New Books at the TFL

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The Magnolia Journal
The Friendship Club by Robyn Carr
The Summer Book Club by Susan Mallery
Tributaries by Text In English
How to Find A Four-Leaf Clover by Jodi Rodgers
Birding to Change the World by Trish O
Fate Breaker by VIctoria Aveyard
Finally Heard by Kelly Yang
Max In the House of Spies by Adam Gidwitz
My Beloved Life by Amitava Kumar
Pete the Kitty and the Three Bears by James Dean, Kimberly Dean, James Dean
Three-Inch Teeth by C. J. Box
The Wild by Yuval Zommer
Wild Places by Written by Hayley Rocco
The Wrong Book by Written by Drew Daywalt
The Bad Ones by Melissa Albert
The Chaos Agent by Mark Greaney
End of Story by A. J. Finn
Medusa by Katherine Marsh
Nana In the Country by by Lauren Castillo
A Royal Fishing Scam by by Felix Gumpaw
Ride Beside Me by Lucy Knisley
Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop by Hwang Bo-Reum
The Atlas Maneuver by Steve Berry
The Warm Hands of Ghosts by Katherine Arden
Pikachu
Easter On the Farm by by Phyllis Alsdurf
The Guest by B. A. Paris
The Bible Atlas by Written by Dr. Stephen Motyer
News China by Aug. 5, 2008 Issue Also Called Vol. No. 001
Fern Gully, A Troll In Central Park, + the Secret of Nimh by Three Dvd Set. Varying Formats and Subtitles
Lumpy
Kadooboo! by Written by Shruthi Rao
VIewfinder by Salwa Majoka and Christine D. U. Chung
Treehouse Town by Written by Gideon Sterer
A Plate of Hope by Erin Frankel
The Ultimate Wildlife Habitat Garden by Stacy Tornio

We are excited to offer Biblio+, a free streaming video stream service for our patrons.

Sign up with your library card at https://biblioplus.com/library/thompsonfreelibrary.org to start streaming their selection of films and TV series today! The biblio+ app is available for download on almost any device: Apple (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV), Android phone and tablet, Amazon devices, Fire TV, Roku, and others or stream directly from www.biblioplus.com. You’ll just need your library card number (contact us if you forget it!) and your email. We can also assist patrons in setting up Biblio+ on their devices.

Biblio+ provides popular and award-winning shows, movies, and documentaries with more being added every month. The service isn’t meant to compete with the giants spending billions to offer seemingly endless options in the streaming space, like Netflix or HBO Max. Instead, it is a highly-curated service hoping to provide what you want to watch, rather than everything you could ever watch. Recently, a large collection of BBC offerings were added, including the original British version of The Office, Call the Midwife, The Young Doctor’s Notebook, Wallander, and more. Other content such as literary adaptations, documentaries, and independent award winners are constantly refreshing the options available.

 

 

 

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Sparks Fly at Thompson Free Library January 29, 2024 - By Kim Brawn “There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.” These words from astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson paint only part of the picture. Being self-driven requires a spark and a safe space. The Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft can be that space—one that fosters curiosity in kids and rekindles it in adults. Whether you’re one of our regulars or have never set foot inside the library, we hope you’ll stop by Saturday, February 3 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” Youth services librarian Michelle Fagan will read a library story, serve up snacks, and have a self-led craft for families to do. TFL’s Reading Group is taking a cosmic perspective on Thursday, February 8 at 6 p.m. with Neil deGrasse Tyson’s bestseller, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Neil knows everyone is busy and many of us have the attention span of gnat, so this seems like the perfect way to learn about the nature of time and space, how we fit in the universe, and how the universe fits within us. Amazon Reviewer Terry L. Price’s description caught my eye: “Tyson’s “Astrophysics” is a journey through the starsContinue Reading
Read Our January Newsletter Now! January 16, 2024 - Our latest newsletter is out now! Click the link below to see it! January 2024 [pdf] Contents: Happy Holidaze! | Still Caring After All These Years | It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later | A Warm Welcome | Calling All Remote Workers | Every Breath You Take | Birds of a Feather | Who’s the Boss? | A Hero’s Welcome | Trick or Treat . . . Give Me Something Good to Read! | Screen Shots |Continue Reading
Library Closed January 13, 2024 January 12, 2024 - We are closed tomorrow Saturday December 17, 2022 due to the incoming snow storm. We will be open again on Tuesday December 20 at 9 am. Enjoy the snow and stay safe if you need to be out on the roads! If you need to renew your books, call us at 564-3350 and leave a message or email us at thompsonfreelibrary@gmail.com Thank you and see you Tuesday!Continue Reading
Start the New Year with Thompson Free Library December 19, 2023 -   By Kim Brawn There is something daunting about the pressure of a new year. Beyond the cheers and best wishes lurks a resolution-happy culture filled with fresh starts and goals that are more aspirational than achievable. While creating a mental January (and beyond) to do list, I happened upon this C.S. Lewis quote: “You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.” That strikes a more hopeful and kinder tone. As we slide into 2024, the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft is planted in the present but can help you, in big and small ways, shape a better future. We hit the ground running with Bangor-born author Dee Dauphinee on Thursday, January 4 at 6 p.m. He has written novels, biographies, and essays and lived in Europe and South America. Dee has also been a farmer, a photographer, and a fishing and mountaineering guide. He wrote the best-seller When You Find My Body that tells the story of Geraldine Largay who vanished in July 2013 while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine. He describes what caused her to go astray and the massive search and rescue operation that followed.Continue Reading
We Are Hiring! November 1, 2023 - Alex is heading off on a new adventure, and we are all very happy and excited for him. Unfortunately, that means we are looking to fill his very big shoes at Thompson Free Library!   We are looking for a part-time (25-30 hours per week) Technical Services Librarian. The successful candidate will be cooperative, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and comfortable with technology, very preferably with previous cataloguing experience. If this sounds like you, read the entire job posting at: www.thompsonfreelibrary.org/employment. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for professional references to Thompson Free Library: thompsonfreelibrary@gmail.com or 186 East Main St, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. For more information, please reach out at thompsonfreelibrary@gmail.com or (207)564-3350.Continue Reading
Reimagine November with Thompson Free Library October 30, 2023 - By Kim Brawn We often don’t recognize reimagining as it happens. We may see it in the rearview mirror. It’s a process that nudges or compels us to recreate something. Pop culture fixtures like Madonna and Star Trek have been redefining themselves for decades. Even libraries are no longer those static institutions we picture in our minds. They’ve had to reimagine their roles to meet the moment. But their heart and soul remain. The Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft may introduce new material but we’ll always play our greatest hits.  TFL’s Philosophy Circle meets on Friday, November 3 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss “Objective vs. Subjective Truth.” A quick search defines “subjective” as based on or influenced by personal feeling, tastes or opinions while “objective” is not influenced by feeling or personal opinions in considering and representing facts. Well, that clears things up. Undoubtedly, the group will reimagine those terms and have a lively conversation that may cross into the same areas as “if a tree falls in a forest but no one hears it, does it make a noise?” (All are welcome, prior attendance is not necessary.) On Thursday, November 9, the cusp of Veterans Day, Dennis Lyford fromContinue Reading
Our October Newsletter is Out Now! October 26, 2023 - Our latest newsletter is out now! Click the link below to see it! October 2023 [pdf] Contents: Celebrating the Library’s Past, Present, and Future! | Bringing Songwriters ‘Round | Juke Box Heroine | “10/4, Good Buddy!” | Wild Thing…You Make My Heart Sing | Pulling Your Strings | Pop Goes the Artist | Three Times A Charm | Droning On and On | Get a Whiff of This! | Spoiled Meat | A Tale You Can’t Resist | A Book for Ants? | Discovery Process | Counting Crows (and Cows) | Screen Shots |Continue Reading
Ways to spend your autumn days at Thompson Free Library September 25, 2023 - by Kim Brawn We project a lot onto October. Thoughts turn to scenes of brilliant foliage, creative costumes that scare and delight, and pumpkin spice-infused everything. Sometimes October plays the unpredictable card, in politics they call it the October surprise (think tall FBI guy turned author), sometimes it’s a very jolting surprise like I had waiting for the bus at the corner of Van Ness and California in San Francisco on October 17, 1989.* Hopefully this October will be full of comfortable fall rituals and surprises of the interesting and exhilarating kind. The Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft has a myriad of ways to spend your autumn days. Rescheduled from August, Ed Linz returns to TFL on Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m. to tackle the Vietnam War, the topic of his latest book, “A Filthy Way to Die.” Ed, an engaging presenter, will discuss the origins of the war and memories of it from his Naval Academy classmates who fought on the ground, in the air, at sea, and on the rivers and canals. This will be an interactive session seeking comments and thoughts from those in attendance. Bias is the topic of discussion for TFL’s Philosophy Circle onContinue Reading
September 2023: Thompson Free Library Celebrates 125th Anniversary and New Pavilion August 29, 2023 - By Kim Brawn We’re very fortunate that Lucia Eddy Thompson was fond of reading and not poker or we might have a casino instead of a library at 186 East Main St. in Dover-Foxcroft! It was 125 years ago that our founder Dr. Elbridge A. Thompson dedicated the Thompson Free Library in the loving memory of his wife, Lucia. This month, we celebrate that anniversary—what began as a proposal at a town meeting in 1897 transformed into a library that has changed lives and the greater community. Fascinated by Harry and Meghan? Say hello to Henry and Lucy, the stars of Gerard Gawalt’s latest book Fire and Ice: Henry and Lucy Knox and the Settling of Maine. Henry, a bookseller from Boston, who became a general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War married Lucy from a wealthy British loyalist family and the heir to an expansive property in the Eastern District of Massachusetts known as Maine (now Knox County). Gerard, who has written many historical books and is a curator at the Library of Congress, will discuss this intriguing true story on Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m. as part of the James Brown Lecture Series. (In memory ofContinue Reading
Savor the flavors of August at Thompson Free Library August 1, 2023 - By Kim Brawn Libraries are like dim sum and tapas — small bites loaded with big flavor. A way to sample many different “cuisines” (as in books, authors, & topics) from around the state, country, and world. If variety is the spice of life, then the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft is off the Scoville heat scale. While in town for the Alumni Weekend parade on Saturday, Aug. 5 be sure to stop by TFL’s Mini Book Sale (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) featuring kids’ books and paperbacks all for 10 cents each! Sale will be in the front of the library with original doors open. Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. the Maine Highlands Council for the Arts presents PanStorm in concert under the TFL pavilion. PanStorm is a community steel band from Hermon whose mission is to spread unbridled joy through steel drum music. Admission is by donation. Bringing high speed and affordable internet to everyone should not be mission impossible. Find out how to save money and gain access to what has become an essential utility on Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as Eastern Maine Development Corporation discusses the Affordable Connectivity Program. Life flows better with aContinue Reading

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