Scot Cannon at SSCL Annual Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” July 31st at 6:00 pm

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will finish its annual summer reading program for children on Tuesday, June 31st at 6:00 pm with a special presentation by musician/mime Scot Cannon. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” There will be no morning program that day.

Scot Cannon received formal training in Music Education and Composition at Berklee College of Music, pantomime training with Kenyon Martin’s National Mime Theatre, Master Mime Tony Montanaro and the legendary Marcel Marceau . Scot also studied acting with the Lyric Stage of Boston. Scot has worked as a director, producer and consultant for college and theatre presentations. He has also appeared on several television programs. Experience from twelve years of teaching music at the junior high school level has given Scot the awareness and insight into “what makes young people tick”. His combined training and talent have culminated in meaningful programs for school children at all levels which inspire positive action and self-esteem. Scot Cannon is a versatile composer, author, director, producer, actor, mime, musician and teacher with original and captivating, heartwarming performances.

Everyone’s invited to come to the library on Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00 pm to enjoy Scot Cannon!

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

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!

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.

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.

May 2018 is LYME Disease Awareness Month! Get ready now for prevention!

“TICK TALK” Friday April 20 at 7pm at Stockton Springs Community Library.

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” Third Annual Speakers’ Series will present:

Dr. Beatrice Szantyr, MD, FAAP and Constance “Happy” Dickey, RN to discuss what you and your family should know about the causes,

incidence and difficulties of medical diagnosis and the steps you should take to protect yourself and family. Q & A at end of talk.

Thanks to the support of the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support of this program.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org or phone 207-567-4147.

Mad Hatter Tea Party at Stockton springs Community Library Saturday, April 14th

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will celebrate National Library Week with a “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” for children of all ages on Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 am.

Come to SSCL and enjoy sandwiches, fruit, cookies, juice, kid friendly tea, and of course the topsy turvy cake. The story will be Alice in Wonderland. There will also be games, activities and surprises.

Children’s events at SSCL are always a great time so we hope you’ll join us!

National Library Week is April 8 – 14.

This year’s theme is “Libraries Lead.”

The event is free and open to all. For more information call the library at 207-567-4147.

Award Winning Animated Film “Coco” at Stockton Springs Community Library Wednesday, April 18th

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) invites everyone to come to the library on Wednesday, April 18th at 6:15 pm for a showing of the award-winning animated film Coco.

Coco is the story of young Miguel, an aspiring musician, who is confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music. Miguel goes on a journey to the Land of the Dead to find his great great grandfather, a legendary musician.

Coco won an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for Best Animated Feature Film, in addition to dozens of other awards.

Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal and blanket. There will be refreshments and beverages. The event is free. For more information call the library at 207-567-4147.