Children’s Holiday Movie at Stockton Springs Community Library Sunday, November 26th at 2:00  pm

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will present a Children’s Holiday Movie “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” on Sunday, November 26th at 2:00 pm at the library. This free event will include movie snacks, cookie decorating, and surprises.

Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many more favorite characters join the cast in this adaptation of a classic holiday tale. Scrooge is too greedy to understand that Christmas is the time for  kindness and generosity. With the help of some wise ghosts, and the examples set by his clerk Bob Cratchit and nephew Fred, Scrooge learns how to embrace the true spirit of the season.

For more information call 567-4147.

Stockton Springs Ambulance Director to Speak at Stockton Springs Community Library October 25th at 7:00 pm

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” speaker series will present Charles (Chas) Hare, Director of the Stockton Springs Ambulance on Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm at the Stockton Springs Community Library.

Chas will share information about the ambulance service, disaster preparedness, hazards that can impact you, emergency management, and more. He’ll also discuss what is involved in volunteering for the ambulance service and EMT training. There will be an opportunity for Q & A.

The “Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” series of talks at SSCL is in response to the growing interest in “Aging in Place,” a widespread movement geared towards helping senior citizens stay in their homes as long as possible as they age. With the current growing number of elders, this movement has the potential to improve the quality of life for many seniors.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org or phone 207-567-4147.

Seed library

Interested in participating in the SSCL Seed Library?

There are several related books at the library that gardeners might be interested in, including: “Seed Libraries: And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People” and “The Seed Underground – A Growing Revolution to Save Food”.

Ask at the Circulation Desk for more information on how you can participate in a local seed library.

Flowers from the garden

Waldo County Probate Court Judge Susan W. Longley to Speak on “Probate Basics” Sunday, September 24th at 2:00 PM

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” speaker series will present a “Probate Basics” workshop with Waldo County Probate Court Judge Susan W. Longley at the library on Sunday, September 24th at 2:00 PM at the Stockton Springs Community Library.

Judge Longley will explain the steps in organizing an advanced directive for health care and a financial power of attorney and will provide workshop participants with the relevant Maine forms. Group participation is welcome, as Judge Longley has found that workshop participants themselves often volunteer excellent ideas for handling delicate family matters.

Susan Longley currently serves as Waldo County Judge of Probate at a family court in Belfast, Maine. As Judge of Probate, Susan Longley combines her passion for her Waldo County constituents with her legal, legislative, and teaching experience to provide effective, efficient, and fair court services to families petitioning for guardianships, conservatorships, adoptions, name changes, and administration of decedents’ estates in the court over which she presides.
As Waldo County Judge of Probate, Susan Longley has worked to help families understand the procedural steps in filing and presenting their cases. She earned a degree in History from Mount Holyoke College. Longley earned her law degree and graduated in 1988 from the Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. Upon her return to Maine in 1988, Susan Longley was awarded a law clerkship for judges in Maine’s Superior Court system. She then practiced law by day and taught law courses at Unity College at night. During these years, Longley also managed to complete her Master’s degree in History at the University of Maine, where her honors thesis concerned the strengths and weaknesses of her father, Governor James B. Longley, Maine’s first independent Governor. From 1994 to 2002, Susan W. Longley represented Waldo County in the Maine State Senate. Having served as Waldo County Judge of Probate since 2005, Judge Susan W. Longley also extends her contributions to her community by speaking at statewide and community forums.

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors series of talks at SSCL is in response to the growing interest in “Aging in Place” a widespread movement geared towards helping senior citizens stay in their homes as long as possible as they age. With the current growing number of elders, this movement has the potential to improve the quality of life for many seniors.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information phone 207-567-4147.