Halloween Celebration with Trunk-or-Treat Hosted by Stockton Springs Community Library Saturday, October 30th

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host a Halloween celebration for children of all ages on Saturday, October 30th from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM outdoors on the library grounds. 

The Halloween party will include a costume parade, a story, snacks, and trunk-or-treating in the town office parking lot, next to the library. There will be prizes awarded for best costumes in different categories.

The event is free and open to all. 

SSCL is an all volunteer library located in the heart of Stockton Springs. For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org or phone 207-567-4147.

Mac Smith to Speak About His Latest Book at Stockton Springs Community Library November 7th

“Maine’s Hail to the Chief: A History of Presidential Visits to the Pine Tree State” is a new book by Mac Smith of Stockton Springs. He will present his first talk and reading at the Stockton Springs Community library (SSCL) on Sunday, November 7th at 2 pm. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

A visit from the President of the United States always brings excitement with it. In Maine, part of that excitement stems from the fact that presidents rarely visit the state – only 18 of the 45 presidents have visited Maine in the nation’s 244 year history.

Many of these visits came at significant points in a presidency; and some visits had controversy, conflict, and ironic twists. Each of Maine’s presidential visits left us with great stories, and a detailed view of Maine’s lively history. Mac Smith will share some of these stories at SSCL on November 7th.

Mac Smith is a Navy veteran of the first Gulf War and former reporter for The Bar Harbor Times. He lives in Stockton Springs in the village of Sandy Point and serves as Town Manager for Stockton Springs. He is also the author of Mainers on the Titanic and Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine.

Seating is limited to 25 so pre-registration is necessary to reserve your seat. Call 207-567-4147 to register. The presentation is free and all are welcome. Masks will be required. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

Mac Smith to Speak About His Latest Book at Stockton Springs Community Library November 7th

“Maine’s Hail to the Chief: A History of Presidential Visits to the Pine Tree State” is a new book by Mac Smith of Stockton Springs. He will present his first talk and reading at the Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) on Sunday, November 7th at 2 pm. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

A visit from the President of the United States always brings excitement with it. In Maine, part of that excitement stems from the fact that presidents rarely visit the state – only 18 of the 45 presidents have visited Maine in the nation’s 244 year history.

Many of these visits came at significant points in a presidency; and some visits had controversy, conflict, and ironic twists. Each of Maine’s presidential visits left us with great stories, and a detailed view of Maine’s lively history. Mac Smith will share some of these stories at SSCL on November 7th.

Mac Smith is a Navy veteran of the first Gulf War and former reporter for The Bar Harbor Times. He lives in Stockton Springs in the village of Sandy Point and serves as Town Manager for Stockton Springs. He is also the author of Mainers on the Titanic and Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine.

Seating is limited to 25 so pre-registration is necessary to reserve your seat. Call 207-567-4147 to register. The presentation is free and all are welcome. Masks will be required. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

Maine Audubon’s Nicholas Lund to Speak at Stockton Springs Community Library October 6 at 6 pm

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host The State of the Birds: Decades of Change, presented by Nicholas Lund, Maine Audubon’s outreach and network manager, on Wednesday, October 6th at 6 pm. Seating is limited to 25 due to Covid 19, so reserve a seat by calling 567-4147. Masks will be required. 

According to Lund, the bird populations in Maine are continually changing. His talk and slide presentation will depict changes that have occurred during the last few decades, including which species are disappearing and which are increasing. He will also discuss the future outlook for Maine birds and ways gardeners can help protect birds. 

Lund is a birder, contributes a regular column on the National Audubon Society’s website and hosts the birding website “TheBirdist.” His writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, Slate.com, and National Geographic online, among other publications. Lund is a Maine native and holds a law degree from University of Maine School of Law.

The presentation is free and all are welcome. Reserve a seat at 207-567-4147.

SSCL is an all-volunteer library based in the heart of downtown Stockton Springs. For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

Stockton Springs Community Library Story Time First Saturday of the Month Begins October 2nd

The Stockton Springs Community Library will host a monthly STORY TIME on the first Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 11 AM starting Saturday, October 2nd.

STORYTIME will include stories, snacks, and activities. The program is free and open to all.

Masks will be required of children and parents who attend.

For more information phone 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

THE GREAT EVENT Returns to Stockton Springs September 11th

THE GREAT EVENT, hosted by the Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL), returns to Stockton Springs on September 11th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, after a year’s hiatus due to Covid. The grounds of the Library and Town Office will once again be filled with a Giant Community Yard Sale, Barbecue, Bake Sale, Homemade Donuts, Children’s Activities, and much more.

Celebrate the spirit of community at this festive event. Find bargains, enjoy good food, see old friends and meet new ones at THE GREAT EVENT!

This year THE GREAT EVENT honors the late Basil Staples, one of the library’s founders and creator of SSCL’s hugely successful “Basil’s Bottles for Books” cart, which has allowed the library to offer the latest books, audiobooks, and DVDs. Basil embodied the spirit of volunteerism, which is what allows SSCL to thrive.

SSCL’s 2021 raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the event and the drawing will be held that day. Prizes are an adult tricycle and a Peter Rabbit baby quilt by E.J. Pikulski. You do not have to be present to win.

There are still a few spaces available in the yard sale. If you’d like to rent a space at THE GREAT EVENT Giant Yard Sale you should come to the library soon during open hours. Library hours are Monday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $30. Organizations and crafters are also welcome to rent space in the Giant Community Yard Sale. THE GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. For more information call 567-4147. 

We’ll see you on Saturday, September 11th in Stockton Springs for THE GREAT EVENT!

STOCKTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM “TAILS AND TALES” BEGINS JUNE 29

STOCKTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM “TAILS AND TALES” BEGINS JUNE 29

“Tails and Tales,” Stockton Springs Community Library’s Summer Reading Program, will start on Tuesday, June 29 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM and will take place on the following Tuesdays at the same time until July 27.

We will explore the habitats of animals small and large, wild and domestic, through stories, crafts, adventures, and snacks. There will be a safari, a stuffed animal sleepover (animals only, no kids!), and much more.

The program is open to all ages. No pre-registration necessary. Come one week or come all five weeks.

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

Bob Hendrickson, author of “Crossing” to Speak at Stockton Springs Community Library on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 PM

Bob Hendrickson, author of “Crossing” to Speak at Stockton Springs Community Library on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 PM

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will present a talk by Bob Hendrickson, author of “Crossing” on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 PM. Due to limited seating and social distancing, pre-registration is required. Please call the library at 207-567-4147 to reserve your seat.

An extraordinary successful Air Force pilot, airline captain, and FAA accident investigator, Bob Hendrickson explores his fascinating life of adventure and accomplishment in “Crossing.” He describes applying the lessons he learned from the aircraft accidents he investigated for the FAA, and his struggle with the heavy emotional burden that comes with great expectations. He also talks about his inspiring battle with Parkinson’s Disease and his refusal to let it conquer his lifelong dreams.

With 43 years and over 26,000 hours in the cockpit, Bob is uniquely qualified to take us along as he talks about his life, successes, and failures.

Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or keenly interested in stories of courage and inspiration, you’re sure to find this presentation engaging.

Call 207-567-4147 today to reserve your seat.

For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

SSCL Virtual Story Hour – September 19, 2020

Join us on Facebook Live Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:00 am as Patsy Baldus reads “The Whale’s Song” written by Dyan Sheldon and beautifully illustrated by Gary Blythe.

In “The Whale’s Song,” Lilly’s grandmother shares a wonderful story with her about the magic of whales and the special gift they bring to someone who appreciates them. Uncle Frederick has a more practical view about whales and thinks Lilly’s Grandmother is talking nonsense. But Lilly believes she has just the right gift to give to the whales. Will the whales reward Lilly with a song?

As Ms. Baldus explains “Whales do come to the coast of Maine, and while this book showcases blue whales and humpbacks, we are more likely to see minke whales closer to our shores. ”

Kids will learn how to create a cardboard Seashore Wreath and how to write their very own whale song!

Children are encouraged to bring in their wreaths and original whale songs to be showcased in Mary’s room at the Library.

SSCL’s Virtual Story Time is filmed live at Stockton Springs Community Library in Mary’s Room and includes a book reading, a simple craft to make at home, and a writing exercise.

Stockton Springs Community Library is an all volunteer library located in Stockton Springs, Maine. Free membership is available to anyone from any community.