24   
Coming Soon!
Mark your calendars!   
Wed. August 8 @ 2:00 p.m.
An Interactive Visit from 
Maine Author/Illustrator Russ Cox!
To be held at the Casco Community Center
Pre-registration is appreciated.  
Call the library at 627-4541 or Email
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