Using the library during the Covid-19 pandemic
Due to the removal of the statewide mask mandate, masks are now optional at the library, effective May 24th. The CDC does still advise that people who are unvaccinated continue to wear masks inside buildings.
Building capacity limits and time limits have been removed and social distancing is no longer required.
Events at the Library - Summer 2021
July 22nd @ 6pm : BookChat
We'll talk about the themes addressed in Kerri Arsenault's new book Mill Town which discusses her childhood in Mexico and Rumford and how the presence of the paper mill impacted the town, past and present.
Two copies of the book are available to borrow from the library. We hope to make this the first meeting of a new book group, so let us know if you're interested even if you can't attend this particular meeting.
July 29th @ 3pm : Mad Science of Maine
Young explorers will learn about animals' amazing features by exploring how they move, see, and evade predators. They'll discover defenses like powerful electricity, toxic venom, and gooey slime. We'll test some reaction times to see if anyone can outrun a cheetah, and then we'll explore how mythical beasts may have been inspired by ancient animal ancestors in this fun-filled event about our animal friends and foes!
Contact the library to let us know if you will be attending!
August 12th @ 1pm : Mr. Drew and his animals too!
The library will be hosting a visit from Mr. Drew and of course, his animals too. Please call to let us know if you will be joining so we have a rough estimate of how much space we will need.
August 19th @ 1pm : Owls of Maine by Chewonki
Chewonki is offering an detailed look at owls, bringing these creatures of the night into the light! They are live, non-releasable Barred, Great Horned, and Screech or Saw-Whet Owls are the highlights of this program, which introduces participants to owls that are native to Maine and New England. This interactive program begins with slides and sounds to learn the different appearances and calls of each owl. Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. The Owls of Maine program provides the opportunity to handle these unique specimens and is sure to engage participants of all ages.