Chef's Showcase and Garden Party
Saturday August 6, 4-6pm on the library lawn.
Rain location: Searsport Community Building, 42 Prospect St.
Facebook event here.
Sample delicious food and beverages from local eateries, socialize, and enjoy music and a great atmosphere.
The Chef’s Showcase will feature nibbles from these Searsport food and dining establishments: Anglers Restaurant, Bricks-N-Sticks, Coastal Café, Dino's Pizza, Hey Sailor!, Homeport Tavern, Massimo's Restaurant and Studio Market, RasDal Falafel, Splendiferous Sweet Shoppe, Stone Fox Farm Creamery, Tozier's Market, and Vinolio (Belfast). Carver Library cooks and bakers will also contribute. Cool off with water and lemonade. In addition, Vinolio will serve wine; the first glass is complementary. The library is grateful for the support of all the local businesses that are contributing to make this event one to remember.
This special fundraiser will specifically benefit the beautification of the Carver Memorial Library grounds. Funds raised will go towards implementing the library's landscape design plan, graciously donated by landscape architect Joe Wassam. Your support will help the library look its best, and bring a moment of natural beauty and tranquility to those who visit.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at the library.
Tiny Art Show
August 1 to 12 in the downstairs hall gallery.
Featuring 3x3” canvases made from the July DIY kits. Come see what others have done! Do you have a 3x3 or 4x4 canvas you want to share? To be part of the Tiny Art Show, bring in your tiny art canvas to the library by July 27. Art will be returned to artists after the art show.
Local Author Visit: Patsy Baldus, Kim Yesis and Janet Williams
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:30pm.
The three authors will read from and discuss their books and take questions. Patsy’s book is a humorous memoir; Kim’s is about her husband’s career shift to become an artist and their creative partnership; Janet’s book Maxx and Mrs. Queen is a heartwarming and unusual animal rescue story.
Spice Club: Dill
Kits available Friday July 8: Dill
August 12: Lavender
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.
Storywalk on Sears Island:
Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Second Tuesday of the month, 1pm.
Location: in August on the library lawn (it was so nice last month!). In case of rain, downstairs in the Children's Room. Masks recommended.
Come talk about this month's book club pick.
August: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Ideas for later in the year: Island of the Sea Women by Lisa See; Field House by Robin Wood
Children's Quilt Raffle
We are raffling off a beautiful and nostalgic quilt featuring Liberty Graphics children's book images. Handmade by local quilter Louise Seekins. Proceeds will benefit children's materials and programs. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available at the front desk. The raffle is ongoing as we fund raise.
June 15 to the end of August
Carver Memorial Library encourages everyone--kids, adults, teens, and families--to join in Summer Reading and earn patches! Read widely and explore the library and the world around you.
This summer the theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”, celebrating oceans and sea stories. Enter a prize bag drawing for each patch you earn.
Download the Summer Reading brochure with all the details about events, activities, and Oceans patch challenge.
Crafternoon 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!
Thursdays at 3:30pm. Join the Crafternoon Zoom to work on your own thing, 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
Crafternoon Together - in person!
Third Thursdays, 3:30pm, at the library picnic table.
Let's meet in person! Zoom Crafternoons will continue every week for those who prefer not to meet in person. In case of inclement weather, we'll try again the following week.
Carver Memorial Library Association Annual Meeting
Thursday, July 14th at 5:30pm
In the Reading Room.
Carver Memorial Library Association Annual Meeting will take place immediately before the July Board of Trustees meeting. Meetings are open to the public. For more information about the Board and Board membership, please call the library at 548-2303.
Tai Chi/Qigong Five Animals
Tuesdays at 3pm
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 regular sponsor by donating a certain amount each 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