Musical Instrument Introductions
Wednesday, February 19, 5:30pm
Show and tell with our Musical Instrument Lending Library. Jim Hyland and other local musicians will talk about the instruments, do demos and help you go hands on to give them a try.
We have an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, a violin, a banjo, two mandolins, and two ukuleles. Read more about our Musical Instrument Lending Library and how you can borrow them.
Author Visit: John Holyoke
Thursday, February 27, 5:30pm
John Holyoke will read from and discuss his new book Evergreens, a collection of Maine outdoor stories.
There is nothing that outdoors columnist John Holyoke loves more than a good story. In Evergreens, Holyoke shares a curated collection of his favorite essays featuring people who are passionate about the outdoors, as well as his memorable encounters with creatures—from salmon to deer to moose to squirrels—that fascinate and confound him. Sprinkled throughout are memories of the events that have shaped him as he recounts the benefits of spending time with friends in the woods, fields, and waters of Maine. As Holyoke says, “I am here to take you on an adventure. Along the way, you’re welcome to laugh, or cry, or smile, or reach for the phone to call an old friend and tell them that they still matter.”
John Holyoke is an award-winning journalist who has been entertaining and informing readers of the Bangor Daily News for 27 years. His natural curiosity has helped make him a master of the “people story,” and his job as outdoor editor of the BDN has allowed him to travel to some of the state’s most special places in search of experiences to savor and tales to share. John grew up in Brewer, graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, and has been writing for newspapers since sixth grade, when his teacher challenged him to start a school paper if he thought it was needed. John is an avid hunter and fly fisherman, and loves spending time at the family camp on Beech Hill Pond in Otis, Maine. He lives in Brewer with his wife, Karen, his three stepchildren, two dogs and a cat.
Paws to Read with Commander, a Service Dog
Tuesdays in February, 3:30pm to 7pm
Service dog Commander and his handler Andrea will be at the library so children can practice reading aloud to him, and he can spend time with library visitors. Reading aloud to dogs can help children gain confidence and skill, and is a great way to experience the fun of reading.
Mystery Book Club
Third Wednesdays, 10:30am
Come discuss mystery novels with your fellow armchair sleuths. Send in your nominations ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First half an hour for the first book, next half hour for the second. Come to all or part, as you like.
February Wednesday the 12th at 10:30
Ellery Queen - The Egyptian Cross Mystery—1932
Josephine Tey - A Shilling for Candles
March Wednesday the 18th at 10:30
Michael McGarrity – Tularosa
Carver Memorial Library Association Board Meeting
Generally the second Thursday of the month at 5:30pm
Thurs. February 20, 5:30pm
Carver Memorial Library Association board meetings take place in the Reading Room beginning at 5:30pm and are open to the public. For more information about the Board and Board membership, please call the library at 548-2303.
We are Now Fine-Free!
Carver Memorial Library has gone fine-free on all our materials, and forgiven any fines on borrowers' accounts. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the library without the barrier of fines. (We will still charge for lost or damaged items.) There is now a "conscience jar" on the counter for those with late books who may want to contribute. We have also extended our regular loan from two weeks to four weeks. We hope this helps people return items on time for others to use. If you have any books or movies sitting around that may be overdue, now is a great time to bring them back!
Carver Memorial Library
12 Union Street / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974
M. 10-5:30, T. 10-7:30, W.-F. 10:00 - 5:30 Sat 10:00 - 1:00