Wells Public Library Events

  



Tuesday December 1, 2020
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Goodnight Stories Podcast
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

We have started podcasting! Listen to a quiet bedtime story read by one of our Wells Public Library staff members. Perfect for dinnertime, too! Available to listen here.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
 
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Take and Make Aromatherapy Soap-making
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn how to make homemade soap and all about the healing properties of essential oils and herbs.  Cindy Simon M.A., NCC, RMT will lead this virtual take and make program so participants can experience soap making in their own home. 

Soap bases can be made from a choice of glycerin, goat's milk, or honey with scent choices of Lemon, Orange, Lavender, and Peppermint.

Please email Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org to register and make sure you include the base ingredient and scent of your choice.  

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CONTACT:  Stefanie Claydon  207-646-8181 x 405  sclaydon@wellstown.org
Wednesday December 2, 2020
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Toddler Storytime on Facebook
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 2-5 years and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Facebook Live for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft. Craft materials will be available at the back door of the library Monday - Wednesday, 10am - 6pm. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
 
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Nonfiction Book Group via Zoom
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

This month, nonfiction book club participants will discuss Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik. We will hold this meeting via Zoom. Email Cindy at cappleby@wellstown.org for your invitation to the meeting.

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207.646.8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
Thursday December 3, 2020
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Chill with a Chapter Book Podcast
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

All ages are invited to listen as Miss Allison reads a few chapters a week from an elementary level book. The second selection is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Available to listen here.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
 
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Conversational French Language Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us every other week for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French via Zoom! We welcome anyone with a French Language interest to participate. Venez parler français avec nous! We are holding this group via Zoom. Please email Cindy at cappleby@wellstown.org for your invitation to the meeting.

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207.646.8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
Friday December 4, 2020
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Fiber Arts Group
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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All are welcome to join our Fiber Arts Group. If you embroider, cross-stitch, sew, weave, quilt, whatever you do - if it’s done with fiber and it’s portable, we welcome you. We meet every Friday as long as the library is open. All ages & levels of ability are encouraged to join us for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation. We are holding this group via Zoom. If you'd like to join us (and please, do!), email Stefanie at sclaydon@wellstown.org for your invitation to the meeting.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Claydon  207.646.8181  sclaydon@wellstown.org
Tuesday December 8, 2020
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Goodnight Stories Podcast
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

We have started podcasting! Listen to a quiet bedtime story read by one of our Wells Public Library staff members. Perfect for dinnertime, too! Available to listen here.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
Wednesday December 9, 2020
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Friends of the Wells Public Library Meeting
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

The Friends of the Wells Public Library is a support organization which is made up of members of the community who wish to support the library and its services. In addition, many members of the Friends are volunteers who assist in library operations.This vital group always welcomes new members. Applications to join the Friends are available at the library. The Friends meet via Zoom on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. Please email Cindy at cappleby@wellstown.org for your invitation to the meeting.

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207-646-8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
 
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Toddler Storytime on Facebook
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 2-5 years and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Facebook Live for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft. Craft materials will be available at the back door of the library Monday - Wednesday, 10am - 6pm. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
 
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Wells Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Wells Public Library Board of Trustees is composed of nine officials elected by the residents of Wells. The Board serves as the governing body of the library for the public to whom the library belongs. As such the Board is delegated both legal and practical responsibilities which deal with the operation of the library. These delegated duties are a public trust. It is the obligation of each Trustee, therefore, to know the library, its basic mission, its strengths, and needs, and to plan for the library’s future. The Board’s single purpose, as advocates of the library, is to meet the needs of the community. Their meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Please email Cindy at cappleby@wellstown.org for your invitation to the meeting.

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207-646-8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
Thursday December 10, 2020
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Chill with a Chapter Book Podcast
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

All ages are invited to listen as Miss Allison reads a few chapters a week from an elementary level book. The second selection is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Available to listen here.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
Friday December 11, 2020
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Fiber Arts Group
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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All are welcome to join our Fiber Arts Group. If you embroider, cross-stitch, sew, weave, quilt, whatever you do - if it’s done with fiber and it’s portable, we welcome you. We meet every Friday as long as the library is open. All ages & levels of ability are encouraged to join us for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation. We are holding this group via Zoom. If you'd like to join us (and please, do!), email Stefanie at sclaydon@wellstown.org for your invitation to the meeting.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Claydon  207.646.8181  sclaydon@wellstown.org
Tuesday December 15, 2020
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Goodnight Stories Podcast
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

We have started podcasting! Listen to a quiet bedtime story read by one of our Wells Public Library staff members. Perfect for dinnertime, too! Available to listen here.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
 
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An Evening with Susan B. Anthony
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Susan B. Anthony was a women’s rights activist, and she devoted her life to racial, gender, and educational equality. She is one of the most famous women in American history, she played a prominent role in the women’s suffrage movement; the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote and she also was in support of women’s labor organizations and for a woman’s right to own property.

In 2020 we celebrate not only 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, we’re also celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday!

Join us on Zoom for an evening with Susan B. Anthony as presented by Sheryl Faye with a live Q&A session at the end of the performance. Email Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org to register for this event.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Claydon  207-646-8181 x 405  sclaydon@wellstown.org
Wednesday December 16, 2020
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Toddler Storytime on Facebook
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 2-5 years and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Facebook Live for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft. Craft materials will be available at the back door of the library Monday - Wednesday, 10am - 6pm. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
Thursday December 17, 2020
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Chill with a Chapter Book Podcast
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

All ages are invited to listen as Miss Allison reads a few chapters a week from an elementary level book. The second selection is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Available to listen here.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
 
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Conversational French Language Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us every other week for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French via Zoom! We welcome anyone with a French Language interest to participate. Venez parler français avec nous! We are holding this group via Zoom. Please email Cindy at cappleby@wellstown.org for your invitation to the meeting.

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207.646.8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
Friday December 18, 2020
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Fiber Arts Group
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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All are welcome to join our Fiber Arts Group. If you embroider, cross-stitch, sew, weave, quilt, whatever you do - if it’s done with fiber and it’s portable, we welcome you. We meet every Friday as long as the library is open. All ages & levels of ability are encouraged to join us for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation. We are holding this group via Zoom. If you'd like to join us (and please, do!), email Stefanie at sclaydon@wellstown.org for your invitation to the meeting.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Claydon  207.646.8181  sclaydon@wellstown.org
Tuesday December 22, 2020
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Goodnight Stories Podcast
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

We have started podcasting! Listen to a quiet bedtime story read by one of our Wells Public Library staff members. Perfect for dinnertime, too! Available to listen here.

CONTACT:  Allison Herman  207.646.8181 x402  aherman@wellstown.org
Thursday December 24, 2020
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Library Hours 10am-12pm
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The library is open from 10am to 12pm today.

This differs from our usual Thursday hours of 1pm-6pm. Happy Christmas Eve!

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207.646.8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
Friday December 25, 2020
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Library Closed
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM

The library is CLOSED today for Christmas. Have a safe and happy holiday!

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207.646.8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
Monday December 28, 2020
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Meditation Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you new to meditation? Or perhaps you're already meditating and looking to deepen your practice? Practitioners of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome at our monthly Meditation Group. Meditation and mindfulness expert Cindy Simon will lead a group (via Zoom) in meditative practice, focusing on relaxing imagery, deep stillness and quiet, and positive affirmations. If you're looking to bring meditation into your everyday life, this is a perfect opportunity to test a variety of meditative skills. We will conduct this meeting via Zoom. Please email Stefanie at sclaydon@wellstown.org for your invitation to the meeting.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Claydon  207.646.8181  sclaydon@wellstown.org
Thursday December 31, 2020
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Curbside Hours change
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The library is open from 1-5pm as usual today, but our Curbside Pickup hours will be 4-5pm to allow us to close at 5pm. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207.646.8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
Friday January 1, 2021
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Library CLOSED- New Year's Day
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The library is CLOSED today in celebration of the New Year.

Wishing you good health, happiness, and great reads in the year to come!

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207.646.8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
Tuesday January 12, 2021
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The Involuntary American
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In the winter of 1650–51, one hundred fifty ragged and hungry Scottish prisoners of war arrived at Massachusetts Bay Colony, where they were sold as indentured laborers for 20 to 30 pounds each. Among them was Thomas Doughty, a common foot soldier who had survived the Battle of Dunbar, a forced marched of 100 miles without food or water, imprisonment in Durham Cathedral, and a difficult Atlantic crossing. An ordinary individual who experienced extraordinary events, Doughty was among some 420 Scottish soldiers who were captured during the War of the Three Kingdoms, transported to America, and sold between 1650 and 1651. Their experiences offer a fresh perspective on seventeenth-­century life. 
The Involuntary American: A Scottish Prisoner’s Journey to the New World by Carol Gardner describes Doughty’s life as a soldier, prisoner of war, exile, servant, lumberman, miller, and ultimately free landowner. The Involuntary American demonstrates how even indi­viduals of humble circumstances were swept into the mael­strom of the First Global Age. It expands our understanding of immigration to the colonies, colonial servitude, the link­ages and tensions between Europe, Massachusetts Bay, and America’s northeastern frontier, and of New England socie­ty in the early colonial period.  Join us on Zoom as Dr. Gardner discusses the life of Thomas Doughty and the prisoner's journey in early New England history.  Email Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org to register and to receive a Zoom invitation.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Claydon  207-646-8181  sclaydon@wellstown.org
Monday January 18, 2021
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Library CLOSED- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The library is CLOSED today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

CONTACT:  Cindy Appleby  207.646.8181  cappleby@wellstown.org
Tuesday January 19, 2021
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Wishful Reading - Afternoon Bookclub
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Introducing Wishful Reading, a new fiction bookgroup that will meet on third Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 pm

The first book discussion will be on January 19th at 2:00 pm and we will be reading
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

 Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. By the time she's twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

Email Stefanie at sclaydon@wellstown.org for your Zoom invitation.
Reserve your copy today!

CONTACT:  Stefanie Claydon  207-646-8181 x 405  sclaydon@wellstown.org
Tuesday February 16, 2021
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Tea in Jane Austen's Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jane Austen Tea was an important part of the English (and American) way of life in the early 19th century.  Jane Austen famously was a huge fan of tea and used the pagentry of the tea service as the glue that tied many of her characters and stories together.  Joining us is Marianne Russo of Nellie's Tea Company in Portland, ME, a tea specialist, to discuss the kinds of tea available to the casual drinker in the time of Jane Austen.  So put on your fanciest hat and grab a cuppa because, as Jane once wrote, "But indeed, I would rather have nothing but tea."

CONTACT:  Stefanie Claydon  207-646-8181  sclaydon@wellstown.org

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