Author Visit: Poet Betsy Headley
Tuesday, June 7th, 6:30pm in the Reading Room
Local poet and photographer Betsy Headley will read from and discuss her latest book The Clarity of Birds. Her photos will be on display in the downstairs hall gallery through June. The Clarity of Birds is a collection of poems and bird photographs. Betsy’s words and images of nature are woven throughout her book. Beauty and brutality, compassion and aging, and wisdom and wildlife are explored through a language of understanding. Wildlife is an integral part of Betsy’s life, but over the last ten years, she has developed a keen interest in observing and photographing birds. They have captured her spirit and united with her poetry, as subject and inspiration. Betsy’s bird photographs will be on display in the library’s hall gallery from the 7th through the month of June.
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Spice Club: Cumin
Kits available Friday June 10
Try new flavors, explore new recipes, or just get out of a cooking rut. Each kit is a packet that comes with the spice of the month, history/cultural background, and recipes highlighting the featured spice. Enjoy at your own pace. No need to register, just come in and pick up a kit.
DIY Kits and DIY Together
Coral Reef Crochet: kits available Friday, June 3rd.
Make hyperbolic crochet corals! This summer we'll make a DIY textile ocean reef tank in the Reading Room with our coral creations, like this one at the Smithsonian. Try out coral crochet, or make your own fabric fish, knitted anemones or other undersea elements!
Pompom Garland: kits available Friday, May 6
Crafternoon: DIY Together
Thursdays at 3:30pm. Join the Crafternoon Zoom to do the DIY Kit project together, ask for help, or share your finished creation. All levels welcome! Join Zoom Meeting (recurring link):
Meeting ID: 221 116 293
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,221116293#
Crafternoon Together - in person!
Third Thursdays, 3:30pm, at the library picnic table. In case of inclement weather, we'll try again the following week.
Let's meet in person! Zoom Crafternoons will continue every week for those who prefer not to meet in person.
Book Club: Come Spring by Ben Ames Williams
Second Tuesday of the month, 1pm.
Location: in June on the library lawn (due to voting at the Community Building--go vote!).
Searsport Community Building, 42 Prospect Street.
Come talk about this month's book club pick.
June: The Captain's Wife by Douglas Kelley
July: The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
August: Richard Russo, Gerry Boyle, Tess Gerritsen, Lincoln Colcord or--?
Tai Chi/Qigong Five Animals
Tuesdays at 3pm beginning April 26.
On the library lawn.
If raining, upstairs at the Town Office, 1 Union St.
We are considering moving to a different day/time, so if there's another slot that you prefer, let us know!
Donations appreciated but optional.
All ages welcome, children to seniors.
A fun and friendly introduction to Turtle, Snake, Crane, Tiger, and Dragon, lead by Dean Anderson. Qigong offers gentle movement, stress relief, and a bit of social contact while out in the fresh air.
If there is enough interest, we will continue into the summer and beyond.
Donations are appreciated but the library encourages everyone who would like to attend. Sponsors wanted! If you are able, become a sponsor for $20+ per month. Your contribution makes this program available to everyone regardless of financial status.
Carver Memorial Library
12 Union Street / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974
M. 10-5, T. 10-6, W.-F. 10-5, Sat 10-1