Welcome to the inaugural column of the Skidompha Skoop — your destination to discover more about what the library has to offer each week, all year long.
As you may already know, Skidompha is embarking on some big changes in our continuing mission to provide you — our community — with resources, knowledge, and programs. (Anyone who has already come to one of our new free film series or participated in “Harry Potter Day” will know exactly what I’m talking about.)
In addition to providing books and other forms of knowledge, our mission is to promote arts, science, and culture in our community, and create a platform available to all for things such as our forthcoming quarterly teen-written magazine, podcast production, and maker-space for crafters and clubs. And the best part? It’s all free. That’s right — thanks to the donations of our patrons, local businesses, supporting towns, and partner foundations, you get to enjoy all that Skidompha has to offer.
You will hear more about this “season” of programming in the coming weeks and months, but for now let me say we’re glad you’re here.
Have a great week!
Starting on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m., the Sweet Read Book Club kicks off with a discussion of Dylan Thomas’ short story “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and an English Christmas cookie swap. Come prepared to get into the holiday spirit with a group of like-minded bakers, share your favorite recipe, and leave with a bounty of treats. This book club will meet monthly, and will involve a short piece of fiction and baking.
The Read-Aloud Book Club, which meets weekly on Wednesdays at noon, is looking for lovers of the classics who are interested in the art of the spoken word. Come with your own selection to read, or participate in our current work on Edmund Spenser’s Cantos. Past sessions have included swapping sonnets and poems to try “cold” reading, with discussions on interpretation. This is a fun, no-pressure group, and no experience is required.
The Skidompha Ukulele Group is humming along and looking for more folks to join the fun on Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. Bring your own ukulele — we have music. No prior musical experience is required.
And of course, if you’re looking for something fun to do over the holidays with a big crowd of relatives, don’t forget about our new, completely free film series. We’ll pop the popcorn and roll down the big screen — all you need to do is show up. For showtimes and films, please visit our website, skidompha.org, or our Facebook page.
Have a suggestion for a club, activity or event you’d like to see at Skidompha? We want to hear about it! Please email email@example.com and let us know.
(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.)