SANFORD — READ ME is a statewide summer reading program created by the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with the Maine State Library. We asked Maine's own Paul Doiron, author of the popular Mike Bowditch series, to pick one non-fiction and one fiction book.
Fiction: "River Talk" by CB Anderson "...not just recognizable but relatable...the ways people in Maine actually live, now, today..."
Non-Fiction: "Settled in the Wild" by Susan Hand Shetterly "...the familiar, the secret, the strange...see our shared environment as we've never seen it before..."
READ ME gets everyone reading the same books this summer. Borrow them from your library and read one or both. Join for a book discussion led by Anna Rockwell at the Goodall Memorial Library, 952 Main St., Sanford, at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 7.
GOODALL MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Goodall Library is located at 952 Main St. and can be reached at (207) 324-4714. Visit the library online at www.lbgoodall.org.
Registration for Goodall Library's Summer Reading Club, a free, fun, and non-competitive reading club, began June 18. This is for children ages birth to 13 years old. Be ready for September and avoid the summer slide. Read about topics you enjoy. Read the books you like. All reading levels and abilities are welcome to join. Read whatever you want, whenever you want. Just have fun reading. Everyone can join, no matter how busy you are this summer.
Sign-ups for our Adult and Young Adult Summer Reading Programs also started June 18. The theme this year is: I Love Books! The program will encourage you to make reading a part of your day, in a variety of settings. Sign up and you will receive a game board and reading log. There will be prize incentives offered throughout the program and four grand prize winners will be drawn at the end. You'll get one free ticket that will go into the drawing, just for signing up. For more information, visit the Goodall Memorial Library and inquire at the front desk. Be sure to ask about the special READ ME bonus challenge.
Table Top Gaming Sessions: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 21 and Aug. 18. Table Top Games will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own to share with the group. YA and Adults of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. Covered drinks and outside food are welcome in the Community Room for these events. Some of the games at the event will be: Forbidden Desert, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Zombie Dice, Munchkin, Qwirkle, Quartex, Fluxx (multiple versions), Gingerdead House, Kingdomino, Queendomino, Eminent Domain and others.
Coloring Calm meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Color in a relaxed group setting with soft music and refreshments, coloring sheets and materials provided (or you can bring your own). Upcoming dates are July 23 and Aug. 27.
The Needle Crafters Group meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Bring the needle crafting project you've been working on and join us for an evening of "work," refreshment and socializing. If you'd like to learn or improve your skills, we're there to help. Upcoming dates are Aug. 2.
Seated Yoga and Creative Movement meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Reduce stress and tension, aches and pains, and insomnia. Increase well-being and tone your body. Come learn and practice stretches, yoga positions, tai chi exercises, and deep breathing while seated in a chair or standing. Classes are led by Cindy Simon, M.A., NCC, RMT. Upcoming dates are July 11 (second Wednesday) and Aug. 1.
Romp & Rhyme: Baby & Toddler Time is held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at Goodall Library. This program, for children ages 3 and younger, lasts 30 minutes and is filled with music, movement, fun, rhymes and books.
Creative Chaos Story Time For Pre-schoolers is offered at Goodall Library for children ages 3 through 6 at 11 a.m. on Thursday mornings. This 45-minute program involves stories, crafts, fun and an occasional surprise.
Goodall Memorial Library offers free passes to The Portland Museum of Art, Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, The Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, and The Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Stop in today, and start enjoying the benefits of becoming a member of the library. For more details inquire at the front desk, or visit our website.
SPRINGVALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Springvale Public Library is located at 443 Main St. For more information, call (207) 324-4624, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit online at www.springvalelibrary.org.
Story Time: Mondays, 10 a.m., ages 3-6
Baby Rhyme Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m., ages birth to 2
Toddler Time: Fridays, 10 a.m., ages 2-3
Knitting Group: Third Thursday of the month, 2-2:30 p.m.
Writers’ Group: Last Wednesday of the month, 4 p.m.
Coloring Club for Adults: Last Thursday of the month, 2-2:30 p.m.
New Fiction: “A Shout In The Ruins” by Kevin Powers, “The Dark Angel” by Elly Griffiths, “The Glitch” by Elisabeth Cohen, “The High Season” by Judy Blundell, “The House Swap” by Rebecca Fleet, “How It Happened” by Michael Koryta, “That Kind Of Mother” by Rumaan Alam, “Limelight” by Amy Poeppel, “Little Disasters” by Randall Klein, “Love and Ruin” by Paula McLaine, “The Mercy Seat” by Elizabeth H. Winthrop, “The Optimist Guide To Letting Go” by Amy Reichert, “The Outsider” by Stephen King, “Panorama” by Steve Kistulentz, “Paper Ghosts” by Julia Heaberlin, “The Perfect Mother” by Aimee Molloy, “Side Life” by Steve Toutonghi, “Star Of The North” by D.B. John, “Wicked River” by Jenny Milchman, “What Should Be Wild” by Julia Fine.
New Nonfiction: “All American Murder” by James Patterson, “Ask A Manager” by Alison Green, “Asking For A Friend” by Jessica Weisberg, “Brothers Of The Gun” by Marwan Hisham, “The Destiny Thief” by Richard Russo, “Educated” by Tara Westover, “The Fox Hunt” by Mohammed Al Samawi, “A Higher Loyalty” by James Comey, “The Girl Who Smiled Beads” by Clemantine Wamariya, “The Perfectionists” by Simon Winchester, “Run The Storm” by George Michelson Foy, “The Sun Does Shine” by Anthony Ray Hinton, “The Soul Of America” by Jon Meacham, “The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home” by Patrick K. O’Donnell, and “West Like Lightning: The Brief Legendary Ride Of The Pony Express” by Jim DeFelice.