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Upcoming Library Events


7/6/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Make It Monday: Makey Makey
Each Monday from July 6 – August 10 we will feature a different Maker project. Every week we will offer a variety of technological and craft-based activities, recommended for children ages 10 and up.

This week, learn to use a Makey Makey! We will make a banana piano, and play some sweet tunes on a cardboard guitar with the help of our invention kit that turns everyday objects into touchpads! 

These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library. Registration is required for these programs. For more information and to register, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or at 646-8181. 


7/6/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals

Welcome back to Lindsay and her giant hand puppets and marionettes! To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Program theme, the puppet heroes demonstrate true courage – and feature capes, masks, and misguided acts of strength and bravery. Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart! 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.orgor by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/7/2015
1:30:00 PM -
Storytime
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us  for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


7/7/2015
6:30:00 PM -
Art Gallery Opening: Danie Connolly

Please join us for a free reception on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided, and the artist will answer questions. We hope to see you there!

Danie Connolly of Kennebunk is a painter and photographer. Her anticipated upcoming photography exhibit, Norman Rockwell’s Small Town America, will feature local characters posing in iconic Saturday Evening Post covers as a part of Kennebunk’s Norman Rockwell event this August. We are fortunate enough to show Danie’s paintings and photography at the Wells Library for the month of July.   



7/8/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Books at the Beach

All ages are invited to meet us at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings from July 8 until August 12 for storytime. Children will be engaged in stories, songs, and movement activities. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org, or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/8/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Crafty Kids

Join us every Wednesday for a drop in craft from July 8 until August 12. Every week we will make a different, dazzling craft! All materials will be supplied. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/9/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Engineering Challenge
Can you build a boat out of tinfoil, cups, and straws? How about a pom-pom launcher from an index card? If you think you have what it takes, then join us for our Engineering Challenge on Thursday, July 9, at 3 p.m. Come participate in crazy challenges that test your building abilities!  

This program is for grades 5 and up. Registration is required for this program. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org, or at 646-8181. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library. 


7/10/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Lego Club

Let the Lego building begin! Participants are invited to build whatever they like, and the library will display the creations for a week. Attendees are welcome to bring Legos from home, or to use the library’s supply. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/10/2015
12:00:00 PM -
Lunch and Learn: Italian Renaissance Art through the Books of Dan Brown

Come look at the art from The DaVinci Code and The Inferno, and also learn the secrets behind Da Vinci’s Last Supper and the Italian paintings inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. Professional artists Maxine Sorokin and Henry Altmann will teach us about the art of this period while using Brown’s novels as a reference. You are welcome to bring a lunch, and the library will provide drinks and desserts.



7/13/2015
10:30:00 AM -
The Norman Ng Magic Experience

We are delighted to bring back Norman Ng and his unique brand of magic. Ng’s shows are part magic, part comedy, and full of audience participation! Join us for this fresh and dynamic show, as the curtain is pulled back and the audience is invited to a world where anything is possible. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.orgor by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/13/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Make It Monday: Hula Hoops
Each Monday from July 6 – August 10 we will feature a different Maker project. Every week we will offer a variety of technological and craft-based activities, recommended for children ages 10 and up.

This week, make your very own hula hoop! We will provide the materials, you bring your creativity and hula hooping skills! 

These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library. Registration is required for these programs. For more information and to register, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or at 646-8181. 


7/14/2015
1:30:00 PM -
Storytime
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us  for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


7/15/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Books at the Beach

All ages are invited to meet us at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings from July 8 until August 12 for storytime. Children will be engaged in stories, songs, and movement activities. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org, or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/15/2015
6:30:00 PM -
Pet Show

Bring your favorite pet to show and share at the Wells Public Library Annual Pet Show! 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. Registration is not required, but is appreciated. All animals must be on a leash or in a cage. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/15/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Crafty Kids

Join us every Wednesday for a drop in craft from July 8 until August 12. Every week we will make a different, dazzling craft! All materials will be supplied. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/17/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Lego Club

Let the Lego building begin! Participants are invited to build whatever they like, and the library will display the creations for a week. Attendees are welcome to bring Legos from home, or to use the library’s supply. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/17/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Gardening with Jolene: Tree and Wildflower Identification
Master Gardener Jolene Staruch will show us how to identify and recognize trees, shrubs and wildflowers found in our own backyard.  Part of the program may take place outside, so please dress appropriately.

7/20/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Mother Goose
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. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.


7/20/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Make It Monday: Paper Circuits
Each Monday from July 6 – August 10 we will feature a different Maker project. Every week we will offer a variety of technological and craft-based activities, recommended for children ages 10 and up.

This week, make a basic circuit out of paper! We will make interactive cards that use LED lights to learn about basic circuit building. 

These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library. Registration is required for these programs. For more information and to register, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or at 646-8181. 


7/21/2015
1:30:00 PM -
Storytime
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us  for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


7/21/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Pete the Cat Party

Everyone loves Pete the Cat! Children and their families are invited to celebrate all things Pete with crafts, games, and more. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information and to register, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/21/2015
6:00:00 PM -
The Finest Hours with Michael Tougias
Come to hear about a true maritime disaster and rescue story as told by New England author, Michael Tougias.  Tougias has written 23 books, many about shipwrecks and rescues.  His book The Finest Hours is currently being made into a Disney movie.  Copies will be available for sale and signing before and after the event.

7/22/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Crafty Kids

Join us every Wednesday for a drop in craft from July 8 until August 12. Every week we will make a different, dazzling craft! All materials will be supplied. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/22/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Books at the Beach

All ages are invited to meet us at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings from July 8 until August 12 for storytime. Children will be engaged in stories, songs, and movement activities. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org, or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/24/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Lego Club

Let the Lego building begin! Participants are invited to build whatever they like, and the library will display the creations for a week. Attendees are welcome to bring Legos from home, or to use the library’s supply. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/27/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Mother Goose
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. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.


7/27/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Make It Monday: Paper Flashlights
This week, we will use our basic circuit building skills to make a paper LED flashlight! Come and see how easy it is to make a handheld flashlight of your very own.

These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library. Registration is required for these programs. For more information and to register, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or at 646-8181. 


7/28/2015
1:30:00 PM -
Storytime
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us  for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


7/29/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Books at the Beach

All ages are invited to meet us at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings from July 8 until August 12 for storytime. Children will be engaged in stories, songs, and movement activities. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org, or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/29/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Crafty Kids

Join us every Wednesday for a drop in craft from July 8 until August 12. Every week we will make a different, dazzling craft! All materials will be supplied. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



7/30/2015
5:30:00 PM -
Teen Movie Night

This summer we will be watching some super-awesome movies as part of our summer reading program! Join us on July 30 at 5:30 for pizza and a movie! 

 
Please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org, or at 646-8181, for more information. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library.


7/31/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Lego Club

Let the Lego building begin! Participants are invited to build whatever they like, and the library will display the creations for a week. Attendees are welcome to bring Legos from home, or to use the library’s supply. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



8/3/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Mother Goose
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. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.


8/3/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Make It Monday: 3Doodler
This week, we will be using our 3Doodler pen to make three dimensional objects! Our 3Doodler works just like a 3D Printer, but is handheld for faster and more refined projects. Come and learn more about this amazing technology! 

These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library. Registration is required for these programs. For more information and to register, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or at 646-8181. 


8/4/2015
1:30:00 PM -
Storytime
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us  for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


8/5/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Books at the Beach

All ages are invited to meet us at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings from July 8 until August 12 for storytime. Children will be engaged in stories, songs, and movement activities. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org, or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



8/5/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Crafty Kids

Join us every Wednesday for a drop in craft from July 8 until August 12. Every week we will make a different, dazzling craft! All materials will be supplied. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



8/5/2015
10:00:00 AM -
Your Government, Your Neighborhood
Meet members of Senator Angus King’s office and have an opportunity to ask for help, share concerns or learn more about what Senator King is doing to help Maine residents.   Senator King formed the "Your Government, Your Neighborhood” program as a way to get his staff out of the office and into the community to provide alternative outreach services.  

8/6/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Cupcake Challenge
Back by popular demand, our Cupcake Challenge will satisfy your craving for sweet competition! Participants will be challenged in decorating a cupcake based on a mystery theme to be revealed at the event. 

This program is for grades 5 and up. Registration is required for this program. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org, or at 646-8181. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library.


8/7/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Lego Club

Let the Lego building begin! Participants are invited to build whatever they like, and the library will display the creations for a week. Attendees are welcome to bring Legos from home, or to use the library’s supply. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



8/7/2015
12:00:00 PM -
Lunch and Learn: For Book Lovers

Do you need to find a good way to keep track of what you’ve read? Would you like to see how old school (pen and paper) and new school (computers, websites and apps) techniques can help you with your reading passion? Come join library staff members Elyse Davis and Kristi Bryant of the Wells Public Library for this fun show and tell!



8/8/2015
9:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friends of the Wells Public Library Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Wells Public Library hold their Annual Book Sale in August. This is a fantastic event to purchase books at great prices and support the library at the same time! The sale will take place on Saturday, August 8 at the Wells Junior High School at 9:00 am. If you are a member of the Friends of WPL you get FREE early access at 8:30 to peruse and purchase! If you're not a Friend you can pay for early access, or become a Friend at the door. We hope to see you there!



8/10/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig
Come to the library and "Pig Out on Reading”!  Farmer Minor and his famous pig, Daisy, will perform some stories, show us their amazing collection of pig books, and entertain as only they can.  Bring your camera, because pictures are welcome!  

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181


8/10/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Make It Monday: Open Studio
For our last Make It Monday, we will provide a variety of materials for you to come experiment, play, and create with. All ideas are welcome; let's see what you can make! 

These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library. Registration is required for these programs. For more information and to register, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or at 646-8181. 


8/11/2015
1:30:00 PM -
Storytime
Children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join us  for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 646-8181.  


8/12/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Books at the Beach

All ages are invited to meet us at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings from July 8 until August 12 for storytime. Children will be engaged in stories, songs, and movement activities. 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org, or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



8/12/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Crafty Kids

Join us every Wednesday for a drop in craft from July 8 until August 12. Every week we will make a different, dazzling craft! All materials will be supplied. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



8/13/2015
5:30:00 PM -
Teen Movie Night
This summer we will be watching some super-awesome movies as part of our summer reading program! Join us on August 13 at 5:30 for pizza and a movie! 

Please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org, or at 646-8181, for more information. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Library.


8/13/2015
6:00:00 PM -
Mystery Writer John Clark
Meet Maine mystery, horror and short story writer John Clark.  Clark will read some of his work, and will share about how he became a writer.  Come hear some great stories, ask some questions, and take the opportunity to purchase a book.

8/14/2015
9:00:00 AM -
A Literary Fieldtrip to Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Join us for a fun morning learning about Rachel Carson, author of the landmark environmental book, Silent Spring.  We’ll meet at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge on Route 9 in Wells for a tour, and hear about the woman who started an ecology movement.  We will also be discussing Silent Spring, so participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending.  Open to all ages.  

8/14/2015
2:30:00 PM -
Teen Ice Cream Social
All teens who participated in this year's summer reading program are invited to our ice cream social! We will have toppings, cones, and plenty of ice cream to celebrate your reading accomplishments this summer. Congratulations, and see you there! 

For more information, please contact Cidney at cmayes@wellstown.org or at 646-8181. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. 


8/14/2015
3:00:00 PM -
Lego Club

Let the Lego building begin! Participants are invited to build whatever they like, and the library will display the creations for a week. Attendees are welcome to bring Legos from home, or to use the library’s supply. 

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cidney Mayes at cmayes@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.



8/21/2015
10:30:00 AM -
Gardening with Jolene: Create an Indoor Herb Planter
Master Gardener, Jolene Staruch will share her expertise about how to create a small container garden for your kitchen herbs.  We’ll provide all of the plants, soil, and pots.  At the end of the program you’ll have a great planter to use for cooking, aromatherapy or just to enjoy!  Registration is required.