BRYANT POND — Whitman Memorial Library will host Arla Patch speaking about her work on the Truth & Reconciliation and the Maine Wabanaki State Child Welfare on Thursday, Jan. 10. The monthly programs are usually on the second Thursday of the month, but occasionally they are changed because of conflicts.
Jennifer Locke of South Paris currently has her mandala artwork on display. She will also present a program in the near future. Several people have already expressed an interest in how to do it.
This month's Christmas craft program had a good turnout. About a dozen people showed up and made tree ornaments and enjoyed the projects.
The library now has Wi-Fi and there is no charge to use it.
An ongoing book sale in the library basement will be held. The cost is $1 for hardcover books, 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for videos. There are also lots of classic videos on VCR cassettes.
Two children’s books have been added, "The Buggiest Bug," by Carol D. Shields, and the graphic novel “Lost Trail,” the story of Don Fendler and his nine days alone in the wilderness. The Oxford County Educators Association-Retired donated those books. The group has undertaken a project of giving one or two children’s books to every library in Oxford County every year.
New Hampshire author Jodi Picoult has written a novel for young adults with her daughter, Samantha Van Leer. It is called “Between the Lines.” Other new books are: “Eat, Pray, Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert; “The Road to Grace,” Richard Paul Evans; “The Silver Boat,” Luanne Rice; “Prague Winter,” Madeleine Albright; “Afterwards,” Rosamund Lupton; “Escape from Camp 14,” Blain Harden; “The Fiddler,” Beverly Lewis; “Loving,” Karen Kingsbury; “Return to Grace,” Karen Harper; “The Proposal,” Mary Balogh; “Tuesday’s Child,” Fern Michaels; “The Garden Club,” Lori Wilde; “At Hidden Falls,” Barbara Freethy; “Where We Belong,” Emily Griffin.
Also, “Friends Forever,” Danielle Steele; “The Great Escape,” Susan Phillips; “The Innocents,” Francesca Segal; “Beautiful Ruins,” Jess Walter; “Wild,” Cheryl Strayed; “ Missing,” Maggie J. Davidson; “Summerland,” Elin Hilderbrand; “The Inn at Rose Harbor,” Debbie Macomber; “ The Caregiver,” “ The Survivor,” Shelley Gray; “The Light Between Oceans,” M.L. Stedman; “One Thousand White Women,” Jim Fergus; “ Merry Christmas Alex Cross,” “Zoo,” James Patterson; “The Bridesmaid,” Beverly Lewis; and “The Sisters,” Nancy Jenson.
The next board meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Anyone can attend. Let the librarian, Althea Hathaway, or town manager, Vern Maxfield know if you have any item of business you would like us to deal with.
Patrons do not have to be a Bryant Pond resident to take books out of the library.