Tech Tuesday Ends for Season; New Computer Classes Begin April 23

Tech Tuesday stalwarts wrapped up their season this month with great laughter. They will reconvene in October. In the meantime, many other opportunities for computer instruction are available at the library this spring. Thanks to a wonderful collaborative opportunity with Americorps and the Digital Equity Center, five classes will be available in April and May.

The classes meet on Tuesdays from 11:00 until 2:00. Pre-registration (367-5926) is required so that the library has adequate supplies for all interested.  The class schedule is as follows:

  • April 23 and April 30–Introduction to Computers
  • May 7–Internet Safety
  • May 14 and May 21–Google Tools

Don’t miss this great opportunity. It is free, convenient, and sure to be fun, like all events at the library!

March Events

Mark  your calendars now; join your friends and neighbors at the library! For more details, check the Events page.

Monday, March 5, 2:00 – 4:00  PM Tech Tuesday
Saturday, March 9, 9:00 AM Story Hour
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 AM Globe T-Readers
Every Tuesday, 9:30 AM PALS Kindermusik

Genealogy Specialist to Give Workshop

What does your family tree look like? B. J. Jamieson, genealogy reference specialist at the Maine State Library, will be at the library on Thursday, February 28, at 4:00 PM, to teach you how to research your family’s history. Learn from an expert about the free research tools available through the Digital Maine Library, including and MyHeritage. Bring your questions and enjoy a fun, informative workshop with your fellow genealogists.

New Director Named

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Jill Larrabee of Stonington has been selected as the library’s new director. Sandra Ward, President of the Board, noted that “it’s an exciting time and I feel we are making an investment in our future and am confident Jill will serve us with distinction.” Jill has served on the Board of Trustees for three years. She not only volunteered to be the Board’s recording secretary, but served as a driving force on the Programs and Outreach Committee. She volunteered countless hours planning story hours, designing floats, and creating interesting exhibits for the library.

In announcing the news, Sandy pointed to the great strides the library has made over the past decade:  expanding its collections, increasing its circulation, broadening its programming, fortifying its infrastructure, attracting new visitors and building strong relationships with its patrons, donors and board members. Jill will build on this strong foundation and take the library to even new heights. The library’s future is bright!

Need Help with your New Year’s Resolutions?

With the new Digital Maine Library, you have hundreds of resources at your fingertips. What to learn a new language? Try Pronunciator–87 languages from which to choose.  Need to fix that old heap in the yard? Check out the ChiltonLibrary. Tired of the same old authors you read last year? Use Novelist Plus for new suggestions.

All of this can be done from home. If you need help, stop by or call the library.

January Events

Mark  your calendars now; join your friends and neighbors at the library! For more details, check the Events page.


Saturday, January 5, 9:00 AM Story Hour
Tuesday, January 8, 3-5 PM Tech Tuesday
Saturday, January 19, 9:00 AM Globe T-readers
Monday, January 21, 9:30 AM Baby Rhyme Time

Open House

The dust has settled, the heat and water are back on, and the library has reopened after a month of construction and improvements. To celebrate, the library Board of Trustees invites everyone to an open house on Saturday, December 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

We will be filling a time capsule so please bring an artifact that you would like to add to the capsule.

Come hungry…we will have an array of food and beverages. The first 30 visitors will receive door prizes.

If you can’t make the afternoon event, come in the morning. Story hour will be at its usual time, 9:00 AM, after which the library is open for business from 10:00 AM until noon. There will be cookies and snacks for all.

These renovations have taken years of planning. We are delighted to share the results with you, our loyal patrons, friends, and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.