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August Special Events

Local Authors Night: Wed. August 17 at 6:30 pm

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will present three local authors from Maine Authors Publishing and Cooperative on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 pm. The participating writers are William Anthony, Hans Krichels, and Janet Williams. See SSCL Blog Post for more details or call the Library at 207-567-4147.

Mark Quigley “Art in the Stacks” Exhibition at Stockton Springs Community Library.
August 1 – 20, 2022

Stockton Springs resident Mark Quigley will be the featured artist in the new “Art in the Stacks” exhibition in the Stockton Springs Community Library’s non-fiction room. The selected pieces are paintings of Stockton Springs landscapes, buildings, and homes. This is the first time he is publicly showing his work.

The exhibition starts Monday, August 1st during regular SSCL library open hours and can be viewed during all open hours (Mondays 3 – 5 pm, Tuesdays 4 – 7 pm, Wednesdays 3 – 5 pm, Thursdays 9 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm). “Art in the Stacks” runs through Saturday, August 20th, which is the date of the library’s popular annual Pie & Art Festival and the drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Sweet Cheeks Bakery.

SSCL is an all-volunteer library located in the heart of downtown Stockton Springs. 567-4147 or www.stocktonspringslibrary.org for more information.

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.

Historic Colcord House. Stockton Springs, Maine

Annual Events

Annual Pie and Art Festival
Third Saturday in August.
Save the date! August 20, 2022

2022 artists will be announced soon.
Last year’s participating artists 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.

Annual SSCL Book, Bake and Plant Sale.
Saturday, June 4, 2022. From 9 to 1. (No early birds.)
Volunteer donations of books and plants for the sale accepted a few days before the event. Donations of home baked goods, bring in before 9 am or call 207-567-4147 for other arrangements.
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.