Bulletin Board and Events Calendar

special events and notices

Due to popular demand, Tai Chi classes are now being offered next door at the Stockton Springs Town Office on Tuesdays, 9:00 to 10:30 am. Suggested donation is $3.00 per person.

Garden Group is back, First Mondays, April 1 at 6:00 pm. Through the month of October. Everyone is welcome! 

Celebrate National Library week with us April 7 through 13

Movie Night is Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 pm. Mary Poppins Returns. Light movie snacks provided. 

Maine author event on Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 pm. 
Susan Hand Shetterly.

Susan 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. Susan’s newest book, Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge, has been long-listed for the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

Stockton Springs Community Library will host three free blood pressure and blood sugar clinics this spring as part of its Access Wellness health literacy programming. The events will be held at the library from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 15; Friday, April 5; and Friday, April 19. The clinics are open to the general public on a drop-in basis. Members of the town’s ambulance crew will perform the testing.

 

Ongoing Programs and meetings

DAR Meeting. Second Tuesday. 1:00 pm. April 9, 2019. Local chapter of the DAR meets monthly.

Garden Group. First Monday: 6 pm. April 1, 2019. 

Genealogy Group. First Tuesday. 3:00 – 4:00 pm. April 2, 2019. General discussion group. Open to new members. Round table discussions. 

Kindle help sessions. Second Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon. April 11, 2019. All are welcome. Appointment recommended. Call Judy at 322.7377 or leave a message at the library to set up an appointment.

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. Last time for this season. April 6, 2019. 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Light lunch included. Story. Craft. Snacks. Fun. Free to all children. 

SSCL Board Meeting. Second Tuesday. 6:30 pm. April 9, 2019. Board members discuss library business. Volunteers and the general public are always welcome to attend library board meetings.

Friday Tai Chi Classes. Every Friday.  9:30 – 11:00 am.  Held next door at the lower level of the Stockton Springs Town Office. Free to all Stockton Springs residents.

Tuesday Tai Chi Classes. Every Tuesday. 9:00 – 10:30 am.  Held at the Stockton Springs Town Office. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation is $3.00 per person.

Tuesday Reading Group. Third Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. April 16, 2019. Group closed to new members. See suggested reading list on SSCL News Blog page.  Currently reading The Weight of Winter by Cathie Pelletier.

Thursday Book Club.Third Thursday. 1:00 – 3:00 pm April 18, 2019  Thursday Book Club welcomes new members. Now reading If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. 

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 and/or sign up for our news to be delivered to your email inbox.

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.

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.