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Closed for Labor Day
Saturday, August 30th and Monday, September 1st

The Library will be closed on Saturday, August 30th and Monday, September 1st for Labor Day.

We will open Tuesday, September 2nd at 1:00.

 Have a safe and fun weekend!
September 3rd at 10:30

Storytimes will start up again this fall, beginning September 3rd at 10:30.  Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 for songs, crafts, fingerplays, and stories geared for children ages 2-5. On Monday we will have lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays for children 0-24 months. 
Lunch and Learn
September, 5th at 12:00
 Join us for an engaging discussion of how to use film as a tool to help live your most authentic life on Friday, September 5th from 12-1. 

Mary is the author of Deep Cinema:  Film as Shamanic Initiation, and she will give examples of using wisdom teachings from native cultures to recognize your own cycles of growth.

Feel free to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert. 

Random Fandoms
September 5th

Do you love Hunger Games? Divergent? Naruto? We will celebrate a different pop-culture phenomenon the first Friday of each month for kids in fifth grade and up. There will be games, snacks, a themed craft, and lots of fun! For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org. These events are all free and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library

Online Catalog Down for Maintenance
September 8th
The Library's Minerva Catalog will be down all day on September 8th while we transfer to a new computer system.

You will not be able to search the catalog at home or at the library on the 8th, however you may plan ahead and search and request your items before the 8th, or after that date.

 Thank you for your patience!

Muslim Journeys
September 8th at 6:15

Join us for the first of two programs designed to explore various elements of the Muslim culture. We will view the film, "Prince Among Slaves” and then follow the film with a facilitated discussion with Reza Jalali. Reza is a human rights and Muslim scholar. He was raised in Iran as a Kurd and in 1985 he moved to Maine where he became the Muslim Chaplain at Bates College. This program will be held at the Wells High School Auditorium on Monday, September 8th at 6:15pm. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Education and the Maine Humanities Council.

Super Hero Storytime
September 18th at 3:00

Join the Wells Public Library on Thursday, September 18that 3:00 for a super hero storytime! There will be stories, crafts, and games. Children are encouraged to come in costumer, but it is not required. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181

Container Gardening with Master Gardener, Jolene Staruch.
September 18th at 6:00

Join us for our second hands-on gardening program and learn how to create a beautiful container garden. We’ll use hardy, fall plants to create something to beautify your deck or patio through the fall months. This program will take place at the Wells Public Library on

Thursday, September 18th at 6:00 pm. Registration is required, please call 646-8181 or email kbryant@wellstown.org.

Money in Politics: Democracy’s Crisis in Confidence
September 23rd at 6:30

Money in Politics: Democracy’s Crisis in Confidence will be the subject of a non-partisan program featuring B.J. McCollister from the non-profit, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30. Join us as Mr. McCollister will speak about the threat of money in politics, upcoming state and federal legislation, and leads a discussion to determine how the voice of the mill worker is heard as clearly as the voice of the CEO. This is the first program in our Fall Political Series.

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