Are you a parent or other adult caring for children? Consider signing up for this four-session program that will help you build, practice, and strengthen skills to prevent child sexual abuse.

Parenting to Keep Kids Safe meets 5:00-7:00 pm on September 25, October 9, October 23, and November 6 at the Thompson Free Library. Please contact the library if you would like to attend, and ask about options for on-site childcare.

This program is facilitated by Rape Response Services, a PENQUIS subsidiary.

Join us at Thompson Free Library on Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 pm as Maine poet Paul Corrigan leads a free poetry reading with community members as part of POETRY EXPRESS, a statewide program of the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with Maine State Library.

If you are interested in participating in a poetry performance workshop with Paul on Wednesday, October 17 at 5:00 pm, please contact the library!

Join us for a book discussion series provided by the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with the Maine State Library. The series “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today?” begins on September 18 and will be facilitated by author and historian David Richards.

Books to be read and discussed include: “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson; “The Gilded Age” by Mark Twain & Charles Dudley Warner; “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton; “The Rise of Silas Lapham” by William Dean Howells; and “Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age” by David Richards.

Call the library to register at 564-3350. For more information about “Let’s Talk About It” and the Maine Humanities Council, please visit