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Patten Free Library

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Bath,ME04530United States
(207)443-5141 www.patten.lib.me.us

September 2019

Monday Teen Programs: Fabrications!

Monday September 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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We're celebrating the Library's expanded hours with a month of Monday programs for Teens! "Fabrications!" is a workshop offered by fabric artist Elizabeth Walker.  She will provide the materials, the know-how, and the inspiration you need to create your own textile-based art.  Join us to relax, unwind, and express yourself at the end of the school day. Snacks, too. We'll meet in the Teen Space.  Open to all in grades six through twelve. Space is limited, so please sign up! …

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New Shades of Blue in Concert

Friday September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Juliane & Christopher began playing together in college when they met as students in a Jazz and Contemporary Music Program. They continued to perform together in various groups until the band was formed in its present configuration. Since then New Shades of Blue has enjoyed a playing schedule up and down the coast of Maine and New England. They please audiences with an eclectic mix, from old time jazz favorites to originals, some blues and sometimes even reggae based originals…The core…

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Monday Teen Programs: Make A Zine!

Monday September 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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We're celebrating the Library's expanded hours with a month of Monday programs for Teens! On September 23, you can work with Mandy Russell of Painted Dog Studio to design and create your own zine (magazine).  You will leave the workshop with your first publication in hand, and will help the Library start its own YA zine collection.  Snacks, too. We'll meet in the Teen Space.  Open to all in grades six through twelve. Space is limited, so please sign up. …

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Thinking about Climate Change in Bath

Monday September 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Free

John Zittel, a Bath resident, has prepared a talk on Thinking About Climate Change in Bath.  Climate change is real and it’s here now.  Dealing with it will take a mix of actions; no single thing that we can do will solve the problem.  This talk illustrates the issues and reviews possible strategies for global and national action.  It then focuses on Bath to consider how to plan, prepare and act for both the near and the long term.

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Jayne Boisvert: “Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob’s Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There”

Wednesday September 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Jayne R. Boisvert will introduce her easy-to-use travel guide, Pilgrimage to Paris: The Cheapo Snob’s Guide to the City and the Americans Who Lived There. An ardent traveler, Dr. Boisvert has visited many different areas of France and the Francophone world over the years. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale.

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Monday Teen Programs: Make Sushi!

Monday September 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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We're celebrating the Library's expanded hours with a month of Monday programs for Teens! On September 30, join the Now You're Cooking staff and learn to make vegetable sushi.  After you make a gorgeous, delicious, and healthy sushi roll, you can enjoy eating it! We'll meet in the Teen Space.  Open to all in grades six through twelve. Space is limited, so please sign up!  Register through the Reference Desk (pflreference@patten.lib.me.us or 443-5141, ext. 12)

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“Coyote ~ America’s Songdog” with Geri Vistein

Monday September 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Free

You’re invited to come along and learn of coyote’s long history on the North American continent: coyote’s relationship with Native peoples and the European Americans; coyote’s complex relationship with the life of Maine’s ecosystems; and coyote’s relationship with us. Come learn coexistence skills that will enhance your life. Come hear the Songdog sing!

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October 2019

Maureen Stanton: “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood”

Monday October 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Free

Body Leaping Backward was a “Best New Books” pick in People Magazine and has received favorable reviews from Kirkus, BookPage, The Boston Globe, Shelf Awareness, and BookRiot. Maureen Stanton lives in Georgetown and teaches at UMass Lowell one day a week. “Written with sensual, poetic, and evocative prose, this remarkable memoir is an honest and naked exploration of what it means to live as a young woman in the quiet wreckage of a broken home, in a town whose central industry…

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Kyle Carey in Concert

Friday October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Free

Trans-Atlantic artist Kyle Carey will perform her unique fusion of Appalachian and Celtic music she likes to call ‘Gaelic Americana’. Having learned Scottish Gaelic to the point of fluency–Kyle’s music is an expression and exploration of the deep connection with Appalachia’s Celtic roots. Many critics have likened her to being a mix of Loreena McKennitt and Alison Krauss. Kyle has released two full-length albums, and her third ‘The Art of Forgetting’ (which was recorded in Louisiana and produced by Dirk Powell)…

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Community Read: “The Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees Come to Our Town”

Wednesday October 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Co-sponsored by Midcoast New Mainers Group. The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines into the homes of refugees from around the world. Working as a cultural broker, teacher, and therapist, Mary Pipher (Women Rowing North; Reviving Ophelia)  has once again opened our eyes–and our hearts–to those with whom we share the future. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the library and for purchase at The Mustard Seed Bookstore in Bath and Gulf of Maine Books in…

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“Halloween Horror – What Really Scares You?”

Monday October 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Free

This presentation by Greg (P. G.) Smith offers a lighthearted, interactive discussion of how and why horror literature thrills, provokes, and entertains us. Using short readings from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Smith's own work, he'll explore the dynamics of mood, suspense, and mystery. Greg Smith is a retired Army officer and educator, as well as a writer of horror stories. Signed copies of his horror novel, Prayers for Evil: A Novel, will be…

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“The Wonder of Maine’s Wildlife” with Ed Robinson

Tuesday October 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Harpswell author Ed Robinson has been writing and speaking about the outdoors for years. His new presentation features superb photographs of many of Maine’s wild creatures, both the iconic and the secretive. Ed will share fascinating stories about these creatures and help us to understand more about their lives.

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November 2019

“The Impact of Fake News” with Chet Lunner

Wednesday November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Free

A former journalist and retired executive, presenter Chet Lunner has a 360-degree perspective on fake news, the First Amendment, and an inside-the-Beltway view of the national government. Lunner has been a Maine newspaper editor, Congressional chief of staff, 9/11 press secretary, homeland security intelligence officer, and staffer to four Cabinet secretaries. He worked with, or consulted for USA Today, U.S. Congress and the TSA and DHS.

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April 2020

A Night at the Patten

April 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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$60

Our biggest one-night fundraiser includes a silent auction, music, and great food. Come party in the library stacks with us!

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