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Mother Goose Storytime
Mondays at 10:30

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.



Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings 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.  


Your Government, Your Neighborhood
Wednesday, June 3 at 10 a.m.


Meet members of Senator Angus King’s office and have an opportunity to ask for help, share concerns or learn more about what Senator King is doing to help Maine residents.   Senator King formed the "Your Government, Your Neighborhood” program as a way to get his staff out of the office and into the community to provide alternative outreach services.  


Kid’s Music Concert
Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Welcome back to Renee Bouchard!  The musical artist is coming back to entertain us with her folk music, mainly played on her ukulele.  Come to listen, prepare to dance!  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.



Bridge the Gap: Digital Devices
Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m.

The Wells Rotary Club and their High School "Interact” program are teaming up for an inter-generational "Bridge the Gap” workshop.  High school students will demonstrate how to utilize different devices, and help set up patron's personal machines.  Come to the library with your digital devices (phones, tablets, etc.), your passwords, and learn what these gadgets can do and more importantly, how to do it!  


Computer Camp at the Library
Thursday, June 4 at 1:30 p.m.

Library Director Devin Burritt will teach an introductory class in Microsoft Word. Come to class to learn how to use the word processing program that most of the business world uses. Registration is required.  Computers will be provided.


Lunch and Learn: Ogunquit’s Art Colony
Friday, June 5 at 12 p.m.
 
In the late 1800’s, Charles Woodbury dubbed Ogunquit an "artist’s paradise”.  Woodbury later opened an art school there and the town quickly became a haven for burgeoning artists. Join Ronald Crusan, Executive Director and Curator of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, as he shares the story and images of the famous art colony’s origins.  You are welcome to bring a lunch, and the library will provide drinks and desserts.


Random Fandom
Friday, June 5 at 2 p.m.

It’s time to get ready for Random Fandom Friday! This month kids in grades 5-8 will celebrate Super Smash Brothers.  Plan to make crafts, eat snacks, play games and talk about all things Smash Bros.  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 call the library at 207-646-8181. 

Computer Camp at the Library
Thursday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m.


Library Director Devin Burritt will teach an introductory class in Microsoft Excel. Come to class to learn how to use the spreadsheet and accounting program that most of the business world uses.  Registration is required.  Computers will be provided.



Meet Author Ellen S. Walsh
Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.

We are honored to welcome the award-winning author of Mouse Paint and the Dot and Jabber series for a storytime and book signing.  All ages are welcome!  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.    


Ice Cream, Gasmasks and God with Joyce Lovely
Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.

For the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we welcome local author Joyce Lovely for a book discussion.  In her new book Ice Cream, Gasmasks and God, Lovely recounts growing up in Liverpool, England amid air raids, bombs and gasmasks.  Come hear her stories while enjoying the traditional English fare of scones and strawberry jam!  Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing after the event.



Gardening with Jolene: Planting, Feeding, and Maintaining Your Garden
Friday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Master Gardener, Jolene Staruch will explain how to plant your garden, how to feed it, and how to maintain the plants once they are in the garden.  Learn how to prune tomato plants, how to utilize worm castings and compost, and take the opportunity to ask the gardener any questions you may have.


Organizing Using the Simple Joy Living Process
Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m.


Professional organizer Lisa Luken will show us how to organize our homes with her six-step system.  Learn how to get focused, take action and find freedom from your stuff.  For ideas and inspiration, and to learn about Luken’s own personal journey, visit her website at www.SimpleJoyLiving.com. 



Computer Camp at the Library
Thursday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Library Director Devin Burritt will teach an introductory class about creating a simple website.  If you have an interest or a need for a website, come join us to learn how to begin.  Registration is required.  Computers will be provided.



Fiber Arts Group - Formerly Knitting & Crochet Group
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Our Knitting & Crochet Group is now the Fiber Arts Group!  

If you do embroidery, cross-stitch, sewing, weaving, quilting, whatever you do - if it’s done with fiber and it’s portable, we welcome you. 

We meet from 10:30-12:00 every Friday, as long as the library is open. All ages & levels of ability are encouraged to join us for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation.                                                                                                                                                    


Updates at the Library

The Wells Public Library is pleased to announce its new logo! You'll see this logo start to appear on our business cards, signs, and displays beginning July 1st.  Designed by local graphic artist Jay Herman, the logo is intended to evoke the vibrant, warm, and welcoming feel of the library. 


For many months now users may have noticed that DVDs they have requested from other libraries through our MINERVA system could stay out longer than items borrowed locally.  We are happy to say that all DVDs borrowed from the Wells Public Library will circulate for three weeks beginning June 15th. 


Library Card Amendment

The Wells Public Library has recently amended its Library Card Policy to allow legal residents and/or property owners to receive a Wells Public Library resident card. Previously, only legal residents of Ogunquit were included. We are very excited about this change, and welcome all Ogunquit property owners/residents, year-round or seasonal, to obtain a free library card.



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! 

The quarterly newsletter for March-May was sent to press before our recent building issues.  We have updated our digital newsletter to reflect the changes we've had to make.  Please contact us at 646-8181 with any questions or concerns.

Click here to read the June-August newsletter

Click here to read the March-May newsletter

Click here to read the December-February newsletter