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Tablet or eReader? Try Before You Buy!
April 17th at 1:15pm

Come learn and try before you buy! Jared Leadbetter, the technology wizard of the Maine State Library will be at the Wells Public Library on Thursday, April 17th at 1:15 pm to explain the features of some of the hot devices such as the iPad Mini, Nexus Tablet, Kindle Fire, Nook HD and Kindle Paper White.

He will demonstrate the devices, answer questions, and let you try the devices before you go shopping. This program is free and open to the public. Co-Sponsored by the Wells Public Library and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education. Please call the library to register at 646-8181 or email kbryant@wellstown.org.

Children’s Artist Renee Bouchard to Perform
April 23rd at 10:30

Children’s artist Renee Bouchard will be giving her debut performance at the Wells Public Library on Wednesday, April 23rd at 10:30am. Renee is a seacoast resident and studied music at University of New Hampshire. This is her first performance of her original work, with each song being inspired by an individual family as part of February’s RPM challenge. The Wells Public Library is not sponsoring or endorsing this program or any goods or services offered.

Elephant and Piggy Party
April 24th at 1:30

Come to the Wells Public Library on Thursday, April 24th at 1:30 to celebrate Mo Willem’s spectacular "Elephant and Piggie” series! We will be reading Elephant and Piggy stories, having themed snacks, and creating our own Elephant and Piggie masks. This free , no registration event, is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library and is ideal for children ages 5-8. Contact Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.org with any questions.

Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 29th at 6:15

In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Days, you are invited to join others at the Wells Public Library for a Names Reading Ceremony, videos, activities, music and readings on April 29th at 6:15PM. The theme for 2014 is Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses. This year marks the anniversaries of 2 seminal events in Holocaust history that raise questions about the responses of the United States to the widespread persecution and mass murder of the Jews of Europe. What can we learn today from American action and inaction in the face of the refugee crisis in the spring of 1939 and the deportation of Hungarian Jews 5 years later? What are the warning signs we should look for to help prevent future genocides? What is our responsibility as a nation or as individuals when confronted with such crimes? The internationally recognized date comes from the Hebrew calendar and corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on that calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. Pre-registration is not required, but welcomed. Call 646-4565 to register.


May Art Show: John Knight - Acrylic Paintings

Please join us for a free reception on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 6:30pm Refreshments will be provided, and the artist will answer questions. We hope to see you there! The art will remain on display for the month of May.

"John W. Knight was raised in Cape Neddick, ME where he was first introduced to the beauty of the great outdoors. His father is a lobsterman, so it naturally follows that John has a great love and respect for the ocean.  John has always had a passion for art and science, so when he went to school at the University of Maine, he majored in biology and studio art.  His most recent endeavor was owning and running a successful cafe, "Four Mile Lobster” in Cape Neddick.  John has a creative mind that is always thinking of clever ways to solve problems and different ways of looking at the world.  As you can see in his art, he is greatly inspired by the outdoors which he sees as God’s creation. John still lives in Cape Neddick, where he is a loving husband to his wife Tessa, and father to their dog Gus." -bio by Tessa Knight

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.

More Children's eBooks
The Wells Public Library has recently purchased children's eBooks on Native Americans, states, and a variety of biographies.  You may access these at


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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.