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Spring 2021: Events and Online Book Displays

Read Aloud Circle


The Exquisite Read Aloud Circle

Wednesdays 7-8 PM

Weeks 2 - 9

In Person in the Library Reading Room

Join Catherine Preston-Schreck, a library staff member, each Wednesday evening for Thorndike Library's Exquisite Read Aloud Circle.  Enjoy a relaxing hour of being read to or sharing something meaningful to you with others.  Each meeting will consist of taking turns reading aloud excerpts from books, newspapers, magazines, field guides, even instructional manuals . . . the possibilities are endless.  Have fun connecting with others and experience the wonder, beauty, and spirit of the Dada exquisite corpse in unique read aloud form.  Listening only is warmly welcomed!

(Please Note:  Mask wearing and social distancing required.)

Fun Library Resources

30 Minutes with Jane
Tuesdays 4:30 - 5pm Weeks 2-8 on
(Zoom link will be sent via email)

Join Jane for 30 minutes each week for a snapshot of what our library and library staff have to offer.  Join us for this low stress, no judgement gathering.  Bring questions or just come to listen.  All are welcomed.

Tuesday April 6: Library Anxiety is Real

  • At the library, have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the books waiting to be read?
  • Have you felt anxious that you didn't know how to locate the info you needed at the library?
  • Have you been afraid to admit that you don't really know how to go about doing a research paper?

Stop on by and find out you are not alone and how you can master your anxiety!

Bateau Event


Makers and Dreamers: Behind the Scenes of Bateau

With BONUS Post-conversation after party with live music and art making
Week 3
                        More details forthcoming



Join us for a conversation with the creative energies that permeate Bateau Press.  Publishing talent near and far since the early 2000’s, Bateau has been an exciting project at COA since 2015. Hear about its evolution, the collective efforts, collaborations, and processes that bring Bateau’s many publications into being. Hang around afterwards and harness your own creativity to live music. Collage kits will be provided by the library by request prior to the event.  email: