Book Club News
Now that autumn is truly here, long dark afternoons and evenings give the book club members more indoor reading time. For November and December, we've chosen to read and discuss
AMERICAN NATIONS A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.
According to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each with its own unique historical roots. In American Nations he takes readers on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, offering a revolutionary and revelatory take on American identity, and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and continue to mold our future. From the Deep South to the Far West, to Yankeedom to El Norte, Woodard reveals how each region continues to uphold its distinguishing ideals and identities today, with results that can be seen in the composition of the U.S. Congress or on the county-by-county election maps of presidential elections.
We'll meet on Wednesday, November 20th at noon. If you want, bring a lunch and join us as we continue our reading adventures. We're always excited to welcome new members to the group. There's no commitment required to attend every month. Call 596-0022, or 593-9312 if you need a copy.
Our Volunteer pool is getting shallow again.
Many of our loyal group of volunteers have headed to warmer climes for the winter. We welcome newcomers who have 2-4 hours per month to work with our now slimmed down workforce. Contact Tina Branco at 593-9312, or stop by the library if you can help. We need folks with simple computer skills, or who want to straighten shelves, run copies, pick up materials at the Post Office, drop off books at our "free shelves" at the town office and airport. If you've got time, we can be sure to fill it.
Do you have used books to donate?
Thanks to all who helped us reduce our backlog of used books.
We will now be able to accept donations on an appointment basis. Because we have very limited storage space, we are currently only able to accept books we can bring into our collection.
The library will continue to use (with the donor's permission) a few used books for sale on our "Honor shelf" or to stock our reading shelves at Town Office and the Knox Country Airport.
If you have good fairly new books that you think would be a good addition to our circulating collection, please contact Tina Branco at 593-9312 for an appointment to review your possible donations.
Winter bill getting you nervous? Check out "Kill a Watt
The Library has received two Kill a Watt Energy Detector tool kits that may be borrowed for a one week loan period. The monitors simply plug into an electrical outlet and allow a consumer to plug in any appliance to obtain a reading on how many kilowatt hours the appliance is drawing. The kits are provided as part of a state-wide community outreach campaign by Efficiency Maine, a program of the Maine Public Utilities Commission..
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