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New Carpeting Installation
The Wells Public Library is pleased to announce that we will be installing new carpeting. The installation should begin on Monday, May 13th and be completed before Memorial Day. We appreciate your flexibility as some areas of the library may be inaccessible during this time. We plan to remain open, but if we are unable to retrieve the item you are looking for we are happy to place a hold on it and collect it later from the stacks or another library. Storytimes will continue as planned. If the children’s area becomes inaccessible they will be held outside of the library, weather permitting, or in another area of the building. Please check the Wells Public Library website for updates.
**Installation has begun on Monday, 5/13. Our non-fiction and biography stacks are closed until further notice, but children's materials, new materials, fiction, and AV are available. The front parking lot is also CLOSED. Please park on the side or rear of the building**
**Installation has progressed to our internet computers on 5/14. Our public computing stations will be unavailable until further notice. **
**Wireless internet is now working as of 5/14 at 2:30pm**
**The children's area is closed as of 5/15 at 5:00. The YA area is still oepn **
**Wireless internet is no longer working as of 5/16 at 11:00am**
**Wireless internet is working and we have some of our public internet computers up as of 5/17 at 10:00am**
**Juvenile fiction and picture books are available, non-fiction and easy readers are not as of 5/17**
**Front parking lot is available for 5/17 and 5/18**
Reader's Best Friend
May 18th at 10:30
Dawn will be back with her therapy dog Trace on May 18th from 10:30-12:30. Children of all ages are invited to come and read or visit with him. Pre-registration is required. You may register by calling the library at 646-8181.
Drowned Valley to Perform
May 21st at 6:30
The Wells Public Library will be presenting a performance by the group "Drowned Valley” on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm.
Called by some "the real thing”, Drowned Valley is a four piece band from the Seacoast that plays bluegrass music, fiddle tunes and sings gospel the old time way. Originally performed in small churches and villages in the southern Appalachian Mountains, the infectious rhythms and harmonies of their music connect with all ages to move the body and lighten the spirit. With guitar, mandolin, bass, clawhammer banjo and some right worthy singing, Drowned Valley is sure to get your toes tapping and put a smile on your face. For more information about this event, please contact the Wells Public Library at 646-8181.
May 28th at 6:30
Ms. Kayla is looking forward to seeing you all for our last PJ storytime of the year on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30. Children are encouraged to come in their pajamas for an evening story, some songs, and a craft. Please contact Devin Burritt at 646-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
June Lunch and Learn
Friday, June 7th at 12:00
Jim and Lee Anderson call Kennebunk, Maine their home, but they could easily be at home with a suitcase in their hands traveling the world. On Friday, June 7th from 12-1 The Andersons will talk about their travels to Central Asia and Western China at the Wells Public Library’s Lunch and Learn series. The Library will provide drinks and desserts, so bring a bag lunch (or not) and hear an interesting talk accompanied by a photo slide show. The Andersons are experienced amateur photographers and will show photos of some of the people they encountered on their trip while recounting their stories in a talk they call "6 Degrees of Separation: Photos from Central Asia and Western China.” This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Please call 646-8181 or email email@example.com to register.
June 4th at 6:30
Kate Braestrup is a community minister, law enforcement chaplain, and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoirs, Here If You Need Me, Marriage and Other Acts of Charity and Beginner's Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life. On Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30 pm she will be at the Wells Public Library to share her experiences of being a chaplain with the Maine Warden Service, and her life as a well-known Maine author. Please join us for an evening with Kate Braestrup! For more information and to register, please call the Wells Public Library at 646-8181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library
World Oceans Day
June 8th at 11:00am
Celebrate World Oceans Days at the Wells Public Library on Saturday, June 8that 11:00. A representative from the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire will be here to talk about tide pool organisms. They will also be bringing touch tanks for all the children to explore. Please register in advance by calling 646-8181, e-mailing email@example.com, or by clicking here. The program is limited to the first 30 registrants. The recommended ages are 4-8. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.
May Art Show: Wyatt Barr
Please join us for a free reception on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 11 AM to noon. 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.
"Wyatt Barr has lived in Portland, Maine for the past seven years, during which time he studied at Maine College of Art, majoring in illustration. Since graduating in 2012, Wyatt has worked as an editorial illustrator and commissioned portrait artist, shown work in a 3-month solo show at Local 188 in Portland, and founded an art and design publication, Acinonyx Magazine, which currently has nearly 500 contributors and participants from 26 countries."
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.
- 50% off admission for up to 4 people to the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland.
- 50% off admission for up to 4 people to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover
- Free admission for 2 adults and 6 children to the Portland Museum of Art.
Teen Volunteers Needed for Summer 2013!
If you will be entering grades 7-12 and would like to volunteer with Kayla this summer, please visit the signup page. It is located here under the "Teen" tab, under the "Teen Summer Reading" heading. Thank you!
iPad in Children's Room
The Wells Public Library is happy to announce that we have added an iPad to the children's room. It is located on the side of the children's computer. We have preloaded some early literacy apps for children to play with.