Star Party

Stars & MoonSat. October 18, 7:00pm @ Walker School
Ron Thompson, from Cornerstones of Science, will give a "what's up" in the October sky. Then we will go outside and find constellations in the night sky. Our new library telescope will be set up for viewing.

Dress warmly and bring: flashlights, blankets, and binoculars (7x50 recommended). All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by their parents.

Rain Date: Saturday, Oct. 25th. Same time. Same place.
This event will be postponed even if cloudy skies since we won't be able to see the stars. Check back here for updates.

Online Absentee Ballot Request

Vote buttonThe Online Absentee Ballot Request Service for the November 4th General and Referendum Election is now available at:
http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl

All Maine municipalities are required to accept electronic requests for absentee ballots. Municipal clerks will process the

Winning MRCA Book!

Maine Readers' Choice Award logoThe Maine Readers' Choice Award Committee is pleased to announce the winner for the second annual Maine Readers' Choice Award. The 2014 Award recipient is Donna Tartt for her novel, The Goldfinch.
 
Learn more at the Maine Readers' Choice Award website.

Mittens & Hats for Kids

knitted mittens There is a basket at the library to collect knitted mittens and hats for kids. If you are a knitter, please help fill the basket with hand knit items. They will be given to Waldo Cap for distribution. Sizes for younger children are most needed. For more information, contact Sue Chapin.

If you need a pattern, Sue left directions for 2-needle mittens for three different sizes and a simple hat pattern that you can pick-up at the library. She also left some yarn. A simple pattern for hats can be found here.

 

Story Time

Story Time logoThursdays at 10:30
Share the enjoyment of books and reading at preschool Story Time. It is a fun and safe environment for children and parent or caregiver to share time together at the library and to make new friends. There will be stories, songs, games, crafts, and a snack. See the Fall Flyer for dates and themes.

Disc Cleaning

disc imageWe have a disc cleaning machine to clean the library's DVDs and CDs. If you have personal DVDs, CDs, or game discs that need a buffing, bring them to the library and Jen will clean them for you. We ask for you to pay $2.00 per disc to help cover the cost for the cleaning solutions required. Jen is at the library on Wednesday and Friday afternoons or you can leave them at the library for her to clean. Please leave $2.00, your name and contact information with the disc. We will do our best to improve your discs, but we will not be responsible if the enhancement does not fix the problem or for any damage to the disc.

StoryWalk

The Woodcutter and the Most Beautiful Tree

StoryWalk Kickoff - Saturdy, Oct. 11
Celebrate fall and the with a StoryWalk on the Haystack Mountain Trail featuring children’s book The Woodcutter and the Most Beautiful Tree by Robb N. Johnston. Families will walk along a one-mile trail as Audrey O’Clair makes this beautifully illustrated story about an unlikely friendship between a woodcutter and a tree come alive. Views from the top of Haystack Mountain are sure to be lovely during the peak of fall color!

A StoryWalk features popular children’s books mounted on sign posts along local public access trails. This event combines love of outdoors, physical activity, family togetherness and literacy development. The signs and story will remain up through the November; the seventeen elegant wooden sign posts were locally crafted by Jim Macdonald. For more information see the SWLA (Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance) website.

The Haystack Mountain Trail is one mile and climbs 830 feet above sea level. The trailhead begins behind the Walker School Ball Field. The loop trail takes you to beautiful views surrounded by blueberry barrens at the top.

The StoryWalk is made possible with generous funding from RSU #3 and sponsored by the Sheepscott Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA).

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