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Storytime
Mondays and Wednesdays 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. 
   
Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Wednesdays for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  
For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.



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.

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Connectivity Issues
 
Please bear with us as we work on upgrading our service.  Our computers have been experiencing intermittent shutdowns, making internet access problematic.  If a phone call is lost in the middle of speaking with the library, please call back, as this has also been an issue.  

Our staff is working to continue providing excellent customer service while also finding ways to work around the loss of internet service.  We appreciate your patience during this time.

Reader’s Best Friend
Saturday, October 25th at 10:30 a.m.

Calling all young readers!  Calling all animal lovers!  Children of all ages are invited to read to Dawn and her therapy dog Trace at the Wells Public Library on Saturday, October 25th. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.



Candidate’s Night at the Wells Public Library
Tuesday, October 28th at 6 p.m.

Join us to meet the candidates for the District 4, 7, and 34 Maine House of Representatives and Maine Senate races.  We will host a non-partisan debate moderated by The League of Women Voters.  Feel free to come to the library anytime between now and the 28th to leave your questions for the candidates.  In addition, town officials will be on hand to answer questions about local issues on the ballot.  This is the fourth program in our Fall Series of Political Programs.  For more information contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.


A Special Halloween Lunch and Learn
Friday, October 31st at 12 p.m.

We will be "treated” to the professionally adapted audio recording of Maine author Tim Caverly’s book,   An Allagash Haunting - A Radio Classic.  Join us for the entertaining and spooky story set in the remote Maine woods.  Listen to snapping campfires, ghostly music, and haunting bird calls as we hear the story of 10 year old Olivia’s solo, stormy canoe trip down the Allagash.  Over 120 scenic and historic pictures of the Maine woods will be shown to accompany the reading.  Feel free to bring a lunch, while the library will provide drinks and desserts for this special Halloween Lunch and Learn!   

 


Learn the Craft of Memoir Writing
Wednesday, November 5th at 12 p.m.

We are honored to welcome authors Ann Hood , Richard Hoffman, Suzanne Strempek Shea, and Helen Peppe for this engaging program.  These nationally known New England authors will speak about how to begin writing memoirs and how the genre affects family.  Registration required.  To register, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.




Two Old Friends Musical Performance
Thursday, November 6th at 6:30 p.m.

Two Old Friends is comprised of Emery Hutchins and Jim Prendergast, two musicians well-versed in a unique combination of Celtic and American country music.  All are invited to hear the band’s songs and stories from Ireland and America.  This promises to be a fun repeat-performance by two fantastic musicians.




Lunch and Learn with the Victoria Mansion of Portland Curator
Friday, November 7th at 12 p.m.

Come to learn about the history of the Victoria Mansion!  See photos from different time periods and listen to how the staff prepare the mansion for the holiday season and the influx of visitors.  Feel free to bring a lunch, while the library will provide drinks and desserts.




Fall Harvest Party
Monday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m.

Welcome the cooler weather with a party celebrating the season.  Kids of all ages and their families are invited to an afternoon of crafts, games, and a few surprises!  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 646-8181.



The History of Political Cartoons with Erin Bishop, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 p.m.

Erin Bishop is a wonderful presenter; always delivering information in an informative, entertaining and enlightening way.  For this program, we will look at different political cartoons and break them down in order to understand what makes them effective.  We will also see how cartoons have swayed public opinion in the political process.   This event marks the last of our Fall Political Series – don’t miss out!  Registration is requested.  For more information and to register, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181. 



Mockingjay Release Party
Friday, November 21st at 2:00 p.m.

In anticipation of the evening release of Mockingjay, the third film in the Hunger Games series, the Wells Public Library will host our annual Hunger Games party.  Teens and school-aged children are welcomed to join in the fun! 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.




We're Still Knitting & Crocheting
Fridays at 10:30

The library’s Knitting & Crochet group just finished a group project making scarves for the Boston Marathon Scarf Project.

The Marathon Scarf Project is organized by members of the Old South Knitters, the church's group of about 30 knitters, crocheters and weavers. The group is collecting handmade scarves in the colors of royal blue and yellow, the official colors of the Boston Marathon.

Each scarf will be presented to a runner on Sunday, April 20, the day before the marathon.

We still meet every Friday from 10:30 – noon and new members, no matter what age or skill level, are always welcome.


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!

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