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October Events: 
Speculative Tuesdays Bookclub (for 20s & 30s) reads The Ocean at the End of the Lane: 4th at 7:00
Wednesday Night Bookclub reads Lizzie Bright...  5th at 7:00 - everyone is welcome!
Raising Resilient Children & Adolescents with Dr. Brooks @ HWRHS Thur. 6 at 7:00
Delvena Theatre: Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks Fri. 7 at 10:30  - guilty or innocent? You decide!
Mad Hatter Storytime Sat. 8 at 11:00
Tuesday Tastings: Tea time! 11th at 11:00
College Financial Aid Forms Wed. 12 at 7:00
Apple Harvest Storytime Sat. 15 at 11:00
Literary Luncheon: A Star for Mrs. Blake Tue. 18 at 11:30
Children's Art Club with Betsy! Thur. 20 at 3:30
Maine's Malaga Island 1860-1912 Thur. 20 at 7:00
Author Gary D. Schmidt @ Gordon College Thur. 27 reception 6:00-7:00, talk at 7:30. Free! 

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Community Read
Children's Room
Teen News
Book Clubs
Ongoing Groups
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Columbus Day:
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Tue. Nov. 8 due to voting at the Recreation Center.
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You are welcome to our Eighth Community Read events:  
Join the Wednesday Night Book Club to discuss Lizzie Bright... on 5th at 7:00.  Learn about Raising Resilient Children & Adolescents with Dr. Robert Brooks at the High School Auditorium on Thur. 6 at 7:00. Thur. 20 at 7:00 Kate McBrien, Chief Curator of the Maine Historical Society, presents historical artifacts documenting Maine's Malaga Island 1860-1912
Author Gary D. Schmidt visits Gordon College on Thur. 27 for a reception and book signing from 6:00-7:00 in the Ken Olsen Science Center. At 7:30, a few steps away, in the A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel he'll talk about Lizzie Bright, the Buckminster Boy and 9/11. He was awarded the Newbery Honor twice, the Printz  Honor, as well as being a finalist for the National Book Award in 2011 for Okay for Now.
All events are free and open to the public. 
Fall storytimes and programs are underway!  See the full schedule online or swing by to say hello and pick up a copy.
Some weekly programs have space for a few more: Baby Bookworms (Tue. 10:30), Sweet Dreams Story Makers (Thur. 6:30), and LEGO Club (Wed. 3:00).

Special events include: STEAM into Science Tue. 4 at 3:30, Mad Hatter Storytime Sat. 8 at 11:00, Apple Harvest Storytime Sat. 15 at 11:00, Art Club Thur. 20 at 3:30, Paws to Read with Tessie Fri. 21 at 3:30, and Pumpkin Decorating Sat. 22 at 11:00 (BYOP). Enter your painted, ribboned, pom-pomed, doodled (anything but carved) pumpkin in our decorating contest. Prizes will be awarded to all!

Looking ahead: November features a story writing contest, but first join us for a Young Writers' Workshop to explore the elements of writing using a story map on Sat. Nov. 5 at 11:00.  There's also Chess on Mondays, sign up now. 

For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: 978-468-5577. 
MAGE [Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone] meets on Wed. afternoons from 3:30-5:00. Bring your laptop and your active Minecraft membership. No Griefing, Ever! 
Vote before Oct. 15 for the Teen Top Ten 2016, chosen by teen book groups from across the country. The Informed Teens Blog has all the titles described and linked to the catalog, including a link to cast your vote.
Pokemon GO Library Lure Party! Sat. 29, 10-4 "Gotta catch 'em all!"

For more information contact the Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire   978-468-5577 or .  
Book Clubs  
*Speculative Tuesdays is our newest group geared toward readers in their 20s and 30s with a focus on fantasy and sci-fi. Join Josh & Stephanie on Tue. 4 at 7:00 for Neil Gaiman's Ocean at the End of the Lane.  Next up: Ready Player One.
Tuesday Tastings (A Cookbook Bookclub)  Celebrates 'Tea Time' Oct. 13 at 11:00. Please RSVP with your dish by 10/11 to Nancy   
* Wednesday Night Book Club meets Oct. 5 at 7:00 to discuss our Community Read Lizzie Bright...   Next up: Breakfast at Tiffany's
* Literary Luncheon discusses A Star for Mrs. Blake Tues. 18 at 11:30 - bring your own brown-bag luncheon. Next up: The Girl in the Blue Beret.  
Ongoing Drop-in Groups  
* Adult Coloring gathers Monday nights 5-8 on the 2nd floor.   
* Bridge! Some experience required: Mon. 10-12, Wed. 10-12, & Fri. 1-4:30.
* Knitting!  Get help or stay on track Mon. 12-2:30.
* Cribbage meets every Thursday from 10-12.