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Please note: the library will be closed Saturday, December 23 through Thursday, December 26 for the holidays. We will reopen on Saturday, December 30.

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Click SSCL.December.2017 to download a pdf of the current month’s calendar.

Please read our blog posts for more information about special events and library news.

Special Events and Notices

No special events have been planned for December. Regularly scheduled monthly events will proceed as usual except for Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Circle of Friends, which will not meet this month.

Ongoing Programs and meetings

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

Genealogy Group. First Tuesday. 3:00 – 4:00 pm.  December 5, 2017. January 2, 2018. Anyone with an interest in family research is welcome to join this informal group, which covers a wide range of genealogical topics. New members are always welcome.

Story Hour. First Saturday. 10:00 – 11:00 am through March. December 2, 2017, January 6, 2018. Stories are read aloud, children participate in arts & crafts projects. A snack is offered. Free and open to everyone.

Local DAR Chapter Meeting. Second Tuesday. 1:00 pm. December 12, 2017. January 9, 2018.

SSCL Board Meeting. Second Tuesday. 7:00 pm. December 12, 2017. January 9, 2018.
Volunteers and the general public are always welcome to attend library board meetings.

Kindle help sessions. Second Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon. December 14, 2017. January 11, 2018. All are welcome. Appointment recommended. Call Judy at 322.7377 or leave a message at the library to set up an appointment.

Tuesday Reading Group. Third Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. December 19, 2017. January 16, 2018. December selection: “Wide Saragaso Sea, the Sea” by Jean Rhys. Group closed to new members.

Thursday Book Club. Third Thursday. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. December 21, 2017. January 18, 2018. Holiday celebration – no book selection for December. Thursday Book Club welcomes new members.

Lego Program.  Third Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 pm. December 21, 2017. January 18, 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 – 11:00 am. No meeting in December. Next meeting January 26, 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.

Circle of Friends.  Last Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. No meeting in December. Next meeting January 26, 2018. Community group. Meets immediately after Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

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

Annual Events

June
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.

July
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.

August
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.

September
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.