First Annual Winter Wonderland of Trees ends Friday Dec. 6!!!
NEW BOOKS in the CPL collection!

Click here to go to the CPL catalog and the list of new adult selections added this month! We have lots more than in the picture this month!  Come in and pick something out for a cold night by the fire!

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! 
Casco Public Library is pleased to announce our first annual 
Winter Wonderland of Trees
November 17 - December 6  
The response has been wonderful and it's not too late to get in on the fun!  Come in Thursday 10-7 or during the Casco Tree Lighting Friday Dec. 6, 6:00 - 7:30! 
 Come in to the Library to view over 20 beautifully decorated trees donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals!  
The trees will be raffled off as a fundraiser for the library and if you aren't in Maine this time of year, you can still participate!  Photos are on the website and you can call t
he library and tell us which tree(s) you would like to buy raffles tickets for!
Tickets are sold in bundles so you can take a chance on multiple trees!
10 tickets for $10
25 tickets for $20   

Special hours during Casco Tree Lighting Friday, Dec.6 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Poetry Reading
with local writer Jonny Bolduc
Sunday, December 8 @ 1:00
Jonny Buldoc of Casco will be reading original poetry from his 2017 book, everything is changing, everything is getting worse, and will present some work from his new book, DAWNDARK.  A limited number of copies will be available for sale & signing.
Click here for facebook event page.
Please join us to support one of our town's talented young people!
Author/Illustrator Visit with Carolyn Paradise, former CPL Director!
Sunday, Dec.15 @ Noon

Join us for a reading of Carolyn's newly released children's picture book and a talk about the special art that she created for the illustrations.  Original art will be on display and books will be available for sale & signing!

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

Carolyn became interested in giraffes when her grandson was little and would like people to know about the plight of giraffes in the wild.  The Giraffe Conservation Foundation works to aid giraffes in the wild.  Click here for more information about their work.
Thursday Night at the Movies
"the third Thursday of the month"

December 19 @ 7:00
"Downton Abbey"
rated PG
Excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants -- setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans.
 ...for a few fleeting moments, they've returned us to a time of bygone glamor when class trumped crass and even treachery was sweetly done.
Peter Travers -  Rolling Stone 
  Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Call 627-4541 or  Click here     
We are pleased to announce a series of four Beginner Ukulele Classes for children! (3rd to 5th grade) These classes will be held at the Library in January. There will be no cost to participate. The program is being offered through the support of the family of Ben Deitz, a pioneering musician who died at the age of 32 and who spent all the summers of his life in Casco.
We will be offering a class Tuesdays in January at 5:30.  There are limited spots but there is a possibility of another class group so contact the library if you are interested.
To register, call the library at 627-4541 or Click here to email us
Sunday Family Movie
December 29 @ 1:00 p.m.


rated PG

After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. But to do so, they must stay one step ahead of a wealthy financier and a determined zoologist who want to capture the beast for their own gain.

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Call 627-4541 or  Click here  
Christmas in Casco Village!

Friday, Dec. 6
6:00 - 7:30
Casco Tree Lighting and activites at the Community Center including a performance by Mayberry Hill Preschool (one of our Winter Wonderland sponsors!).  Visit the Library for your last chance to see the Winter Wonderland of Trees and take a chance to win!! 
"Hooked on Books"  Book Group!
Meets the last Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 p.m.  
EXCEPT THIS MONTH - with the holidays, we are meeting 
Tuesday Dec. 10
and the next meeting will be January 28   
"Little Fires Everywhere"
Celeste Ng  
Celeste Ng's "Little Fires Everywhere" witnesses the mysteries of arson, kinship and community in late-'90s suburban America.  New York Times 
Multiple copies are available to borrow at CPL desk 
Ongoing Groups & Programming
Read to Teddy, the therapy dog!
Come in and practice your reading with a really good listener, certified therapy dog, Teddy!   
ALL AGES WELCOME - no appointment necessary

 Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. & Sundays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
"The Yarn Junkies" Group 
THURSDAYS 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
Come in with a project and enjoy the camaraderie of other crafty souls.  All skill levels encouraged!   

  Storytime - bring the little ones in for stories and songs!
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Club  2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 11/12 & 11/26  
Needle Charmers quilt group
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 p.m.   
11/14 - no meeting on Thanksgiving :) 
Embroiderers' Guild of America
Casco Needles & Ponds Chapter 
1st Tuesday of the month  
Noon - 4:00 p.m.  12/3
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
Hours:  Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Summer)
Michelle Brenner, Director
Wanda Vaughn-Carr, Library Assistant
Ellen Ward, Circulation Assistant