Date: Monday Feb 01, 2016 - Monday Feb 29, 2016
Are you interested in joining your friends and family in a community read that celebrates Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, and Maine? Please join your local libraries during the month of February for a cozy, winter read.
Our intent is to offer something that reflects all of our missions; reading, learning, and sharing. What is a community read? A community reading program gets everyone in one area to read and discuss the same book. For our community read, there will be three book offerings. For adults there is a non-fiction choice, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard and a fiction choice, Spoonhandle by Ruth Moore. For children there is Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richards Jacobson—this is appropriate for children 8 to 12 years old. These books will be available at your local library either for borrowing or purchasing at a reduced cost sometime in mid-January 2016.
But don’t just read the book—also participate in the many activities that will be offered during the month of February around these books. Each library will offer something different. This will include book discussions, programs, exhibits, and other fun happenings. Individual offerings will be listed on the Acadia Centennial website as they are developed.
February 2 – Small as an Elephant discussion – Southwest Harbor Public Library
February 4 – Spoonhandle discussion – Bass Harbor Memorial Library
February 9 – Spoonhandle discussion with Dennis Damon – Southwest Harbor Public Library
February 10 – Book discussions (all 3 titles) – Northeast Harbor Library
February 10 – Small as an Elephant author appearance – Ellsworth Public Library
February 16 – The End of Night discussion – Ellsworth Public Library
February 20 – Spoonhandle discussion – Ellsworth Public Library
February 22 – Spoonhandle discussion – Blue Hill Public Library
February 23 – The End of Night discussion – Southwest Harbor Public Library
February 25 – The End of Night Astronomy Program – Jesup Memorial Library
February 26 – Screening of Deep Waters (1948 film based on Spoonhandle) – Bass Harbor Memorial Library
February 27 – Small as an Elephant Mapping Program – Jesup Memorial Library
March 4 – When Hollywood Came to Vinalhaven: the Making of Deep Waters – Bass Harbor Memorial Library
March 7 – The End of Night discussion – Blue Hill Public Library
March 19 – Small as an Elephant discussion – Blue Hill Public Library
Event Sponsor(s): Acadia-Area Libraries Bangor Public Library Bass Harbor Memorial Library Blue Hill Public Library Ellsworth Public Library Jesup Memorial Library Northeast Harbor Library Southwest Harbor Public Library