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March 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Concert

March 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bilodeau Family Music presents a St. Patrick's Day concert chock full of foot-tapping traditional Celtic jigs and reels, as well as classic beautiful slow airs, all played on fiddles, dulcimer, mandolin, Scottish smallpipes, and other instruments.  You'll not only enjoy the music, but you'll also learn the fascinating story of Patrick and his adventures in the land o' the Irish!

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Double the Fun Book Celebration!

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a morning of fun as Maine author Lynn Plourde reads from her new books followed by Russ Cox and Mark Ricketts doing a drawing demo. And there might be cake! Books will also be available for sale and autographing.

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April 2020

PPL’s Monthly Book Discussion–Poetry Edition!

April 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This month we were supposed to read Wes McNair's "My Brother Running", but since we needed to close the library before the books arrived, then I encourage you to find a poem or poet or book of poetry and we'll talk about all of those. Or check out some of Wes' work here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/wesley-mcnair If you'd like to "attend" our Zoom poetry discussion, please email me at hollywil@pittsfield.lib.me.us to get the link. Happy reading!

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Death & Donuts with Jena Jones of Northern Light Home Health & Hospice

April 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Jena Jones of Northern Light Home Care and Hospice will hold a discussion on the many ways that hospice allows you to make the most of your time. We’ll discuss what types of services are available, advanced care planning, bereavement, and why individuals and families both tend to say, “I wish I had started hospice care sooner.” Your time is precious. Let us help begin the discussion on how the hospice mission bridges the gap between quality of life and…

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July 2020

Maine at 200: How Should Life Be?

July 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Pittsfield Public Library, along with writer and retired professor Elizabeth Cooke, for three rich discussions grounded in readings that foreground the opportunities and challenges of life in Maine. What better time than now – the summer of Maine’s bicentennial year – to grapple with big questions, like who are we? where are we? how did we get here? and where might we be going? Themes we’ll explore include Many Maines, Wabanaki Voices, and Race & Ethnicity. Readings will invite…

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Maine at 200: What Should Life Be?

July 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Pittsfield Public Library, along with writer and retired professor Elizabeth Cooke, for three rich discussions grounded in readings that foreground the opportunities and challenges of life in Maine. What better time than now – the summer of Maine’s bicentennial year – to grapple with big questions, like who are we? where are we? how did we get here? and where might we be going? Themes we’ll explore include Many Maines, Wabanaki Voices, and Race & Ethnicity. Readings will invite participants…

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August 2020

Death & Donuts

August 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

What are advance health directives? Who needs one? How do you get one? Why is it important? Is a living will different? Jena Jones from Northern Light Health Care & Hospice will be here via Zoom to answer your questions! Contact the library for the Zoom link.

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Maine at 200: What Should Life Be?

August 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Pittsfield Public Library, along with writer and retired professor Elizabeth Cooke, for three rich discussions grounded in readings that foreground the opportunities and challenges of life in Maine. What better time than now – the summer of Maine’s bicentennial year – to grapple with big questions, like who are we? where are we? how did we get here? and where might we be going? Themes we’ll explore include Many Maines, Wabanaki Voices, and Race & Ethnicity. Readings will invite participants…

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October 2020

Boast, Roast & Toast!

October 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ready to talk about your latest favorite book and learn more about the foods and services in our local area? Come to Boast, Roast & Toast! (via Zoom) Our first event will feature Heather from The Little Cheese Shop and Balfour Farm. She'll talk a bit about the shop and their products. She has also been generous enough to donate a $25 gift card to The Little Cheese Shop for one of our participants! Email the library for the Zoom…

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January 2021

Conversing about Community through Literature

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Our January book discussion will be "Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows" by Balli Kaur Jaswal. This is a "thought-proving East-meets-West story about community, friendship and women's lives at all ages." To order your copy for our Zoom discussion, call the library at 487-5880 or email at bat@pittsfield.lib.me.us.

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