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A wider and deeper selection of graphic novels is heading your way.
Curtis Memorial Library was recently informed that it was awarded a grant from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.
The funds will be used to expand the graphic novel collection for young adults at Curtis.
Graphic novels are original literary works combining illustrations and words in the tradition of comic books, and are popular with all age groups.
With the clear, stylish art, the strongly appealing characters and just the right pinch of drama, this book will undoubtedly make readers stand up and cheer. Brava!
― Kirkus, starred review
Looking for gift ideas for the young people in your life? See a sample of our book suggestions below, view the entire list of Gift Books, or pick up a copy of the list at the Youth Services desk.
DK Optical Illusions
A colorful collection of more than 50 mind-bending illusions. Ages 7-13
by Don Fendler
The classic story of survival in Maine’s wilderness told in graphic format. How will he survive nine days alone on Mount Katahdin? Ages 9-12
Santa from Cincinnati
by Judi Barrett, pictures by Kevin Hawkes
Very funny account of Santa’s early life with comical illustrations by Maine illustrator Hawkes. Ages 5-8 (fun for adults, too!)
The Maine State Library offers a web portal that brings together resources to help visitors learn new skills find jobs. The portal, found here, can be accessed from home or from within the Curtis Library.
It offers more than 80 free career and digital literacy courses, webinars, and resources.
Additionally, the portal offers free access to the Learning Express Library, a platform featuring more than 770 practice tests, tutorials, and e-books on job searches, workplace skills enhancement, GED exam preparation, certification and licensing exam preparation, and college and graduate school admissions exam preparation.
The Learning Express Library includes popular video-based tutorials on Microsoft Office, Adobe products, and other software used in the workplace today.
You can access these resources from home or from our public computers.
We’re here to help! Please ask a Curtis librarian for assistance.
725-5242 ext. 510 or email@example.com
If you’re a visually oriented type of person and want to see what’s been happening at the Library (and in our community), please visit our Flickr photostream:
Plan to join us for 5 genealogy get-togethers for beginners at Curtis Library, each providing a short intro to a different genealogy topic.
All sessions will be held in the Library’s Seminar Room on the second floor from 5:30-6:30.
Space is limited so plan to register at the library’s front desk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – and don’t forget to say how many folks will attend and which sessions.
Come to any or all!
“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we came from.”
― Alex Haley, author of “Roots”
What is the fastest way to get from point A to point B? Anyone who has ever taken math knows that the answer is: a straight line. But what if there are obstacles in the way? In our 3 dimensional world, the path between home and the Gelato Fiasco is definitely not a straight line. There are trees, cars, corners and other objects in the way. Learn how to get anywhere fast and most efficiently using only your body with Parkour.
On Tuesday July 10, 3 – 5pm, Dylan Polin and his assistant from the New England Sports Academy outside Boston, will present a two hour workshop on this style of freerunning.
Registration is required but there is no limit to the number of attendees. Participants must be entering 6th grade – recent high school graduates.
Call 725-5242 x 225 for more info.
And check out this video to learn more!
Register now for the Henna for Hands program taking place Tuesday June 26, 3:30 – 4:30pm. Call 725-5242 x225 or email email@example.com to sign up. Limit to 15 teens.
An unusual opportunity to watch Great Blue Herons raise their young live and in real time. The nest is in an oak snag on a pond at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY. The ambient sounds of the pond – peepers, red-winged blackbirds, Canada geese, etc. are a bonus.
Even if you are all thumbs, you can flip, spin, balance, catch and toss = juggling! Learn how or perfect your skills each Wednesday afternoon May 16 and 23, 3:30 – 4:30pm. The library is borrowing a Flow Skill Toys Loaner Kit for the month of May so that teens can try their hand at five different types of tools: kendama, juggling ball, diabolo, spinning plate and chatter rings.
No registration is required and each session is a drop-in workshop.
Questions? Please contact Teen Librarian Melissa Orth: Phone – 725-5242 x225 (YS Desk) or x227 (office)
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The paper copies of the Feb.-March edition will be mailed Monday Jan. 30