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The Abbott Memorial Library will be hosting a free movie night on Wednesday, August 14th at 6 PM. The peak months for shark activity in New England waters are August and September. To celebrate this annual event, the Abbott Memorial Library in Dexter will be showing the 1975 classic film about a giant man eating great white shark that attacks beachgoers in a new England summer resort town. Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss. Free refreshments will be available. For more information contact 924-7292.
The Abbott Memorial Library will be holding a free Chewonki Program on Wednesday, August 21st at 2 PM. The program will focus on owls of Maine.  Chewonki, located in Wiscasset is an environmental education organization that  teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world. The program will feature live non-releasable owls that are native to Maine.  The program will be held at the Universalist Church which is located adjacent to the library.  For more information contact 924-7292.
The Pittsfield Public Library will be holding an Author Talk with Vietnam Veteran, Jack Flowers. After being drafted in 1967, Jack Flowers volunteered to be the leader of the 1st Infantry Division Tunnel Rats. This was a life changing event from which he has never quite recovered but always remembered. Rat Six is the novel he wrote based on some of those experiences. Jack will be at the Pittsfield Public Library on Thursday, August 15th at 4 PM. There will be a Q and A session following his talk. For more information, contact the library at 487-5880.
The Thompson Free Library will be holding the following upcoming programs: Wednesday, August 14th at 3 PM - Teen Book Club to discuss a book you’ve read or get ideas about what to read next (attending counts towards FA’s reading requirement). Friday, August 16th at 10 AM - Ms. Michelle will read books and talk about pollinators at the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Law Farm.  For more information, contact 564-3350, email or visit Facebook.
The Simpson Memorial Library Directory, Miss Becky Ames is retiring to be able to spend more time with her parents. The community is invited to help recognize her endless efforts on behalf of the library and the Town of Carmel. All are invited to stop by for a reception at the library on Saturday, August 17th (her last day of work) from 1 to 3 PM. Light refreshments will be served. The Library is located at 8 Plymouth Road in Carmel.      
The Summer Reading Program at Hartland Public Library will come to an end on Wednesday, August 14th with the Universe of Stories Finale: Camp Out under the Stars from 7 to 9 PM (rain date:Thursday, August 15th). The Telescope will be available to use and all prizes will be awarded for meeting the reading goals. This will not be an overnight event. For more information contact the library at 938-4702 or email the Director at  
The Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program at Hartland Public Library is winding down this month.  Kids Crafts will be back on Saturday, August 24th at 11 AM, right after the Saturday Story Time. Loretta McGee will be leading the group to make Terrariums. All Kids are welcome to attend. The  Friends of HPL will meet on Wednesday, August 28th at 6 PM at the Library. All are welcome to attend this meeting and become a Friend of Hartland Public Library. The Hartland Public Library is located at 16 Mill Street in Hartland.
The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be holding an End of Summer Dance on Saturday, August 24th from 6 to 9 PM. The dance will be held behind the NCC on Water Street in Newport. There will be music by the Ray Stafford Trio. Fresh Eats Mobile Kitchen food truck will be on site along with a beer tent. The cost will be $6 per person, $10 per couple or $20 per family. There will be a 50/50 raffle and glow sticks. The NCC is located at 154 Main Street in Newport.