Thanks Giving Address Reading
with Reader Mary-Therese Duffy
Saturday, November 10th at 4:00pm
Come join a reading of The Haudonasaunee Thanks Giving Address as we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Haudonasaunee or Iroquois Confederacy is comprised of six Native tribes: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora, located in New York State and Canada. Their Thanks Giving Address is a prayer of gratitude dating back more than 1,000 years. It is still spoken at many Iroquois ceremonial, social and governmental gatherings, and is often recited by traditional Haudonasaunee at the start and end of each day as “The Words That Come Before All Else.”
Discussion to follow. Mary-Therese has worked on behalf of Native American issues since The Longest Walk of 1976, that led to the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Right to Freedom of Religious Expression by U.S. Tribes. Non-Native, she continues the work of building awareness and understanding. Monetary donations gladly accepted for the Wabanki Health & Wellness Center in Bangor, ME.
Lions Club Annual Tree Lighting!
Sunday, November 25th at 5:00pm
Join us at the library for the annual LIONS tree lighting. The evening will feature a performance by the Raymond Elementary choir led by Patricia Gordon, a special visit with Santa Claus, cookies & hot chocolate!
Enjoy a special children’s story time with Ms. Karen at 4:45pm while you wait for the tree lighting.
Gardens Aglow Bus Trip
Thursday, December 6th
The library is coordinating an adults/seniors bus trip to the Botanical Gardens Holiday “Gardens Aglow” event in Boothbay.
The bus will be leaving the library at 12:30pm on December 6th, stopping for lunch at the Taste of Maine Restaurant at 1:45pm, and arriving at the Gardens at approximately 4:00pm.
Price for bus transportation and admission to the Gardens: $30.00, payable at registration.
To sign-up for this event, please contact the library.