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JUNE 2024

Dear Bremen Library Patrons,

Happy Summer! Please see below for new book titles, summer programming and some timely information and links. I am truly looking forward to seeing all of you who come through the doors during these warm and wonderful months in Bremen.

Best,

Kristen Budlong, Director

(207) 529-5572

bremenmainelibrary@gmail.com

Visit the website at https://bremenmainelibrary.org/

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*LIBRARY HOURS*

Tuesday 10-3

Wednesday 10-7

Thursday 10-7

Friday 10-3

Saturday 9-12

New Fiction Titles for June

The 24th Hour, by James Patterson

The Comfort of Ghosts, by Jacqueline Winspear

Daughters of Shandong, by Eve J. Chung

Fire Exit, by Morgan Talty

How to Read a Book, by Monica Wood

Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut

Sisters of Fortune, by Anna Lee Huber

Three-Inch Teeth, by C.J. Box

Tom Clancy: Act of Defiance, by Andrews/Wilson

Tomorrow Will Be Better, by Betty Smith

Toxic Prey, by John Sandford

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson

New Non Fiction Titles for June

Germany 1923, by Volker Ullrich and Jefferson Chase

Life Undercover, by Amaryllis Fox

The Maine House II, by Maura McEvoy et al.

The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians, by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann

Starving to Heal in Siberia: My Radical Recovery from Late-Stage Lyme Disease and How It Could Help Others, by Michelle B. Slater *Many thanks to local patron Stephanie Wright for donating this brand-new, very interesting book!

An Unfinished Love Story, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

New Children’s Titles for June

The Book That Can Read Your Mind, by Marianna Coppo (Picture Book)

The International House of Dereliction, by Jacqueline Davies (YA novel from the Maine Student Book Award List, ‘24-’25)

Orris and Timble, by Kate DiCamillo and Carmen Mok (Early Reader)

The Remarkable Rescue at Milkweed Meadow, by Elaine Dimopoulos (Junior Fiction from the Maine Student Book Award List, ‘24-’25)

Six Dots, by Jen Bryant and Boris Kulikov (Picture Book Biography of Louis Braille)

Plus all 10 Chickadee Award Nominees: Click HERE to see them all!

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*Don’t forget we have an extensive magazine collection

to suit all kinds of interests*

(We just added The Atlantic)

To access it from home digitally, click HERE and use this login info:

Username: bremenmainelibrary@gmail.com

Password:

1ReadBooks!

Bremen Library offers passes to the following Maine attractions:

-Maine Maritime Museum

-Maine State Park Vehicle Pass

-Portland Museum of Art

-Boothbay Railway Village

-Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine

-Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

-Farnsworth Art Museum

JUNE PROGRAMS

Art Opening June 6, 4:00-6:00 Please welcome Jorge Pena and his selection of beautiful paintings…refreshments will be served. The show will hang all month. Click HERE to view his website.

Author Program June 20 @ 4pm Chris Chapman will be at the library to showcase and discuss her book, Farm Raised: Stories from a Damariscotta Childhood

Book Club June 6 @ 3:00 (Prairie Fires, by Caroline Fraser)

Knit ‘n Stitch Circle Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm A great opportunity to meet folks with similar interests while working on your own particular projects, Knit ‘n Stitch Circle incorporates crafts like knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, stitchery, and quilting.

Tech Time w/Caleb P. Caleb will be back from vacation in July

Homework Club Wednesdays, 3-5pm *ENDS on June 12*

Story Time Thursdays @ 10:30 am *6/20 is Music Hour with Miss Tish!*

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Children’s Summer Reading Programs - Beginning the week of 6/17 and going all summer through 8/22:

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 The Chickadee Club: Come read all 10 of the upcoming school year’s Chickadee Award Nominee picture books! Activity and snack included. (This program is for elementary-aged children)

Wednesdays 12-1:00pm Tween Reads Lunch Bunch: Bring your lunch and a book you like - we can discuss books, choose a group read - whatever seems to work for whoever comes - let’s make this a thing! (This program is for kids in 5th-8th grade)

Thursdays 10:30-11:15 Story Time for the Wee Ones: read alouds, songs, the usual fare! (This program is for toddlers and preschool-aged children)

We have a wonderful Birding Backpack - perfect for kids-with-a-grown-up, or for a grown up who’s a kid at heart (or just beginning birding): Check it out!

Other Information and Links of Interest

The Digital Maine Library is an amazing and FREE resource available through the Maine State Library to all Maine Residents. You can find information on all kinds of topics among the more-than-70 available databases! No sign-in is required - the app geo-authenticates so you have instant access. Click HERE to check it out!

**DATABASE of the MONTH**

Environment Complete (EBSCO)

Extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. Offering full text and indexing for journals, books and monographs. (Text taken directly from Digital Maine Library site)

SAVE the DATE! The 2nd Annual Bremen Library Tag Sale will be held on July 13-14, 8-2. WE ARE TAKING DONATIONS: All items must be whole, clean, and in good repair. PLEASE DO NOT DROP THINGS OFF ON YOUR OWN!! *Call Kristen at 529-5572 regarding items and pick-up if you need assistance.

The Bremen Conservation Commission and Knox Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has written a comprehensive guide to invasive plant species found in Bremen. This guide has many helpful internet resources included. Use it at the library and copy what is of interest to you, or contact KLSWCD at (207) 596-2040 to acquire your own.

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants you to know about Mental Health Awareness for Veterans. Click HERE to find out more.

The National Digital Equity Center is offering a Digital Skills Success Plan to all Lincoln County residents, free of charge. Completion of this program can culminate in obtaining an affordable device to connect to the internet. Contact NDEC Digital Navigator Taylor Oddleifson at (207) 315-9035 or complete the “Need Help” form HERE.

Every Mainer is entitled to a membership at Bangor Public Library! Your membership number will give you access to all of their online resources, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Cloud Library’s NewsStand platform, Magzter, featuring 100s of magazines - really great! Call the library at (207) 947-8336 to get registered.

~The library is a symbol of freedom. -Sara Sheridan, author~