Author talk featuring Jane Eagles, Sunday May 5 at 2 pm

The Stockton Springs Community Library will be hosting an “Author Talk” featuring Jane Eagles on Sunday, May 5th at 2 PM.

Drawn from her own experiences of life, loss and love and that of the many clients Jane has counseled, Chester’s Lessons – A Memoir in Poetry, tells the story of Chester’s life, and the love that permeated that life, nurtured his relationship with Jane and ultimately sustained her in his loss. It is Chester’s story and the lessons learned from it.

Jane is a psychologist living in Mid-coast Maine who writes poems (now over 1,000) and essays about what her eyes see and her heart feels, many of which have been inspired on her daily walks along the shores of Penobscot Bay with her beloved Corgi, Chester.

Please join us at the Stockton Springs Community Library on Sunday, May 5th at 2 PM to hear some of Chester’s lessons. Books will be available to purchase.

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.

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.

November events calendar

November 2018 events calendar for Colcord House the lovely home of the Stockton Springs Community Library and Stockton Springs Historical Society.  For more information visit our Bulletin Board and Events page on our website. 

Stockton Springs Community Library Story Time First Saturday of the Month Through April

The Stockton Springs Community Library will host a Story Time on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm through April. The program began on November 3rd and will end on April 6th.

Dates for the Story Time will be November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6.

Each story time will include a story and activities. A light lunch will be provided. All are welcome!

For more information call us at 207-567-4147.

 

A message from our friends at Stockton Springs Historical Society

Santa may be coming to town on Thanksgiving but this year Santa sent Mrs. Claus out ahead of his arrival!

Hear Douglas Coffin read his Christmas story and sample Mrs. Claus’s cookies.

Meet some Maine authors and buy their books. Don’t forget to shop at Bookstacks and look out for the elves and Mrs. Claus. You never know where they will show up!

If the children have their Christmas letters for Santa written she will take them back with her to the North Pole. (if they want to find out if Santa got their letter Return addresses must be on the letters.)

“Enjoy seeing a Mickey Mouse Club’s short film about Stockton Springs in 1959. Come and see a Christmas Movie!

Popcorn and cookies offered during the event at the Alamo will be Free!

This is a fundraiser brought to you by Stockton Springs Historical Society. Homemade baked goods will be available for purchase so you can stock up for the holidays. There will be books for sale as well at both the Alamo and down the street a bit at Bookstacks.

Please join us at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport at 12:00 noon, Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The cost will be $10.00 for Adults…. teens 12-18 are $5.00
All children under the age of 12 are free and all children must be accompanied by an adult.