School’s in! It’s officially the start of a new academic year in our community, and we’re already seeing the regular bustle of after-school visitors here at the library.
For teens looking for a quiet space to focus and work on their homework, Skidompha offers free, private study space. Other teens may be looking for a social space to hang out with their friends. Our cozy “tween” and “teen” areas have comfortable lounge furniture that’s perfect for casual hangouts or homework on-the-go. Did you know we also have after school snacks for hungry teens? We’re grateful to Rising Tide Coop for keeping our Teen Pantry full, because we believe that no child can effectively learn while they are hungry.
And we can’t forget our educational programming! Keep your eyes peeled for scheduling information about our upcoming clubs and workshops. New to Skidompha this year it’s Girls Who Code, a club for sixth- to eighth-grade girls dedicated to gender balance in tech. The club will meet weekly on Wednesdays, when participants will learn and practice computer coding, create fun projects together, and have a blast. Contact Dr. Catherine Mitchell and Dr. Julia Brown with questions or to sign up at midcoastgirlswhocode.site.
Welcome back to the rhythm of academic life. Cheers to a year of learning and exploration at Skidompha.
Here’s to our talented youth,
Join one of our book clubs in September! No sign-up required. Check out our website, skidompha.org, for a full list of book clubs, reading lists, and meeting dates. We hope to see you there.
Engaging Fiction: a great mix of new and classic fiction. Monthly on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in Porter Meeting Hall. Sept. 24: “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrick Backman.
Sweet Reads: short stories for readers who like their fiction short and sweet! Monthly on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the library atrium. Sept. 17: “Kiss Kiss,” by Roald Dahl, and the stories “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat,” and “William and Mary”
Other Worlds: science fiction and fantasy fun! Monthly on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the library atrium. Sept. 25: “The Keeper of Lost Things,” by Ruth Hogan
In My Life: memoirs and biographies. Meets monthly on Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop. Sept. 20: “Running With Scissors,” by Augusten Burroughs
Are you a fan of Owl Cinema? We want to hear your movie suggestions! To send us your picks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject “Movie Suggestion.” We can’t wait to hear what you have in mind!
Here’s what’s playing this month:
Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.: “Quartet” (2012)
Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.: “Cocoon” (1988)
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m.: family film “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010)
Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.: “The Way We Get By” (2009)
Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011)
Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m.: family film “Babe” (1995)
(Skidompha Library has been supporting our community since 1885 in downtown Damariscotta. You can find us online and view our full calendar at skidompha.org or on our Facebook page.)