Bulletin Board and Events Calendar

The library is closed Monday, December 17, due to snow.

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december SPECIAL EVENTS and notices

The library will be closed on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1 so the all-volunteer staff can be home with their family and friends.

The “Captain’s Parlor” decorated for Christmas.


Ongoing Programs and meetings

DAR Meeting. Second Tuesday. 1:00 pm. December 11, 2018. Local chapter of the DAR meets monthly.

Genealogy Group. First Tuesday. 3:00 – 4:00 pm. December 4, 2108. General discussion group. Open to new members. Round table discussions. 

Kindle help sessions. Second Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon. December 13, 2018.All are welcome. Appointment recommended. Call Judy at 322.7377 or leave a message at the library to set up an appointment.

Lego program. Third Thursday. 4:00 – 5:00. December 20, 2018. Meets monthly through March 2019. Lego program open and free to all.  Focus age group is 4 through 10 years old, however children of all ages are welcome to participate in the LEGO Fun! Duplo and Mega Blocks will be available for younger builders (0 – 3 yrs)

Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Last Friday, 10:00 – 12:00 pm.  No meeting in December. 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.

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

Story time. First Saturday of every month through April. December 1, 2018. 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Lunch included. Story. Craft. Snacks. Fun.

SSCL Board Meeting. Second Tuesday. 6:30 pm. December 11, 2018. Volunteers and the general public are always welcome to attend library board meetings.

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

Tuesday Reading Group. Third Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. December 18, 2018. Group closed to new members. December selection is “Sometimes a Great Notion” by Ken Kesey.

Thursday Book Club.Third Thursday. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. December 20, 2018. Thursday Book Club welcomes new members. The December meeting is a cookie party and general discussion.

Contact the library at 207-567-4147 for more information about the ongoing and special events and programs. Follow us on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Annual library fundraising Events

June 2019
Book Bake and Plant Sale.
  Held annually on the 1st Saturday in June from 9 am to 3 pm. The next sale is June 1, 2019. 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 2019
International Buffet fundraiser is held annual on the second Saturday in July.  The next event will be held on the evening of July 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm. 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 2019
Pie and Art Festival
 is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in August.  This year’s event is on August 17, 2019. 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 2019
The Great Event & Community Yard Sale
 is held on the Saturday after Labor Day. The next Great Event is on Saturday. September 7, 2019. From 8 am to 2 pm.  Besides the community yard sale, we will have a barbecue, children’s events, bake sale, sometimes we have 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.  See the SSCL News Page for more information.