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Ongoing Programs

SSCL Board Meeting. 2nd Tuesdays, 6:30 pm.
Public welcome to attend
SSCL Virtual Story Time. Virtual Story Time videos are available on SSCL’s Facebook page and on this website’s “Online for Children” page.
SSCL Tuesday reading group. 3rd Tuesdays, 2 pm. via Zoom
Upcoming readings and discussions include:

May – Bruno, Chief of Police – A Novel of the French Countryside by Martin Walker
June – The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
July – Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
August – Long Life by Mary Oliver 
September – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
October – Once there were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy
November – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
December – Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch

January – The World-Ending Fire by Wendell Berry
February – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Saved for Later
The Lincoln Highway by Armor Towles
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 Garden Group. First Mondays at 6 pm from late Spring to early Fall.
SSCL Children’s Story Time. Every Thursday. 10 – 11 AM. Stockton Springs Community Library presents Children’s Story Hour for Pre-schoolers and Home-schoolers We meet each week for fun and seasonal stories, a take-home craft and a snack together! Questions or suggestions, please call 567-4147.  We hope to see you at story hour!

Tai Chi twice weekly Summer-Fall sessions

Tai chi will meet at the harbor starting June 2. We are so fortunate to have this beautiful space for tai chi. The lower level of the town office will serve as backup. Through May we’ll continue with Zoom. 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.

Special events and library fundraisers

Annual SSCL Book, Bake and Plant Sale.
First Saturday in June.
Save the date: June 4, 2022.
8:30 until early afternoon.
Annual Pie and Art Festival
Third Saturday in August.
Save the date: August 20, 2022

The 2021 Festival was held on Saturday, August 21st from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Participating artists this year were Judy Belasco, Mary Braun, Sarah Faragher, Sue Garrett, Bill Landmesser, Scott Moore, Chelsea Porter (aka Binders Keepers), Betty Schopmeyer, Anne Spencer, Dawn Staples-Knox, Jo Swift, Peter Walls, and Anne Marie Welsh.
Annual Great Event & Community Yard Sale 
Second Saturday in September, unless otherwise noted.

September 10, 2022 from 9 am to 2 pm. Please see the news release for more information about the 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), barbeque, children’s activities, and much more. Reservations for table space for the 2022 Great Event will likely go on sale the first weekend in June.

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.