DIY Kits and DIY Together
DIY Kit: Fleece Arm Warmers
Thursday, November 5. New teen/adult DIY Kits available every month. These are kits for fun projects you can do at home, and they include instructions and supplies.
Thursday, Nov 12, 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 (link should work for recurring Crafternoons.) https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/221116293
Meeting ID: 221 116 293
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,221116293#
Monday November 30 to December 18.
A community art project. You can participate in a variety of ways!
Take a historic photo and digitally “decorate” it or print it out and color on decorations. Draw and color a festive version of your house or a Searsport building. Or you can make and decorate a 3D paper Searsport building.
You can download the the images on this page or pick up printouts at the Carver Memorial Library. You can even decorate your house for Christmas and take a picture of it!
This project counts as an activity toward the Carver Memorial Library's Searsport badge, which is open to all ages, including adults.
You can also share your project on social media with the hashtag #artwallsearsport. Connect with others on the Facebook event here.
All the details on our Decorate Searsport page.
Gift Basket Silent Auction
The library's annual Gift Basket Silent Auction fundraiser runs from Monday November 16 through Monday December 14 at 5pm.
Those interested can bid during library hours on festive baskets with themes such as tea, food, crafts, and many more. Profiles of each basket are available here. Bidding can be done in person or by phone. Every time you visit the library, you can check out a book and check your bids — supporting the library and Christmas shopping at the same time. For phone bidding, call 548-2303 during library hours, and tell us which basket your want to bid on.
The library is grateful to Kendra Newcombe for coming up with the idea in 2018, and for the ongoing success of this fundraiser. We hope that it is just as successful this year!
Second Tuesday of the month, 1pm.
Location: Searsport Community Building, 42 Prospect St. (former Lions). Masks and physical distancing required.
We're getting book club started again. Please join us and don't forget to wear your face mask.
December 8: Seven Steeples by Margaret Heinrichsen
January: The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
Haverner Sisters by Ardeana Hamlin
The National Digital Equity Center (based here in Maine!) offers a great variety of free online webinar classes for getting started with technology, including topics for personal use, education, work and business. Get started with Android Basics, Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, cloudLibrary, and much more! All the details are on their website at https://digitalequitycenter.org.
Carver Memorial Library encourages everyone, kids, adults, teens, and families, to take on our Reading Challenges! We encourage you to read widely and explore the library and the world around you. This summer the theme is “Imagine Your Story,” celebrating folk and fairy tales, imagination, and storytelling. It's also Maine's Bicentennial and Searsport's 175th anniversary! The challenges this year are Fairytales, Maine History, Searsport, and STEAM.
To complete each challenge, log reading and activities to earn an embroidered patch/badge. Independent readers read 5 books (appropriate to your reading level) and do 5 activities related to the theme. Family readers/children being read to/pre-readers read 10 books and do 5 activities.
All the details and log sheets on our Reading Challenge page.
Carver Memorial Library
12 Union Street / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974
M. 10-1, 2-5, T. 10-1, 2-6, W.-F. 10:00-1, 2-5