Patten Free Library Weekly News and Updates


February 9, 2024

Hello Patten Free,


Congratulations to the winners of our 10th Annual Writing Contest! This year's judges, who included Library staff, community members, and an RSU 1 representative, had a challenging job picking the winners.


Winning pieces can be read on our website, and everyone who entered the contest will be invited to a reception.


Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations again to the winners!




Patten Free Library Staff

Development

Thank you to Aroma Joe's for sponsoring Free Coffee Friday all February. Available in the Café Corner (near the stairs) Friday mornings while supplies last!


Interested in being a Free Coffee Friday sponsor? Email slricker@patten.lib.me.us.

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Special Events
Printable PDF of the February Calendar

Town History Series 2024, Arrowsic: Good Bones: Arrowsic’s Twenty-Three Family Cemeteries

Saturday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m.

In Person and Zoom

Adults

Arrowsic Town Administrator Denise Parker will discuss what led her to research the cemeteries in the early 1970s, the families buried in some of the cemeteries, and where to find information online about cemeteries and graves.

PFL Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Adults

Cookie Decorating

Wednesday, February 14

Ages 3-12

Cookie stenciling with Thayer Treats. Registration required.

Teen Movie: Mean Girls

Thursday, February 15

Grades 6-12

Watch a movie in our beautiful Teen Space! Popcorn provided.

Love Your Library

February

Make a donation, become a Page Turner, or purchase a heart to support PFL.

Poetry Contest

January 29 - February 22

Enter Online

Under 18 and 18 and up

The winner of each category will have their poem featured in the 2024 poetry walk in Library Park during the month of April. See complete details.

History Room Highlight

Town History Series 2024


Saturday, February 3, 10:30 a.m.: Arrowsic

Good Bones: Arrowsic’s Twenty-Three Family Cemeteries


Arrowsic Town Administrator Denise Parker will discuss what led her to research the cemeteries in the early 1970s, the families buried in some of the cemeteries, and where to find information online about cemeteries and graves.


Register for Zoom here.

What to Read Next

Staff Picks


Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros


Traditional fantasy takes on a brutal edge- expect to lose sleep over this one!


-Andrea, Circulation

Read the Review
Read More Staff Picks

Gia's Shout Out: Children's Titles


Together We Ride and Together We Swim written by Valerie Bolling and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita 


These books are absolute gold for kids ages 2-5!

Read the Review
Read More Shout Outs

New Titles



It's a new month and that means new books!

See the List


Did you know?

It’s time for Bee Bath Buy Bath! This program runs from Feb 1 –March 31 and is a Bath-wide event to promote Bath businesses. 


Each time a purchase is made at a participating location you will receive a sticker on your Bee Bath card. When the card is full (four stickers) you can BEE entered into a drawing for a Gift of Bath certificate.


At PFL, any exchange of money will earn you a sticker- photocopies, prints, book replacement, donations and purchasing PFL merchandise, puzzles, and Love Your Library hearts. The library bookstore is also participating.

Digital Resources

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