Bonus Holiday Story Hour + Join SPL Christmas Story Walk

In the spirit of the holiday, SPL is giving more stories in December! Chris reads the new picture book, Poe and Lars by Kashelle Gourley and illustrated by Skylar Hogan.

PLUS, SPL is hosting a Christmas Story Walk on Saturday, December 18 at 10am. Come to the library for hot cocoa, cookies, and The Scallop Christmas. We’ll start at the library and take a short walk around downtown Stonington. Along the way, Chris will read the classic Maine Christmas story at various stops. At the end, take home a scallop shell to make your very own Christmas ornament.

Resources from Marpheen Chann

Following his talk, The Empathy Effect: Lessons for LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies on How to Have Conversations That Lead to Change, Marpheen shared a few online resources for anyone interested in exploring further how to connect with people across differences through empathy. We also recorded the Zoom event and can share a link to anyone interested in Marpheen’s presentation. His speech linked to below became the impetus for his memoir, Moon in Full: A Modern Coming-of-Age Story, due out from Islandport Press in June 2022.

Dylan Marron, Empathy is not endorsement

Loretta J. Ross, Don’t call people out — call them in

Marpheen Chann, Speech at #WeAreMaine Rally

December Story Hour & Craft Kit for Kids

Chris reads The Animal’s Santa by Jan Brett. Happy holidays to all friends near and far! What better way to celebrate than sharing a favorite holiday story with a loved one.

And, as always, don’t forget to come by the library to pick up a craft kit.