Special Holiday Film Screening of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Stockton Springs Community Library 

Everyone’s invited to the Stockton Springs Community Library for a holiday screening of the original animated film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Friday, November 24th at 6:00 PM.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a classic 1966 animated film based on the children’s book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It is the story of The Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Boris Karloff, in one of his final roles, narrates the film and also provides the speaking voice of The Grinch. 

In addition to the film screening there will be snacks and an activity.

The event is free and all are welcome.

For more information call 567-4147

Make & Take Lego Club

Stockton Springs Community Library Hosts Free LEGO CLUB Starting November 1st

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host a monthly free MAKE AND TAKE LEGO CLUB on the first Wednesday of each month between 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM. The focus age group is children 4 through 10 years old, but all ages are welcome. No registration is necessary.

Come build a LEGO creation, and then take it home to keep and enjoy with your family and friends!

Mark your calendars for the FREE MAKE AND TAKE LEGO CLUB taking place on the first Wednesday of each month from November through March between 3:30 and 5:30 PM:

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
For more information call 207-567-4147. Come and join the creative fun!

Annual Halloween Party at Stockton Springs Community Library Saturday, October 28th

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host its popular Annual Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Everyone’s invited to attend what has become one of the library’s most popular events for children of all ages.

There will be treats, a costume parade, crafts, a story, prizes, and games. The costume parade is a favorite feature of the party and provides an opportunity to see all of the creative costumes. Use your imagination to come up with a costume. Beauty or Beast? Super Hero or Super Scary? Character from a favorite book or movie? Animal or vegetable? You decide! It’s always fun to see what creatures and characters show up for this colorful fall celebration. 

The event is free and all are welcome.

Stockton Springs Community Library is an all-volunteer library located in the historic Colcord House at the corner of Main and Station Streets in downtown Stockton Springs. For more information phone 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.

Knitting/Craft Group August Schedule

The Knitters & Crafters Group will NOT be meeting on August 2nd or 9th. The group will be meeting on August 16th, 23rd and 30th. Time is 6-8 at the Stockton Springs Community Library. All are welcome. Just stop in.

Lots of Activities and Events Scheduled at Stockton Springs Community Library

What’s happening at the library this summer? Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) is in the midst of a very busy summer, with numerous activities and events on the calendar. SSCL is an all-volunteer library located in the heart of downtown Stockton Springs.

“All Together Now” is the theme for this summer’s reading program every Tuesday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. The free program for children of all ages offers stories, crafts, activities, and snacks.

The library hosts Tai Chi at Stockton Springs Harbor Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. In case of bad weather, this takes place at the town hall. Sponsored by the library and the Town of Stockton Springs.

SSCL is now reserving rental spaces for the giant yard sale at The Great Event, an annual event that brings the community together for the yard sale, food, entertainment, children’s events, and more. The Great Event is scheduled for September 9th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Yard Sale spaces are $30 and may be reserved by visiting the library during open hours. Hours are Mon & Wed 3 – 5 pm, Tues 4 – 7 pm, Thurs 9 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 3 pm.

Annual Pie & Art Festival is scheduled for August 19th from 9 am to 2 pm. A great opportunity to bring home a pie or two and add to your collection of contemporary art by local artists! 

SSCL is currently holding a raffle fundraiser for a $100 gift certificate to Sweet Cheeks Bakery on Verona Island. Tickets are $1 each and are available at the library during open hours. Drawing for the winner will take place at SSCL’s annual Pie & Art Festival on August 19th at 1:00. Proceeds will benefit the SSCL Endowment Fund.

Thanks to SSCL’s “Basil’s Bottles for Books” ongoing returnables collection, the library is always up to date with purchasing all the latest books and DVD’s. Stop in to check them out!

SSCL has a new, upgraded wi-fi service which is great for streaming.

SSCL also has two books groups, a garden group, a knitters & crafters evening, and much more! For details on all of the library’s programs and events visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org. See the new garden while sitting in the Gazebo reading a new book!

Knitting & Craft Group July Schedule update

The knitting and craft group will not be meeting on these days in July:  Wednesday, July 12, and Wednesday July 19th.

We will meet on Wednesday, July 26th at the Stockton Springs Community Library from 6-8 PM. Please come and join us. If you have questions, please call the library at (207) 567-4147.

Wildlife Photographer Judith Hain to Speak at Stockton Springs Community Library on July 16

On Sunday, July 16th at 2:OO pm, wildlife photographer and author Judith Hain will speak at Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) about her book Other Lives, Sacred Places and the travels that inspired the book. She will also present images of her stunning wildlife photography.

Other Lives, Sacred Places is a fulsome expression of wildlife photographer Judith Hain’s respect for and love of the wild lives of Africa’s savannah elephants and their companions in that landscape. Judith offers her photographs and her story to communicate her deeply held belief that these beautiful beings have rich family lives, exhibit a wide range of emotions and intelligence, and fully deserve to be granted room to roam and safety on this earth.This belief is revealed in stunning images which draw the viewer into their world.

Other Lives, Sacred Places is at once a compelling portrait of elephants and, an invitation to all who read it to engage fully with the opportunities life offers us to pursue our passions even/especially when it means going beyond our comfort zone. Judith has said that “if my book can convince one person of the moral imperative of creating a world where animals and people can live harmoniously together, I will consider my efforts well spent.”

Judith Hain manifests her lifelong love of elephants and devotion to all animals over 22 years of wildlife photography in Africa. Judith’s work is distinguished by concentrating the power of the lens to eliminate the hierarchy between humans and other animals to capture compelling images of the intimate life of these other beings.

“Going to Africa is a spiritual journey for me. It’s as close as I get to God,” says Hain, whose 12 visits to Africa are chronicled in Other Lives, Sacred Places. Filled with stunning photos, Hains has captured images of the landscape, colorfully-clad villagers and African wildlife on the continent, focusing on elephants and their families.

Other Lives, Sacred Places was created as a charitable contribution to the organizations with whom Judith has engaged over the years that are doing groundbreaking work in conservation, particularly of wild elephant populations in Africa. Books will be available for purchase at the SSCL presentation. Proceeds from the book sales will be donated to these organizations.

Baby Elephant photo copyright Judith Hain.

For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org


Stockton Springs Community Library’s Summer Reading Program, “All Together Now” will take place on Tuesdays starting on Tuesday, July 11th from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

This year’s theme, “All Together Now,” has a focus on kindness, friendship, and unity. There will be stories, activities, crafts, and snacks.

The program is free and open to all ages.

SSCL is located at 6 Station St. in the heart of Stockton Springs. For more information contact the library at 207-567-4147.