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Bridge Academy Public Library

44 Middle Road
Dresden, Maine 04342

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What's New  at the Library 

September 2009
CHIP books: Thanks to a grant from the Community Health Information Partnership (CHIP), the library has added a variety of health and wellness related books and DVDs on the following topics:
Recreation for kids, exercise for all ages and stages, healthy eating, anxiety and anger in children and more!
Come check out our special display and see what we have to offer!
July 2009
New Book by local author:  After many years of exhaustive research, Dresden resident Lewis Putnam Turco has published Satan’s Scourge: a Narrative of the Age of Witchcraft in England and New England 1580-1697.  Lewis is descended on his mother’s side from the Putnam family of Salem Village, Massachusetts, a family that figured prominently in the New England witch hunt of the late 1600s, and his volume gives the reader some fascinating insight into a turbulent time in our history.
June 2009
Did you know?  The Maine Infonet Download Library of downloadable audiobooks is available to Dresden residents.  To access this resource you will need to sign up for a Maine State Library card, available free to all Maine residents.  Use the barcode on your card to download them to your personal computer, transfer them to an MP3 player, or burn selected titles onto a CD for listening on the go!  For a list of available titles and more detailed instructions about the process, go to www.maine.gov/msl and click on the Download audiobooks icon on the home page under the MSL header or call 287-5608

March 2009

NEW BOOKS: We have recently acquired new titles on asthma, hearing loss, home buying and selling, resume writing, pets, parenting and blogging! Also, don't miss these hot books by bestselling authors!

"Against Medical Advice" - James Patterson
"The Associate" - John Grisham Plum
"Spooky" - Janet Evanovich
"Eclipse" - Richard North Patterson
"The Keepsake" - Tess Gerritsen
"My Sister's Keeper" - Jodi Picoult
"Handle with Care" - Jodi Picoult (released March 2009!)


 December 2008

New Reads for the New Year:

"Journey Around Maine from A to Z"
- Follow a friendly chickadee on a trip exploring Maine's history and beautiful landscapes!
"Ms. Maddy Comes to Town, Ms. Maddy & the Lake Adventure" - Delightful, magical tales about a very special lady and the children she befriends by local children's author Margaret LeBlanc.
"Let's Play in the Snow - A Guess How Much I Love You board book for the very young that shares another tale about Little Nutbrown Hare.
"We the People: the Story of Our Constitution" - A kid-friendly telling of the story of our founding father's framing of this timeless document.

"Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer"
-They're all here! Come check out the books that inspired the movie!
"Tales of Beedle the Bard"
- J.K. Rowling's much -awaited collection of stories first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!
"Percy Jackson & the Olympians series"
- Rick Riordan's mythologically based adventure quest series that brings the gods and monsters right out of the pages of Percy's textbook!

"Cross Country"
- James Patterson's latest story following Detective Alex Cross!
"Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World"
- Find out how an abandoned kitten transforms a library and a town…and gains worldwide fame!
"Smelling Land: The Hydrogen Defense Against Climate Catastrophe"
- David Sanborn Scott tackles the global energy use challenge and climate changes with a unique approach and an eye to sustainability.


March 2008

Youth Fantasy Fiction: Come check out these exciting new works for young (and "old") adults!

"The Gideon Trilogy" - Linda Buckley-Archer. Book One and Two are here and Book Three is due out later this year! If you enjoyed Harry Potter this is the tale for you!


Library Hours:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 to 7:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
To contact the library, call 737-8810 during library hours, or email