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Thanks for a Wonder-ful Launch (video included)

Though it was a dreary and blowy day, the library was aglow with over 250 happy faces at the launch on October 25th, celebrating the new library for St George. 

The day’s success is due to many hands belonging to staff and volunteers, however two volunteers stand out as deserving special mention.

Home Style Thai Cooking with Sue

Please join us to learn how to create Pad Thai at home! Sue of Thai Tugboat in Rockland will demonstrate the technique and walk each participant through cooking his or her own lunch. In addition to a Pad Thai meal, participants will receive a bag of rice noodles and a portion of Sue's secret sauce to take home. This mini-fundraiser lunch will cost $15 per person.

Trebuchet takes shape

building a trebuchetThe After School Catapult Club is hard at work getting ready for Saturday's festivities. The great pumpkin launch will be at 1pm, and then the fun of collecting the seeds to plant next year. 

Library Launch CELEBRATION!

Everyone in St George is invited to celebrate the launch of the new library on Saturday, October 26th from 11am to 2pm. Festivities include lunch, live music, activities and games. The event is free. 

Lunch of chowder, chili and hot dogs is from noon to 1:30. Rusty Hinges will play from 11:45 to 12:45, and Rob Elliott and the Ridge Review are up from 12:45 to 2:00.

Come and play with how many different things can be launched including pumpkin catapults, air propelled rockets, boats and paper airplanes. There will be scavenger hunts and games for both children and adults. The Catapult Club will be launching pumpkins at 1:00pm.

 

Poetry Writing Workshop - November 14th

Self as Other: The Self-Portrait Poem

Poetry Workshop with Kimberly Cloutier Green

November 14, 1 to 3pm

As Shearer West writes in Portraiture, “underlying all self-portraiture is the mystery of how an individual sees himself or herself as other.” This writing workshop, open to all, will experiment with the self-portrait poem as a way of exploring “the self” as subject. Metaphor will be our medium and form will be our brushstroke. Participants will be offered a variety of prompts for the creation of a self-portrait poem during the workshop period. Beginning and long-practicing writers welcome. Please bring writing materials you enjoy using to the workshop. The workshop is free, but please register.

Used Furniture Sale

The Library is selling used furniture from the 2nd floor apartments, including beds, dressers, lamps, a gas dryer, sofa and tables. Click here for a listing and please stop by the front desk if you are interested.

Halloween!

Join us on Monday, October 14 for a Halloween Story Time from 6:30 - 7:30 in the evening!  Come dressed in costume and stay for spooky stories, a few treats, and a craft.  

This story time is open to all ages, with stories aimed at those in preschool through grade three.

Learn to Print with Artist Sue Reed

5-Part Art Class at Jackson Memorial Library with Sue Reed

Relief Printing on Fabric: Create your own unique hand-printed t-shirt!

Thursdays @ 3:30 – 5:30 PM, October 10 – November 7

In a 5-week series of classes you will learn how to develop blocks that allow you to print designs on fabric; and on paper. We will create collaged and cut blocks using string, glue, acrylic modeling paste, paper pieces, found objects leaves, wrinkled paper and aluminum foil--the list goes on and on.

Family Movie Night!

JML just got a movie license! On the third Friday of every month, we invite your whole family to come watch a movie and enjoy seasonal popcorn (that’s right, we’ll have different flavors!) with your community from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Our first movie will be October Sky on October 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM in celebration of our Library Launch!

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