3rd Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet at Stockton Springs Community Library July 14th

The Friday Night Supper Club of the Stockton Springs Community Library will host the 3rd Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet at the library on Saturday, July 14th starting at 6 pm.

For the third year, this past winter and spring gourmet Chef Jerry Dunn led a cookbook club at the Stockton Springs Community Library that became known as the Friday Night Supper Club. We invited daring and innovative cooks to challenge themselves to prepare international cuisine from cookbooks that reflected unique regional and healthy dishes as well as regional culture. The supper club members volunteered to produce a third international buffet to benefit the library.

The buffet will include: appetizers, soup, entrees, vegetables and dessert and will feature a variety of dishes from around the world. Tickets are $35. The event is BYOB.

Tickets will be available for advance purchase at the library during open hours beginning June 18th. 

Library hours are Monday 3 – 5 pm, Tuesday 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday 3 – 5 pm, Thursday 9 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 3 pm.

Annual Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” for Children Begins June 26th at SSCL

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will begin its summer reading program for children on Tuesday, June 26th from 9:30 to 11:30 am and will take place every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 am through July 31st. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” 

There will be stories, games, snacks, and lots of fun!

Tuesday, June 26th will be an introduction to the program. There will be a skit, story, and snack, and participants will create their own story log. In addition to stories, snacks, and activities, each week will have a special theme:

On July 3rd there will be stories, snacks, and instrument making.

On July 10th the theme will be “Sounds of Nature.”

On July 17th the theme will be “Science.”

July 24th theme to be announced.

July 31st will be a special Street Party and Barbeque with special guest mime Scott Cannon from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. (There will not be a morning program that day).

 

For more information call SSCL at 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

 

The 3rd Annual “Great Event” Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs Space Rental Begins

It’s time to reserve your space for the giant yard sale in Stockton Springs coming September 8th!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the 3rd annual GREAT EVENT on Saturday, September 8th and space rentals for the Giant Yard Sale have begun. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more!

The town of Stockton Springs will once again be filled with festivities on Saturday, September 8th and everyone is invited to join in the celebration to be held on the grounds of the library and the Stockton Springs Town Office. Last year’s event was a great success and we expect that all 25 of the spaces will be rented, so sign up early.

Rental of space at the Giant Yard Sale has begun. Crafters are also welcome. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $35, $30 if reserved before July 1st. You may bring your own table or you can rent a table for an extra $5. The GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. Come to the library during open hours to pick up an application.  Library hours are Monday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursday  9:00 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

For more information call 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.

This fun family event is always chock full of good bargains, great food, entertainment for the kiddies, community spirit, and much, much more, so circle September 8th on your calendar and we’ll see you in Stockton Springs for The GREAT EVENT!

Come enjoy our new gazebo

The library received a most generous gift from a seasonal Stockton Springs resident.  We now have a Gazebo sitting on our grounds. The donor was inspired to do this by seeing an old picture of this  property with a gazebo on it. The finishing touches will include a ramp and electricity. Thank you!

The community is most welcome to enjoy sitting, reading, talking  or just relaxing on our new Gazebo!

The library is looking for a few good volunteers

The library is looking for volunteers.

If you can give us 3 hours once or twice a month that would be great. As you all know, we are an all volunteer library and like to have 2 people on every shift, We are avery friendly bunch, the job is not hard and you can keep as busy as you want, or just be friendly with our patrons.

Please stop by or give us a call. 207-567-4147.

We would also appreciate it if you would share this message with friends and family in the area.  Thank you!

Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 1-3pm the Stockton Springs Community Library’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs”,

2018 Speakers’ Series is presenting Eliza Eager of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, discussing “Dying Better by Talking Sooner”.

Eliza works with Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, developing and presenting programming to build better communication skills around health issues. She is available to support individuals and communities in thinking about advance health care directives.

These workshops are very interactive, creating a space in which participants can reflect on experiences with family at the end of life and how these memories shape our attitudes toward end of life choices.

Advance care planning materials and handouts with technical information provided.  The discussion of the forms and various ways to complete will be central to the talk.

Light refreshments will be served at end of talk.

If you have questions please contact the library at: 207-567-4147.

Many thanks to the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support.

17th Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at Stockton Springs Community Library June 2nd

On Saturday, June 2nd from 9 am to 2 pm the Stockton Springs Community Library will host its Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at the library on Main Street in Stockton Springs.

Library volunteers are busy dividing perennials for this popular fundraiser. There will be a wide variety of flowers and herbs to brighten your gardens. You can stock up on books for summer reading while snacking on delicious homemade baked goods. There’s always a great variety of sweet and savory baked goods available. Also for sale will be DVDs, VHS films, and audio books.

The Stockton Springs Community Library was founded in 2001 and is located in the historic Colcord House, which is owned by the Stockton Springs Historical Society. The library is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and new volunteers are always welcome.

Colcord House Revised May 2018 Calendar

The calendar has been revised to reflect that the Lego Program ended in April. The SSCL Board meeting on May 8th is at 6:30. The Stockton Springs Historical Society will meet a little earlier than usual at 1:15 on Sunday, May 6. Also that hot dogs, chips, and iced tea will be available. There will not be any Tai Chi on May 19th because the Death Café will be meeting at the Town Hall where Tai Chi usually takes place.  If you want to download a copy of the calendar you can do so on the Bulletin Board page.

“Dying Better By Talking Sooner”.

SAVE the DATE! ” Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” 2018 Speakers’ Series presents: “Dying Better By Talking Sooner”.

Eliza Eager, Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, Sunday, June 10, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Janet Eager, Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County

Many doctors encourage their patients of all ages to think about their Health Care Directives and the “what ifs?” if something serious occurs, whether due to accident, age or illness.

Eliza will discuss the forms that are available to help residents understand and convey their wishes about what they would wish to be done in case of any of the above occurring.

A very important part of the process is to be sure your health care directives are discussed with family and doctors, and most important are filed with hospital, doctor and your health care designee.

Eliza will have the latest forms with her to review in detail the choices you can make. The discussion of the forms and various ways to complete will be central to this discussion.

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact the library at 207-567-4147.

Thanks to the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support of this 2018 Speakers’ Series.

Death Café in Stockton Springs May 18, 2018

Stockton Springs Community Library’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”  invites you attend a Death Café on May 18. 

Chuck Lakin and Nancy McAlley will lead the all day conference, which will deal with issues related to end of life, death and choices. The event will be held at the Stockton Springs Town Hall on Friday, May 18, 2018. 9 am – 4 pm.  Lunch is offered along with morning and afternoon snacks. All are welcome, but pre-registration is required.

Death Café is not a physical location, but is an event hosted at someone’s house, library or other pop-up/ temporary venue. The official objective of a death café is to help people make the most of their finite lives. Individuals can discuss their understanding, thoughts, dreams, fears and all other areas of death and dying at these events.

Nancy McAlley is a retired nurse with extensive end-of-life care experience. She is also an interfaith minister, a home funeral advocate, and a member of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County and the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine.

Chuck Lakin is a home funeral educator who teaches people how to make their own wooden coffins, which he says are usually cheaper and can be decorated.

For more information about what to expect at a death café event, we recommend two Bangor Daily News online articles. Meg Haskell’s 14 September 2017 article in the Bangor Daily News titled ‘Death cafes’ serve up end-of-life conversation, planning, which discusses  Lakin’s work and an article by Abigail Curtis, 17 April 2013 highlighting McAlley called Midcoast ‘Death Cafes’ create safe space to talk about death .

Limited seating. Prior-registration is required for this event. Call SSCL to sign-up: 207-567-4147 or stop by the library to register in person.