News & Updates

“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe in Concert

April 30, 2019

‘Ragtime’ Jack has been performing for more than 30 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime & stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter, as well as songs from the “Great American songbook.” He also accompanies himself on the guitar and fiddle. Jack was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of […]

Library Laser Tag!

December 12, 2016

On Saturday, January 25, the Teen Library Council is sponsoring a night of library laser tag.  This is your chance to shake off the post holiday blues!   Up to 20 people can play during each 20-minute slot, between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.  The cost is $6 per person, or $10 for two people. The event […]

Your Library At Home: Recommendations

December 1, 2020

One of our greatest challenges during the Library closure is helping people connect with books.  So many readers are shelf-browsers . . . we all want to scan covers, browse book flaps, and even read a few pages before committing to a book.  We can help! Here are some ways you can get recommendations and […]

Your Library At Home: eLibrary

Since last March, the Library has been purchasing much more digital content to provide our patrons with at-home options for book browsing, video streaming, reading, and listening.   Here are some options in our eLibrary: Cloud Library (eBooks and audiobooks for all ages) Kanopy (Movie-streaming service) The New York Times Online Tumblebooks (eBooks and audio materials […]

Your Library At Home: Programs

Your Library At Home: Programming Just because we are not able to accommodate patrons in the building at this time, we still plan to continue much of our regular programming virtually or through our curbside pick-up service. Subscribe to our weekly eNews or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get the particulars on any […]

Giving Tuesday – December 1 (EXTENDED)

November 27, 2020

(We’re keeping our Giving Tuesday tally open for a few days to allow for any online donations that people were unable to make due to power/internet outages) We believe staying connected is so important, especially when we are encouraged to stay apart.   You can helps us expand our ability to connect as we explore […]

Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow

November 20, 2020

I loved this book! It was the second selection for a book group I recently joined called “The Coven.” I was not optimistic when I realized that ALL of the titles we would read would most likely be in the SciFi/Fantasy genre, and I struggled with this book for the first 75 pages or so. […]

Indigenous History in Sagadahoc County

November 19, 2020

November is Native American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month. We’re honoring Maine’s indigenous peoples by learning more about the Native Americans who have lived in Sagadahoc County. We’ll start by identifying books in our collection that focus on indigenous history at a local level. Next, we’ll share tips for finding other books about indigenous history on […]

Book Review: “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey (2012)

November 13, 2020

At the beginning of this novel, Jack and Mabel are preparing for their first winter on their new homestead in Alaska in 1920. Still reeling from the loss of their baby, the couple struggles to connect with one another amid the brutal wilderness. On the night of the first snowfall, Jack and Mabel set aside […]

Book Review: “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” by Fiona Davis

November 6, 2020

In 1913, Laura Lyons lived in the New York Public Library’s superintendent’s apartment with her husband and two children.  While her husband managed all of the caretaking duties of the busy and awe-inspiring library, Laura raised her children and wrote an amusing column for the library’s newsletter about her family’s experience living in the famous […]