‘The Third Gift’ at Paris Public Library

PARIS — Visitors can sample the scents of frankincense and myrrh at Paris Public Library’s Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

“The Third Gift,” a story set in Biblical times, written by Linda Sue Park and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, will be read.

This story is about how a young son helps his father with the craft of collecting “tears” from shrubs and trees. These tears are myrrh. The boy is lucky enough to find some amazing “tears” and sells them to the three wise men who are on their way to Bethlehem to honor the birth of the newborn King.

A simple Three Wise Men craft will follow.

FYI: 207-743-6994.

ATV Club seeking officers

PERU — The Peru ATV Riders is looking for new officers for the club, including a president, for the coming year.

Those interested in that position or others are welcome to attend the end-of-year meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the fire station.

Cookie, book swap at Norway Library

NORWAY — The Norway Memorial Library will hold a cookie and book swap from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.

Participants will bring two dozen of their favorite holiday cookies to exchange. Those attending will find new recipes to add to their list of favorite cookies, and a chance to relax and socialize at the library during the busy holiday season.

In addition, attendees will swap gently used books. Those participating should bring a container to take home cookies and bring a copy of recipe.

Registration is required.

FMI, register: 207-743-5309 ext. 1, www.norway.lib.me.us.

FMI: 207-583-6957, 207-779-8979.

Poetry Lovers to meet Dec. 15

RUMFORD — The Fourth Thursday Poetry Lovers will meet on the third Thursday in December, due to the holidays.

The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Rumford Public Library.

After light refreshments, poets and poetry lovers will give readings of poems old and new.

The event is free and open to the public. 

FMI: 207-364-3661.

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