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November at Thompson Free Library

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Bountiful is a November kind of word. And if we’re fortunate to have an abundance, be grateful. Better yet, share it. This month, the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft has a wealth of information and creativity (and books!) to share with you.

Thursday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. holistic wellness teacher Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi talks about her book “Transformation 101 — Your Guide to Empowerment in Just 3 Weeks.” She’ll discuss the keys to better health and self-improvement focusing on sleep, exercise, meditation, time management, nutrition and nourishing all of our senses. As Alicia puts it, “There is a middle road between medicine and nature and I’m here to help you find it.”

Back by popular demand (and because we have a superabundant supply!) the Ten Cent Book Sale: Nov. 7-9 (Thursday 3-7 pm.; Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.). Dig out the change at the bottom of your purse, deflate that bulging wallet and come find fun, inexpensive gifts or the perfect gem to add to your collection.

Want to earn good money and help your community? A Census recruiter will be at the library on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to answer your questions and help you apply for Census jobs.

In the spirit of Veteran’s Day and for those interested in local history, the military, and genealogy Dennis Lyford, from the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society, will give a talk and show a short film about World War I veterans from Piscataquis County at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Pine Tree Hospice’s Book Club meets on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 3:30-5 pm. November’s reading is Juan F. Thompson’s “Stories I Tell Myself,” an engrossing memoir by the son of Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson and is for anyone who has cared for, and lost, an important figure in their lives. This book club is geared towards those who are or have been caregivers, and those who have lost a loved one recently or in the past. There are no requirements to take part. For more information, please call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346.
Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. four creative artists share their incredible talents with us for a program of “Music & Poetry.” Violinist Susan Ramsey and cellist Ruth Fogg will join poet and Millinocket native Paul Corrigan (who hosted the Maine Humanities Council’s Poetry Express in 2018) and naturalist and poet Kristin Lindquist of Camden for an engaging and entertaining evening.

Librarian Michelle Fagan shares her crafty side as she hosts Teen & Adult Craft Time on Friday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m. Michelle shows us how to make a simple seasonal craft.

At 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 the Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District will offer a free screening of “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective” a film about people using an ecological design process to shift their impact from destructive to regenerative.

Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the Dover Cove Winter Farmer’s Market returns to the Thompson Free Library (downstairs in the community meeting room). Let’s welcome our friends back as they share their local produce, dairy items, meats, baked goods and unique handmade products.

A definite perk of working at the library is being surrounded by an ever-changing, diverse array of artwork. November brings new pieces by local artist Kathy Farris who has been having fun “playing with color theory.” Her display includes an eclectic group of subjects from the abstract, to florals, to Sebec locations, and even the old Bodfish Station near Borestone Mountain, which became an interesting history project for her as well. Stop by to see the colorful results of Kathy’s latest artistic exploration.

Finally, keep in mind that November’s Oral History Project theme is Blessed in Bounty Harvest. Visit to share your memories of Maine’s harvest time traditions and rituals from picking potatoes to learning to hunt. It’s a simple, yet vital, way help keep our local histories alive.

Late fall at the library is a cornucopia of ideas and information filled with resources — educational, entertaining, and escapist — just waiting to be used, enjoyed and shared.

For more information on any of the programs mentioned, call 564-3350, email thompsonfreelibrary@gmail.com, visit our website (thompsonfreelibrary.lib.me.us) or find us on Facebook.

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