PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Public Library will host a star party on the library lawn Thursday, July 12. The library telescope will be set up for viewing at 8:30 p.m.; come after dark for the best view of the night sky.

Astronomy experts David Kenney and Ron Thompson from Southern Maine Astronomers will show how to look through the telescope. For the best viewing experience, bring bug-spray, binoculars, flashlights, and lawn chairs. The telescope is available for check-out from the library.

For more information, call the Pittsfield Library at 487-5880.

Also, the winners for the 2012 Summer Reading Program recently were announced: Trent Creasy and Emma McGary each earned a pass to Funtown Splashtown for their participation in the Dream Big-Read program.

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