Stockton Springs Community Library Now Reserving Spaces for The Great Event Community Yard Sale

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) is currently reserving spaces in the community yard sale at The Great Event, its popular fundraising event and community gathering. The event did not take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the library volunteers and community are excited to welcome back The Great Event on September 11 from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm this year.

The Community Yard Sale at the Great Event takes place on the grounds of the Library and Town Office. Spaces are 10 feet by 15 feet and may be reserved by visiting the library during open hours. Spaces are $30 before July 31st and $35 after July 31st. Library hours are Monday 3 – 5 pm, Tuesday 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday 3-5 pm, Thursday 9 am – noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 3 pm. 

The Great Event includes the giant community yard sale, BBQ, bake sale, children’s events and more. SSCL is currently selling raffle tickets for a drawing which will take place at The Great Event. Tickets are $1 each and may be purchased at the library and you do not have to be present to win. Raffle prizes are an adult tricycle and a handmade Peter Rabbit baby quilt by E.J. Pikulski.

SSCL is a nonprofit all- volunteer library. All proceeds from The Great Event and Raffle will benefit the library.

For more information call SSCL at 207-567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

STOCKTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM “TAILS AND TALES” BEGINS JUNE 29

STOCKTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM “TAILS AND TALES” BEGINS JUNE 29

“Tails and Tales,” Stockton Springs Community Library’s Summer Reading Program, will start on Tuesday, June 29 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM and will take place on the following Tuesdays at the same time until July 27.

We will explore the habitats of animals small and large, wild and domestic, through stories, crafts, adventures, and snacks. There will be a safari, a stuffed animal sleepover (animals only, no kids!), and much more.

The program is open to all ages. No pre-registration necessary. Come one week or come all five weeks.

SSCL is located at 6 Station St in the heart of Stockton Springs. For more information please contact us at the library at 207-567-4147.

Bob Hendrickson, author of “Crossing” to Speak at Stockton Springs Community Library on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 PM

Bob Hendrickson, author of “Crossing” to Speak at Stockton Springs Community Library on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 PM

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will present a talk by Bob Hendrickson, author of “Crossing” on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 PM. Due to limited seating and social distancing, pre-registration is required. Please call the library at 207-567-4147 to reserve your seat.

An extraordinary successful Air Force pilot, airline captain, and FAA accident investigator, Bob Hendrickson explores his fascinating life of adventure and accomplishment in “Crossing.” He describes applying the lessons he learned from the aircraft accidents he investigated for the FAA, and his struggle with the heavy emotional burden that comes with great expectations. He also talks about his inspiring battle with Parkinson’s Disease and his refusal to let it conquer his lifelong dreams.

With 43 years and over 26,000 hours in the cockpit, Bob is uniquely qualified to take us along as he talks about his life, successes, and failures.

Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or keenly interested in stories of courage and inspiration, you’re sure to find this presentation engaging.

Call 207-567-4147 today to reserve your seat.

For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org

Tai Chi at Stockton Harbor

Yes! We are going to be practicing tai chi outside at the harbor. This is truly one beautiful place. Please join us. All levels are welcome. There is plenty of level space, and you can social distance as much as you like.

Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 11 starting Tuesday, June 8. In case of bad weather, we will be meeting at the town hall, lower level.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Stockton Springs Community Library to be added to the email list and receive additional information.

Tai Chi at Stockton Harbor

SSCL Virtual Story Hour – September 19, 2020

Join us on Facebook Live Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:00 am as Patsy Baldus reads “The Whale’s Song” written by Dyan Sheldon and beautifully illustrated by Gary Blythe.

In “The Whale’s Song,” Lilly’s grandmother shares a wonderful story with her about the magic of whales and the special gift they bring to someone who appreciates them. Uncle Frederick has a more practical view about whales and thinks Lilly’s Grandmother is talking nonsense. But Lilly believes she has just the right gift to give to the whales. Will the whales reward Lilly with a song?

As Ms. Baldus explains “Whales do come to the coast of Maine, and while this book showcases blue whales and humpbacks, we are more likely to see minke whales closer to our shores. ”

Kids will learn how to create a cardboard Seashore Wreath and how to write their very own whale song!

Children are encouraged to bring in their wreaths and original whale songs to be showcased in Mary’s room at the Library.

SSCL’s Virtual Story Time is filmed live at Stockton Springs Community Library in Mary’s Room and includes a book reading, a simple craft to make at home, and a writing exercise.

Stockton Springs Community Library is an all volunteer library located in Stockton Springs, Maine. Free membership is available to anyone from any community.

“Art in the Stacks” artist Anne Spencer

Anne was named the Featured Artist for the 2020 Senior College Art Festival, held at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast each year.  She had an early interest in drawing, painting, and lettering. She received a BA in Fine Arts from Wilson College including courses in art history, aesthetics, oil painting, and graphic design. She received professional competency in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. 

During her 45 years of OT practice, 26 years in Maine, Anne continued painting and exhibiting, as well as traveling extensively. She received an MA from the University of Maine, at Orono in Liberal Studies, in areas of art, history, and health. 

“I continue to exhibit paintings and enjoy teaching watercolor classes to students who are interested in drawing and painting yet fearful to begin.”

Anne Spencer

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) is please to be partnering with Anne Spencer in presenting her work at the upcoming “Art in the Stacks” event, which is to be held during SSCL’s open hours: Monday and Wednesday 3-5; Tuesday 4-7; Thursday 9-12 and 6:30-8:30; and Saturday 9-3 from September 3 through October 8. For more information contact the library at 207-567-4147.

“Art in the Stacks” artist Peter Walls

Peter Walls has a BFA from NYSSC at Alfred University and an MFA from Louisiana State University, where he taught printmaking, design and digital art until moving back to New England. He is a full time studio and decorative artist and shows regularly throughout Maine. 

In 2016 he moved to Stockton Springs where he lives and maintain his studio. You can see more of his work at www.peterwallsstudio.com.

“My work is the manifestations of the beauty and mystery I find in my interactions with the natural world here in Mid Coast Maine through the process of experimentation with pigments, found materials, color and texture. My images are “built” to reveal a narrative for: fish, birds, and other living organisms.These ethereal images are creations, composites of my many years of being involved with the decorative arts and my printmaking training; this series is a true marriage of my love of nature, sense of place, and my artistic background.”

Peter Walls

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) is please to be partnering with Peter Walls in presenting his work at the upcoming “Art in the Stacks” event, which is to be held during SSCL’s open hours: Monday and Wednesday 3-5; Tuesday 4-7; Thursday 9-12 and 6:30-8:30; and Saturday 9-3 from September 3 through October 8. For more information contact the library at 207-567-4147.

“Art in the Stacks” artist Betty Schopmeyer

Betty Schopmeyer moved to Maine from the Wash, D.C. area in 2001. Her painting life began in 2013, after retiring from a long career as a speech pathologist, followed by a second career of 11 years at the Penobscot Marine Museum, as grants writer and education director. 

“I began to take classes in Color Theory from master teacher, Kris Engman, to whom I owe a great deal. Color Theory was an eye opener, in so many ways.

In 2018, a group of fellow artists and I opened Local Color Gallery, in Belfast, Maine, an exciting step in my journey as an artist. Art has been a source of discovery and delight! And, it continues…I have learned that as painters we never arrive, we just keep experimenting, taking classes, practicing and most of all looking and seeing the world in new ways.”

Betty Schopmeyer

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) is please to be partnering with Betty Schopmeyer in presenting her work at the upcoming “Art in the Stacks” event, which is to be held during SSCL’s open hours: Monday and Wednesday 3-5; Tuesday 4-7; Thursday 9-12 and 6:30-8:30; and Saturday 9-3 from September 3 through October 8. For more information contact the library at 207-567-4147.

“Art in the Stacks” artist Scott Moore

Scott Moore grew up in the Washington D.C. area. His parents were both artists. His mother was a freelance fashion illustrator, his father was art director of The Institute of Heraldry, an agency which designed flags, medals, and seals for the federal government. When he was sixteen the family moved to Rockland, Maine.

Scott attended the Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art) and graduated in 1978 with a B. F. A. in painting. Scott has exhibited professionally ever since. His work is included in numerous private and corporate collections here and abroad. He has lived in Stockton Springs for the past thirty-two years. 

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) is please to be partnering with Scott Moore in presenting his work at the upcoming “Art in the Stacks” event, which is to be held during SSCL’s open hours: Monday and Wednesday 3-5; Tuesday 4-7; Thursday 9-12 and 6:30-8:30; and Saturday 9-3 from September 3 through October 8. For more information contact the library at 207-567-4147.