Upcoming Library Events

Folk & Fairy Tale Story Night: Saturday (Mar 5) at 6:30-8 pm in the Library Reading Room
Tarot Card Reading:  Wednesday (Mar 9) from 8-10 pm with Alya Kiiashko

A Word From Sadie Cooley '22
In addition to my work study at the Thorndike Library, I have recently taken on a Monday afternoon shift at the Southwest Harbor Public Library, and this past Monday was the busiest I've ever seen the library.   As I frantically tried to pack up the totes of books for the interlibrary loan wagon, a family of three hands in their reading bingo cards, a fellow librarian wrestles with the fax machine, a couple with two huge piles of books approaches the checkout counter, and four or five volunteers search high and low for the best place to display the new Women’s History Month art exhibit. I am convinced that being so constantly exposed to such a wealth of knowledge must have an effect on librarians, because they are constantly some of the most interesting people I know. I see it all the time in my mother (the loml–librarian of my life), my coworkers at the Southwest Harbor Public Library, and I felt it in myself when I first started working for Thorndike. There is such an        Illustration by Miles Boone immense joy in seeking out and sharing information. I hope that all of you get a chance to feel a bit of that thrill when you come visit us at Thorndike.
Ukrainian Literature
In light of events in Ukrainia, we wanted to highlight some Ukrainian literature available in the library.  You'll find our display in the library's Reading Room. For those interested in news sources and places to donate to support Ukrainians in this current conflict, here is a link to information assembled by some of our Ukrainian students and their friends.

Senior Project Installation in the Library Stacks (March 2 - 9):

Domestic Art: Homemaking as a Craft and Spiritual Journey
This project is an exploration into the performance of homemaking - the areas of life that are not confined to the home, but allow for the creation of a beautiful space to be called home. Often seen as women’s work traditionally, this study is searching for the deeper meanings and foundations to these ideas in an attempt to find my own home in myself and the wider world, to enrich the everyday and find beauty and meaning in the mundane. This project is an exploration into the performance of homemaking.
 - By Anna Mae Sheehan
Celebrating Student Work
Georgia Lattig was a student on the Great West Monster Course this past Fall. After 7 weeks of traveling by van, camping in tents, engaging in deep conversation with people from all walks of life, visiting national parks and wilderness areas, the class arrived in Tucson, AZ and spent the final week writing about what they had learned. Georgia wrote this collection of short essays which focuses  on why she believes human beings need wild places.                                                         Dewey Point, Yosemite National Park. Credit: Georgia Lattig
If you are interested in exploring more about the American West, here are some books in our library to get you started!
Book Reviews
All We Know of Pleasure
ed. Enid Shomer
In this feminist poetry collection, women poets like Adrienne Rich, Ada Limón, and Audre Lorde articulate their experiences of pleasure and intimacy. This collection is notable for its inclusion of queer women’s voices and awesome curation. Stop by the library to find this lovely edition from Carolina Wren Press to discover some amazing poets! 

Call Number:  PN 5110 .E65 A55 2018
-Elizabeth De Angelis


The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman
Most of us have heard tales of children raised by wolves, but what about children with ghosts for parents? This is the reality for a young boy named Nobody “Bod” Owens in the novel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Follow Bod’s more than unusual coming of age story as he learns ghostly skills from his undead guardians and explores his graveyard home.

Call Number: YA JUV PR 6057 .A319 G73 2008
- Sophia Saccente
New to Thorndike

These books have recently been added to our collection.  We are always happy to get your suggestions.
From The Archives: 1983 Kaelber Hall Fire
Did you know that in 1983 the original Kaelber Hall burned down? You can read all about it in the August 1983 edition of COA News here.
Want to learn a language?

Check out Pronunciator, an online language learning tool that is free through the library. You can find it in by clicking the Articles/Databases link on our library homepage. Check out instructions on how to find it and use it here.
Spring Break Library Tips 
  1. We will be open Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm and closed on the weekends.  Come visit us if you are around!
  2. Yes, you can check out books over the break.  We don't care how far you travel with them, as long as they come back on time and in good condition.
  3. Webster, our library fish, will miss all of the hustle and bustle of everyone's comings and goings, but we promise to take good care of  him.
  4. Whether you are planning a relaxing, working, adventurous, peaceful, eventful or laid back Spring break, we hope you are kind to yourself, as well as others.  We'll be looking forward to your return!
Monday-Thursday:  7:30am - 11pm
Friday:  7:30am - 10pm
Saturday:  10am - 10pm
Sunday:  10am - 12am

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