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Listen to & enjoy the magical story

The Reading of The Polar Express written by Chris Van Allsburg

Friday, December 2nd, 6:00 pm

Followed by caroling, tree lighting in Thompson Park at 6:30 pm during Christmas in Cornish



5th Annual CookieFest

delicious homemade cookies for sale

Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

during Christmas in Cornish



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

French Class for Adults (emphasis on spoken French)

Tuesdays, 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 progress 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 contact library

All proceeds go to Library Expansion project.


Family Story Time 

Wednesday Mornings 10:30 am

December 7: Dinosaurs;

December 14: Hats & Mittens

December 21: Snow & Winter

January 4: Clap, Tap & Drum

January 11: Peace & Diversity

January 18: Winter animals

January 25: Snowmen

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, December 15, 2016, 7:00 pm

Our next book A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

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

Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

January's selection Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron


 Lego Adventure 

Thursdays, December 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.