June Newsletter 2015

June Newsletter 2015 ~ Our regularly scheduled activities for this month of June are as follows:

  • Children’s Story Time is on Tuesdays at 11:15am.
  • The Board of Trustees will meet on June 16 at 1:30pm. The public is always welcome to attend.
  • The Book Discussion Group also meets on June 16, from 9:00-10:00am. The book to be discussed is “Defending Jacob” by William Landay. In July, the book being read is “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” by John Berendt. New members welcome.
  • The Literary Club’s Summer display, now through August, is All Things Patriotic. There are some wonderful old photos of “Main Street, Millinocket” and many interesting items of memorabilia. Thanks to the Literary Club for filling our glass cases with such lovely displays!

This is the month that the Summer Reading Program begins, running from June 22 to August 6. The Dr. Seuss themed program is called “Reading is Our Thing!” and sign up is during the week of June 15. Come join us for a summer of reading!

The Raffle drawing for the two Maine Heritage Timber end tables is coming up quickly, so don’t forget to buy your tickets. You can get them at the Library and also on June 24, from 10am-2pm, at the Credit Union; $5 each or 6 for $20. The drawing will take place on July 4 at Veterans’ Memorial Park.Maine Heritage Friends Raffle

Library staff and members of the Friends of the Library will be holding a Bake Sale at the Park on July 4, as well as selling cookbooks and the first tickets for a new item to be raffled off (item to be chosen soon). The drawing for this Raffle will be in September at the Trails End Festival, date to be announced. If you would like to contribute a baked item for our July 4 Bake Sale, please call or sign up at the Library or call Esther Gass at 723-6206. An additional fundraising event planned by the Friends is a Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Dinner, to be held at the Hillcrest Golf Club on August 22. Mark your calendars for all of these wonderful activities and come join us! And as always, you can support the Library by donating online through our website; just scroll down in the Menu options to “Support” and click on “Donations/Endowments” to find the “Donate” button.

We’re always looking for volunteers to help with the many tasks that need to get done. Even if you can only do a few hours each month, the Library can put you to work so please call Lori if you can help.

Have you checked out our new website yet? The web address is above, under the street address. Let us know if you have any suggestions or feedback; we’d love to hear what you think.

And finally, this month’s book order will bring us new fiction by Robyn Carr, Mary Higgins Clark, Jackie Collins, Clive Cussler, Jude Deveraux, Janet Evanovich, Heather Graham, Susan Mallery, Diana Palmer, and James Patterson; mysteries by Jeanne Dams, Bill Pronzini, and Neely Tucker; the Maine fiction title “The Precipice” by Paul Doiron; a western by William Johnstone; and the nonfiction title “Hitler’s Last Days” by Bill O’Reilly. We have also been given gifts of these nonfiction titles: “Maine Coastal Public Access Guide to the Midcoast Region: Brunswick to Hampden”, “…to the Southern Region: South Berwick to Freeport”, and “…to the Downeast Region: Bangor to Calais”; and “Maine: The Wilder Half of New England” by William D. Barry.

Thanks to all of you for your support, and until next time, see you at the Library.