Scroll down for info on our First Annual Winter Wonderland of Trees!!!
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! 
Casco Public Library is pleased to announce our first annual 
Winter Wonderland of Trees
November 17 - December 6
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 will be posted on our website Nov. 17 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   

Hours: Tues. Thurs. Sun. 10-7
Special hours Nov. 30, 9-2 & Dec.6, 6 - 7:30 pm
Sneak peak photo at the end of the newsletter! 

Ever wondered what happens to the "stuff" you bring to the transfer station??  Join us
Thursday Nov. 21
5:30 - 6:45 to find out! 
S enior Environmental Educator at ecomaine, Katrina Bussiere-Venhuizen will speak about the simple reuse/recycling choices we make daily. Come and learn "Use this, not that"; decisions that will save money, care for the environment, and help those around you.
Bring all your questions too!!
Learn what can and what cannot be recycled. Learn where your recycling and trash actually go after the transfer station. Watch a fascinating virtual tour of ecomaine's recycling and trash-to-energy plants.
Take home info to help you recycle at home like a pro! Take home some fun free stuff!  
Bio: Katrina Bussiere-Venhuizen is the Senior Environmental Educator with ecomaine who is responsible for educational and outreach programming. Her passion concerning waste diversion and contamination reduction goals inspires students and adults alike.

Thursday Night at the Movies
"the third Thursday of the month"

November 21 @ 7:00
"Peanut Butter Falcon"
rated PG-13
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church).  
Go in expecting the best and you'll come out smiling. 
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal 
The Peanut Butter Falcon | Official Trailer | Roadside Attractions 
  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.
Please contact the library by Nov. 22
if you are interested in enrolling your son or daughter and let us know if they have a ukulele available for them to use. We will have instruments available to borrow. We will set the dates and times based on the interest and availability of the students.
To register, call the library at 627-4541 or Click here to email us
Sunday Family Movie
November 24 @ 1:00 p.m.

"THE LION KING (2019)"

rated PG

Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Call 627-4541 or  Click here  
The Lion King Official Trailer
Christmas in Casco Village!
Saturday, November 30
9:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The Library will be open during the Casco Village Church Fair & Luncheon with Santa visiting 10:30 am - 1:00 pm! Bring the kids to have a photo with Santa in a quieter space than a shopping center!
Winter Wonderland raffle will be going on and lots of handmade crafts for sale!

Sunday, Dec. 1
3:00 - 4:00
Christmas Tea with Holly Ihloff & her book "The Doll's First Little Book of Christmas"
A perfect time to enjoy tea with your daughter or granddaughter & a favorite doll!

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 WW of Trees and take a chance to win!! 
"The Bookies"
Book Group
the third Tuesday of the month

November 19 @ 1:00 pm
"Where the Crawdads Sing"
by Delia Owens
"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

Here's a SNEAK PEAK at a few of the donated trees for our Winter Wonderland Fundraiser!!

We will also have several unique artistic creations in the raffle donated by talented patrons so there is even more to win!!

Please visit us and admire all of the creative effort that went into this "fun"raiser!
Thank you for your support!
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