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The 2nd 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 9th!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host The GREAT EVENT on September 9th and space rentals for the Giant Yard Sale start now. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Tea Room, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more!

The town of Stockton Springs will be filled with a festive atmosphere on Saturday, September 9th 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. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $35. 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 pmTuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pmWednesday 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.

 

Kasey Smith of EterNav on Sunday, July 30th at 7:00 pm at Stockton Springs Community Library

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” speaker series will present Kasey Smith, founder of EterNav at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Sunday, July 30th at 7:00 pm. 

EterNav (short for eternal navigation) brings new technology and support to families faced with the unexpected passing of a loved one, offering more affordable, personalized and convenient bereavement solutions. Kasey’s background in technology startups and personal experiences dealing with loss led her to see great need for modern 21st century technical tools and a step- by-step process to navigate the practical tasks and action steps that follow the loss of a loved one. This became the impetus for EterNav, a system that assembles all the elements needed for a funeral, whether the family elects to work with a funeral home or not. EterNav’s easy to use, online software lets families honor their loved one with a dignified and respectful funeral of their choosing, that doesn’t break the bank. 

Kasey Smith, who lives on Verona Island, has been making headlines in Maine as an awardee of the Maine Technology Institute’s Seed Grant and Tech Start Grant, and as a competitor in the televised Greenlight Maine competition. 

“Today’s consumer demands change,” said Kasey. Currently, those faced with unexpected loss do not have access to the right information when needed, or access to the numerous choices that are available to them. EterNav is about transparency and our technology gives control of this very personal process back to the family.” 

To date, Kasey has acted as the personal loss advocate for nearly 100 families. In what is referred to as the “haze of loss” families are often in near-paralysis without the knowledge needed to organize a funeral or financial means to engage the services of a traditional funeral home. The EterNav online system helps guide families who are lost in the practicalities and emotions of such a difficult life situation.

This monthly 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 visitwww.stocktonspringslibrary.org or phone 207-567-4147.

 

Annual Summer Reading Program for Children at SSCL Begins July 11th

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will present its popular annual summer reading program for children starting on Tuesday, July 11th from 9:30 to 11:30 am and will take place every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 am through August 1st.

This year’s theme is “Making a Difference in the World.”

On Tuesday, July 25th there will be a special program with author Vincent Ewald, sharing his book “Hope for Someday.” Inspired by a true story, the book follows the zigzag journey of abandoned puppies Pippy and Poppy. The pups eventually end up at a local animal shelter where they are embraced by caring staff who begin preparing them for their forever homes.

Vincent Ewald is the executive director of the Ark Animal Shelter. He collaborated with Tom Leigh, longtime illustrator of Sesame Street and other children’s books on “Hope for Someday.”

Each week there will be story time, snack, and an activity. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the Tuesday morning programs.

For more information call SSCL at 567-4147 or stop by the library.

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2nd Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet at Stockton Springs Community Library July 15.

The Friday Night Supper Club of the Stockton Springs Community Library will host the 2nd Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet at the library on Saturday, July 15th starting at 6 pm.

For the second 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 second 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 each and will go on sale starting June 19th. Visit the library or call 567-4147 to purchase tickets. The event is BYOB.

Tickets will be available for advance purchase at the library during open hours beginning June 19th. Library hours are Monday 3 – 5 pm, Tuesday 4 – 7 pmWednesday 3 – 5 pmThursday 9 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 3 pm.

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The 2nd Annual Great Event Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs Space Rental Begins

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host The GREAT EVENT on September 9th and space rentals for the Giant Yard Sale start now. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Tea Room, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more!

The town of Stockton Springs will be filled with a festive atmosphere on Saturday, September 9th 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. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $30 if you sign up before July 1st and $35 after July 1st (if there are any spaces left). 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 pmTuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pmWednesday 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 

Recent Events/News

Randolph Mailloux to Speak on Estate Planning on Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 pm at Stockton Springs Community Library

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” speaker series will present Randolph (Randy) Mailloux at the library on Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 pm.

The topic of his talk will be “Fundamentals of Lifetime and Estate Planning to Protect Yourself and Others.”

Randy Mailloux is a 1971 graduate of Belfast Area High School, a 1974 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, and a 1978 graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. After his admission to the Maine Bar in 1978, Randy worked in private practice and then served as Judge of Probate for Waldo County, a role for which he continued his legal education through coursework at the National Judicial College. He is a former member of the National College of Probate Judges, the Maine Probate Judges Assembly, the American Judges Association, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is a current member of the Maine State Bar Association, the American Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys, and Elder Counsel. In 2012, Randy was nominated and accepted as a Fellow of the Maine Bar Foundation for distinguished performance in the legal profession.

Early in his career, Randy developed trial and negotiation skills in disputes involving wills, trusts, and other matters within the probate system. Since his tenure as Judge of Probate, Randy has continued to undergo specialized legal training in estate planning, and he is recognized throughout Maine in this complex and consequential field.

Randy has served as Chairman of the Maine State Bar Association’s Small Firm Task Force, President of the Maine Probate Judge’s Assembly, State Representative to the National College of Probate Judges, and President of the Waldo County Bar Association.

Randy’s legal practice has an emphasis on estate planning and civil litigation, including probate lawpersonal injury, and family matters. In his free time, he teaches a course on probate law at the Senior College at Belfast. Randy lives in Belfast with his wife, Toni.

This monthly 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.

16th Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at Stockton Springs Library June 3rd

On Saturday, June 3th from 9 AM to 3 PM the Stockton Springs Community Library will host its popular Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at the library on Main Street in Stockton Springs.

 This event is the library’s largest fund-raising event. You can stock up on books for summer reading while snacking on delicious homemade baked goods. You’ll find many hardy perennials to brighten up your garden. Also for sale will be DVDs, VHS films, and audio books. 

At noon that day, there will be a drawing for the raffle of a “Picnic/Barbecue Basket” as a special spring fundraiser for this all-volunteer community library. The beautiful large basket was handmade by Yvonne Davis and is chockfull of wonderful items for summer picnics and barbecues. 

The Stockton Springs Community Library was founded in 2001 and is located on Main Street 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. For more information call 567-4147.


“Gardenng – Let’s Talk About It!” Stockton Springs Community Library Monthly Informal Gardening Discussions

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will once again host a monthly gardening discussion program at the library on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. The series will begin on Monday, April 3rd at 6:00 pm.The program will take place monthly through October.

The format will be very informal. Participants may share whatever they are doing in their vegetable, flower, and perennial gardens. We will talk about what works well and what might not be working so well. The group will be encouraged to discuss and ask questions on any garden-related topic.

The meeting will be held at the library the first Monday of every month, April through October, at 6 pm. All gardeners and other interested people are welcome to attend.

The program is free and all are welcome.

For more information call 207-567-4147.

Stockton Springs Community Library's "Neighbors Helping Neighbor" group has initiated a program in conjunction with Spectrum Generations.

The USDA thru Good Shepard Food Bank supplies low income seniors over age 60 with a box of non perishable food the first Wednesday of every month. The food for Waldo County is delivered to Belfast and is available at 9:30 A.M. Our group is volunteering to pick up the food in Belfast and deliver to Stockton seniors.

We have placed USDA posters at various locations in Stockton Springs to advise seniors of this program. Attached to the posters are applications and proxy forms to be completed and sent to Spectrum Generations in Belfast. All information is included on the applications. We have placed posters outside on the library bulletin board and inside to the left of the door.

Please direct any interested patrons to the applications and proxies on the shelf below the inside poster. We are only responsible for making available the applications.

REMINDER: ELIGIBLE LOW INCOME SENIORS OVER 60 MUST COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AND SEND TO SPECTRUM GENERATIONS, 18 MERRIAM ROAD, BELFAST, ME 04915. Spectrum Generations: Phone: (207) 338-1190 Fax: (207) 338-6101 Public Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00. Website: http://spectrumgenerations.org/

The website for Aging Well in Waldo County is http://agingwellinwaldocounty.org/

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Stockton Springs Community Library

The Library will be closed on July 4th for the Holiday and on July 15th due to the fund raiser "International Buffet".

Stockton Springs Community LIbrary Events Schedule

Events - July 2017

Ongoing every Wednesday except during holiday closings, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Painting Group. For all artists regardless of your skill level. Two hour work sessions.

July 2, Monday, 6 pm. The Garden Discussion Group will meet at 6 pm the first Monday of the month through October.

July 4, Tuesday, Library is Closed. Genealogy Group will not meet in July. The next meeting is on August 1, Tuesday 3:00 to 4:00 pmt. Anyone with an interest in family research is welcome to join this informal group. We cover a wide range of topics. New members are always welcome.

July 11, Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 am. Summer Kids program. Weekly activities, stories, snacks & more. Every one is welcome to attend one or all of the program. Continues through August 1st.

July 11, Tuesday, 7:00 pm. SSCL Board Meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

July 13, Thursday, 10:00 am. Kindle help sessions every second Thursday from 10-12. All are welcome. Appointment recommended. Call Judy at 322.7377 or leave a message to set up an appointment.

July 15, Saturday. The Library is Closed. as volunteers will be setting up for the fundraiser event.

July 15, Saturday, 6 pm2nd Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet. The buffet fundraiser will include: appetizers, soup, entrees, vegetables and dessert and will feature a variety of dishes from around the world. Tickets are $35 each and are currently on sale. Visit the library or call 567-4147 to purchase tickets. The event is BYOB.

July 18, Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 am. Summer Kids program. Weekly activities, stories, snacks & more. Every one is welcome to attend one or all of the program. Continues through August 1st.

July 18, Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm SSCL Tuesday Reading Group meets the third Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted. July selection is "The Ice Beneath Her" by Camilla Grebe.

July 20, Thursday. 1:00 - 3:00 pm.SSCL Thursday Book Club Open group. Monthly book discussions. July selection is "The Chibury Ladies Choir" by Jennifer Ryan.

July 25, Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 am. Summer Kids program. Author Vincent Ewald will be here to talk about his new childrens book "Hope for Someday, which he collaborated on with Tom Leigh, longtime illustrator of Sesame Street and other children’s books. Summer Kids has weekly activities, stories, snacks & more. Every one is welcome to attend one or all of the program. Continues through August 1st.

July 28, Friday, 10:00 - 11:00Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Stockton Springs. The focus of this group is to assist aging individuals in Stockton Springs who want to remain in their homes. This is a volunteer group that meets the last Friday of every month.

July 28, 11:00 - 12:00. Circle of Friends meets immediately after Neighbors Helping Neigbhors.

July 30, Sunday,, 7:00 pm. “Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” speaker series will host Kasey Smith who will talk about affordable funeral choices.

Future Events

The 2nd ANNUAL GREAT EVENT will be held on Saturday, September 9th. Space rentals for the Giant Yard Sale start now. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Tea Room, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more! Call the library for more information at 567-4147.

Stockton Springs Community Library Neighbors Helping Neighbors Upcoming Speakers

Sunday, September 24, 2pm Judge Susan Longley, Waldo County Probate Court Probate Issues for Seniors

Notifications:

Notifications by email
If you would like to receive occasional emails about library events, just send an email to the library with the subject “Email List.” We will add you to the list. Our email is stocktonstaff@stocktonsprings.lib.me.us

Library closings:
Notifications of library closing due to bad weather or other emergencies are made on WBLZ Storm Center Closings. Notifications of library closings are also made on the SSCL Facebook Page and Twitter accounts.

Online Access to SSCL Catalog and to Destiny Quest
SSCL is proud to announce that our patrons can now view our library catalog and Destiny Quest online, from anywhere, 24/7. Click Here to try it out! Patrons and volunteers can also download two different free "Apps": 1) Follett Destiny or 2) Destiny Quest from your tablet or smart phone to access our library catalog. You can use it to see what is new at the library and even see which books and movies are among are the current top 10 items borrowed at SSCL.

Library donations: Please consider making an annual donation to the Library's Endowment Fund. This library is entirely run by volunteers and funded through the support of our community. The library is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax-deductible.

Stockton Springs Community Library Endowment Fund

The Stockton Springs Community Library has an endowment fund through the Maine Community Foundation.MFC

“The foundation has an excellent track record of managing funds for nonprofit organizations,” said Pat Curley, director of the library. “This service allows us to focus more on our mission,” Curley said.

The community foundation manages more than 200 nonprofit agency funds of different sizes from across state. “Maine relies on the critical work done by its nonprofits,” said Meredith Jones, the community foundation’s president and CEO. “Managing their endowments and other long-term funds is one way we can help them to grow and prosper.”

Through its diversified primary investment portfolio, the Maine Community Foundation offers nonprofit organizations access to institutional investment strategies and management normally available only to large investors. The foundation employs multiple professional investment managers with experience in specialized sectors of the investment markets.

The Maine Community Foundation has been partnering with donors and nonprofits to build strong communities in Maine since 1983. More information about the community foundation can be found at www.mainecf.org or by calling 1-877-700-6800.

The Stockton Springs Community Library is an all-volunteer library founded in 2001. For more information, call 567-4147.


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".