Feast on a cinematic love letter to chocolate (and to love itself) on Friday, February 28 at 6 pm. This charming film from 2000 is based on the novel by Joanne Harris and stars Juliette Binoche as a captivating chocolatier who brings intrigue, along with her magical confections, to a small French village.

TFL Movie night is free and open to the public — popcorn too!

Enjoy the holidays at TFL!

At 6 pm on Friday, Dec. 6, Hometown Holidays kicks off with a special free showing of a brand-new Disney Christmas movie in the library’s downstairs meeting room. This charming take on a timeless tale features the wonderful Anna Kendrick (from Portland) as Santa’s daughter as well as Emmy winner Bill Hader and Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine. A fun time for the whole family with hot cocoa and cookies too.

The festive vibe continues on Saturday, Dec. 7 as TFL’s lead elf, Ms. Michelle, hosts ornament making from 9 am to noon. This Hometown Holidays program spotlights simple crafts aimed towards kids.

That same day from 9 am to 1 pm be sure to visit the Dover Cove Farmers Market downstairs. Support local farmers, get gift ideas, and stock up for all your holiday get-togethers. And don’t miss this year’s cookie walk. Super yum.

Ms. Michelle spreads even more holiday cheer with Christmas cookie decorating from 4-5 pm on Thursday, Dec. 19. You get to take home your own merry and bright (and tasty) treats.

The library elves want you to know that the Hallmark Channel isn’t your only refuge this holiday season. Our awesome holiday stash is on full display: an impressive lineup of new and classic DVDs and winter-themed books for all ages to keep you holly jolly and content. If you’ve lost your yuletide mojo, need some no-cost fun, or want to explore something a bit deeper, December at TFL will meet your expectations.

Holiday hours:

  • 9 am – 1 pm on Wednesday, Dec 24 & Tuesday, Dec 31
  • CLOSED on Wednesday, Dec 25 & Wednesday, Jan 1.

Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) will be offering a showing of “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective,” a feature length documentary introducing permaculture. Permaculture is a gardening design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and more, and utilizes the patterns and resilient features observed in natural ecosystems. It uses these principles in a growing number of fields from regenerative agriculture, rewilding, community and organizational design and development.

The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar with permaculture, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible – what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

Come to the Thompson Free Library on November 22nd at 6 pm and enjoy this documentary offered by Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District. PCSWCD has been raising awareness of permaculture methods for the Law Farm, located on Lee Cemetery road in Dover-Foxcroft, and this movie showing will wrap up 2019’s Permaculture series of events. Please register for this event by emailing info@piscataquisswcd.org or calling (207) 564-2321 ext. 3 to reserve your spot.

Join us on Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 pm for a short film and talk in honor of Veterans Day.

Dennis Lyford, from the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society, will share his film Small Town Heroes, which tells the story of soldiers from Piscataquis County who fought in the First World War.

Join us on Friday, October 25 at 6 pm for a special screening of the 1922 silent film NOSFERATU, directed by F.W. Marnau and starring Max Schreck as the mysterious Count Orlok.

The screening will feature an original soundscape and live piano accompaniment by Jason Curran.

For more details about the many fun events happening during Halloween Boonanza, visit: www.boonanza.info