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The Thompson Free Library will be holding the following upcoming events: Ms. Michelle’s Lego Club is one of the longest-running and most-anticipated recurring programs. Bring the kids for fun times on Tuesday, June 11th and Tuesday, June 25th (the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month) from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Wednesday, June 12th at 2 PM marks the return of Erma the Reading Therapy Dog with her human handler April Taylor. Erma is a German short-haired pointer that is registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc. and is a Reading Education Assistance Dog (READ). Kids can practice their reading skills and gain confidence in a relaxing, non-judgmental atmosphere. (Erma & April will be at the library on Wednesdays at 2 PM throughout the summer.) Mindfulness 101 on Thursday, June 13th at 1:30 PM. Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, an experienced teacher with an extensive background in many holistic approaches, shares the basic principles and practices of mindfulness. She’ll guide attendees  through a simple meditation and discuss various types of meditation so you can discover which one is right for you—whether you have two minutes or 20.
Jackman native and Guilford resident Roger Guay discusses his book (written with Kate Clark Flora), A Good Man with a Dog: A Game Warden’s 25 Years in the Maine Woods on Tuesday, June 18th at 5:30 p.m. Roger has searched for lost hunters and hikers and pulled more than 200 bodies out of Maine’s north woods, often accompanied by a little brown lab named Reba (He helped established canine units as a regular part of the game warden service.)  Ms. Michelle’s Art Exploration introduces kids to the colorful joys of Tie Dye on Wednesday, June 19th at 3:30 PM. (Art Exploration is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.) For more information, contact 564-3350, email, visit the Library’s Facebook page, or visit  the website at
The 2019 Summer Reading Program for Hartland Public Library opens for registration Tuesday, June 11th through Saturday, June 29th. Be sure to sign up your child for fun with space exploration and “A Universe of Stories”. Every registrant will receive a bookmark and a Sea Dogs voucher. The Kick-off Read-in Event and Space question and answer session is scheduled for  Wednesday, June 26th at 2 PM. Students will determine their own individual goals and will have until Saturday, August 10th to meet them. Great prizes will be given: For every 10 books read (or 5 chapter books) the child will get a book as a prize; 20 books read (10 chapter books) will get a lego set; Every child that completes their goal will get a tee-shirt.
Mark your calendar for all the Special Programs scheduled this summer: June 26th, July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 25th, 31st, August 7th, and the Finale on August 14th. All program times are at 2 PM except for the Finale. Stay tuned for more details on these special programs visit
Children of all ages are welcome to attend HPL’s weekly Story Time and Puppet Theater at 10:30 AM every Saturday. Anyone interested in sewing projects or needlecraft is welcome to attend a session of “ With Needles and Patience”.  This program offers all who like needlecraft, to get together, share ideas, and hopefully it will spur some motivation to finish projects sitting on the shelf. Patience Bailey hosts this program and is there to guide you through your project. The group will be meeting this week on Thursday, June 13th from 3:30 to 5 PM. Donna Dyrek will also be hosting a program on Thursday, June 13th at 6 PM at HPL. Donna, who has been gardening forever will lead a Question and Answer session on gardening and the planting season . The public is welcome to attend. Come get all your gardening questions answered.
Through September, The HPL Book Discussion Group will be participating in Let’s Talk About It. Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program of the Maine Humanities Council presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library. The theme of this series is The American Sporting Experience and the facilitator for each discussion will be Dr. Joshua Kercsmar from Unity College. The group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. The public is welcome to join the discussion and you can stop in at HPL at 16 Mill Street in Hartland or call 938-4702 to find out about getting a copy of the books being discussed. The following is a list of the books chosen for the remaining 4 months: June–Women on Hunting edited by Pam Houston; July–My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Cape Horn by David Hayes; August–A River Runs Through It by Norman McLear; September–Laughing in the Hills by Bill Barich. 
The Friends of Hartland Public Library wish to recognize all who donated items and/or bought something at the annual yard sale. For more information stop by the Library at 16 Mill Street in Hartland or contact (207) 938-4702 or