Animal Shelter Donation Drive
July 19 to July 31
As part of celebrating our Tails and Tales theme, we’re collecting items to help the animals in our
local shelters. Drop off clean towels, blankets, bleach, or pet food (canned or dry) at the library, and we’ll bring everything over to the shelters.
We're collecting for:
Bucksport Animal Shelter
PAWS Camden - wish list
Bangor Humane Society - wish list
DIY Kits and DIY Together
DIY Kit: Felt Animals
Kits available Thursday August 5.
Sew felt animals! Patterns for a camel and black bear.
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 (link should work for recurring Crafternoons.) https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/221116293
Meeting ID: 221 116 293
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,221116293#
New kid's Take and Make activity kits every week during the summer.
Book Club: Spoonhandle by Ruth Moore
Second Tuesday of the month, 1pm. August 10.
Location: 42 Prospect St, Searsport (former Lions)
Come talk about this month's book club pick.
August: Spoonhandle - Ruth Moore
September: The Only Woman in the Room - Marie Benedict
October: High Tide at Noon - Elizabeth Ogilve
Tai Chi Animals
Wednesday. August 11, 3pm. Rain date Aug 12.
All ages, small children to seniors.
A fun and friendly introduction to Turtle, Snake, Crane, Tiger, and Dragon. Lead by Dean Anderson.
The 5 Animal Qigong Form is a traditional Qigong form used throughout China with variations depending on the region of the country and the family that is practicing the form. I learned the form from Master Zhong Xue Chao when he visited our area in the last five years. The animals come from Chinese legends and observations of animals in the wild, Turtle, Crane, Snake, Tiger, and Dragon. Here is a short video of Master Zhong (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5FMhYvxvPY).
Most of the time Dean Anderson practices the Yang Family Style Taiji forms taught by his teacher, Mike Shunney, who practices and teaches out of his studio in Rockland. Dean has been practicing Taiji and Qigong for 14 years and hopes to continue for the rest of his life. They have a weekly drop-in class on Saturday in Belfast and Dean co-teaches a class on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Summer Reading Fun!
Summer Reading begins June 15
Time to get your reading packets.
Carver Memorial Library encourages everyone--kids, adults, teens, and families--to join in Summer Reading and earn patches! We encourage you to read widely and explore the library and the world around you.
This summer the theme is “Tails and Tales”, celebrating animals and animal stories.
Download the Summer Reading brochure with all the events, activities, and Animals patch challenge. Catch up on Searsport, Maine History, and Fairytales patches. Finishers will be entered in one of our prize bag drawings.
More details on our Summer Reading and Patch Challenge page.
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