The Winter Olympic Games have begun in South Korea, and I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me feel more fiercely patriotic than watching our athletes compete for gold and glory. From my armchair I glide along with our speed skaters, thrill at the intensity of focus exhibited by our curlers, and ride the… Read more »
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Director’s Note Though we may still have six more weeks of winter – according to some prognosticating ground squirrels – I believe that we should look past this, and focus instead on the bright things ahead in 2018. For Skidompha Library, 2018 represents not only the debut of our first full season of programs for… Read more »
Challenge yourself to read a little differently this winter with the Mid-Winter Reading Challenge! Always wanted to try reading a graphic novel, or a book that inspired a film? Now’s your chance! Read a book in just 5 of the 13 categories, and you will be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate for… Read more »
It may not feel like it today, but there is no denying that winter is here, and will be for some time yet. While a very common and normal response to this might be to shutter the windows, stockpile bottles of water, rolls of toilet paper, cans of soup, and set a timer for April, there… Read more »
WRITE-ON: The Skidompha Teen Writing Workshop Tuesday, February 20th through Friday, February 23rd 10 am to 3 pm daily at Skidompha Library. “If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.” Elizabeth Gilbert Unleash your creativity and tell your story! In this four-day creative writing workshop, you will work with other teens interested in creative writing…. Read more »
Did you know that Skidompha Library offers book club kits that you can take home? Grab some friends and dive into one of our many available literary adventures. Each kit features 5 to 10 copies of the same book, a discussion guide, and may be checked out for up to six weeks. Carpe Diem! Carpe… Read more »
Shopping for the bibliophile in your life? Let our librarians recommend some gifts for the upcoming holidays! For the CHEF: “The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine” by Erin French No one can bring small-town America to life better than a native. Erin French grew up in Freedom, Maine (population 719),… Read more »
Come join the fun! Our first session meets Friday, October 13th at 4pm, Porter Hall. All experience levels welcome.
Last week we asked you, our patrons, this question: And the results are in! 15 of you voted NO 76 of you voted YES! Thank you all for participating in Banned Book Week, and for helping to protect our First Amendment Rights!
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and express controversial ideas. Why read banned books? By reading a banned book, you are exercising your first amendment rights, and exploring themes or topics that were at one time – or are now – controversial. Can you imagine a library without these books? “The Adventures of… Read more »