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Upcoming special events

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 animated film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Friday, November 25rd at 6:30 PM. In addition to the film screening there will be snacks, an activity, and surprises. The event is free and all are welcome.

Anne Spencer Arts in the Stacks exhibit & art sale now through Dec 22.

Showing during library open hours. For more information see the post on our news page.

Anne Spencer Meet & Greet

The library will host a Meet & Greet with the artist, Anne Spencer on Saturday, November 5th from 11 am to 1 pm. All are welcome.

Ongoing Meetings & Programs

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:

November – Once there were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy
December – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

January – Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch
February – The World-Ending Fire by Wendell Berry
March – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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 Children’s Story Time. Starting December 3rd, every FIRST Saturday of the month 10 – 11 AM. We’ll meet each month for fun and seasonal stories, an activity and a snack together! Questions please call 567-4147. 

SSCL Virtual Story Time. We have a Virtual Library of Story Time videos that were pre-recorded. They are available on SSCL’s Facebook page and on this website’s “Online for Children” page, which you can access from the top menu bar.

Tai Chi twice weekly
Tai chi is available on Tuesday and Friday mornings. You can choose to participate in-person at the Town Office lower floor meeting room or with Zoom. 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.

Historic Colcord House. Stockton Springs, Maine

Annual Events

10th Annual Pie and Art Festival
Third Saturday in August.
Save the date! August 10, 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 the 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 will go on sale in early June 2023. 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.