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Special Event – November 2021

“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. Masks and reservations required. Seating limited to 25. See our blog page for more details!

Special Events – October 2021

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.

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. For more information visit our blog page here.

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.
Upcoming readings and discussions include:

October – Anxious People by Frederik Backman
November – The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
December – Midnight Library by Matt Haig

January – Radium Girls by Kate Moore
February – A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell
March – Life in the Garden or Dancing Fish and Ammonites by Penelope Lively
And … Saved for later
The Code Breaker by Jennifer Doudna.
Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

Recent selections (for those who are looking for book suggestions):
January 2021 – The Overstory by Richard Powers
February – A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer
March – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
April – Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
May – The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
June – The Round House by Louise Erdrich
July – The Shadow of the Wind by Zafon and Graves
August – Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher.
September – The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson
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 Tuesday and Friday Tai Chi group. Every week. As of June 8th, we are meeting outdoors at Stockton Harbor until further notice! If the weather is bad we will meet at the Town Hall, lower level. Tai Chi starts at 9:30 am and finishes at 11:00 am. Pre-registration is required. Leave a message at the Library if you would like to join the group.
SSCL Garden Group. First Mondays at 6 pm during the growing season. Contact the Library for more details.

SSCL Story Time. First Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 11 AM starting on Saturday, October 2nd. STORY TIME includes stories, snacks, and activities. The program is free and open to all. Masks are required for all children and adults who attend.

Tai Chi twice weekly Zoom sessions

We will begin our Zoom Tai Chi sessions for the winter on Tuesday, October 26th, meeting all winter via Zoom on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. We will return to Stockton Harbor in the late spring. These Zoom sessions will serve all our members, including year round and summer people. We thank the Town of Stockton Springs for supporting this group.

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.
Annual Pie and Art Festival
Third Saturday in August.

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 11, 2021 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. A few spaces are still available to rent, contact the library before they are all gone!

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.