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Boys' Book Club

Welcome to the Boy’s Book Club Website!

Tuesday, October 11-- Boys' Book Club Kickoff. Pizza party at Town Office. 5/6 graders will receive their first book The Last Apprentice(Revenge of the Witch) by Joseph Delaney.  7/8 grade will receive their first books as well, Demonata: Lord Loss by Darren Shan. 

 

Tuesday, November 22-- We'll discuss the creepy books we read last month, and get our new books Last Samurai: Way of the Warrior by Chris Bradford. Everyone will be reading the same book this month because the author, Chris Bradford, is going to do a Skype Presentation with us.

 

Thursday, December 15th-- This is a special book club because author, Chris Bradford, will be visiting with us over skype. This will also take place at 9:00AM our time, details of how to work this out TBA.  5/6 will read Batboy by Mike Lupica, and 7/8 will read TBA. 

 

Tuesday, January 17th-- We'll talk about your free choice books from last month. 5/6 boys will read: A Tale Dark and Grimm and 7/8 boys will read Sunrise of Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers.

 

Tuesday, March 20th-- This month we'll discuss the books from last month. 5/6 grade will read Red Pyramid and 7/8 grade will read I Kill Giants: Titan Edition(Please share this with your parents as their is graphic language). 

 

Tuesday, April 24th-- Our last meeting, we'll wrap up and play some games. 

 

Boys' and Girls' Book Club Signup

 
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Banned Book Week: Celebrating the Freedom To Read

This week is ALA's Banned Book Week. Come celebrate the freedom to read by picking up a banned or challenged book from our book display!  Find out more about Banned Book Week from the ALA article reposted from their Banned Books Week page.

Birds of Midcoast Maine...Mostly

 On Wednesday, September 28th, Richard Carver will be giving a photographic presentation entitled Birds of Midcoast Maine...Mostly. This program is sponsored by the Midcoast Maine Audubon Society and will take place at 7pm at the Jackson Memorial Library.

New E-mail Notification System

There has been an exciting change at the library this week. We've recently enabled e-mail notifications! Now the library will be able to send you an e-mail  when items are checked in on your card, when items are checked out on your card, when you have a hold ready for pickup, or a reminder telling you when a library item is due.

The best part about this service is that you get to decide which services, if any, you want to subscribe to.  Stop by the Jackson Memorial Library circulation desk to subscribe to this awesome new service.

Mars Gallery and Local Drawing Group Review

From the Portland Press Herald

THE DRAWING GROUP: STRONG BY NATURE
By Philip Isaacson

Maine has established groups that draw from the nude. Some are seasonal, some meet weekly and, although I have been told that the participants don't check out each other's work, they seem to draw strength from one another's presence.

One, the Drawing Group, has for years met regularly over the summer months, and selections from it make up the show at Mars Hall. It is a beautiful occasion. I use that term to suggest the casualness of such groups and, in many cases, the modest prices of the work that comes from it.

Oral Histories of the Library: Jonathan Aldrich talks about his grandmother Eleanor

Jonathan AldrichIn this recording Jonathan Aldrich talks about his grandmother, Eleanor Aldrich, one of the founding members of the Library.

End of Life Issues and Ethics

In the past few decades, medical advances have created a new difficulty for us: how to die. Dr Richie Kahn will present End of Life Issues and Ethics on Thursdaycandles, September 23rd at 7:00pm at the Library.

Kindergarten Readiness Program Registration Open!

Time to register your Preschooler for the free kindergarten readiness program at Jackson Memorial Library. We've hired a great teacher and are excited to get the preschoolers of St. George together and ready for Kindergarten. Stop by the library and complete a registration form! Program starts the last week of the month and space is limited!

Registration closes at noon on Saturday, September 18th.

 

Reception for Emily Worm and Devin Burritt

There will be an Open House at the Library on Saturday, September 11th, from 10am to noon, to say thank you and goodbye to Emily Worm. It will also be an opportunity to welcome Devin Burritt, the new Assistant Director of Youth and Technical Services.

Emily has been the Youth Activities Coordinator at JML for the past two years. Part of her job was to build relationships between the Library and the community to better serve the youth of St George. She also led the Girls and Boys Book Clubs for 5th to 8th graders, and ran

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