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National Coloring Book Day 

Tuesday, August 2 

Celebrate with Us!

visit the library anytime from 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Choose coloring book, coloring page or bring your own, pick out colored pencils and Color - a day to relax & color 

Free gifts to participants  - Bookmarks to Color/ Mini Coloring Book


 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.


Defining Wilderness, Defining Maine

Maine Humanities Council Let's Talk About It discussion series

led by Adam Max-Tuchinsky, Interim Deam, College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Science, USM. The series examines the Maine Wilderness, how various people have experiences it and written about it, and how those accounts have influences Maine and shaped its identity.

Thursday evenings, 7:00 pm starting in June.

Discussion dates and titles are:

July 21: Fly Rod Crosby: the woman who marketed Maine by A. Hunter

August 4: Campfires Rekindled by George Kephart 

August 18: We Took to the Woods by Louise Dickinson Rich

Series books are available for loan at the library.

Program offered in partnership with the Maine State Library. FMI & Registration contact library at 625-8083.


  Family Story Time 

Wednesday Mornings 10:30 am (no story time July 13 & July 20)

July 6: Movement; July 27: Olympics; August 3: Parachutes; August 10: Bubbles; August 17: Dance; August 24: Cars.

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.


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).


Bonney Readers -  BML Reading Group

All are invited!

Thursday, July 14th, 2016, 7:00 pm 

Our next book Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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  (in July & August)

Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30 pm

for children ages 4 to 12

Build with Legos - Join the Fun!


Annual 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.


 Library Treehouse Club

Next date & time TBA

Attention children ages 8 to 14

Enjoy the stories of Andy and Terry (who live in a treehouse) by Andy Griffiths: The 13-story Treehouse; The 26-Story Treehouse; The 39-Story Treehouse. Then Create a "Treehouse" with different levels to stand in the Library's New Children's Room of our expansion. FMI contact library


 "Friends of the Bonney Memorial Library"

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

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.