Several area residents visited the Sangerville Library on September 2nd when the library hosted Amanda Howard Thome for the signing of her first book, “Worlds Apart—Ruination.” Thome, who grew up in Sangerville, will return to the Sangerville Library for another book signing in the spring of 2015 when the second book in her trilogy is published.

Pictured here are Librarian, Linda Hall (left) with author, Amanda Thome. Photo taken by J. Ranagan.
The Newport Cultural Center will host a Children's Moss Garden Workshop on Saturday, September 13th at 11 AM. Kids will learn how to create and care for their own moss container garden. All materials will be provided. The Sebasticook Garden Club is sponsoring this event. Space is limited so call 368-5074 to preregister.
The NCC Friends of the Library is having a reception for Children’s Short Story Contest participants, family and friends on Saturday, September 13th at 10 AM. The Winning entries will be announced at the reception. Refreshments will be served.
Story Hour will be held on Saturday, September 13th at 10 AM at Simpson Memorial Library for children in Pre-k and up. This fall the library presents: Mutt-i-grees in the Library, an exciting program that uses animal puppets, books, crafts and special events to teach children about shelter pets. Come learn about dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. The program encourages children to develop empathy along with related social and emotional skills. This program will run through the winter with many different events.
The Simpson Memorial Library will have a Lap Story Time on Tuesday, September 16th at 11:30 AM. This event is for infants and toddlers up to age three, and will be a 30 minute program. Adults are required to stay. A “lap” program is just what it says. The child sits in the parent’s lap while they learn songs, stories and much more for the first fifteen minutes. The following fifteen minutes is a social time. For toddlers it is recommended that they bring a doll or stuffed toy to hold in their laps. All programs will be on the third Tuesday of the month, Tuesday, October 21st, Tuesday, November 18th, and Tuesday, December 16th.
Call Ms. Becky at 848-7145 for more information. The library is located at 8 Plymouth Road in Carmel.
The Pittsfield Public Library is having a community half-marathon. You don't need to be a runner to participate. Read for 13 weeks, do 13 miles of physical activity and do 13 good deeds.
Registration for the 13-week program is free. Register now at the Pittsfield Public Library and receive a free book tote while supplies last.
Prizes will be drawn every Friday afternoon for 13 weeks, with grand prize drawings to take place at the award ceremony on Wednesday, December 17th. For more information, contact the Pittsfield Public Library at 487-5880 or visit The Library is located at 110 Library Street in Pittsfield.
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