The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will present author and naturalist Susan Hand Shetterly on Wednesday, April 24that 6:30 pm.

She will share readings and insights from her latest book, Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge.

Susan Hand Shetterly has lived on the coast of Maine for most of her life. She writes about wildlife and wild lands, has worked as a wild bird rehabilitator, and spends time working with others to protect and restore valuable habitat.

A member of Friends of Morgan Bay and the Surry Alewife Committee, she serves on Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s Lands Committee.

Susan’s newest book, Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge, was released in August 2018. It has been longlisted for the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.


Her other books include The New Year’s Owl, The Tinker of Salt Cove, Shelterwood, Swimming Home, Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town, the Dwarf Wizard of Uxmal, and more. Shetterly’s books will be available for purchase at the event thanks to Book Stacks of Bucksport.

Susan has been invited by Down East Magazine to write short essays for the column Room with a View. The first of these, “The Chicken Shed,” is in the January 2019 issue.

The program is free and all are welcome. For more information call 207-567-4147.

Tai Chi now being held on Tuesdays and Fridays in Stockton Springs

Tai Chi classes are now being held on Tuesdays in addition to the regular Friday schedule. Whether you are hoping to increase your skill by adding on an additional day of practice, or are new to Tai Chi, you are sure to find it an enjoyable, gentle form of exercise.

Tai Chi classes are held on Tuesdays, from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Stockton Springs Town Office. Suggested donation to cover the cost for Tuesday classes is $3.00. Everyone is welcome.

Friday Tai Chi is held from 9:30 to 11:00 am, also at the Stockton Springs Town Office, lower level. Free to Stockton Springs residents.

Join us. Learn and practice Tai Chi, the gentle exercise for your good health.
Improve balance, circulation, strength.

Sponsored by the Stockton Springs Community Library and the Town of Stockton Springs. Questions? Call SSCL at 567-4147.

Free Health Literacy presentation at H.O.M.E. in Orland

 Do you have questions about your health and wellness? Is a loved one struggling with physical, mental health or substance abuse problems? Learn where to find accurate, reliable health information online, without being exposed to advertisements, misinformation or personal risk. Bring a friend or family member to this free, 1-hour talk. All community members are welcome. 

Access Wellness through Health Literacy
10 a.m. — 11 a.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019 
H.O.M.E. 90 Schoolhouse Rd, Orland, ME 04472
For more information, call H.O.M.E. at 469-7961


Presented by the Stockton Springs Community Library with funding through Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 

Free blood pressure and blood glucose clinics at Stockton Springs Community Library

Stockton Springs Community Library will host three free blood pressure and blood sugar clinics this spring as part of its Access Wellness health literacy programming. The events will be held at the library from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 15; Friday, April 5; and Friday, April 19. The clinics are open to the general public on a drop-in basis. Members of the town’s ambulance crew will perform the testing.

In addition to checking blood pressure and blood sugar, community members can learn how to find reliable information about managing these key health measures and more, both online and in the library’s expanding health collection. Individuals may also schedule a one-on-one appointment with a member of the library staff to search for any health-related information. Handouts will be available, including a list of reliable websites where users can find evidence-based health information without encountering advertising or potential loss of privacy.

The Stockton Springs Community Library is located at 6 Station St, Stockton Springs, ME 04981. The library’s Access Wellness program is funded by a 2019 health literacy grant from Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes for Health. This programming is free and open to the general community. Visit our website at stocktonspringslibrary.org or call for more information: (207) 567-4147


Fireside Chats Author at Library

The Stockton Springs Community Library will be hosting an “Author Talk” featuring former Waldo Independent staff writer and retired educator, Jeff Shula, author of Fireside Chats on Sunday, March 10, at 2 pm.

Almost 30 years ago, photographer Peggy McKenna and staff writer Jeff Shula, both working for Belfast’s Waldo Independent newspaper, produced a lengthy series of interviews with photo spreads called Fireside Chats. The stories focused on Waldo County residents whose lives spanned most of the 20th century. From the comfort of their homes, they told their life stories.

Thanks to a grant from the William and Emily Muir Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, Fireside Chats, containing Shula’s interviews and McKenna’s photographs has been published.

Please join us at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Sunday, March 10th at 2 pm to hear about some of these wonderful stories.

For more information call the Library at 207-567-4147.