Bats

batTuesday, September 22, 6:30pm
Annie Kassler has put together a fascinating presentation on bats which has received great reviews at venues throughout Maine.

Bats are the most misunderstood and under-appreciated creature on the planet. Many people are surprised to learn that bats are gentle creatures that play an essential role in our planet’s ecology and global economy.

Kassler will feature 100 slides and discuss why you should care about bats, demonstrate how to remove a bat from your house and provide the latest update on the fight against White Nose Syndrome which is devastating bat populations in Maine and all of eastern North America.

Kassler is a speaker with Bat Conservation International and a member of the White Nose Syndrome Communications Group.

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Navy Street Art Exhibit

Frasco

Debbie Frasco is exhibiting her collage artwork through September 26th. Debbie has been an artist since she was a child. In 2007, she began teaching art classes for Adult Ed. in Belfast. She also teaches water colors and acrylic painting classes. Always learning, Debbie has recently begun experimenting with alcohol inks.

Debbie uses paper from many sources, such as newspaper, decorative paper, bee’s nest, and anything else she wants to incorporate into her collage works. The works displayed at the library are for sale, and she also accepts commission work.

Saturday, September 26 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Learn something new! Debbie will teach a class about creating a collage. Beginners are welcome but age 12 and older. Bring a photo idea for inspiration, if you wish. Participants are asked to pay $5 to Debbie for art supplies. You can also register for her Adult Ed. classes, Art – Paint with Paper, which begins on September 15th.

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Maine Readers Choice Award

mrca-labelVoting is now open for the 2015 Maine Readers’ Choice Award.

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The finalists are:

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Euphoria by Lily King
Redeployment by Phil Klay

The Maine Readers’ Choice Award, officially established in 2013 by the Maine State Library and the Maine Library Association, recognizes the best in adult fiction published in the United States the previous year. Maine readers can vote for one of the three finalists until September 15th. The winner will be announced in October.

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Mittens

mittensAttention knitters! Time to get your knitting needles clicking and clacking on mittens for the children at Walker School and the children in the WaldoCAP Head Start Program.  Although summer is not over yet, winter will be with us before we know it. Please help fill the basket at the library once again with hand knit mittens. There is always a great need at Walker School for mittens, especially for the younger children, and for the preschool children in the Head Start Program at WaldoCAP.

Thursday, September 17, 6:30pm
Come join us at the library for a few tips on making mittens, patterns to pick from or share with others, answers to any questions you may have about the mitten project, and to meet other knitters.  Bring your patterns and your knitting. We have yarn if you need some but can use more donations of yarn. If you are not able to join us, we still would be happy to have your help in making the children warm and safe.

Note: We are still collecting adult-size chemo hats for the Harold Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta. Can we get 26 hats?

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150 Years Ago

150About 35 years ago, Janet Heslam bought from an antique shop in Brooks four daily journals from October 1864 to October 1871.  It turns out they were written by a man in Montville who farmed, but he also supervised the one room school houses. At the end of the first journal, she found the signature of H. M. Howard. The other journals are not signed. Janet determined the journalist was 27, in 1865, and his daughter Eva died in 1864. Janet decided to transcribe these journals to share in her weekly letters to her grandchildren. She offered to share these transcriptions so they could be posted on the Library webpage for everyone to read. We will post one a month. It will be interesting as we go through the year to compare the daily happenings of a man 150 years ago to the present day. We hope you enjoy!

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Disc Cleaning

discWe 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 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.

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