Tuesday 10 to 4
Wednesday 10 to 2
Thursday 10 to 2
Friday 10 to 2
Saturday 10 to 2
Unity Public Library
38 School Street
P.O. Box 338
Unity, Maine 04988
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Abdi Nor Iftin Reading & Chat on Saturday, June 3
Unity Public Library will host Abdi Nor Iftin, the best selling and award-winning author of Call Me American (Penguin Random House 2018) for a reading and book chat on Saturday, June 3, at 10:30 am. The author will read selections from the YA adaptation of his memoir, which “follows one boy’s journey into young adulthood, against the backdrop of civil war and his ultimate immigration to America in search of a better life.” Born in Mogadishu to nomadic parents, Abdi Nor Iftin survived famine, war and child soldiering. He taught himself English by watching American action films available to him, earning himself the nickname “Abdi American.” Through guerrilla journalism, Abdi dispatched stories about his life to Messages from Mogadishu on American Public Media. His stories were later picked up by journalists worldwide, including This American Life’s 2015 public radio program and podcast, Abdi and the Golden Ticket.
The book reading will be followed by a book chat with the audience, facilitated by library board member Lucky Platt. The event is open to all ages, and is especially designed for middle grade and young adult readers and their families.
Abdi Nor Iftin’s visit is part of a Unity Public Library year-round public event series dedicated to bringing renowned storytellers and creators of children’s literature to this rural central Maine community. The event is funded in part by a Project Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Pine Tree Power Info Program June 10
In November, Mainers will have the opportunity to approve a ballot measure that would create the Pine Tree Power Company, a nonprofit, consumer-owned utility.
On Saturday, June 10, at 10:30 am, Jonathan Fulford and Sara Trunzo will host an informational program about Pine Tree Power at library.
The consumer-owned Pine Tree Power would replace Central Maine Power (CMP) and Versant, which are both investor-owned utilities. The goal of Pine Tree Power is to provide reliable, affordable electric transmission and distribution services and to help the state meet its climate, energy, and connectivity goals in the most rapid and affordable manner possible.
Get Comfortable with our New Resources
Unity Public Library is now part of the Maine Regional Library System. This means great new resources for our patrons.
- Interlibrary Loans: Request a book that we don’t have in our library and we will get it for you from another library.
- Cloud Library for eBooks and audio books: Download the Cloud Library app and log in using your library card number. Read or listen to books on your phone or tablet.
- Bangor Public Library cards are free for our members. Apply with us and get access to BPL’s extensive digital resources including their enhanced Cloud Library.
- Genealogy resources like Ancestry.com and MyHeritage are available at the library. Volunteers are available to help you navigate these tools.
- Digital Maine Library: thousands of magazines, newspapers, and references available through this expansive online resource to all Maine citizens.
Art At The Library
“A Playful Spirit “, by artist Pamela Schilhab, will be on display at the library Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00-2:00 for the month of June.
Through this collection of drawings, prints, paintings and collages the artist is exploring the notion of serendipitous creation without attachment to the outcome. Her goal is to capture the childlike spirit of abandon and spontaneity when tackling a project, learning to play with creativity.
The same can be said for her doll series, Joyous Juju. These dolls are fashioned on the concept of voodoo dolls with strictly positive purpose, good medicine so to speak. Their motivations are inspired by song lyrics which are embroidered into their clothing and the spells are activated by piercings of hearts and flowers.
The artist purposely tries not to think too much about her work as the pieces come into being as that would interfere with the “playful spirit “.
For more information contact Pat Allen, Art Coordinator.
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Unity Public Library opened on January 22, 2022 and is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. We serve the towns of Unity, Troy, Thorndike, Burnham, Freedom, and Knox. Library cards are free to anyone. Unity Public Library is a member of the Maine State Library System.