Happy New Year!!  2020 - Maine's Bicentennial Year 
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!

Snow 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! 
Beginner Ukulele Classes for children! (3rd to 5th grade)  
Tuesdays at 5:30 - 6:15  
January 14, 21, & 28
February 4 
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.
There are still spots available so contact the library if you are interested. If you do not have a ukulele, rental arrangements will be made at no cost!
To register, call the library at 627-4541 or Click here to email us
"Thursday Night at the Movies"
The third Thursday of the month
January 16 @ 7:00 p.m.

rated PG-13

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of "the world's greatest entertainer."

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

The 1st Winter Wonderland of Trees at CPL was a big success!  
Thank you so much to everyone who came in to admire the trees and a big thanks to all who supported the fundraiser for the library by purchasing raffle tickets!  If your business or family would like to provide a tree for the raffle in November of 2020, please contact the library! 
The "Peoples' Choice" vote was a tie between "Handmade Holiday" by Casco Needles & Ponds Embroiderers and "For the Birds" by Mayberry Hill Preschool! 2nd place went to "Movie Madness" donated by JVP and 3rd place honors went to "Merry Maple Christmas" by Sweet William's!

We are so grateful to all of our 2019 Winter Wonderland of Trees Sponsors
"Warm & Wooly Winter"  Casco Self Storage/R.N. Willey & Sons
"Nautical & Nice" - Sabre Yachts
"Merry Maple Christmas" - Sweet William's
 "Countdown to Christmas" A CPL Volunteer
"Cat in the Hat" - The Gregoire Family (Bartow Construction)
"Pretty in Pink" - Wanda Plummer's Dance School
"It's a Wrap" - Hand-knit shawl - Alicia Bent
"A Very Merry Mosaic" Katherine Komich
"Movie Madness" - Janet VerPlanck
"Handmade Holiday" - Needles & Ponds Embroiderers' Group
"Coastal Christmas" - The Fancher Family
"Christmas Charm" - Needle Charmers Quilt Group
"Doll's Christmas" - Medieval Magic Organics
"Meowy Christmice" - The Cat Ladies of the Casco Library
"For the Birds" - Mayberry Hill Preschool
"Christmas Charm II" - Needle Charmers Quilt Group
"A Gnome Tree" Village Gift Barn
"O Holy Night" Vintage Nativity Set - a friend of the library 
"Booklover's Tree" The Hyer Family
"Country Christmas" Hancock Family Farm
"Tooth Fairy Tree" Dr. Leslie Elston
"Merry & Bright" Migis Lodge
"Woodland Wonder" The Brenner Family
"Bookies" Book Group
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 1:00 p.m.   
January 21 
"To Kill a Mockingbird"  
by Harper Lee
February 18  
by Edward Kelsey Moore

"Super Sunday
Family Movie"  
January 26 @ 1:00 p.m.


Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora's upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora's future mother-in-law -- a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land's fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned war
rior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.

Official Trailer: Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - In Theaters October 18! 
"Hooked on Books"  Book Group!
Meets the last Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 p.m.  
January 28   
"The Wonder"
Emma Donoghue   
By the New York Times bestselling author of Room: A small Irish village is mystified by what appears to be a miracle but may actually be murder in this "fine, fact-based, old-school page-turner" (Stephen King).
Multiple copies are available to borrow at CPL desk 

It will meet the second Tuesday of the month from 4:30 - 5:30 starting in February! 
First meeting witll be February 11.
The read will be
"Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes"
by Jonathan Auxier

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Gardener, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher-a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need. Along with his loyal sidekick-a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat-and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny.

Contact the library FMI and to reserve a copy of the book!
 Call 627-4541 or Click here   

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. 1/14 & 1/28
WE ARE REEVALUATING THE BEST TIME FOR THIS ACTIVITY.  Please contact the library if your child is interested in participating. 
Needle Charmers quilt group
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 p.m.   
1/9 & 1/23  
Embroiderers' Guild of America
Casco Needles & Ponds Chapter 
1st Tuesday of the month  
Noon - 4:00 p.m.  1/7
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