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Ever wish you could read and craft at the same time?

Posted by Jamie Dacyczyn on July 22nd, 2016

Shortly after I began working at Curtis, one of my coworkers anonymously left this button on my desk:

Whichever sneaky little elf left me this pin already knew me well even though I’d only been here a month or so.

I listen to books while I knit, I listen while I tend to my flower garden, I listen while I color, I listen while I cook or bake, and I listen while I knit. Yes, I know I listed knitting twice, but it needs to be repeated because knitting (or crocheting) is the perfect audiobook activity!

Reading a physical book or watching the latest episode of Doctor Who takes my eyes away from the knitting pattern I’m trying to follow, and I’ll inevitably end up knitting a hat shaped like a football or a mitten sized for a walrus. Audiobooks, on the other hand, don’t take my eyes away from what I’m doing with my hands. I can knit and keep up with my favorite book series at the same time. Genius!

Read & Knit at the same time!

While you can knit, crochet, sew, bake, scrapbook, and make adorable felted animals from the comfort of your own home….wouldn’t it be much more exciting to bake cookies while also fighting pirates on the high seas? Knit while exploring a magical circus? Cross stitch while obsessively watching other people from a moving train? Piece together a quilt while surviving a POW camp in World War II?

Curtis Memorial Library has a great selection of audiobooks on CD to check out, either on the shelves or through interlibrary loan. If you have a smartphone, tablet, or other internet-enabled device you can also get the Overdrive app which allows you to download audiobooks for free through our website using Maine InfoNet. If you need help figuring out how to download books you can stop by the library anytime, where the adult services team will be glad to help you out!

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Chewonki Bugmobile – Monday, July 25 10:30 AM AND 12:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on July 20th, 2016

chewonki-bug-mobileUsing models, costumes, and live specimens, Chewonki staff will explain the unique characteristics of four major groups of arthropods.

Live “bug” species will introduce you to some of the fascinating adaptations essential for survival, such as mimicry, camouflage, armor, and the use of venom.

Program offered at 10:30 and 12:30 – choose one session.

Please call to register. Preschool through adult.

Day & Times: Monday, July 25, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Youth Services 207-725-5242 ext. 225

Marvelous Movies for Teens: “Guardians of the Galaxy” – Thursday, July 21, 8:05 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on July 20th, 2016

Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_Rocket_Raccoon-1024x575This year’s annual movie series for teens features superheroes from the MARVEL universe.

Tonight’s movie is Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), rated PG-13, with a run time of 121 minutes.

We will provide popcorn and lemonade. Bring a friend and snacks.

Entrance and exit for the program at the Morrell Meeting Room entrance on Middle Street for this after hours event.

MARVELous Movies are for teens entering 6th – 12th grade and is a Teen Summer Program event.

All events are free and sponsored by the Curtis Friends.

Day & Time: Thursday, July 21, 8:05 PM – 10:10 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Melissa Orth 725-5242 x225

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