Winslow Public Library News


Welcome to your monthly newsletter from Winslow Public Library! Here’s what you need to know about our Summer Book Group … Drop-In Kids’ Garden & Science Time … Storytime on the Library Lawn … and more!

Upcoming Programs / Activities

“Lunch and Lit. on the Lawn”
Summer 2021 Book Group

Join us the last Thursday of June, July, and August for our 2021 Summer Book Group! We’ll be meeting under the tents on the library lawn to discuss one bestselling book each month, so please bring a lawn chair and your lunch!

Summer Theme:  Outcasts: How the World Looks from a Distance

Bestsellers to Be Discussed: 

Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins (June 24)

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning, flashing past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stopping at the signal that allows her to watch each day the same couple breakfasting on their deck. Their life, as she sees it, is perfect—until she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but now everything is changed. Rachel goes to the police and becomes inextricably entwined in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O’Toole (July 29)

An American comic masterpiece. “John Kennedy O’toole’s Ignatius J. Reilly is a huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. O’Toole’s story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans’ lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.”—Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times


Grendel by John Gardner (August 26)

The acclaimed retelling of the classic Old English poem “Beowulf” from the monster’s point of view! Portraying Grendel as an antihero, the novel deals with finding meaning in the world, the power of literature and myth, and the nature of good and evil.

Thursday, June 24, July 29, August 26
(Rain dates: Next day, unless otherwise posted on the library’s webpage.)
From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Drop-In Kids’ Garden & Science Time

From now through May 25, drop in any Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. for a brief, independent garden- or science-themed activity. We’ll have seeds available to plant each week. Tables set up for social distancing, and masks are required. Open to youth of all ages.

Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18, and 25
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Outdoor Storytime

Join us each Tuesday for the next 4 weeks, for a family storytime on the library lawn! Storytime sessions are geared towards ages 0-6, with stories, rhymes, movement, and a craft. Each week will feature a different theme. Please feel free to bring a blanket or towel to sit on. We will mark social-distance zones with hula hoops, and please remember that masks are required for everyone 2 and older on library grounds. Weather dependent and subject to cancellation. For more information, please call 872-1978 or email

Tuesday May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25
10 to 10:40 a.m.

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For additional information on children’s programming, please visit:

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For complete information about Winslow Public Library, please visit:

Winslow Public Library  •  136 Halifax Street.  •  Winslow, ME 04901
Phone: (207) 872-1978  •  Fax: (207) 872-1979


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