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Book Giveaway for the Community READ

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The Boys in the Boat

 by Daniel James Brown
BOOK GIVEAWAY begins Monday, June 26 at 2pm
Get yours while supplies last!
  
Please join us in the library atrium to receive your copy of The Boys in the Boat. We will give away copies each day this week while supplies last.
Please – no holds – first come – first served.
Want to pay it forward?
We will have Community READ tables at the following locations for participants to take a copy or leave a copy of The Boys in the Boat. Please consider paying it forward so that every member of our community gets a chance to join the fun!

Damariscotta:
S. Fernald’s Country Store
First National Bank

Newcastle:
Oxbow Brewery

Upcoming Genealogy Club Events

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All events are open to all; free unless otherwise indicated
Presented in Porter Meeting Hall unless noted

 
Researching your Scottish Ancestors
FRIDAY, July 14 from 12:30-1:30
 Presenter:  B.J. Jamieson
Suggested donation $5.
Resources in NARA 
[National Archives & Record Administration]
THURSDAY, Aug 10 from 12:30-1:30
German Genealogy
FRIDAY, Aug 25 from 10:00-11:30
Presenter:  Katherine Schobel
Suggested donation $5.
Archives – How to Find Hidden Treasure
THURSDAY, Sept 7 from 12:30-1:30
Researching your English Ancestors
THURSDAY, Sept 21 from 12:30-1:30
Presenter:  B.J. Jamieson
Suggested donation $5.
Researching Ancestors in Maritime Canada
THURSDAY, Oct 5 from 12:30-1:30
(2nd floor genealogy section)

Children’s Book Drive Annouced

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Children’s Book Drive to benefit The Ecumenical Food Pantry 
 
Do you have a children’s book or four that are looking for new kids to love? Please bring them to Skidompha Library between now and the end of the month. 
 
Thank you for sharing your love of reading with those in need!

Kid’s Summer Read Program Begins

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Skidompha Summer Reading Program Sign-Ups Begin June 23!
 
Skidompha Library will kick-off the ever popular Summer Reading Program on Friday, June 23!  
 
The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World!” Participants will explore ways to make the world a better place through themes such as art, building, and electronics. Participants are encouraged to read throughout the summer and take part in our weekly hands-on programs. 
 
How does it work?
Participants keep track of time spent reading, and for every five hours read, they choose either a prize that they may keep for themselves, OR a donation that will be made to CHiP: the Community Housing Improvement Project. Budding philanthropists can label donated items with their name in honor of their reading accomplishments.  
 
Tell me about programs!
Program highlights this year include:  
Chewonki Biomimicry Program, Robopots, a Lego Water Park, Paper Murals, Giant Cardboard Castles, and several “story walks” both in town and around the Skidompha Campus all summer long. 
 
Also new this year are a number of Teen Programs such as Cyanotype Printing, creation of a Vertical Garden, Wearable Tech, Body Marbling, a Photo Story Challenge, and an Arduino Orchestra. 
Who can participate?
The Skidompha Library Summer Reading Program is free and open to the public whether or not you are a library member, and is designed for kids up to 12.  
For more information about the Summer Reading Program or other library programs please call Skidompha Kids at 563-1058.
 
A very, very big thank you to Renys, this year’s program sponsor!

Monhegan Skiff on Display at the Library

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Our Community READ raffle boat has arrived!
This 9.5 foot, wooden Monhegan Skiff was built by The Carpenter’s Boat Shop, and donated to Skidompha Library for our 2017 Community READ.
Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Library and The Carpenter’s Boat Shop beginning Monday, June 26. 1 ticket costs $10, 3 tickets are only $25.
The winner will be chosen at random during our Closing Ceremony Celebration at Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, August 1. Winner need not be present and will be notified by 12 noon the following day.