Tech Tuesdays

confused techEvery third Tuesday from 6-8pm, January to May and perhaps beyond! Open hours with our tech experts. Bring questions and learn new skills. New tech from the holidays? Don’t forget your devices for hands-on learning, or use ours to learn general skills.

Did you know you can use MARVEL databases to access Ancestry Library Edition, academic, magazine, and newspaper articles, and more? Or borrow downloadable audiobooks and ebooks from the library? Trouble  using the services on your Kindle, iPad or mp3 player? Tech Tuesdays are a perfect time to come learn how!

Paul Marshall, author of Maine Boy Goes to War

Maine Boy Goes to WarIn honor of Veterans Day, Paul Marshall of Hope will talk about his World War II service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 11. Marshall grew up in Patten but encountered a very different world in war-time Europe, where he served as a combat medic with a rifle platoon for three years. His memoir, A Maine Boy Goes to War, describes the life-changing experiences of Marshall and the “boys” in his unit, as well as his later family life as an educational Christian missionary in the Pacific islands of Micronesia. Now 91 years old, Marshall is a retired United Methodist minister who has served several churches in Midcoast Maine. This program is co-sponsored by Union Historical Society. There is no charge and refreshments will be served.


Soup and Suspense: Dorothy Cannell

She Shoots to ConquerJoin us for our popular Soup and Suspense mystery author program! Thursday, October 22 at 6:30pm. Local author Dorothy Cannell will read from and talk about the latest book in her Florence Norris mystery series, Death at Dovecote Heath, coming in December, and answer questions from the audience. Dorothy writes cozy mysteries, including the thirteen books of the Ellie Haskell series, about a decorator and her chef husband. Her new series features Florence Norris, housekeeper at a country estate in the 1930s. Sample delicious soups made by our dedicated volunteers. Door prizes! $8 suggested donation.

Trunk or Treat Halloween

IMG_0214Saturday, October 31, 5-7pm. Do you enjoy seeing children in costumes for Halloween? Wish you would get a few trick-or-treaters? This year we will be holding a “Trunk or Treat” on Halloween. Here is how it works: decorate the trunk of your car for Halloween and bring some treats to hand out. The kids will trick or treat at the vehicles, and can enjoy cider and a small snack at the Library before continuing with their festivities. We hope you’ll come out and have some fun with us on Halloween, while providing a safe and enjoyable venue for the little ones this year. We ask that you sign up your vehicle by Tuesday, Oct. 27, and keep your decorations kid-friendly (not too scary!).