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Fall Special Events at SSCL

Meet & Greet the artist William Landmesser on Sunday, October 8th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. All Welcome.

SSCL “Art In the Stacks” exhibition features Stockton Springs artist William Landmesser from October 2 through December 21.

Saturday Story Hour picks up again in October. More details to follow soon.

New Knitters and crafters group

September schedule to be updated soon. Time is 6-8 at the library. All are welcome. Come and join us on (most) Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8 PM for knitting, crafting and conversation here at the Stockton Springs Community library. Check the SSCL website or Facebook page for updates. This is a “Drop-In” group. Any questions, please call SSCL at 207-567-4147.

Ongoing Meetings & Programs

SSCL Garden Group. 1st Mondays, 6:30 pm. First meeting of this season will be March 6. It will be a seed swap, so bring yourself, bring seeds (if you have them), if not, come anyway. Meet up with fellow local gardeners. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome.

SSCL Board Meetings. 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm. Public welcome to attend.

SSCL Tuesday reading group. 3rd Tuesdays, 2 pm. via Zoom
Upcoming readings and discussions include:

Book List (as of April 2023)
August – A Hole in Texas by Herman Wouk
September – The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
October – Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
November – Cornelia Underwood or the Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League by Van Reid

SSCL Knitting and Crafters Group. Meets on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm at the library. Changes in schedule are posted on this Bulletin Board webpage and on the SSCL Facebook Page. See announcements above for the current schedule.

SSCL Thursday book group. 3rd Thursdays. Currently meeting in the library. 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Contact the library for the latest reading list.

SSCL Story Hour. October through March. Every FIRST Saturday of the month 10 – 11 AM unless otherwise noted at the top of this page. We’ll meet each month for fun and seasonal stories, an activity and a snack together! Free and open to all children. Library membership is not required. Questions please call 567-4147. 

Tai Chi twice weekly
Tai chi is offered every Tuesday and Friday mornings at Stockton Harbor. Sessions start at 9:30 am both days.

A special thanks to our teachers Dean Anderson and Bill Philbrick for their excellent leadership. And to the Town of Stockton for continued support. They all go above and beyond for us.

If you are not already a member of the Stockton Springs Tai Chi group and would like to join – please call the library at 207-567-4147 to register and get on our email for updates.

Tai Chi at Stockton Harbor. Co-sponsored by Stockton Springs Community Library and The Town of Stockton Springs.

Historic Colcord House. Stockton Springs, Maine

Annual Events

Annual Pie and Art Festival
Save the date! August 19, 2023. 9 AM to 3 PM

2022 artists included Judy Belasco, Sarah Faragher, Allegra Kubas, William Landmesser, Scott Moore, Betty Schopmeyer, Dawn Staples-Knox, Anne Spencer, Jo Swift, Peter Walls, and Anne Marie Welsh.

Annual Great Event & Community Yard Sale 
Second Saturday in September, unless otherwise noted.
September 9, 2023 from 9 am to 2 pm. Read our 2022 news release for more information about last year’s Annual Great Event.

The grounds of the Library, Historical Society, and Town Office will be again filled with a giant community yard sale, bake sale (yes, we will have home made donuts), BBQ, children’s activities, and much more. Reservations for table space for the 2023 Great Event are on sale at the library. Crafters, yard sale, local organizations welcome.

Annual SSCL Book, Bake and Plant Sale.
Saturday, June 3, 2023. From 9 to 1. (No early birds.)
This event is our biggest fund raiser! Volunteer donations of books and plants for the sale are accepted a few days before the event as we do not have sufficient storage space to collect them sooner. Donations of home baked goods are brought in before 9 am (or call 207-567-4147 for other arrangements) and sell out quickly!

For more information about the annual sale – see our blog post:

You can also download and print a copy of this flyer here.

For more information, contact Stockton Springs Community Library staff at 207-567-4147, Healthy Acadia. Health Quest, and the National Library of Medicine.

Volunteers needed

Stockton Springs Community Library needs a few more volunteers. To maintain 501(c)3 status, and with it the ability to secure much needed grants, SSCL needs to stay open 18 hours a week. Two volunteers work each shift. You can help by working as little as one shift a month (shifts are 2 to 3 hours depending on the day). Complete training is provided.

Help in our lovely gardens is also welcome.

Digital Maine Library is available to every resident of Maine.

SSCL offers wi-fi internet service to the public from both inside and outside the building. Access with your wi-fi enabled device from the safety of your vehicle, the front porch, or the library gazebo where a charger station is also available. Please maintain 6 foot physical distance guidelines, wear a mask when appropriate, and wipe surfaces down before and after you touch them.

Additional information about SSCL monthly programs, special events, and services is available on this website, on the Facebook page, and by contacting the library at 207-567-4147.