Community READ

Welcome to the 2017 Community READ!

This year, in partnership with The Carpenter’s Boat Shop we’ll be bringing you 6 weeks of programming around the book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

Please join us as we bring the community together around this amazing story! Have a picture to post? Use our event hashtag: #skidompharead2017

Calendar of Events

JULY 6, 13, 20 & 27

Book Discussions
Skidompha Library 
5:30 – 6:30pm – FREE

JULY 7 to JULY 13

Cover to Cover Live Community Read
Come hear chapters of the book read aloud as we move from location to location each night!

Buzz Maine, Friday July 7, 5-7pm
The Walpole Barn, Saturday July 8, 5-7pm
Skidompha Library, Sunday July 9, 5-7pm
The Publick House, Monday July 10, 5-7pm
Oxbow Brewery, Tuesday July 11, 5-7pm
Milling Around, Wednesday July 12, 5-7pm
S. Fernald’s Country Store, Thursday July 13, 5-7pm

JULY 7, 14, 21 & 28 – 10am
JULY 245:30pm

“The Boys of ’36”
Skidompha Library – FREE
Documentary screening and discussion group.

JULY 15 & 16
Woody Guthrie’s American Song & Remembering the Great Depression
Skidompha Library – 7:30pm, Tickets $10
Featuring songs & monologues from Woody Guthrie performed by 32N, a chat on The Great Depression, and “Skidompha Sketches” – historical stories from our community. Nibbles and sips provided.
JULY 18 & 19
Ken Burns’ Documentary “The Dust Bowl”
Skidompha Library – FREE
PART 1, Tues. July 18, 4pm
PART 2, Weds. July 19, 4pm
JULY 24 to JULY 28
Blueberries & Boats – Daily Open House at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop
The Carpenter’s Boat Shop
10 – 10:30am, FREE
Stop in for a blueberry muffin, tea, a tour, and view our Olympic Rowers Exhibit – available throughout the READ – featuring photos, artifacts from the ’36 Olympics, and an exclusive filmed interview with local Olympic champion rower, Ellie Logan.
JULY 26
Wooden Boat Construction – A Chat with Rev. Robert Ives
The Carpenter’s Boat Shop
10:30 -11am, FREE
July 29

Used Tool Sale
The Carpenter’s Boat Shop
8am – 1pm

AUGUST 1
Closing Ceremony Celebration
Lincoln Theater – 7:30pm, Tickets $15
This evening will feature live music by Novel Jazz, footage from the 1936 Olympic race, filmed interview with the author, refreshments, and raffle drawings.