Lots of exciting stuff going on at your library - come in and say hello!!!
NEW BOOKS!
Come in and see what we have added to the adult book collection in June! 
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! 
 
 
"Make and Take" Father's Day crafts!
Drop in on Thursday June 13   
Noon - 4:00  
and make something for Dad or someone special! 
 
 
Let's Talk About It:  

Brought to you by the Maine Humanities Council, in partnership with
Naples Public Library, we are excited to unveil the 2019 summer reading series. This series, developed for MHC by historian Candace Kanes, examines the Maine wilderness, how various people have experienced it and written about it, and how those accounts have influenced Maine and shaped its identity. It raises questions about what constitutes wilderness, the relationship between humans and the natural environment, about conservation and ecology, and not least about our personal relationship to the wilderness. 
 
Meetings alternate between CPL and NPL (940 Roosevelt Trail) and many copies of the 5 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. June 26 @ 2:00 p.m.
Casco Public Library 
The series begins with Thoreau's The Maine Woods, first published in 1864, two years after the death of the writer, philosopher, and naturalist from Concord, Massachusetts.Thoreau of course often is credited with starting the environmental awareness movement. The Maine Woods will be paired with an account by Elizabeth Oakes Smith of her 1849 trip to Katahdin. Oakes Smith, a native of Yarmouth, and a noted writer and lecturer, was reportedly the first woman to scale Maine's tallest peak.  
Call 627-4541 or click here
 
 
Summer Wednesdays start 6/19!  We will be open every Wed. 1:00 to 4:00 through August. 
Summer Reading Program Sign ups start June 19
with a Kickoff Party @ 1:30!    
Thursday Night at the Movies!
June 20 @ 7:00 
"Green Book"  
PG-13
  

Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.


Green Book - Official Trailer [HD]

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Call 627-4541 or  Click here
Celebrate the start of summer with Earth Jams Music
by Matt Loosigian!
Tuesday, June 25 
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bring the kids and experience the magic of Matt's singing, moving, and storytelling around the summer reading theme , A Universe of Stories.  We will sing and dance outside if it is a nice evening!

Pre-registration is appreciated  
Call 627-4541 or   Click here 


"Book to Movies Series"
Sunday Family Movie
June 30 @ 1:00

To celebrate the local arts group, Lake Region Community Theatre, who is presenting the musical in August at Lake Region High School, our selection is 
James and the 
Giant Peach - PG

Featuring stop-motion animation and live action, this inventive adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's tale follows the adventures of James (Paul Terry), an orphaned young British boy. Forced to live with his cruel aunts (Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes), James finds a way out of his bleak ex istence when he discovers an enormous enchanted peach. After rolling into the sea inside the buoyant fruit, James, accompanied by a crew of friendly talking insects, sets sail for New York City.
James and the Giant Peach (1996) Trailer (VHS Capture)

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Call 627-4541 or  Click here 

"Hooked on Books"  
CPL Book Club  
meets the last Tuesday of the month
   June 25 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

"This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love--love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory." -Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child

A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

Multiple copies available at CPL

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, aired in front of a live audience at Bangor Public Library.
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  
 
Come in and practice your reading with a really good listener, certified therapy dog, Teddy!   
ALL AGES WELCOME
 
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!   

Storytimes 
Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m.
 
  
Lego
Club  2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.   6/11 & 6/25   
 
Needle Charmers quilt group
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 p.m.    
6/14 & 6/28
 
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 Thursday 1:30 - 3:00
 
Mark your calendar!
 Tues. July 9 @ 1:30 p.m.
"Mooncakes" 
music & stories with Jennifer Armstrong
 
Wed. July 31 @ 4:00 p.m. 
Chewonki Natural History Presentation
"Tide Pools"

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
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