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Essential Oils: Monday, March 2, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Tracey Chaves. Come join us beat the winter blues. Open to all.
Nick Lind, the Outreach and Network Manager, for the Maine Audubon Society will speak at SSCL on Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 pm.
The very popular Family Game Night is returning this March 25th! From 6:30 to 8:00 pm. More information to follow soon.
Ongoing Programs and meetings
Painting Group. Every Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm. For artists of all skill levels and experience.
SSCL Board Meeting. Second Tuesday. 6:30 pm. February 11, March 10. Board members & trustees discuss library business. Volunteers and the general public are always welcome to attend library board meetings.
Story Hour. First Saturdays. February 1, March 7, 10 – 11 am. Stories, crafts & other fun activities, snack. Open to all children who love to have a book read to them. Free event. Mike Curio to read Dr. Seuss during the March 7 Story Hour.
Tai Chi – Friday & Tuesday Classes. Every Tuesday and Friday unless otherwise noted. 9:30 – 11:00 am. Held next door at the lower level of the Stockton Springs Town Office. Friday session is free to all Stockton Springs residents. Tuesday session has a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Everyone is welcome. Please note: If RSU #20 is closed due to inclement weather Tai Chi will not be held that day.
New Monday Book Group. Third Monday, 1 pm. February 17, March 16. New group with a special focus. Meets upstairs in Mary’s Room. Call 567-4147 for more information.
Tuesday Reading Group. Third Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. February 18, March 17. Group is at capacity and is closed to new members.
Upcoming book selections:
Feb. 18: – Poetry reading and discussion. Poets selected by the group members include: Mary Oliver, Alfred Tennyson, W. B. Yeats, James Dickey, Carolyn Locke, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Kate Barnes.
Mar. 17: – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Apr. 21: – People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
May 19: – Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
Thursday Book Club. Third Thursday. 1:00 – 3:00 pm. February 20. The Thursday Book Club welcomes new members. No meeting this March or April. Upcoming book selections:
Feb. 20: Concluding the discussion from last month on Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight
March: no meeting
April: no meeting
May 16: Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
June 18: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi
Contact the library at 207-567-4147 for more information about the ongoing and special events and programs.
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Local author and historian Mac Smith has a new book coming out this Spring. Author talk at the library coming soon.
National Library Week is celebrated from April 19 through the 25th. Special activities to be announced soon.
Annual library fundraising Events
Book Bake and Plant Sale. Held annually on the 1st Saturday in June from 9 am to 3 pm. The year’s sale is June 6, 2020. This is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. The library weeds out books and movies annually according to its policies to make room for new materials. Donations of books and movies for the sale are accepted in the last two weeks of May. Homemade baked goods can be brought to the library the morning of the sale unless prior arrangements have been made. Donations of locally grown perennials can be brought to the library a few days before the sale. And everything goes on sale at 9:00 am.
For more information contact the library at 567-4147.
Donations of books at other times of the year. The library cannot accept large quantities of books and movies during the rest of the year due to limited shelf and storage space. The library does accept a limited number of book and movie donations. If it is a recent title, which the library doesn’t own, that our patrons may enjoy borrowing it may be added to the library collection depending on space availability. Otherwise these donations are put on the shelf in the entrance lobby and sold at a nominal fee of $1 per hardback and 50 cents per paperback.
Pie and Art Festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in August. This year’s event is on August 15, 2020 from 9 am till 1 pm.. A wide variety of homemade pies, sweet and savory, are baked and donated by local volunteers. 100% of the pie sale proceeds benefit the library’s endowment fund.
Artists who have participated in past years include members of the painting group that meets weekly at the library and other local artists such as Scott Moore, Betty Schopmeyr, Harriet Seekins, Judy Ham, Anne Marie Walsh, Hugh Spier, Buck Buckley, Cathy Melio, Penny Jordan, and Anne Spencer. The library receives a commission from the sale of art work, which also benefits the endowment fund. Every one is invited to come to Concord House to feed body and soul.
The Fifth Annual Great Event & Community Yard Sale is held on the Saturday after Labor Day. The Fourth Annual Great Event is on Saturday. September 12, 2020. From 9 am to 2 pm. Besides the community yard sale, we will have a barbecue, children’s events, bake sale, sometimes we have a tea room, coffee and homemade doughnuts. Information about how to participate by renting a table and/or table space, or volunteering to help with the event is available at the library.