Events & Programs

EVERY FRIDAY: STORYTIME

Friday, December 10th, 2021 @ 10:30AM

Children ages 3-5 with caregivers and siblings are welcome to attend storytime with Haley. There will be stories, arts and crafts, and all kinds of fun every Friday! Storytime is free and open to the public, even nonlibrary members.


Masks are required for adults and children age 2 and older.

For more information please email haley@PopeLibraryNH.org or call (603) 356-2961.
 

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JAN 29: LOCAL AUTHOR TALK

Saturday January 29, 2022 @ 11:00AM

Read Rowland Creitz's To Touch the Earth Again, a tale of trouble in Possum Run, Tennessee, a unique coal-mining town in the Appalachian Mountains. A copy of the book is available at the Pope Memorial Library.

Meet the author, Rowland Creitz, and learn about the true story that inspired this book.

Creitz is a local author who has settled down in Stow, Maine. Prior to becoming an author, Creitz worked as a primary grade teacher and is a former Marine.

To Touch the Earth Again is his first novel. His second novel, A Debt Too Dear, is also available at the library.

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FEB 3: BOOK GROUP

Thursday February 3, 2022 @ 11:00AM

Join us in-person OR virtually for a discussion of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.

"A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland."

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FEB 16: COOKBOOK CLUB

Wednesday February 16th, 2022 @ 11:30AM

Join us in-person as we discuss and dine on recipes from Samin Nosrat's cookbook, Salt Fat Acid Heat. Click here to learn more.

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FEB 23 & 25: BOOKFAIR

Wednesday February 23rd, 2022 @ 11AM - 4PM

Friday February 25th, 2022 @ 11AM - 4PM

On February 23 & 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the library will be hosting a book fair with titles for sale from five local Maine authors. Meet the authors and listen to them speak about their books. Authors include Rowland Creitz, Robert Spencer, Susan Kolm, Anne Gaas, and Mary Atkinson.

For author biographies and information about author presentations, click here

FEB 7 - APR 12: AARP TAX-AIDE

Mondays & Tuesday from February 7th through April 12th

By appointment only.

The Pope Memorial Library will be partnering with AARP Tax-Aide to provide the community with free income tax return preparation. This service will run throughout tax season from February 7 to April 12 on Mondays and Tuesdays. Appointments are required; call 211 to schedule an appointment.

This service is offered to taxpayers who formerly used the service at the Gibson Senior Center as well as other members of the public.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides tax assistance to anyone free of charge with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low-to-moderate income.

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