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Special Events and Notices

In April we will have a Mad Hatters Tea party on April 14  and a Movie night April 18. We will not be holding the Saturday Story Hour in April.

Ongoing Programs and meetings

Painting Group. Every Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm. For artists of all skill levels and experience.

Tai Chi Classes. Every Friday. 10:00 am January through June.  Held next door at the Stockton Springs Town Office.

Genealogy Group. First Tuesday. 3:00 – 4:00 pm. March 6, 2018. General discussion group. Open to new members.

Story Hour. First Saturday. 10:00 – 11:00 am. March 3, 2018. Stories are read aloud, children participate in arts & crafts projects. A snack is offered. Free and open to everyone.
Please note: We  will not have a Story Hour in April.

Supper Club. Second Friday, 6 pm. March 9, 2013. Group closed to new members.

Local DAR Chapter Meeting. Second Tuesday. 1:00 pm. March 13, 2018.

SSCL Board Meeting. Second Tuesday. 6:30 pm. March 13, 2018.
Volunteers and the general public are always welcome to attend library board meetings.

Kindle help sessions. Second Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon. March 8, 2018. All are welcome. Appointment recommended. Call Judy at 322.7377 or leave a message at the library to set up an appointment.

Thursday Book Club. Third Thursday. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. March 15, 2018.  This month’s selection is “Sing Unburied” by Jesmyn Ward. Thursday Book Club welcomes new members.

Tuesday Reading Group. Third Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. March 20, 2018. This month’s selection is “Of Sea and Clouds” by Jon Keller.  Group closed to new members.

Lego Program.  Third Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 pm. March 15, 2018.
November through April. LEGO programs are designed for ages 4-10, but children of all ages are welcome. No fee; no registration required. Purpose is to become a creative, engaged, lifelong learner while having fun. The library provides the LEGO bricks and participants provide their imagination and creativity! LEGO creations will be displayed in the library until the following month’s LEGO Club.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Last Friday, 10:00 – 12:00 pm. March 30, 2018. 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 of like-minded community members.

Contact the library at 207-567-4147 for more information about the ongoing and special events and programs.

Annual Events

Book Bake and Plant Sale.  Held annually on the 1st Saturday in June from 9 am to 3 pm. The next sale is June 2nd. The books and movies are sold from the bay of the Fire Department (across the street). Baked goods are located in the library and fly out of here pretty early in the day. Plants are sold under the tent in the library yard.  This is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year.  The library weeds out books and movies annually according to its policies to make room for new materials.   Donations of  books and movies for the sale are accepted in the last two weeks of May.  Homemade baked goods can be brought to the library the morning of the sale unless prior arrangements have been made.  Donations of locally grown perennials can be brought to the library a few days before the sale. And everything goes on sale at 9:00 am.
For more information contact the library at 567-4147.

Donations of books at other times of the year. The library cannot accept large quantities of books and movies during the rest of the year due to limited shelf and storage space.  The library does accept a limited number of book and movie donations. If it is a recent title, which the library doesn’t own, that our patrons may enjoy borrowing it may be added to the library collection depending on space availability. Otherwise these donations are put on the shelf in the entrance lobby and sold at a nominal fee of $1 per hardback and 50 cents per paperback.

International Buffet fundraiser is held annual on the second Saturday in July.  The next event will be held on the evening of July 14, 2018. Tickets go on sale about 6 weeks before the event and must be purchased in advance. The menu represents the best of the Friday Supper Club’s culinary expertise.

Pie and Art Festival
 is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in August. Next event is August 18, 2018. A wide variety of homemade pies, sweet and savory, are baked and donated by local volunteers. 100% of the pie sale proceeds benefit the library’s endowment fund.

Artists who have participated in past years include members of the painting group that meets weekly at the library and other local artists such as Scott Moore, Betty Schopmeyr, Harriet Seekins, Judy Ham, Anne Marie Walsh, Hugh Spier, Buck Buckley, Cathy Melio, Penny Jordan, and Anne Spencer. The library receives a commission from the sale of art work, which also benefits the endowment fund. Every one is invited to come to Concord House to feed body and soul.

The Great Event & Community Yard Sale
 is held on the Saturday after Labor Day. The next Great Event is on September 9, 2018. From 9 am to 3 pm. Besides the community yard sale, there will usually be a barbecue, children’s events, a bake sale, sometimes a tea room, coffee and homemade doughnuts. Information about how to participate by renting a table and/or table space, or volunteering to help with the event is available at the library. Next sign up period for a yard sale space will be in early summer.