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Back to School!

Sep 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

I think back to school is a bigger deal for me than it is for my kids.  They smile for the camera, faces glowing from running around under the sun all summer, and then jump onto the bus.  All day my thoughts go back to school wondering how their first day is going.  I wait…

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Author Talk with Abdi Nor Iftin

Jul 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Join us at: Merrill Memorial Library 215 Main Street Yarmouth, ME on Saturday, August 4th from 3pm to 4:30pm Abdi Iftin is a naturally gifted speaker. His stories have been featured on various radio and television stations; most recently on CNN. Abdi’s story was one of 60 Peabody finalists in 2015. Abdi’s stories are personal…

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Required Summer Reading

Jul 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the school year comes to a close, I always look forward to getting the required summer reading lists from the area school.  I never fail to discover a fascinating book that would have escaped my notice if it hadn’t been on the list.  The summer reading lists for 2018 did not disappoint.  Here are…

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Support YEF on Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Apr 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Did you know there is a salmon hatchery at Yarmouth Elementary? Did you know that an underwater robotics program sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research is coming to Harrison Middle School? Have you heard about the printmaking press at Yarmouth High School? These are just a few of the exciting initiatives that would…

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Great Graphic Novels

Apr 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A few years ago I brought home the graphic novel, El Deafo by Cece Bell.  I was looking for something different to read to the kids.  El Deafo is an autobiography in which Cece tells the story about going deaf as a young girl in the 70s.  It was my first experience with a graphic…

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