Author Visits G.R.M.S.

Teri Lee Ridlon, a newly published author from the area, spent the day in Mrs. Whalen's ELA classes sharing her writing experiences with the students. Troubled Spirits, Ms. Ridlon's young adult novel, tells the story of a group of teenagers who set out to investigate ghosts in a local abandoned school. Their adventures and misadventures keep the reader wondering, "What next?"

Ms. Ridlon read from Troubled Spirits and from a chapter in the sequel, Whispered Spirits. Students were given book marks, pencils, and challenged to a contest where they will develop characters. It was definitely a learning experience for all involved! Teri Lee's novel can be purchased at Apple Valley Books in Winthrop and ordered from Barnes and Noble. 

SEPTEMBER IS STUDENT ATTENDANCE MONTH

Regular daily attendance has a huge impact on the academic success of students!


3rd Annual Fall Open House Book Bonanza!

The Maine Literacy Council, formerly Maine Reading Association is hosting their 3rd Annual Fall Open House Book Bonanza. It is next Wednesday, October 1st, from 6-8pm at the USM campus in Lewiston.

Why would this be worth your time?

- Learn what’s new in children and young adult literature (grades K-12)
- Check out the MSBA selections for this year
- See what is hot in professional books on literacy from Stenhouse and Heinemann Publishers
- See what offerings are coming up in our state and area for professional development
- Network with other teachers across the state
- WIN door prizes:
Children's books
Professional books
1 Free admission to December 9th Carl Anderson Workshop
- Free PIZZA, snacks and soda
- Professional Contact Hours
- And it is FREE, FREE, FREE!!!!

This is not an MSAD sponsored event.

Stars in the Library!

The Northern Stars Planetarium is coming to the Gardiner Public Library on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6 PM. The one hour program “Sandy, Pepper & the Eclipse/Moon Witch” is appropriate for students in grades 2-5.

The dome will be set up in the Children’s Room and accommodates 30 people. This is the maximum attendance and there will be no admittance once the show begins.

This program is free and open to the public. The library is located at 152 Water Street in Gardiner. Plan on attending this interesting show!

Books to Movies: Join the GPL Book Group!

The staff of the Gardiner Public Library is starting a new book discussion group for teenagers and adults. This group will discuss titles of books that will be made into a movie. Of course, as we all know, the book is always better! The next title to be discussed is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. This is the first title in a science fiction trilogy and the movie of the same name is scheduled to be released in mid September. This discussion will be held on Tuesday, September 9th, from 6:00 to 7:00PM in the Hazzard Reading Room of the library. The book has been ordered and copies are available at the main desk. For more information, please call 582-3312. The library is located at 152 Water Street, Gardiner and this program is free and opened to the public.

CONTACT: Anne Davis
Gardiner Public Library
152 Water Street
Gardiner, ME 04345
e-mail: adavis@gpl.lib.me.us

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