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 »
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Skidompha Library Holiday Book Guide
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 »
Ukulele Group Starts at Skidompha!
Come join the fun! Our first session meets Friday, October 13th at 4pm, Porter Hall. All experience levels welcome.
Banned Book Week – Results Are In!
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!
Get Caught Reading a Banned Book!
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 »
Read-Aloud Book Club Begins at Skidompha Library!
Wednesdays at 12pm, Library Atrium A.K.A the You Bring It, I’ll Read it Club. Please join this group of readers interested in the art of the spoken word as we dive into the rhythmic texture and fabric of verse, from pre-classic to post-apocalyptic works. Bring a work of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or song to share… Read more »
Special Event: Mr. Drew and His Animals Too!
Saturday, September 30th at 10 am Join us as we celebrate a new season of Storytimes here at Skidompha! Our special guest will be Mr. Drew, an animal rehabilitation specialist who helps exotic animals in need. Mr. Drew will bring a variety of species to the library, from birds and insects to reptiles and amphibians,… Read more »
Skidompha Sketches Online! A Child’s Memories of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 1941
Longtime Skidompha Library friend Betsy Noyes sat down with Skidompha Community Media Producer Mal Gormley in July 2017 to record her vivid experiences as a young child on the morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and later. Betsy’s father was an officer on the USS Tennessee, adjacent to the battleship USS Oklahoma when… Read more »
Archives – How to Find Hidden Treasure
Archives – How to Find Hidden Treasure presented by Kathleen Maclachlan Thursday, September 7, 12:30-1:30 An overview of how to effectively use the treasures that hide in archives, large and small. Many wonderful documents exist that are not online. This short session will focus on preparing to visit archives so that you… Read more »
Chats with Champions Welcomes Doug Preston
Doug Preston New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God Tuesday, September 5 at 10am Porter Hall Since the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumors have circulated about an ancient White City of immense wealth hidden in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes spoke of ancestors who had fled there to escape… Read more »