• Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, August 17 at 6 p.m.

    Join us for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French!  This group will meet weekly on Thursdays to speak French.  We will offer some activities, questions, and other approaches to practicing the language, but mostly it will be up to the group to determine what the format will be.  We welcome anyone with a French Language interest to participate.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Fiber Arts Group
    Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m.

    All are welcome to join our Fiber Arts Group.  
    If you embroider, cross-stitch, sew, weave, quilt, whatever you do - if it’s done with fiber and it’s portable, we welcome you. 

    We meet on Friday from 10-12, as long as the library is open. All ages & levels of ability are encouraged to join us for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation.  For more information, please contact Anne Mosey at amosey@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 

     
  • ​Organizational Zen with Janie Downey Maxwell
    Thursday, August 31 at 2:30 p.m.

    Have you ever bought something you already owned because it was easier than finding the thing you had? Do you find yourself misplacing keys, glasses, or small children? Are you feeling overwhelmed and edgy over things you may have forgotten to do? Join organizational habits expert Janie Downey Maxwell and learn how to get more done. From big projects to everyday tasks, Janie can help bring organizational peace into your life. Please bring a pad of paper and something to write with. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Lunch and Learn: The Friendship of Henry Strater and Ernest Hemingway
    Friday, September 1 at 12 p.m.

    Please join us for an exciting new Lunch and Learn program series! We’ve partnered with the Ogunquit Museum of American Art to offer a four part series of art lectures and art viewing opportunities. For our first event, we will be hosting OMAA’s art educator for a talk about the museum’s exhibit on the friendship between Henry Strater and Ernest Hemingway. The exhibit not only “captures their tumultuous relationship in a series of paintings, photographs, illustrated books and archival materials”, but also explores the connection between visual and literary arts. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch; light refreshments will be provided. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • Toddler Storytime
    Tuesday, September 5 at 1:30 p.m.
     
    Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet us for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.  
  • ​Documentary Screening: In the Blood
    Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m.

    Maine musician, photographer, and filmmaker Sumner McKane will be at the library to present his exceptional documentary In the Blood. The movie vividly brings to life the world of 19th century Maine loggers.  Based on the stories of loggers themselves, the documentary promises to be a “striking virtual journey into the 19th century Maine woods.” This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Toddler Storytime
    Wednesday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m.

    Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet us for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.  
  • ​Random Fandom: USA
    Wednesday, September 6 at 2 p.m.

    The first Wednesday of every month, we celebrate a popular theme geared towards kids in grades 5-8.  Come and make crafts, eat snacks, play games, and talk all about the theme. This month, celebrate the country we live in and the state(s) we love with our USA Random Fandom! Craft your favorite state with string art; make sure you can say you’ve been everywhere with the retro Game of the States, and more. These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Ogunquit Museum of American Art Site Visit HELD OFFSITE
    Friday, September 8 at 12 p.m.

    As a follow up to our September 1 Lunch and Learn program, the library will be hosting a site visit to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. On this outing we will explore the exhibit featured in our Lunch and Learn, Ernest Hemingway and Henry Strater.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  This program is being held off-site, and registration is required. To register, please call the library at 207-646-8181. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org.


     
  • Lego and Rubik‚Äôs Cube Club
    Friday, September 8 at 3 p.m.

    Let the brain games begin! Participants are invited to build master creations with Legos provided by the library.  We will also have Rubik’s cubes on hand with instructions on how to solve the Cube.  All ages welcome.  These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Mother Goose Storytime
    Monday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m.

    Join us for Mother Goose Mondays! Children ages 0-24 months and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.

     



Solar Eclipse Glasses

We've been getting lots of calls about solar eclipse glasses for the upcoming eclipse on August 21st. Unfortunately, we don't have the glasses here at the library - but there are LOTS of ways you can make your own! Here's one example of how to DIY some solar eclipse glasses:
 
http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Steps-to-Creating-Your-Own-Solar-Eclipse-Glasses-2/                                                            
 
Construction Begins!
Wednesday, August 9

The Wells Public Library is pleased to announce that construction is beginning on its long awaited building project. Beginning on August 9th the front parking lot and its entrance will be closed to the public for approximately 6 months.
A groundbreaking ceremony will be forthcoming,
stay tuned for more information!

 

New Download Library Information

The Maine InfoNet Download Library has taken on a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This replaced the Overdrive platform beginning March 1.
 
To access the new service, simply download the app for your device by going to: http://yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/how-it-works
or go to:
http://download.maineinfonet.org
and follow the links to login via your library.  
 
**With Maine’s new download library, patrons will need to opt-in to receive email notifications. If you would like to receive emails when your cloudLibrary loans are expiring or if you’d like to be notified when your holds become available – don’t forget to opt-in!

To do this, simply sign into your cloudLibrary app. At the top of the screen, click on “Settings”.  Under the heading “Email Notification” select “Yes, notify me”, then enter your email address in the text box that appears.**
 
*Users of Kindle devices should be advised that the Kindle Fire (2nd generation or newer) works with the cloudLibrary, but e-ink Kindles do not.*
 
We know this is a big transition! If you have questions or need help setting up the new software, please contact Library Director Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.org or Adult Services Librarian Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org.

For more information please check out: http://www.maineinfonet.org/downloadlibrary/
 

eReaders on Loan!

The Library now has five eReaders for loan! These devices can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks at a time, and will be loaded with the top five most requested books at the time of purchase.  Check one out today!

 
Wells Public Library Newsletter

We now publish a quarterly newsletter including information on our adult and childrens programs, library news, and reminders about important library services and policies. 

If you live in Wells, your copy of the newsletter has been mailed. If you don't receive a copy, you can read it here anytime, or pick one up at the library! 

Click here to read the June-August newsletter

Click here to read the March-May newsletter

Click here to read the December-February newsletter