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   Monday, March 30, 2015
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
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. 

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 646-8181.



   Tuesday, March 31, 2015
1:30 PM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join 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 646-8181.  



6:30 PM -
Simplifying and Organizing for Spring
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with too much "stuff” in your home and life? Do you wish you could just "get organized”? By using six simple steps, you’ll learn how to get focused, take action and find freedom from your stuff, allowing you to live life and do what you love. Lisa Luken is a Professional Organizer and Simple Living Mentor, helping others find joy and freedom through simplifying. For ideas, inspiration and to learn about Lisa’s own personal simplifying journey visit her website at www.SimpleJoyLiving.com. 


   Wednesday, April 01, 2015
10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join 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 646-8181.  



   Friday, April 03, 2015
12:00 PM -
Lunch and Learn: Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
In celebration of National Poetry Month, come hear Wesley McNair tell us what it is like to be Maine’s Poet Laureate and hear him read some of his poetry. Wes McNair is a writer, editor, and professor. He has authored ten volumes of poetry, most recently, The Lost Child: Ozark Poems. He has also written three books of prose, including a memoir, The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry. In addition, he has also edited several anthologies of Maine writing, and served as a guest editor in poetry of the 2010 Pushcart Prize Annual. Copies of Mr. McNair’s books will be available for sale and signing. You may bring a lunch if you wish, and we will provide light refreshments.


10:30 AM -
Knit and Crochet Group
Event Location:
Contact: Anne Mosey   646-8181
amosey@wellstown.org
Bring your current project to the library! There are always opportunities for beginners to learn a new stitch or tip, and we are open to all kinds of needlework. From embroidery and cross-stitch, to knitting and sewing, whatever you do – if it’s portable, bring it in & join us!  We meet from 10:30-12:00 every Friday, as long as the library is open.  All ages and levels of ability are welcome.


2:00 PM -
Random Fandom: Star Wars
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
It’s time to get ready to celebrate Star Wars!  At this program, geared towards kids in grades 5-8, we will make crafts, talk about our favorite aspects of Star Wars, eat snacks, and play games.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181. 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.   



   Monday, April 06, 2015
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
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. 

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 646-8181.



   Tuesday, April 07, 2015
6:00 PM -
Planning a Preserving Garden
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
If you want to can and freeze your harvest, now is the perfect time to plan your garden with preserving in mind. Come learn from Kate McCarty, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver and Master Gardener, about how to plant a preserving garden. Participants will learn the best produce varieties for canning, how much to plant for your household size, and other tips to maximize yield and overall garden health. Please register by calling the library  at 646-8181.


1:30 PM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join 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 646-8181.  



2:00 PM -
Blackout Poetry
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
April is National Poetry Month!  We will celebrate by creating our own Blackout Poetry.  Blackout Poetry is made by taking a page from a book and blacking out words until you create your own unique poem from the words printed on the page.  Whether you are a poetry enthusiast, or like turning something old into something new, come craft your own poem!  For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.



   Wednesday, April 08, 2015
11:00 AM -
Wellness Wednesday: Get Informed about Autism
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
April is Autism Awareness month. Gayle Fitzpatrick is a national Autism advocate and a member of the Maine Autism Society. She will help us understand Autism and how it affects those who have it at our new Wellness Wednesday series. For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or 646-8181. 


10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join 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 646-8181.  



   Friday, April 10, 2015
10:30 AM -
Knit and Crochet Group
Event Location:
Contact: Anne Mosey   646-8181
amosey@wellstown.org
Bring your current project to the library! There are always opportunities for beginners to learn a new stitch or tip, and we are open to all kinds of needlework. From embroidery and cross-stitch, to knitting and sewing, whatever you do – if it’s portable, bring it in & join us!  We meet from 10:30-12:00 every Friday, as long as the library is open.  All ages and levels of ability are welcome.


   Monday, April 13, 2015
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
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. 

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 646-8181.



   Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6:15 PM -
Evening Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Devin Burritt   646-8181
dburritt@wellstown.org
This month's selection is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. 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.


1:30 PM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join 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 646-8181.  



   Wednesday, April 15, 2015
11:00 AM -
Meet the Trustees of the Wells Public Library
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
In honor of National Library Week come meet our library trustees to ask questions, share your comments, and hear more about the "Growing Again” expansion plans for the library. 


10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join 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 646-8181.  



   Thursday, April 16, 2015
1:00 PM -
The Importance of Telling Your Story
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Thatcher Freund, journalist and memoir writer, will talk about the importance of stories in our lives both to ourselves and to the culture we live in and why it matters so much that we preserve them. Thatcher Freund is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in History, and the Columbia School of Journalism, and has lived in New England off and on for the last twenty years. He is the author of Objects of Desire: The Lives of Antiques and Those Who Pursue Them, which follow the lives of three pieces of American furniture from their creation in the 18th Century to their sales at Sotheby’s some 250 years later. Besides his speaking engagements, Thatcher helps people to write their own memoirs and teaches workshops on memoir writing. Come get inspired to write your story!


2:00 PM -
Anime and Manga Club
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
Do you love anime and manga, or want to know more about them? Join us to watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and talk about your favorite shows and manga!  For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181. 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.



   Friday, April 17, 2015
10:00 AM -
Gardening with Jolene: Building Raised Beds for Gardening
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Join us to learn how to construct your own raised beds for gardening. During the program we’ll build two 4’X4’ raised beds that will be used for future programs at the library. Master Gardener Jolene Staruch will guide us, and you’ll leave with instructions on how to construct your own raised bed. Please call the library at 646-8181 to register. 


10:30 AM -
Knit and Crochet Group
Event Location:
Contact: Anne Mosey   646-8181
amosey@wellstown.org
Bring your current project to the library! There are always opportunities for beginners to learn a new stitch or tip, and we are open to all kinds of needlework. From embroidery and cross-stitch, to knitting and sewing, whatever you do – if it’s portable, bring it in & join us!  We meet from 10:30-12:00 every Friday, as long as the library is open.  All ages and levels of ability are welcome.


   Monday, April 20, 2015
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
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. 

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 646-8181.



   Tuesday, April 21, 2015
1:30 PM -
Money Smart Week: Get Informed, Money Made Easy
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Come to the library to learn how to take charge of your money with the experts from Key Bank in Ogunquit!

In this first program, Muriel Basile of Key Bank Ogunquit will show you how to let your money work for you at this free program.



1:30 PM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join 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 646-8181.  



   Wednesday, April 22, 2015
10:30 AM -
Money Smart Week: Get Informed about Credit Reports
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Come to the library to learn how to take charge of your money with the experts from Key Bank in Ogunquit!

In this second program in our series, Muriel Basile of Key Bank in Ogunquit will explain how to get your credit report and how to use the information to your advantage and earn better credit.



10:30 AM -
Springtime Crafternoon
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Come to the library to make crafts in the sunshine! We will provide the supplies for you to get as creative as you can. We will be hosting two sessions of this fun event: 10:30 a.m. for the younger ages and 2:00 p.m. for grade school and above. 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.



2:00 PM -
Springtime Crafternoon
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Come to the library to make crafts in the sunshine! We will provide the supplies for you to get as creative as you can. We will be hosting two sessions of this fun event: 10:30 a.m. for the younger ages and 2:00 p.m. for grade school and above. 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.



   Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:00 PM -
Money Smart Week: Get Informed Mortgages
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Come to the library to learn how to take charge of your money with the experts from Key Bank in Ogunquit!

In our final program of our Money Smart series, Muriel Basile of Key Bank in Ogunquit will explain mortgages and answer your questions about them.



6:00 PM -
Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Pajama Party
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Ever wonder what happens in the library after dark? Let your stuffed animal find out! Come in for a pajama party, and leave your stuffed animal for a library sleepover. Come back the next day to see pictures of what kind of trouble the animals get into while you’re gone!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.



   Friday, April 24, 2015
10:30 AM -
Knit and Crochet Group
Event Location:
Contact: Anne Mosey   646-8181
amosey@wellstown.org
Bring your current project to the library! There are always opportunities for beginners to learn a new stitch or tip, and we are open to all kinds of needlework. From embroidery and cross-stitch, to knitting and sewing, whatever you do – if it’s portable, bring it in & join us!  We meet from 10:30-12:00 every Friday, as long as the library is open.  All ages and levels of ability are welcome.


10:30 AM -
Meet Author L.M.H. Dries
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Local Maine author L.M.H. Dries is coming to present a storytime! We are lucky enough to have the author read her own books aloud, followed by the opportunity to purchase and have your own book signed. 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.



   Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:30 AM -
Reader's Best Friend
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Calling all young readers and animal lovers! Children of all ages are invited to read to Boo the therapy dog at the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.



   Monday, April 27, 2015
10:30 AM -
Mother Goose
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
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. 

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 646-8181.



   Tuesday, April 28, 2015
1:15 PM -
Afternoon Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
This month's selection is The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais. 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 -
Facebook for the Non-Beginner
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Do you have a Facebook account, but have questions about security, how to change your settings or determine how much of what you post others see? Join us for some advanced Facebook information. Bring your questions and we’ll do our best to help you! Please register by calling the library at 646-8181.


1:30 PM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join 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 646-8181.  



   Wednesday, April 29, 2015
10:30 AM -
Storytime
Event Location:
Contact: Allison Herman   646-8181
aherman@wellstown.org
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join 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 646-8181.  



   Friday, May 01, 2015
12:00 PM -
Lunch and Learn at Harbor Park with Naturalist Josh Fecteau
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org

Join naturalist Josh Fecteau, creator of JOSH'S JOURNAL: New England Natural History and Foraging for a midday walk around Wells Harbor Community Park. We’ll explore the spring landscape to learn about trees, shrubs and wildflowers. We'll also scan the marsh, fields and wooded areas for birds and showy insects. Bring along your favorite nature study tools such as binoculars, notebook, camera, etc. For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org, or 646-8181. 




3:00 PM -
Lawyers in Libraries with Attorney Hesper Schleiderer-Hardy
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Contending with legal issues can be scary, frustrating and expensive. May 1st has been deemed Maine Law Day, and on that day libraries across Maine, including the Wells Public Library, will partner with local lawyers to share information about how to access civil legal resources. 

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet a lawyer in their community and receive information about free and low-cost legal assistance. There will be an opportunity to have a brief consultation with an attorney at no cost. Wells Public Library is pleased to have partnered with local lawyer, Hesper Schleiderer-Hardy, for Maine Law Day. Attorney Schleiderer-Hardy works at Childs, Rundlett, Fifield & Altshuler, LLC in Portland, Maine, but lives with her family in Wells, Maine. She concentrates her practice in: Family Law (Divorce, Parental Rights & Responsibilities, Grandparent Visitation), Estate Planning and Probate Law (Wills & Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship/Conservatorship, Adoptions) as well as Protection from Abuse/Harassment and Collaborative Law.



   Saturday, May 02, 2015
11:00 AM -
Art Gallery Opening: Don LaRochelle
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
Please join us for a free reception on Saturday,May 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Refreshments will be provided, and the artist will answer questions. The art will remain on display for the month of May. We hope to see you there!

Don LaRochelle is an oil painter from Wells, Maine. His prime interests lay in landscapes of the ocean, rivers, lakes and streams of the Northeast States, as well as still lifes of interesting subjects.



   Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:15 PM -
Evening Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Devin Burritt   646-8181
dburritt@wellstown.org
This month's selection is reader's choice! Read a book of your choice, and be prepared to give a short book talk about your selection. Titles presented in this month's meeting will be considered for use in following book discussions. 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, May 13, 2015
10:00 AM -
Wellness Wednesday: Get Informed about Lyme Disease
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Lyme Disease is one of the fastest-growing infectious diseases in the United States. Fortunately, with some precautions, we can reduce our risk of contracting Lyme Disease. Bob Maurais, co-owner of Mainely Ticks, will tell us about this growing health concern and then teach us how we can protect ourselves, our family, pets and yard from ticks that carry Lyme Disease. Bob worked as an Industrial Arts/Technology Education teacher for 31 years. In 1996, Bob was honored to represent all Maine teachers as "Maine Teacher of the Year."


   Friday, May 15, 2015
10:00 AM -
Gardening with Jolene: Container Gardening for Spring
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Master Gardener Jolene Staruch will show us how to use flowers and herbs to create a beautiful container for your deck, patio or stairs. All materials will be provided free of charge. Registration is required for this program, and you can reserve your spot by calling the library at  646-8181.


   Tuesday, May 19, 2015
6:00 PM -
New England's Rock Walls
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org
Kevin Gardener, author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, has been a stone wall builder for nearly 40 years. Come learn about the history and craft of constructing rock walls from a man whose family business is widely known for traditional New England stonework, particularly for historic restoration of antique structures. In addition to The Granite Kiss,Gardener has published an examination of several historic sites in the Monadnock NH Region in the 2006 anthology Where The Mountain Stands Alone.Come watch as Kevin constructs a miniature stone wall while telling us why the stone wall is here to stay!


   Tuesday, May 26, 2015
1:15 PM -
Afternoon Book Discussion
Event Location:
Contact: Cidney Mayes   646-8181
cmayes@wellstown.org
This month is reader's choice month! Read a book of your choice, and be prepared to give a short book talk about your selection. Titles presented in this month's meeting will be considered for use in following book discussions. 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, May 28, 2015
6:30 PM -
Drowned Valley
Event Location:
Contact: Kristi Bryant   646-8181
kbryant@wellstown.org

Drowned Valley is an old time bluegrass and gospel group from the Seacoast of New Hampshire. Drowned Valley has played to enthusiastic crowds at the Wells Public Library in past years, and we look forward to welcoming them back!