Pie Sale & Pick-a-Prize Raffle

pieThe next Pie Sale will be August 9th, 10:00-12:00. There will also be a Pick-a-Prize Raffle. We are still soliciting donations for the raffle. On August 8 & 9, people can buy a sheet of 25 raffle tickets for $10 and choose which prizes they want to win. We will do the drawig for the raffle after the Story Slam. You do not need to be present to win ... except for the door prize!

Story Slam

Story SlamSaturday, August 9th, 7:00pm at the Lbrary
The Story Slam theme this year is "Oops!" Come tell your story and listen to friends and neighbors tell theirs. No contest involved. Just good fun! Anyone can tell a story. They have to be true stories and they have to be short stories. After that, it is up to you. Everyone who tells a story gets a free, original Story Slam T-shirt, donated by Liberty Graphics!

Pick-a-Prize Raffle drawing afterwards (see details above). There will be a door prize!

Textile Photographs and Collage

Art of Deborah Rustin CyrDeborah Rustin Cyr’s work will be on display at the library for the month of August. There will be a reception on Saturday, August 16 from 10-12:00 and the artist will be on hand to discuss her work including the techniques she uses and has developed.

Deborah works primarily in two directions. In one she uses photographs-her own, found photos, photos of friends and family as well as old advertising pictures from vintage magazines. She manipulates these images digitally and then prints them on specially treated cottons and silks before working them into larger constructions. In the other direction she cuts and reconfigures images

Ticks

Deer tickThis has been a particularly bad year for ticks. The eight-legged parasite is a relative newcomer to Maine, moving up the coast from southern New England over the past 20 years and becoming increasingly prevalent, especially along the Midcoast. And ticks are wreaking havoc along the way, whether it is a deer tick, dog tick, or lone star tick. They carry pathogens that harm animals and humans — bacteria, viruses and protozoa. What to do?

Tick-borne Diseases in Maine, a Physician’s Reference Manual states that “Ticks are attracted to a variety of host factors including body heat and carbon dioxide. They will transfer to a potential host when one brushes directly against them and then seek a site for attachment.” They cannot jump or fly. In the guide from the Maine Center for Disease Control, it says, "Limiting exposure to ticks reduces the likelihood of any tick-born disease infection. In persons exposed to tick-infested habitats, prompt careful inspection and removal of crawling or attached ticks is an important

Win a Kindle Fire HD!

Kindle Fire HDThroughout the summer, the Library will be selling raffle tickets for a Kindle Fire 7" Tablet, 8GB. Experience eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV, and games on a stunning HD display. Tickets are $5 each. The raffle will be drawn on August 23rd. You do not need to be present to win. This prize was purchased for the library by a generous donor.
Learn more about this Kindle.

Ancestry.com Library Edition

grandparentsGenealogy Workshop/Ancestry.com - Thursday, July 31st, 1:00-2:30 - Emily Schroeder from Maine State Library will teach a workshop about Ancestry.com Library Edition. We have several computers that can be used or you can bring your own laptop. Space is limited so we may have to share computers.

This class will highlight search tools and point out other useful features of Ancestry.com: advanced search, special collections, geographical location, and Ancestry’s Card Catalog. Emily will

Frogs of Maine

frogTwenty people became trained to help count frogs in Maine as a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA. The 8 frogs and 1 toad that live Maine:

 

2014 Maine Readers' Choice Award

Maine Readers' Choice Award

Book Discussion Group
This summer, we will be reading the books from the the Maine Readers' Choice Award list. It's easy to participate:
  • Read one of the books from the list.
  • Come to the Library on Tuesdays, Aug. 5, & Sept. 2 at 7:00pm
  • Discuss the book(s) you read.
  • Vote for your favorite book in September.

Pick up a MRCA booklet at the library or print one here and learn how you can win a $25 gift certificate from Lori’s Café. All the books are available to borrow from the library. The following titles have been selected for the 2014 Shortlist for the Maine Reader’s Choice Award:

Mittens & Hats for Kids

knitted mittens There is a basket at the library to collect knitted mittens for kids. If you are a knitter, please help fill the basket with hand knit mittens. 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 diffenet sizes that you can pick-up at the library. She also left some yarn. A simple pattern for hats can be found here.

 

Story Time/Summer

Fizz, Boom, Read!Fizz, Boom, Read!  is the theme for our summer library program.

Story Time - Thursdays at 10:30 Beginning July 10th, Story Time each week will feature a different science theme. (See Flyer for dates and themes.) Activities will be geared for kids ages 3-7 and their parents/caregiver, but younger and older children are welcome if they are not disruptive. There will be stories, songs, games, crafts, and snack – all related to science!

LEGO Group - Thursdays in July, 4:00-5:00 (Beginning July 10th) A high school Volunteer will be coordinator.

Mad Science Show – Thursday, July 24th, 6:30 at Walker School A jaw dropping science show packed with cool reactions and a real-life Mad Scientist who loves to bust molecules.

Get a Summer Reading Calendar at the library or on the website. Read for 30-minutes a day. Turn in your Calendar to the Library at the end of the summer for fabulous science prizes!

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