Story Time, Crafts related to
and Lego Building!
Each Monday from 10 a.m. – Noon
Reading Prize Program
Read 5 library books for a prize from the newly stocked Treasure Chest
Read 10 library books to earn a Cushing hat!
If we have a 20 or more students participating we will end the program with an ice cream party with a very special surprise!
To participate fill out a Summer Reader Form when at the Cushing Library. The librarian will put it in a folder at the front desk. As each book is read and returned please ask the librarian to record the book on your form. Books may be read at home and children do not have to attend Monday mornings to participate.
Please join us this summer!
A Let’s Talk About It series developed by Phil Jordan
Let’s Talk About It is a free, library-based reading and discussion program for people who want to talk with others about what they have read, presented in collaboration with the Maine State Library. Join us for this exciting series in the quest for historical comprehension starting in the lifetimes of the participants, with partisan accounts of heroic Patriots triumphing over Tory opposition and British tyranny—history written by the winners.
Historical Society and Library Celebrate in Cushing with BBQ and Great Retro Music
One of America’s premier folk singers, Marc Black, will join the celebration of the Cushing Historical Society’s (CHS) 50th anniversary at its barn on July 18. The Cushing Public Library is co-organizing the event, which will include a 5:30 p.m. barbecue followed at 7 p.m. by “A History of the 50s and 60s through Popular Song” by Black. The event is free and open to the public. The organizers are providing the food and ask those attending to provide their own beverage.
CHS’s barn on Hathorn Point Road is an ideal venue for Black’s brilliant blend of social history and musicianship. He has performed and recorded with such figures as Pete Seeger, Art Garfunkel and Richie Havens — and was inducted into the New York Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame in 2014. The style is nostalgic — a fingerstyle blues — and the entertainment’s subject honors the 1969 founding of the Historical Society. Black is nevertheless noted for the diversity of his subjects, which sometimes include pointed contemporary topics.
During its 50 years CHS has collected and preserved documents, artifacts and information related to the the history of Cushing and the preservation of significant landmarks. This program is part of both CHS’s and the Public Library’s regular series of public events. Information on both is available at cushingmainehistoricalsociety.org and cushing.lib.me.us.
UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H Offers STEM for Kids at the Cushing Public Library
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a free three-week session in its Summer of Science program at the Cushing Public Library for ages 7-12, beginning Friday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m. Using the Engineer Design Process, participants will act as pirates seeking hidden treasure while learning the science of ocean waters. The topics are Seaweed Filter, Layers of the Ocean and Salt Water Density. Kathryn Jensen will lead each one-hour session. Subsequent meetings will be on August 2 and 9 at the same time. The 4-H is providing all materials.
The Library is fortunate to be a participant in this state-wide program as part of its educational service to the community, which has included public lectures on diverse topics and children’s math and reading activities. Attendance is limited, so it is recommended to sign up quickly at the Library’s front desk or by phone at 354-8860.
For the calendar:
Friday, July 26:
First of three free STEM sessions on ocean science for Kids 7-12, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Cushing Public Library, Cross Road. Subsequent sessions on August 2 and 9. Conducted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H as part of its 2019 Summer of Science program. Kids will seek hidden treasure while learning the science of ocean waters. Enroll at the Library or by phone at 354-8860.
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