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Waldo County Probate Court Judge Susan W. Longley to Speak on “Probate Basics” at Stockton Springs Community Library 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.

 

The 2nd Annual GREAT EVENT is Coming to Stockton Springs September 9th!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the 2nd annual GREAT EVENT on Saturday, September 9th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The grounds of the Library and Town Office will be filled with a Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Tea Room, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events for all ages, including giant bubble-making, games, and much more!

At 10:00 am there will be a special presentation by award-winning Maine author/illustrator Josh Alves. His books include the Zeke Meeks series (14 books!), Lilly Bristol Dinosaur Wrangler,  The Town a Tyrannosaurus Wrecks, and SURPRISE. Josh Alves has created comics that have appeared in newspapers and magazines all over the world. He’s made art for various apps and mobile games including word puzzle games like 7 Little Words, 7 Little Words for Kids, and Monkey Wrench. He also plays the guitar and juggles!

The atmosphere will be festive and everyone is invited to join in the celebration!

If you’d like to rent a space at the GREAT EVENT Giant Yard Sale you should come to the library during open hours. Library hours areMonday 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 Saturday9:00 am – 3:00 pm. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. 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. Organizations and crafters are also welcome to rent space in the Giant Yard Sale. The GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. For more information call 567-4147.

The library thanks Viking Lumber, Hamilton Marine, and Bangor Savings Bank for support of the GREAT EVENT!

This family event is going to be chock full of good bargains, great food, entertainment for the kiddies, community spirit, and much, much more! We’ll see you on September 9th in Stockton Springs.

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PIE & ART FESTIVAL at Stockton Springs Community Library on August 19th

The Stockton Springs Community Library will present the 4th Annual PIE & ART FESTIVAL on Saturday, August 19th from 9 AM until 2 PM at the library on the corner of Main St. and Station St. in Stockton Springs.

There will be a wide variety of homemade pies, both sweet and savory available for purchase.

Artists participating will include members of the painting group that meets weekly at the library and other local artists. Some of the artists participating in the fundraiser include Mary Brann, Sarah Faragher, Helen Nezda, Debbie Mitchell, Scott Moore, Betty Schopmeyer, Anne Spencer, Jo Swift, and more.

Everyone is invited to the Pie and Art Festival, so come to the Stockton Springs Community Library on Saturday, August 19th!Recent Events/News

 

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 Events Schedule

Events - October 2017

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

October 2, Monday, 6 pm. The Garden Discussion Group will meet at 6 pm the first Monday of the month through October. level. Two hour work sessions.

October 3, Tuesday, 3:00- 4:00 pm. Genealogy Group 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.

October 10, Tuesday, 7:00 pm. SSCL Board Meeting. The public is always welcome to attend.

October 12, 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..

October 17, Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm SSCL Tuesday Reading Group meets the third Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted.. The group is reading "Lucky Boy" by Shanti Sckaran.

October 19, Thursday. 1:00 - 3:00 pm.SSCL Thursday Book Club Open group. Monthly book discussions. This month's selection is "Sweet Salt Air" by Barbara Delinsky.

October 25, Wednesday, 7:00 pm. Chaz Hare, EMS Town of Stockton Springs, will speak about preparing for winter safey.

October 27, 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.

October 27, Friday, 11:00 - 12:00. Circle of Friends meets immediately after Neighbors Helping Neigbhors.

October 28, Saturday. Halloween Party. 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Everyone is invited to share in the fun at our annual Halloween Party. Games, Treats. Costumes are optional.

Future Events

The Childrens Story Time program will starton November 4th, which is the 1st Saturday in November and will continue on the first Saturday of each month through the winter.

The Lego Program will start up again in November. The dates will be announced in the near future.

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".