SEARSPORT — Empowering childbirth, book discussions of maritime experiences, Bicentennial reading challenge, and a service dog are all a part of Carver Memorial Library events for March 2020.
Track Your Reading
Monday, March 9, 3:30 p.m.
Learn about websites and apps to keep track of what you’ve read, what you want to read, what you own, series in order, and ways to find new suggestions. The group will look at Goodreads, LibraryThing, Fantastic Fiction and NoveList.
Going to Sea: Let’s Talk About It Book Group
Wednesdays every three weeks, 5:30 p.m.
March 4: “The Seafarer” a 10th century poem, and “Youth” by Joseph Conrad.
March 25: Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling.
April 15: Dauber by John Masefield
May 6: The Log of the Skipper's Wife by James Balano
May 27: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Discussions facilitated by Patricia Bixel, Dean of the College of Science and Humanities at Husson University. The Let's Talk About It series is presented in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council. Books available to borrow at the front desk.
Bicentennial/175th Reading Challenge
Starts March 16, runs all year.
Celebrate by reading books and doing activities related to Maine and Searsport history. Earn patches for completing each challenge.
Feminine Wisdom: Positive, empowering birth stories
Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.
In popular media, the birth narrative is often a fearful one, but traditionally knowledge of childbirth has been passed down from woman to woman. Childbirth is a powerful, transforming experience. Do you have a positive or beautiful birth story you’d be willing to share? Wisdom or insights to pass on? Or do you just want to come hear a good birth story?
Facilitated by Caitlin Kilpatrick, childbirth educator and owner of Childbirth Edification.
Paws to Read with Commander, a Service Dog
Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Service dog Commander and handler Andrea will be at the library so children can practice reading aloud to him, and he can spend time with library visitors.
Carver Memorial Library
12 Union St. / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974