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Wells Public Library Newsletter
To read our March-May newsletter click here.  You may also pick-up a copy when at the library.  

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.

Lawyers in Libraries~ Maine Law Day
May 1st from 12-2 pm
 Contending with legal issues can be scary, frustrating and expensive.  May 1st libraries across Maine will partner with local lawyers to explain how to access civil legal resources, and how having meaningful access to legal advice and information is critical to their community's well-being.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet a lawyer in their community and receive information about free resources and low-cost legal assistance. Attendees will also have 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 will be at the Wells Public Library from 12-2 pm on May 1st, 2014. Hesper 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, etc.), Estate Planning and Probate Law (Wills & Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship/ Conservatorship, Adoptions, etc.) and Protection from Abuse/Harassment and Collaborative Law. She is a rostered Guardian ad Litem for both private divorce cases and child protective matters (a.k.a. Title 19-A and Title 22 cases). Hesper is a member of the Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute, the Maine Bar Association Family Law Section, the Cumberland County Bar Association, and the York County Bar Association. She also volunteers with the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, Legal Services for the Elderly, and sits on the Board of Directors for Maine Odyssey of the Mind.

Lawyers in Libraries: Maine Law Day is organized and presented by the Maine Justice Action Group Collaboration on Innovation, Technology and Equal Access to Justice, Maine libraries, and other organizations committed to furthering the cause of access to justice.

For more information or to register, please call the Wells Public Library at 207-646-8181 or email kbryant@wellstown.org. You may also visit www.lawyersinlibraries.org.

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.

Best Websites for Book Lovers
Friday, May 16th from 12-1 pm
Join Cindy & Kristi to learn how to use some great, free websites for readers.
These sites will help you:
  • Find books that appeal to your tastes
  • Read series books in order
  • Maintain a list of books you've read
  • Learn when books by your favorite author are being released
  • Share your favorites with friends and more!

This program is free and open to the public.  Call the library for more information at 646-8181 or email kbryant@wellstown.org.

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


Username: Wells645
Password: Shelf

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.