Upcoming Library Events

Tarot Card Reading:  Wednesdays from 8-9 pm with Alya Kiiashko
Earth Day Book Sale:  Saturday April 23 from 12-3pm on the Red Bricks
Study to Live Music: Tuesday April 26 from 1:30-2:30pm with Sadrac Harnandez

A Word From Rudy Lukasevics '25

To some extent everyone has a place, a person or something that motivated and still motivates them to acquire new knowledge.  For some it is a library or career goals but for me one of the reasons is my first teacher - Nadezda Petrovna.  I recently found out that she passed away.  She dedicated her whole life to inspiring and educating kids.  With this message I want to thank her and everyone else who inspires kids to get to know this world.  At the same time I would encourage you to think about those people who helped and are still helping you on the journey of getting to know this blue planet.  Send a thank you letter to your elementary teacher, wish a good day to your librarian or ask how your profesor is doing, because your knowledge is definitely getting enriched by the hard work of other people as well as yourself.

Illustration by Miles Boone
Student Work on Display!
Catherine's Book Review

The library's very own Catherine Preston-Schreck has recently begun writing book reviews for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's newsletter.  Her first review is for Advocating for the Environment by Susan Inches, a COA alum ('79).  The review begins "As a mother I have watched our youngest generation be shaped by the climate crisis.  I have witnessed climate anxiety overwhelm my children and their friends ... more
New to Thorndike

These books have recently been added to our collection.  We are always happy to get your suggestions.

Have you ever wondered what happens to the library's discarded books?  One of the possibilities is that we send them to BetterWorldBooks (BWB), a for-profit online used bookstore created with an interest in making a positive social and environmental impact.  We receive a percentage of the profits from our books that they sell.  Those they can't sell are given away or recycled.  In 2021 we sent 282 books (equaling 385 lbs) to BWB; 118 were recycled and 164 were reused (i.e., sold or donated).  BWB calculates that this is the equivalent of saving 3 trees, 2825 g of water, 603 lbs of greenhouse gases, and 932 kwh of electricity.

Illustration by Miles Boone
LearningExpress Library
Want to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop or brush up on Excel?  Trying to prepare for the GREs?  Interested in improving your math skills?  This library resource provides all kinds of help with basic skill building, preparations for graduate school admission exams, and computer literacy, to name a few.   On the library's homepage -> click on Articles/Databases -> and scroll to LearningExpress or click here.  Off-campus users will need  an id/password for access.  Please contact  (Only current students, faculty and staff are eligible for off-campus access.) 

Join Us on Instagram!!

The library has its own instagram account, and we'd love to have you join us!

From The Archives: Peach House
Do you recognize this house?  Formerly known as the Gate House, this building used to be located up near Route 3.  Today it is known as Peach House.
Here is Ann Peach in front of the house renamed in her honor.  Ann was hired in 1970 as COA's first staff member and was secretary to COA's president.  She later became head of our business office.  Upon her retirement, the Gate House was renamed and moved to its present location.
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Friday:  7:30am - 10pm
Saturday:  10am - 10pm
Sunday:  10am - 12am

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