Bulletin Board

Special Events and Notices

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MAY Special Events

Death Café
May 18, 2018, Friday,  9 am-4 pm. Location: Stockton Springs Town Hall.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors 2018 Speaker Series.  ~ Conference friendly discussion  moderated by Chuck Lakin and Nancy McAlley about issues dealing with end of life, death and choices. Lunch with morning and afternoon snacks. Prior-registration required for this event.  Call SSCL to sign-up 207-567-4147. See SSCL News for more information about death cafés

JUNE Special Events

Book Bake and Plant Sale.  Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
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. For more information contact the library at 567-4147.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors 2018 Speaker Series.  “Life experience and how it may effect your end of life decision planning”. Eliza Eager of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County. Advanced care materials available.Two part discussion
June 10, 2018, Sunday,  2pm-4pm ~ Session ONE
June 24, 2018, Sunday, 2pm-4pm ~ Session TWO

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.

Ongoing Programs and meetings

Garden Group. First Monday. 6:00 pm. April through October. May 7, 2018.

Genealogy Group. First Tuesday. 3:00 – 4:00 pm. May 1, 2018. General discussion group. Open to new members. Round table discussions.

Kindle help sessions. Second Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon. May 9, 2018. All are welcome. Appointment recommended. Call Judy at 322.7377 or leave a message at the library to set up an appointment.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Last Friday, 10:00 – 12:00 pm. May 25, 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.

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

SSCL Board Meeting. Second Tuesday. 6:30 pm. May 8, 2018.
Volunteers and the general public are always welcome to attend library board meetings.

Supper Club. Second Friday, 6 pm. May 10, 2013. Group closed to new members.

Tai Chi Classes. Every Friday. 10:00 am January through June.  Held next door at the Stockton Springs Town Office. No Tai Chi class on May 18 as the Town Hall will be used for the “Death Café conference that day. 

Tuesday Reading Group. Third Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. May 15, 2018.  Group closed to new members. May selection “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Marcia- Marquez.

Thursday Book Club. Third Thursday. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. May 17, 2018.  Thursday Book Club welcomes new members. May selection: “The Future Home of the Living God” by Louise Erdrich

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.