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Scroll down to view all of our Adult and Children's Programs for June and July Including Information about our Summer Reading Program and special weekly programs for kids


Books and Beer with Josh Christie
Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:30 pm

On Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:30- 7:30 pm the Wells Public Library will host Joshua Christie, beer aficionado and Maine author of Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland, for a free, fun and informative program about Maine’s craft beer and brewing industry.

Josh will share his knowledge about the history of beer making and consumption from the 1700’s, 1800’s, and during Prohibition. He will read from his book, which will be for sale before and after the event, and answer questions too.

After the library event, we will reconvene at Fire N Brew, the home of Hidden Cove beer at 73 Mile Road for a brewery tour, short talk by the Hidden Cove Brew Master and tasting event with Josh Christie.

Please call the library at 646-8181 or email kbryant@wellstown.org to register or for more information.



Pet Show
Rescheduled for July 23rd at 6:30
Note: This event has been rescheduled for July 23rd at 6:30

Bring your favorite pet to show and share at the Wells Public Library annual pet show on Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30 with a rain date of Wednesday, July 23rd. The amazingly talented Abby Greenip of Facepainting by Snowqueen will be on hand to provide free face painting to any interested party. The Friends of the Wells Public Library will have hot dogs and snacks for sale. This event is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Registration is not required, but is appreciated. All animals must be on a leash or in a cage. For more information, please contact Devin Burritt at 207-646-8181 or dburritt@wellstown.org.

Wells Public Library at HarborFEST
Saturday, July 26th from 12-5
Join the Wells Public Library for a storywalk at the beach on Saturday, July 26th from 12-5.  There will also be plenty of other events going on that day including Pirate School, The Great Donut Debacle Competitive Eating Contest, a K9 Demonstration, and much more!
Try it Before You Buy It!- eReaders, iPads, and Tablets
Monday, July 14th until August 1st


Thinking about buying an iPad, TABLET or E-READER ?

 Come to the library to try out six of the hottest devices on the market today.  Our display includes: an iPad Mini, a Lexus Tablet, a Nook HD, a Kindle Fire, a Nook Simple Touch and a Kindle Paper White.

These devices, dubbed "The Technology Petting Zoo” are on loan from the Maine State Library and will be on hand at the Wells Public Library until the end of July.  Feel free to stop by to try out the devices, ask questions of the staff and decide for yourself if one of these devices is right for you!
Young Jedi Party
Friday, July 25th at 2:00

On Friday, July 25that 2:00 the Wells Public Library is calling on all young padawans ages 4-9 to join us for our first ever Star Wars party. Come in your favorite Star Wars attire for intergalactic stories, a death-star piñata, a costumed march against Emperor Palpatine’s Republic, and Star Wars crafts. This event is free, no registration required, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Please contact Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.orgor at 207-646-8181 with any questions.


Children's Musician Rob Duquette
Monday, July 28th at 10:30

Put on your dancin’ shoes, and join us on July 28th at 10:30 for a performance by Biddeford’s own children’s musician Rob Duquette. Rob’s children’s music features re-arranged classics and many original fun songs. Rob sings and performs on Ukelele, guitar, xylophone and many percussion instruments from around the globe.

 

Rob is a multi-instrumentalist musician with an emphasis on drums and percussion. A full time music educator and composer since 1998, Rob maintains an active gigging career splitting most of his time between Boston, Portland, Maine, and his own Gameroom Studios in Saco, Maine where he regularly teaches drums, percussion, and guitar. A classically trained percussionist, Rob also teaches World Music, African Drumming, and American Popular Music at the University of New England. This event is free, no registration required, and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Please contact Devin Burritt with any questions at 207-646-8181 or dburritt@wellstown.org.


Librarians without Borders
Thursday, August 7th at 6:30

On Thursday, August 7 at 6:30 pm, Brandie Burrows of the Portland Public Library will share her experiences setting up a library in Guatemala as a volunteer with Librarians without Borders. This program is free, and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information or to register, please call the library at 646-8181 or e-mail kbryant@wellstown.org


 


The Sinister Minister
Thursday, August 14th at 6:30
 Rev. Dr. ‘Judy’ Campbell is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and author the Olympia Brown mystery series.  Hear her talk about her books and how she became the "Sinister Minister” on Thursday, August 14, at 6:30 p.m. This program is free, and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information or to register, please call the library at 646-8181 or e-mail amosey@wellstown.org




Get Informed about Health Insurance
Tuesday, August 19th at 6:30
At a loss as to what deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance are?  Do you know what services all health plans must include?  Become an informed consumer on Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30.  Please join YCCAC/Nasson Healthcare Health Insurance navigators Robin Hewitt Bibber and Celyn Reed for a presentation and discussion about Health Insurance Literacy. This program is free, and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information or to register, please call the library at 646-8181 or e-mail kbryant@wellstown.org
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!

Click here to read the June-August  newsletter

To read our March-May newsletter click here

Children's and Teen Summer Reading Program
Beginning June 30th

Come to the Wells Public Library on or after June 30th to participate in our annual summer reading program. This summer kids ages 3 to entering fourth grade will receive a prize for every two hours they read or are read to up to fourteen hours. We also have events all summer long, kicking off with Mad Science of Maine on June 30th at 10:30.

Tweens and teens entering fifth through twelfth grade will receive a prize for every hour that they are read to up to ten hours. For the next twenty hours of reading they will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of two skim boards, one of two $25 dollar amazon gift cards, or one of four $10 iTunes/Google Play gift cards.

Everyone who registers will also be entered into raffles all summer long to win great prizes from Scoop Deck, Wonder Mountain Extreme Mini Golf, and Big Daddy’s Ice Cream. You can register online, or by coming to the library on or after June 30th. 

 The summer reading program is entirely free, and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. The Wells Public Library would like to extend its thanks to Subway, the Portland Sea Dogs, Scoop Deck, Wonder Mountain Extreme Mini Golf, and Big Daddy’s Ice Cream for promoting a love of life long reading, and donating to this year’s Summer Reading Program. Please contact Devin Burritt at 207-646-8181 or dburritt@wellstown.org with any questions.


Drop-in Crafts
Tuesdays from July 1st until August 12th from 1-5

Join us every Tuesday from 1-5 for a drop in craft from July 1st until August 12th. Every week a different craft will be left out with instructions and materials to help you make dazzling art. This program is free, no registration required, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Please contact Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.org or 646-8181 with any questions.


Books at the Beach
Wednesdays at 10:30 from July 2nd until August 13th

Join us at the gazebo in Harbor Park every Wednesday at 10:30 from July 2nd until August 13th. For this all ages event we will read stories, sing songs, and do movement activities to help develop print awareness, print motivation, vocabulary, and a love for stories. This event is free, and no registration is required. Please contact Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.orgor 646-8181 with any questions.




Lego Club
Fridays at 1:00 from July 11th until August 15th

Stop by the Wells Public Library on Fridays from 1:00-2:00 for our Lego Club beginning July 11th and ending August 15th. Participants can build whatever they like, and the library will display their creations for next week. Attendees may bring Lego’s from home, or use the library’s supply. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library and no registration is required. Please contact Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.org or 646-8181 with any questions.