Closed While Being Thankful!

The Library will be closed on November 26, and November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The Library Building is Open!

While the numbers are rising in the State of Maine, our community hasn't seen an uprise the way it did in September and October.  Until that changes, or we have a directive from the Governor, I feel it's safe enough to open our building with our current safety measures in place.  Masks worn over the nose are required, hand sanitizing upon entering the building,  30-minutes in the building, and a visitor limit of 5 at a time will all still be in effect.

We will be doing curbside for the foreseeable future, but we've adapted our procedures, and curbside pickup will be at the back of the building by the glass doors.  We'll put the books on the table right by the door.  If you have mobility issues and have a hard time getting out of your car, library staff will offer to put your items in your backseat or trunk of your vehicle, granted you are wearing a mask.

 

Book Groups With

Arlene Jackson Are Back!

Join Arlene Jackson for a 3-part series in January, February, and March.

Read the book of the month and join her for a well-researched exploration of the story.  

*Registration Required - email dbrown@springvalelibrary.org

January 6, 2021

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

"No one may have come to the  island intending  to

murder, but this destination wedding spirals into mayhem

when it’s slowly revealed that most everyone in

attendance is capable of becoming a lusting-for-revenge

killer.”   Washington Post

February 3, 2021

The Immigrants by Howard Fast

Dan Lavette, the son of Italian immigrants, rebuilds

his life after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to

become the head of a powerful shipping empire, but

when a scandalous affair threatens his loveless

marriage to the daughter of the city's richest man,

Dan fears his world will crumble around him. 

This is the first novel in a six-book series.

March 3, 2021

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

Three women try to carve out lives in mid-19th-century

colonial Australia. Aborigine Matthina is eight years old

when she’s seen by the wife of the governor of an English

settlement on a visit to her home island, Wybalenna.  

After learning Matthina can speak English, the woman

decides to take her back to Flinders in southern Australia

as a curiosity and an experiment in forced civilization.

Publisher's Weekly

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The New York Times has published their Notable Book List since 1968.  Take a gander and see what you've read and what looks intriguing!

Discover Something New to Read

Not sure what to read next?  Try some of these tools.  Search by author, title, or just browse around.

Novelist:  https://library.digitalmaine.org/  will give you read-a-likes and ideas. When you get to Digital Maine Library from this link just scroll down to Novelist 

 

Fantastic Fiction - (Find what the next book is in a series, follow favorite authors!)  *** staff favourite***


Goodreads - Meet Your Next Favorite book  

Literature Map  - Have an author you like, Literature Map gives you a literature cloud based on the similarity of the author you like.  

 

What Should I Read Next - Click to find a new adventure

 

BookBrowse - Great discoverability tools!

Holiday Pies With Liz Barbour

Thursday, December 3rd @ 6:00 pm

Springvale Library in conjunction with Goodall Library presents

Liz Barbour from Creative Feast's Holiday Pies!

Huge Thank You to Nasson Alumni Association for funding this program.

 

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In this class, Liz will share her favorite pie dough recipe so students can recreate the perfect, flaky crust every time they bake a pie. Liz will share information about her favorite pie baking tools, ingredients, and preparation methods. She will then teach the class how to prepare 2 delicious, photo-worthy holiday pies.

Gather your ingredients and you can follow along.  Here's her pie recipe but if you're a vegetarian, you can substitute cold shortening for lard.

Here apple pie recipe is here!

 

Registration is required.  Click here to go to the registration link

About Liz: 

Chef Liz Barbour, owner of The Creative Feast has been cooking professionally in the Boston area throughout her career. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine and New Hampshire Home. In 2017, Liz published her first cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers”.

Looking For Stuff For Kids and Families? 

 

Miss Sheila has been busy.

Click here to go to the Youth Services page!

Want to pick up the craft of the week

or the monthly scavenger hunt? 

Just stop by or give us a call!

 

Want to borrow one of our Maine Audubon

Nature Explorer backpacks or child-sized 

binoculars? You can come in or do curbside

pick up.

Are you a new homeschooler?  Please reach out to Sheila for resources and information about our weekly homeschool meetup on Zoom.  Middle and High school students can be offered research seminars upon request led by Lesley, our new director, and former high school librarian.

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Get To Know Your Librarians

This month's Get To Know Your Librarians!  is all about our favourite authors!   Asking a librarian for the title of our favourite books is just unfair but we came us with authors close to our hearts.

Mystery Librarian 1

JR Ward

Janet Evanovich

Chelsea Cain

Jennifer Weiner

Darynda Jones

Mystery Librarian 2

Michael Ondaatje 

Frank Herbert

Faith Hunter

Preston & Child (Only the Pendergast Series)

Martin Walker

Mystery Librarian 3

Meg Cabot

Riley Sager

Victoria Schwab

Roald Dahl

Ben Hatke

Mystery Librarian 4

Laurie R. King

Anne Perry

Elizabeth George

A. J. Hackwith

Jasper Fforde

Mystery Librarian 5

Ann Patchett

Anne Tyler

Elizabeth Strout

Chris Bohjalian

Monica Wood

Mystery Librarian 6

Colleen Hoover

Nicholas Sparks

Ruth Ware

Jan Brett

Mary Kubica

Mystery Librarian 7

Daniel Silva

Ellis Peters

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Roald Dahl

C S Lewis.

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