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Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30

Join us for Mother Goose Mondays! Children ages 0-24 months and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. 
Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Wednesdays for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  
For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.

Library Card Amendment

The Wells Public Library has recently amended its Library Card Policy to allow legal residents and/or property owners to receive a Wells Public Library resident card. Previously, only legal residents of Ogunquit were included. We are very excited about this change, and welcome all Ogunquit property owners/residents, year-round or seasonal, to obtain a free library card.


Connectivity Issues
Please bear with us as we work on upgrading our service.  Our computers have been experiencing intermittent shutdowns, making internet access problematic.  If a phone call is lost in the middle of speaking with the library, please call back, as this has also been an issue.  

Our staff is working to continue providing excellent customer service while also finding ways to work around the loss of internet service.  We appreciate your patience during this time.

Jim Witherell
September 30th at 6:30

Join us for the second program of our Fall Political Program Series on Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30 pm.  Join Maine author, Jim Witherell, as he reads from and sells copies of his newly released book, Ed Muskie: Made in Maine.  

This insightful biography covers the life and career of Edmund "Ed” Muskie, from his childhood in Rumford, to his years as the governor of Maine. Muskie was born in a paper mill town and one of six children of a Polish immigrants. His arc through his formative years was an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight. 

Jim Witherell, a historian from Lewiston, Maine, is also the author of L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company, also available from Tilbury House. For more information contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.

Lunch and Learn with Naturalist Josh Fecteau
October 3rd at 12:00

Lunch and Learn with us at Harbor Park on Friday, October 3 from 12-1. Join naturalist Josh Fecteau at the  Wells Harbor for a one hour, slow-paced nature walk to identify the trees, shrubs, and late flowering wildflowers, as well as the birds seen along the walk.

Stay after the program to enjoy some light refreshments in the gazebo.  Feel free to bring a lunch, while the library will provide drinks and dessert. 

For more information, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.

Random Fandom
Friday, October 3rd at 2 p.m.

It’s time to get ready for our next Random Fandom Friday! Come celebrate all things zombie on Friday, October 3 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  We will be making zombie crafts, talking about our favorite zombie series, eating snacks, and playing games. Random Fandom is a monthly program held on the first Friday of the month for grades 5 -8. For more information, please contact Cidney at cmayes@wellstown.org, or call the library at 646-8181.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells public Library.

Muslim Journeys
October 6th at 6:15

Join us on Monday, October 6 for the second of two programs designed to help investigate various elements of the Muslim culture.  Attend a viewing of the film "Koran By Heart”, followed by a facilitated discussion with Human Rights advocate and Muslim scholar Reza Jalali. Jalali was raised in Iran and has lived in Maine since 1985, where he is currently the Muslim Chaplain at Bates College.  

This program will be held at the Wells High School Auditorium.  Co-sponsored by Wells-Ogunquit Adult Education and the Maine Humanities Council.

Constituents Day with Staff from Senator Angus King's Office
Wednesday, October 7th from 2-4 pm
On Wednesday, October 7th from 2-4 pm join staff members from Senator Angus King's office to learn more about the political process, about the "Your Government, Your Neighborhood" program, and to speak with staff members about your issues, concerns or questions.
Senator King developed the "Your Government, Your Neighborhood" program after taking office.  He says " We know the value of people-to-people connections, and my staff in Maine is committed to serving the people of Maine by getting out of the office and into your community.  My initiative, "Your Government, Your Neighborhood,” dispatches seven constituent service representatives to communities throughout the state every month and provides alternative outreach opportunities to Mainers as a complement to our permanent office locations.
For more information, please call the library at 646-8181 or email kbryant@wellstown.org.

Fall Scavenger Hunt
October 9th

Leaves, pine cones, and hidden treasure will all be included in our fall scavenger hunt on October 9th at the Wells Public Library. Lists will be available all day at the library, and small prizes will be awarded to those who complete them. Please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181. This event is free, and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. 

Portland Library Bookmobile
Friday, October 10th at 11 p.m.

On Friday, October 10th the Portland Public Library’s Bookmobile will be at the Wells Public Library from 11:00-12:00 p.m. Stop by to sign up for a Portland Public Library card (proof of Maine address required), or to talk with one of their financial literacy experts regarding retirement planning, mortgage information, credit card basics, saving for college, and more! Light refreshments, informational handouts, and fun giveaways will be available.  This program is made possible through a partnership with Portland Public Library, Southern Maine Library District, and KeyBank.  For more information, please contact Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181. 

Pumpkin Decorating
October 10th at 3:30

October is the perfect time of year for pumpkin decorating!  On October 10th stop by the library at 3:30 to decorate pumpkins (and cookies and eat pumpkin pie!).  For more information on this free program, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.

Get Informed about Healthcare
October 16th at 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, October 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. get Informed about Obamacare with Robin Bibber and Celyn Reed, Healthcare Navigators from Nasson Health Care.  Robin and Celyn will explain exactly what Obamacare is, how to compare health insurance plans, and how to enroll during Open Enrollment, which runs from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015.  

Candidate’s Night at the Wells Public Library
Tuesday, October 28th at 6 p.m.

Join us to meet the candidates for the District 4 & 7 Maine House of Representatives and Maine Senate races.  The League of Women Voters will lead a moderated, non-partisan debate, and local officials will be on hand to answer questions about local issues on the ballot.  This is the third program in our Fall Series of Political Programs.  For more information contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.

A Special Halloween Lunch and Learn
Friday, October 31st at 12 p.m.

We will be "treated” to the professionally adapted audio recording of Maine author Tim Caverly’s book,   An Allagash Haunting - A Radio Classic.  Join us for the entertaining and spooky story set in the remote Maine woods.  Listen to snapping campfires, ghostly music, and haunting bird calls as we hear the story of 10 year old Olivia’s solo, stormy canoe trip down the Allagash.  Over 120 scenic and historic pictures of the Maine woods will be shown to accompany the reading.  Feel free to bring a lunch, while the library will provide drinks and desserts for this special Halloween Lunch and Learn!   


Learn the Craft of Memoir Writing
Wednesday, November 5th at 12 p.m.

We are honored to welcome authors Ann Hood , Richard Hoffman, Suzanne Strempek Shea, and Helen Peppe for this engaging program.  These nationally known New England authors will speak about how to begin writing memoirs and how the genre affects family.  Registration required.  To register, please contact Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.

Two Old Friends Musical Performance
Thursday, November 6th at 6:30 p.m.

Two Old Friends is comprised of Emery Hutchins and Jim Prendergast, two musicians well-versed in a unique combination of Celtic and American country music.  All are invited to hear the band’s songs and stories from Ireland and America.  This promises to be a fun repeat-performance by two fantastic musicians.

Lunch and Learn with the Victoria Mansion of Portland Curator
Friday, November 7th at 12 p.m.

Come to learn about the history of the Victoria Mansion!  See photos from different time periods and listen to how the staff prepare the mansion for the holiday season and the influx of visitors.  Feel free to bring a lunch, while the library will provide drinks and desserts.

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 September-October newsletter

Click here to read the June-August  newsletter

To read our March-May newsletter click here