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Community Silent Auction & Raffle

Thursday, September 29, 4:00 to 8:00 pm

held at Bay Haven, Maple Street, Cornish.

Proceeds to benefit Library Expansion project.

Silent Auction / Raffle Items as of September 26:

Cords of Firewood - Ton of Maine Woods Hardwood Pellets - Winter Lap Quilt (blues & white) from Bolt quilt shop - 2 Portland Symphony tickets for 2016-2017 season - $100 Gift Certificate from Call's Shop n' Save/ Hannaford - $50 Gift Card from Wescott & Sons, Gorham - 2 Monthly memberships for Foothill's Physical Therapy & Fitness Center/Gym - $25 Gift Card At Once All Agog toy store - Geometric Quilt (60X78) in bright colors bordered in black - Beach Chair with umbrella - Roses Around Cowl (handknit original in wool/silk yarn) - Learn to Spin Yarn 3 lessons ( hours each) learn basics of spinning wool roving - Large Beach Umbrella -  Stadium Chair - Turkey Deep Frying Cooker - Inflatable Raft -  Collector's Porcelain Doll - Chinese Vase - Mexican Vase - Mid-Century Pitcher - Carved Bird - French Serving Dish with cover - Crochet Afghan - Sunglasses in Harley Davidson case - Lap Quilt - Calico apron - Table Runners with two mats each - Christening Dress - Keyhole Scarves - Potholders -  2 Snack Mix Party Mix (large pantry jar) - 2 $10 Store checks from Sanel Auto Parts Co - Adult Coloring Book/Relaxation Gift Basket - $10 Gift Card from Phat Boys Cafe for Sundae - Charles Churchill poster of his poem "Man Mountain"  - Charles Churchill poster of his poem "Of Walls and Men" - 2 Rio 2016 Coca-Cola towels - David Ortiz Season 2016 Red Sox banner - 2  6 pack Big Papi 34 collector's edition Coca-Cola bottles - Monster Energy Men's Large Logo Tee - Red Sox Baseball Mascot cardboard stand-up - Decorative Indoor/Outdoor Lantern with battery operated candle - Solar Gazing Ball with Stand - Christmas Gift Basket - 1 Cord of Dry 18" Firewood - 4 Cobbler Aprons - Mantel Clock (Seth Thomas 1920's-30's) with new dial - Apple Acres Gift Basket of Apple Walnut Pancake Mix/ Apple Cider Syrup - $25 Applebee's Grill & Bar Gift Card - Local Color Limited Edition Season Print by Scott Rowley - Local Color 2 Limited Edition Season Print by Scott Rowley - Local Color 3 Limited Edition Season Print by Scott Rowley - Framed Photography by Jamie Gleason - Black and White Agate Necklace / Earrings Set / $20 Fairgrounds Restaurant Gift Car - Avon Basket - Thirty-One Bags - Horse & Carriage Silhouette in 6" oval frame - Grapevine Lighted Star - Clear View Birdfeeder - $10 Sacopee Valley House of Pizza Gift Certificate



 Have you studied French? Wish you could have some speaking practice?

French Class for Adults (emphasis on spoken French)

Tuesdays, October 4 thru December 13 (no class Nov. 8), 7:00 pm.

Course would emphasize spoken French at level you need. You'd start with simple things - Introductions, family & friends - and progrss to more complex - favorite activities & your choice of discussion subjects. Grammar and structure reviewed as needed. Our aim is to give you the pleasure of expressing yourself in a foreign language.

Teacher: Janet Carper, retired French teacher.

Suggested donation: $5 per class. Materials supplied by teacher.

FMI and to sign-up contact library

All proceeds go to Library Expansion project.


Booksale of Childrens' Books

Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

in front of the library

held during Cornish Apple Festival.


 Fall Book & Pie Sale

Saturday, October 29

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Books, AV materials, and Delicious Homemade Pies.

held inside Cornish United Church, across from the library.

Proceeds to benefit Library Expansion project.


Family Story Time 

Wednesday Mornings 10:30 am

August 31: Back to School; September 7: Grandparents; September 14: Chickens; September 21: Apples; September 28: Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

A story time for children ages 5 & under & their parents or caregivers: encouraging children and grown-ups to become actively involved in the story & participate in crafts, finger play, songs, movement. Presented by Janine.


Bonney Readers -  BML Reading Group

All are invited!

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00 pm  (note time change)

Our next book All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

Join us for good conversations about books. No sign-up, just show-up!

Pick up a copy of the book at the library.


 Lego Adventure 

Thursdays, September 15, 3:45 - 4:45 pm

for children ages 4 to 12

Have fun building with Legos!


Spring Book & Pie Sale

Saturday, May 21st, 2017

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Books, AV materials, and delicious homemade pies.

held inside Cornish United Church, across from the library.

Proceeds to benefit the library.


Adult Coloring Book

Are you interested in a relaxing activity.

"Coloring Station"  where you can sit, relax, color - enjoy yourself anytime during library hours.

Adult coloring books with intricate designs and patterns (ex. paisleys, botanicals, mandalas, animals) offer a fun and unique way to express creativity, stimulate your brain, unwind and generate wellness. Coloring books and pencils will be available or participants can bring their own supplies. "Coloring brings you back to a simpler time, it's pleasurable, it's a chance to sit and be mindful...and at the end you get this beautiful result. You have a real sense of accomplishment." Alice Domar, PhD executive director of Domar Center for Mind/Bond Health, Boston from The New Joy of Coloring (Parade article July 12, 2015)


 "Friends of the Bonney Memorial Library"

meet the first Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July or August)

7:00 pm at the library.

Their mission statement is "We are a volunteer organization that supports the Bonney Memorial Library in Cornish, ME. Together, we will: Raise funds to supplement library service; Promote the Library as a community center; Advocate for the current and future needs of the library."  Interested in joining our "Friends" contact the library.