The Thompson Free Library is pleased to partner with the Center Theatre and Foxcroft Academy on a project supported by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council’s initiative “Democracy, Journalism, and the Informed Citizen”:
As part of this project, the library is distributing copies of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s book “All the President’s Men” and inviting community members to attend two events:
  • Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 pm: Bangor Daily News reporter Callie Ferguson will facilitate a discussion at the library on “All the President’s Men,” the news media, and investigative journalism.
  • Wednesday, February 13 at 5:30 pm: Participants will join Foxcroft Academy students for food and conversation at the Center Theatre, followed by a free showing of the classic movie “All the President’s Men” at 7:00 pm.
Please contact the library if you are interested in participating!

Are you interested in taking free classes to improve your computer skills? Please take this survey <> to let us know what you’d like to see offered at the Thompson Free Library! Available classes include: Basic Computer, Windows 7 & 10, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Powerpoint, Quickbooks, Social Media, Google, WordPress, and Photoshop.

The AmeriCorps Digital Inclusion Initiative is a program of the National Digital Equity Center committed to closing the digital divide in rural Maine. Their trained Digital Literacy Instructors will be providing classes at the Thompson Free Library and other sites in our region.

The Thompson Free Library is partnering with Pine Tree Hospice to offer a book group for caregivers and the people who support them. The Caregivers Book Group will meet four Monday afternoons at the library from 3:30-5:00 pm: February 4, March 4, April 8, and May 6. This book group is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and facilitated by Greg Winston, Professor of English at Husson University.

Readings include:

  • American Journal, ed. Tracy K. Smith (Introduction and selected poems)
  • What We Lose, Zinzi Clemmons (novel)
  • Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson (novel)
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie (novel)

For more information or to sign up, please contact Pine Tree Hospice at (207) 564-4346.

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 5:30-7:00 pm for an informative workshop aimed at helping parents and caregivers understand how teens and kids are using technology, and learn some tools to safely navigate technology use.

What will be covered:

  • Protecting your child’s privacy online
  • Apps and social networking
  • Cyberbullying
  • Teens and Sexting
  • Gaming issues and concerns
  • Setting healthy boundaries around technology use

About the presenter:

Brooke Dupuy is the Community Outreach Educator at Rape Response Services, a sexual assault crisis and support center serving Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties. As a prevention educator, she teaches lessons on cyber harassment, sexual harassment, healthy communication, consent and internet safety to students in pre-k through college. As a former high school teacher, she has over a decade of experience working with teenagers, and is a mother of two. She is passionate about empowering kids to make healthy choices, and to step in when they see something that makes them uncomfortable.