Life in Tidepools
Felted Easter Eggs with Sandi Cirillo
Tuesday April 4, 4-6pm
Easter is just around the corner and we'll be making felted Easter eggs to decorate with. This class will teach you about feltmaking, which is a fiber process that dates back to pre-Christian times. We'll go over its history and have fun getting wet and soapy making our felted eggs. Parents/grandparents/guardians and kids: Come prepared to have some felted fun!
Ages 5-12 with an adult helper. Due to space limitations, participation is capped at 12 kids, preregistration required.
To register, please contact us by calling 548-2303 or emailing email@example.com.
Tatting Crafternoon with PMM
Thursday April 6, 3:30 to 5pm
Are you a local tatter? Interested in learning more? Join us for an in-person Crafternoon with Jeana from the Penobscot Marine Museum. It’s a time to meet with other tatters in the area, show and tell tatting pieces and shuttles, and find out more about the craft. This is part of our weekly Crafternoons for crafts and socializing. Other crafters are welcome to join us for conversation, questions, and new friends.
Good Day Memory Café
Wednesday April 12 9-9:45am
The Memory Café is a FREE, fun, friendly, and relaxed environment for people with dementia (or any memory concerns), together with their care partners, friends, and family.
Come socialize with others in similar situations and enjoy a program of activities just for you.
April theme: Dogs
Waldo Reads Together:
Sears Island Science Squad Program for Kids
On Wednesday, April 26, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Friends of Sears Island will be hosting an Earth-Day themed Science Squad afterschool program for kids ages 6-12 and an accompanying adult. The program will take place on Sears Island, and will include a short children's nature-themed yoga program on the beach, led by yoga instructor Natasha Aston Hill. Carver Memorial Library will also join us to read aloud some Earth Day themed books, and if time allows, participants can help with a beach clean-up at the end of the program. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Sign-up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens Create: Express Yourself!
Tuesday March 21, 3pm
Come create one-of-a-kind masterpieces through art, stories or poems and express your own unique vision. We provide the materials, you provide the imagination!
Teen activities on Tuesdays at 3pm:
Teens Craft: First Tuesdays
Teens Create: Third Tuesdays
Stay tuned for more new activities!
Fun activities and time to socialize.
For teens and preteens age 11-19.
Spice Club: Caraway
New kits available on third Fridays.
Friday, March 17: Caraway
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.
Crafternoon and DIY Together
March: Draw Celtic Knots
DIY Kits available on the first Friday of the month.
Try a new craft or project. Discover your new favorite thing!
These are kits for fun projects you can do at home, and they include instructions and supplies.
Crafternoon: Thursdays at 3:30pm.
Crafts and socializing. Break out your knitting, craft projects, or mending and join us conversation, questions, and new friends. Drop in any week.
Join Zoom Meeting (link should work for recurring Crafternoons.)
Meeting ID: 221 116 293
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,221116293#
Friday mornings from 10:30-11:30
Downstairs in the Children's Room.
Music, movement, stories, and more, for children and their caregivers. Families are welcome to join in!
Weather cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page.
100 Hours Outdoors
January 10 to June 10
Spend more time outside this year!
Make a daily connection to the natural world.
Spending time in nature improves physical and mental well-being. Borrow our State Park Pass, a nature guidebook, or one of our backpacks like Sears Island Exploration, Seashore, or Birding to spark curiosity and inspiration.
Come to the library to pick up a log.
Earn a raffle ticket for every 10 hours for a chance in our prize drawing, one night's stay generously donated by Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping! (Campground policies apply, please call or email for an advanced reservation.)
Reading2Connect book collection
Now available to borrow in the Large Print section!
These specially designed books break through the
barriers to reading, sparking older adults' abilities to reflect, remember, learn, and to express themselves.
Carver Memorial Library is grateful to the Maine Humanities Council SHARP grant, a portion of which made this program possible.
Bendable Maine online learning
Bendable Maine allows residents of all ages and backgrounds to easily discover and access content that is just right for them on a wide variety of subjects and then acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses as well as local, in-person learning opportunities.
The vast majority of the learning made available through the system is free to residents of the state. (When there is a cost to the user, it is clearly indicated.)
Having people attain new skills so that they can improve their job prospects is extremely important, so much of the learning on Bendable Maine is work-related. The platform includes career pathways, backed by Maine employers, where you can earn a digital badge, giving you a leg up in your job search.
At the same time, Bendable Maine has resources on a wide variety of topics, including cooking healthier meals, handling personal finances, fixing things around the house, understanding technology—even foraging for mushrooms.
The platform features personal learning playlists from individual residents across Maine. It also has lots of resources from state and local providers (the university and community college systems, career centers, adult education programs, music schools, art museums and many others), along with a wide range of national providers (including Study.com, edX, GCFGlobal and a dozen more).
So be sure to check out Bendable Maine! Just visit maine.bendable.com.
New Library Cards!
Stop in to the library for your shiny new library card!
Have your card number right at hand.
You can choose to use it at checkout or continue to use your name, whichever is easier for you.
Everything about your account remains the same, you'll just have a new number. You may need to update your login information for the online catalog and cloudLibrary if you use those.
Why new cards?
We are updating library card numbers to the state standard format as a first step towards connecting our catalog to MaineCat, the statewide library catalog. Once we're connected, you'll be able to request items directly on the MaineCat website, and items will arrive faster. The process is long, but a MaineCat connection is something we're committed to offering. We'll keep you posted when we have more news.
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