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Holiday Event at the Jackson Memorial Library

On Wednesday, December 19th at 4 PM the library will be hosting an all ages holiday event at the Jackson Memorial Library. This program will consist of a reading of "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg with sound effects, followed by some holiday tunes with Kella River (our Pre-K teacher and of Music Together fame) and hot cocoa.  There will also be a craft.

Tree Lighting

The first annual St. George Tree Lighting Ceremony will be this Saturday, December 1 at 5 PM. The 7th 

Robotics

 On Wednesday November 28 seven boys in grades 6 and 7 gathered at the Jackson Memorial Library to start building robots fueled by salt water.  This is the beginning of what will hopefully become a weekly program about robotics at the library.  Since we didn't finish our robots this week, we will continue building them next week on Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 PM.  After construction is finished, we plan on building obstacle courses for our monster trucks to navigate.

Holiday Hours

We will be closing at 3 PM on Wednesday in honor of Thanksgiving.  We will also be closed Thursday and Friday, but open on Saturday from 9-2.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Groundbreaking Celebration

An enthusiastic crowd gathered on November 17th to celebrate the beginning of construction that will transform the former Grace Youth Center into the new Library. You can see plans for the renovated space here.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

 

 

Bring your lunch to the library and listen to local poets—Margot Kelley, of Port Clyde and Janet Shea, of Martinsville read from their work.

The reading will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14th at noon. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Coat Drive for Superstorm Sandy

 

Want to help victims of Superstorm Sandy?

NYU and the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative are hosting a coat drive for those impacted by Superstorm Sandy through the annual NY Cares Coat Drive. We need immediate donations for those displaced by the storm so we can begin getting coats to them this weekend, but we will also be collecting donations through mid-December.

Please bring your gently used coats/jackets to JML.

Spread the word!

Ready to break ground!

Please join us for the ground breaking ceremony at the new library site at 71 Main Street on Saturday, November 17th at 10am.

Need a Pie for Thanksgiving?

 

Do you need a pie for Thanksgiving?  Let one of our Pre-K mothers do the baking for you!  Pumpkin and apple pies are available for 15 dollars each.  Call the library for more information.

Worried about Cyberbullying?

Presentation On Preventing Six Cyberbullying Tactics at Jackson Memorial Library Nov. 14 at  6:30 PM



Kay Stephens, a Maine co-author of a new cyberbullying book sponsored by Time Warner Cable called Cyberslammed, will deliver a presentation at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor for adults on how to identify and prevent the six most common types of cyberbullying teens are dealing with today. 

As National Bullying Prevention Month draws to a close, at least three teenagers worldwide have committed suicide in connection to cyberbullying, including, most recently, Irish teen Erin Gallager, who took her life after enduring "vicious online bullying." One of the tactics used to torment Gallagher is addressed in Stephens' book, called a "Digital Pile On." It can happen to anyone and will be discussed in the presentation. The book informs parents and educators of other most common cyberbullying tactics kids are using  (including Sexting and anonymous aggression) and how to understand, prevent,combat and transform each tactic. The take-away lessons for parents and educators of teens in 5th to 12th grade are timely and highly informative. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D, a past contributor to Pop! Tech says: "If you have a teen or need to deal with online harassment, this book will do wonders. Practical exercises, tech tactics, and teen vocabulary help you understand the mindset of a bully." The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. The book will also be available for purchase. For more information: www.cyberslammed.com

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