February 2019
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Cloud Library Software Update Notice
Recent upgrades to the cloudLibrary system may impact ability to access e-books on your current e-reader device.

Users with Android or Kindle devices need to complete the most recent software updates in order to restore access to the e-library holdings.
Some older devices that are 5.0 or earlier may no longer be compatible with cloudLibrary ebooks. Audiobooks and Apple devices should not be affected by this upgrade.

Frequently asked questions, and guided video tutorials on updating and using the cloudLibrary to access your library's digital collection can be found on the cloudLibrary website. For more information on these changes, or for assistance with updating your e-reader, please contact Rachel at the library.
2020 United States Census
Do you have questions regarding the 2020 Unites States Census?
Did the Census Bureau contact you about participating in a survey?

Learn more about the 2020 Census, including why your participation is important, why the Census Bureau conducts this count, and how the official count is carried out at the US Census official website. If you would like assistance navigating the site or have questions about participation requests you may have received, please contact Rachel or Allison at the library.
Upcoming Events & Programs for Adults & Seniors
State Representative Jessica Fay
Open Office Hours
Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 5-6pm

Drop by the library to meet with District #66 Maine State Representative Jess Fay.
Grab a cup of coffee and chat about the issues that matter most to you.
Nature Drawing Class
with Jess Bates
Wednesday, February 19th, 6-8pm

Due to the popularity of this class, we will be offering a second session. Learn the basics of drawing in this 2-hour, introductory nature sketching course.

Materials fee: $10.00 for adults, free for all seniors.
Fee includes a 50-sheet, 9"x12" sketch pad, lumograph drawing and sketching pencil, artline drawing pen, & kneadable eraser for each class participant. FMI or to register for this class, please contact Allison or Rachel at the library.
Senior Tuesdays
Every Tuesday from 9am-noon

Drop by the library on Tuesday mornings for Bridge group or just to check out some new books and movies. Have a cup of coffee and meet new people in your community.

Interested in joining a Tuesday morning chess or dominoes group? We are currently looking for players to form a new group during senior library hours.

For more information about senior Tuesdays, contact Rachel or Allison at the library.
Book Club
Monday, February 24th, 6-8pm
Join us for a literary discussion of:
Radium Girls, the Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

"The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.
Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive ― until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.
But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.
Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives. " (Amazon)
Events & Programs for Children
Baby Time:
Monday, Feb. 3rd, 10th & 24th
Please note there is a special baby time activity on Feb. 17th.

Preschool Story Time: 
Wed., Feb. 5th, 12th & 26th 10:30-11:00am
Please note there is no story time on Feb. 19th.
Join Miss Karen for stories, songs and crafts!

You are always welcome to stay and play after story time with books, trains, barn animals, and coloring!
Family Program: Bird Feeders
Wednesday, February 5th, 2:00- 3:30pm

We will be building and painting wooden bird feeders together as a team! This hands-on, building session is part of our 4-part intergenerational programming series. Sign-up as a two-person team (one child aged 5 or older, and one adult). Preregistration is required and space is limited. Please be aware that we will be using hammers, nails and paint for this project!

For more information about this program or other upcoming events in the intergenerational series, please contact Miss Karen at the library.
School Vacation is Space Week
in the Children's Room!
Join us for a week of special
space-themed activities.

Monday, February 17th
10:30-11:00am: Special Baby Time Activity.
12:00-3:00pm: Drop-in Crayon/Bead Melting Activity. For ages 5 and up.
2:00pm: Space-themed craft. For ages 5 and up. Preregistration required for this session.

Wednesday, February 19th
10:30-12:00pm: Space themed movie, toys, games & puzzles. Drop in session for all ages.
2:30pm: Space Slime making with Dr. Bizier. For ages 7 and up. Preregistration is required for this session.

Saturday, February 22nd
10:00-1:00pm: Space-themed craft activity. Drop in session for all ages.
Valentine Make & Take
Wed. Feb. 12th, 1:30-3:00pm
Drop in and create your own heart garland! For all ages.

Legos & Building
Wed. Feb. 12th, 1:30-3:00pm
Drop in session for all ages.

Please contact Miss Karen at the library FMI, or to register for upcoming children's events.
Read with Lucy
February 19th, 1:30-2:00pm
Preregistration required.

Grab your favorite book and reserve your reading time with our visiting reading therapy dog,
Miss Lucy!
Support the Library
Shop AmazonSmile and support the Raymond Village Library at the same time, at no extra cost to you!

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

If you would like to purchase an item directly for the library you can also visit our Amazon wish list, which is updated throughout the year.
Winter Book Sale
We have lots of children's non-fiction and picture books that were recently added to the book sale this past week with more to follow!

All children's books are just .25 each. Stop by and check out the new sale items and stock up while supplies last.
Upcoming Community Events
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