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Special Events and Notices

The Library will be CLOSED all day on Saturday, June 16 as the parking space is needed for the Annual Stockton Springs Town Meeting that will be held at the Town Hall. We also expect we will see many of our patrons at the meeting!

download a pdf version of THE June 2018 calendar.

JUNE Special Events

Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock”
The Summer Reading Group for the kids starts Tuesday, June 26th and runs every Tuesday through July 31st from 9:30 – 11:30! This years theme is “Libraries Rock”! The 31st will be an evening event with a BBQ and Scott Cannon, a Mime will be at a special time 5 – 7 pm and will feel like a street party. Call the library at 567-4147 for more information.

Book Bake and Plant Sale.  Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the library in so many ways! 

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

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.

July special events

Third Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet Fundraiser
Saturday, July 14, 6:00

Tickets will go on sale at the library starting June 18that 3 pm. Tickets are $35 each. The event is BYOB and seating is limited.

For the third winter, gourmet Chef Jerry Dunn led a cookbook club at the Stockton Springs Community Library that became known as the Friday Night Supper Club. We prepared international cuisine from cookbooks that reflected unique regional and healthy dishes. The supper club remains a resounding success and members again volunteered to produce an international buffet to benefit the library.

The buffet will include: appetizers, soups, entrees, vegetables and desserts from around the world. Click here to print a copy of the menu: Int’l buffet menu ’18 PDF

Tickets will be available for advance purchase at the library during open hours beginning June 18th. For more information call 567-4147.

Ongoing Programs and meetings

Garden Group. First Monday. 6:00 pm. April through October. June 4, 2018.

Genealogy Group. First Tuesday. 3:00 – 4:00 pm. June 5, 2018. General discussion group. Open to new members. Round table discussions.

Kindle help sessions. First Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon. June 7, 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. June 29, 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. June 12, 2018.
Volunteers and the general public are always welcome to attend library board meetings.

Summer Reading Program. Tuesday. 9:30 – 11:30 am. June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24.  Special time July 31 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm. “Libraries Rock”. Reading, activities, snacks. Free and open to all children regardless of where they live. July 31st will be a “street party” BBQ with a special guest, the mime Scott Cannon.

Supper Club. Second Friday, 6 pm. June 8, 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.

Tuesday Reading Group. Third Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. June 19, 2018.  Group closed to new members. June selection “Saving Fish from Drowning” by Amy Tan.

Thursday Book Club. Third Thursday. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. June 21, 2018.  Thursday Book Club welcomes new members. June selection: “Beartown” by Frederick Bachman.

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, 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. Sign up for tables & space starts June 2, 2018.