Art and Mindfulness at the Library
Fall has come! The autumn colors were beautiful around the library this year, as they always are. It’s such a treat to live in a state as gorgeous as Maine.
It’s been a busy season here at the library. As many of you may have heard from social media or the Daily Bulldog, we welcomed a Little Free Art Gallery into our building. Find it in the Holman Room, and please feel free to take something or add something to the collection! This is a great way to share art amongst the community. Thank you to Meredith Mustard and Judy Tollefson for spearheading this project.
We also added a Western Maine Play Museum pass to our collection! Check it out at the front desk. It will admit a group of up to six people to the play museum. Remember that they don’t allow shoes, so make sure to bring socks with you! We hope this will be a nice perk for patrons, and encourage more families to go there and have fun together.
And please consider joining us for a one-time meditation workshop on Saturday, November 19th! Our former weekly meditation facilitator, Jack, will be coming back that day to introduce people to a variety of different meditation techniques. Meditation can be such a helpful practice for developing mindfulness and calm, something which I’m sure many of us could benefit from. So come join us that day and see if you can find a meditation technique that works well for you!
Finally, time to talk a little bit about what I’ve been reading–and I have read so many good books lately that it’s hard to recommend just one! Fairy Tale by Stephen King was amazing, I quite enjoy King’s fantasy works. T. Kingfisher is also a new favorite author of mine, I couldn’t recommend Nettle and Bone more highly, and What Moves the Dead and The Hollow Places were both excellent books. For audiobooks, Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr was excellent, and I’m currently listening to The Rose Code by Kate Quinn and loving it. I’ve been on a roll with picking good books lately, I hope you all have found some good reads as well! Always feel free to use our Readers Advisory form to get some personalized recommendations.
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