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   Monday, September 22, 2014
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, this program offers special lap rhymes, finger plays, and books to introduce your child to language and socialization. 


   Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:30 PM -
Money in Politics
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Money in Politics: Democracy's Crisis in Confidence will be the subject of a non-partisan program featuring B.J. McCollister from the non-profit, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections. Mr. McCollister will speak about the threat of money in politics, upcoming state and federal legislation, and lead a discussion to determine how the voice of the mill worker is heard as clearly as the voice of the CEO. This is the first program in our Fall Political Series. 


1:15 PM -
Afternoon Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Devin Burritt   646-8181
dburritt@wellstown.org
This month's selection is Homeland and Other Stories by Barbara Kingsolver. Please register by calling the library at 646-8181.  This program is co-sponsored by the Wells Public Library and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education. 


   Wednesday, September 24, 2014
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Healthcare Navigators
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Robin Bibber and Celyn Reed will help you understand what Obamacare is, how to compare health insurance plans, and how to enroll during Open Enrollment which begins November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. 

For more information please contact Krisit Bryant at 646-8181 or kbryant@wellstown.org



10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver, this program features books, songs, and movement activities all designed to help develop language skills. There will also be an optional craft at the end of the program.


   Friday, September 26, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Knitting and Crochet Group
Event Location:
Contact: Ann Mosey   646-8181
amosey@wellstown.org
Join us every Friday for our free drop-in knitting and crochet group.Come in with your current work in progress; or with your yarn, needles or hooks, and we can provide training or inspiration if you want it. We welcome all ages, male or female, beginner or advanced. We're a friendly, warm, informal group of crafters. For more information call Anne Mosey at 646-8181 or email amosey@wellstown.org.


   Monday, September 29, 2014
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, this program offers special lap rhymes, finger plays, and books to introduce your child to language and socialization.  


   Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6:30 PM -
Jim Witherell Reading
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Join Maine author Jim Witherell as he reads and speaks about his newly released book Ed Muskie: Made in Maine. According to the Portland Press Herald, "It's a lively chronicle of the Maine statesman from his origins to end of his second gubernatorial term in 1959." This is the second program in our Fall Political Series. 

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at 646-8181 or kbryant@wellstown.org




   Wednesday, October 01, 2014
10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver, this program features books, songs, and movement activities all designed to help develop language skills. There will also be an optional craft at the end of the program.


   Friday, October 03, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Learn with Naturalist Josh Fecteau
Event Location: Harbor Park
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Join us at Harbor Park down at Wells Harbor for a slow-paced nature walk to identify the trees dropping leaves, shrubs heavy with fruit, and some late flowering wildflowers, as well as the birds we see along our walk.  After the program we will enjoy some light refreshments in the gazebo!  Feel free to bring a lunch if you wish, the library will provide drinks and dessert.  For more information, please call 646-8181 or email kbryant@wellstown.org.


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Random Fandom Friday
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org

This month’s Random Fandom will be celebrating all things zombie! Stop by the library on Friday, October 3 at 2:00 to make a zombie craft, talk about your favorite zombie series, eat snacks, and play games. This program is open to grades 5 -8.




   Monday, October 06, 2014
6:30 PM -
Muslim Journeys
Event Location: Wells High School Auditorium
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Join us for the second of two programs designed to explore various elements of the Muslim culture. We will view the film Koran by Heart and then follow the film with a discussion with Reza Jalali, a human rights and Muslim scholar. He was raised in Iran as a Kurd and in 1985 he moved to Maine where he became the Muslim Chaplain at Bates College. This program will be held at the Wells High School Auditorium, and is co-sponsored by Friends of the Wells Public Library, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Education program, and the Maine Humanities Council.  


10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, this program offers special lap rhymes, finger plays, and books to introduce your child to language and socialization. 


   Wednesday, October 08, 2014
10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver, this program features books, songs, and movement activities all designed to help develop language skills. There will also be an optional craft at the end of the program.


   Thursday, October 09, 2014
1:00 PM -
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
Leaves, pine cones, and hidden treasure will all be included in our fall scavenger hunt! Lists will be available all day at the library, and small prizes will be awarded to those who complete them. For all ages. For more information, please contact Cidney at cmayes@wellstown.org. 


   Friday, October 10, 2014
3:30 PM -
Pumpkin Decorating
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
October is the perfect time of year to decorate pumpkins! On October 10th, stop by the library to decorate pumpkins, and have some pumpkin pie and cookies! For ages 3 - 5th grade. 


   Monday, October 13, 2014
10:00 AM -
Closed for Columbus Day
Event Location:
Contact:    
The library will be closed Monday, October 13 for Columbus Day. 


   Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:15 PM -
Evening Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Devin Burritt   646-8181
dburritt@wellstown.org
This month's selection is Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Please register by calling the library at 646-8181. This program is co-sponsored by the Wells Public Library and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education. 


   Wednesday, October 15, 2014
10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver, this program features books, songs, and movement activities all designed to help develop language skills. There will also be an optional craft at the end of the program.


   Thursday, October 16, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Healthcare Navigators
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Robin Bibber and Celyn Reed will help you understand what Obamacare is, how to compare health insurance plans, and how to enroll during Open Enrollment which begins November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. 

For more information please contact Krisit Bryant at 646-8181 or kbryant@wellstown.org



   Monday, October 20, 2014
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, this program offers special lap rhymes, finger plays, and books to introduce your child to language and socialization. 


   Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver, this program features books, songs, and movement activities all designed to help develop language skills. There will also be an optional craft at the end of the program.


   Monday, October 27, 2014
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, this program offers special lap rhymes, finger plays, and books to introduce your child to language and socialization.  


   Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:15 PM -
Afternoon Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
This month's selection is Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. Please register in advance by calling the library at 646-8181.  This program is co-sponsored by the Wells Public Library and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education


6:00 PM -
Candidate's Night
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Join us to meet local candidates for the November elections. This non-partisan event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters. Town officials will be on hand to answer questions about local issues on the ballot. This is the third program in our Fall Political Series. 





   Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver, this program features books, songs, and movement activities all designed to help develop language skills. There will also be an optional craft at the end of the program.


   Friday, October 31, 2014
12:00 PM -
Lunch and Learn: An Allagash Haunting
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org

The Wells Public Library presents a special Halloween Lunch and Learn! We’ll be "treated” to the professionally adapted audio program of Maine Author, Tim Caverly’s book, An Allagash Haunting-A Radio Classic. Join us for this entertaining and spooky story of 10 year old Olivia’s canoe trip down the Allagash as she finds herself alone in the remote Maine woods in perhaps the worst storm ever! Listeners will hear snapping campfires, ghostly music, the haunting call of a loon as over 120 scenic and historic pictures of the Maine woods are shown. 

Feel free to bring a lunch if you wish, the library will provide drinks and desserts for this special Halloween Lunch and Learn! For more information, please contact Kristi at kbryant@wellstown.org, or 646-8181. 




   Monday, November 03, 2014
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, this program offers special lap rhymes, finger plays, and books to introduce your child to language and socialization. 


   Tuesday, November 04, 2014
6:15 PM -
Evening Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Devin Burritt   646-8181
dburritt@wellstown.org
This month's selection is Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler. Please register in advance by calling the library at 646-8181. This program is co-sponsored by the Wells Public Library and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education. 


   Wednesday, November 05, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Memoir Writing
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Learn the craft of memoir writing with authors Ann Hood, Richard Hoffman, Suzane Strempek Shea, and Helen Peppe. Join these nationally known New England authors to talk about writing memoir, how memoir affects family, and how to begin writing your memoir. 

Registration is required for this event. Please register by calling the library at 646-8181. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org 



10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver, this program features books, songs, and movement activities all designed to help develop language skills. There will also be an optional craft at the end of the program.


   Thursday, November 06, 2014
6:30 PM -
Two Old Friends
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Please join us for a repeat-performance by two fantastic musicians. Emery Hutchins and Jim Prendergast will be performing songs, tunes, and stories from Ireland and America. This duo plays a unique combination of Celtic and American county music. 

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. 



   Friday, November 07, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Learn: The Historic Victoria Mansion of Portland
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org

Friday, November 7th from 12-1—Lunch and Learn with senior staff from the Victoria Mansion of Portland! Join us to learn about this historic national landmark which was the summer home for Ruggles Sylvester Morse, a Maine native who made his fortune in New Orleans as the proprietor of luxury hotels. You’ll hear why the Victoria Mansion is so unique, see some great photos, and learn how the staff and volunteers prepare the mansion for the holiday season and their thousands of visitors! 

Feel free to bring a lunch if you wish, the library will provide drinks and dessert. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at 646-8181, or kbryant@wellstown.org. 




   Monday, November 10, 2014
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, this program offers special lap rhymes, finger plays, and books to introduce your child to language and socialization. 


   Tuesday, November 11, 2014
1:00 PM -
Closed for Veteran's Day
Event Location:
Contact:    
The library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. 


   Wednesday, November 12, 2014
10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver, this program features books, songs, and movement activities all designed to help develop language skills. There will also be an optional craft at the end of the program.


   Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 PM -
History of Political Cartoons
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Erin Bishop, Ph.D, will be back at the Wells Public Library to examine different political cartoons, and break down their components to understand what makes them effective. In addition, we will examine how political cartoons have swayed public opinion in the political process. Erin is a lot of fun, and presents in an entertaining, yet informative way. You won't want to miss this last program in our Fall Political Series! 

For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at 646-8181 or kbryant@wellstown.org.  



   Monday, November 17, 2014
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, this program offers special lap rhymes, finger plays, and books to introduce your child to language and socialization. 


   Tuesday, November 18, 2014
1:15 PM -
Afternoon Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
This month's selection is Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden.
Please register in advance by calling the library at 646-8181.  This program is co-sponsored by the Wells Public Library and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education



   Wednesday, November 19, 2014
10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 2-5 years with a caregiver, this program features books, songs, and movement activities all designed to help develop language skills. There will also be an optional craft at the end of the program.


   Friday, November 21, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mockingjay Release Party
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
Join us for our annual Hunger Games party in anticipation of the evening release of Mockingjay, the third film in the Hunger Games series. There will be snacks, crafts, and games! This program is for grades 5 and up. 

For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at 646-8181 or cmayes@wellstown.org. 



   Monday, November 24, 2014
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
For children ages 0-24 months with a caregiver, this program offers special lap rhymes, finger plays, and books to introduce your child to language and socialization. 


   Thursday, November 27, 2014
1:00 PM -
Closed for Thanksgiving
Event Location:
Contact:    
The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, November 27 until Saturday, November 29. We will reopen on Monday, December 1. 


   Tuesday, December 09, 2014
6:15 PM -
Evening Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Devin Burritt   646-8181
dburritt@wellstown.org
This month's selection is The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. Please register in advance by calling the library at 646-8181. This program is co-sponsored by the Wells Public Library and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education.


   Tuesday, December 16, 2014
1:15 PM -
Afternoon Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
This month's selection is No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1)
by Alexander McCall Smith. Please register in advance by calling the library at 646-8181.  This program is co-sponsored by the Wells Public Library and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education.



   Thursday, December 25, 2014
1:00 PM -
Closed for the Holiday
Event Location:
Contact:    
We will be closed on Thursday, December 25, and return to regular hours on the 26th. 


   Thursday, January 01, 2015
5:30 AM -
Closed for New Year's Day
Event Location:
Contact:    
The library will be closed Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's Day.