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Print of Valley Cove by Robert Clark

Calling All Artists
A Celebration of Art
Summer Art Auction
Taking place from July 10 – August 30
Register Now On-line!
Visit the Celebration of Art page for details and to register.

Anne Britting Oleson

April 2017
National Poetry Month
Open Mic

Tuesday, April 25
5:30-7:00 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Library and featured poet Anne Britting Oleson would like to invite area poets to a reading and open mic event.
Anne Britting Oleson
Open mic readers will have a limit of five minutes or two poems, in order to allow all to participate.
The poems can be originals, or favorites from other authors.

Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

Acadia Family Center - Spring Speaker SeriesAcadia Fammily Center
Image of a brain
Addiction IS a Brain Disease
talk by Dick Dimond

Wednesday, April 26
6:00-7:30 p.m.

This is the first in a three-part Speaker Series offered by the Acadia Family Center.

Dick Dimond is a retired physician from Southwest Harbor and the steering committe chair of the Hancock County Adult Drug Treatment Court. He is also a board member of the Acadia Family Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Southwest Harbor. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

book jacket for Ships, Swindlers, and Scaled Hogs
head shot of Frederic B Hill

"Ships, Swindlers, and Scalded Hogs:
The Shipbuilding Crooker Brothers of Bath, Maine"
by Frederick B Hill

Saturday, April 29
1:30-3:00 pm

C & WD Crooker ran one of the most successful shipbuilding businesses in Bath, Maine. A great-great grandson explores its rise and fall. Former foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, Fred Hill's book tells the many layered history of the author's shipbuilding family. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

social security logo

Savvy Social Security Planning:
What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income *

Tuesday, May 2
3:00 - 5 pm

Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits they stand to receive over their lifetime. Whether you are recently retired or are approaching retirement age, this workshop - presented by Brian Beaulieu, ChFC®, of Allen Insurance and Financial- will help you understand the Social Security System and cover many questions you have. For additional information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Allen Insurance and Financial, 31 Chestnut St., Camden, 04843. 207-236-8376. Securities and Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA, SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed Insurance products and services offered through Allen Insurance and Financial, L.S. Robinson Co. or CES Insurance Agency.

* preregistration is suggested

Summer Story Camp Books

Summer Story Camp 2017
Register now!

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The Loneliest Whale

Visit the Summer Story Camp page for details and to register.

SSC Museum Week

Or stop by or call the Library at 244-7065.

Library Fundraisers 2017

May 13
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Mother's Day Sale

  July 30
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Opening Party
May pending
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Plant Sale

August 5 & 6

Saturday &
9:00-5:00 p.m.
Giant Used Book Sale

June 22
time TBD
Special Dinner and Service Auction at Claremont Hotel

  August 30
8:00 p.m.
Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid

July 15 & 16

Saturday &
All day
Paperback Book Sale   December 2
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Holiday Book Sale