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Books & Brews: Social Hour

Held the first Monday of every month @ 12pm (unless schedule notes otherwise). This is an age-friendly, 1 hour gathering to share our love for books, plus enjoy tea, coffee, light snacks, & good company!


Next session: May 13th @ 12pm


Location: Washburn Memorial Library's Barbara Porter Room (downstairs).


To sign up: Please contact Cara, Library Director. Call 455-4814 or email


Fee: NO fee to attend.


If you love to read and/or enjoy learning, please join us for this relaxed social hour! If you feel inspired, please bring along a book you'd like to share with the group!


Teatime Book Club




Do you enjoy savoring a cup of tea in the comfort of your own home, while discussing a good read? If you said YES to this question, then please join us for our virtual, monthly Teatime Book Club (exception of August) via Zoom @ 1pm.


Next session: April 29th @ 1pm


Location: Virtual via Zoom (invite link emailed to participants)


Fee: No fee to attend.


Book Club Bag (optional): Book Club participants can purchase a Book Club Bag for $10, which includes:


  • Current book we are reading for the month.

  • An array of tea + honey sticks.

  • Library's monthly updates.


To Do: Sign up, reserve a Book Club Bag (optional), start reading your book, and mark your calendar for our next virtual meeting!

If you reserved a Book Club Bag, please pick up your bag at the Washburn Memorial Library

(Open Hours: 9:30am - 4:00pm, Tuesday – Friday).


To sign up for Teatime Book Club: Please contact Cara, Library Director. Call 455-4814 or email




April Book: The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi



"Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."—Reese Witherspoon

Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.

Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own…

Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does.

(Summary credit: )

Poetry Reading

Tea provided in your Book Club Bag!
*No meeting in August.*



Phone # 207-455-4814

Meeting: Last Wednesday of each month @ 1pm. 

Location: Virtual/Zoom.  Link will be emailed once you sign up.

Fee: Free minus the cost of purchasing your book(s).

Book Choices: Trending books and the process of facilitator & group suggestions.


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