Spring Sights and Scraps
Tuesday, May 18, at 6:30pm
Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 861 1934 6631
Friends of Sears Island and Carver Memorial Library co-sponsor a live Zoom presentation by Donne Sinderson, a Maine Master Naturalist and amateur photographer living in Orrington. She’s learned a lot through her camera and will share some of her shots and findings. Donne will give an overview of what to look for while exploring nature in Maine this time of year, using a variety of photographs taken in late May and early June. She will cover a wide range of topics including which wildflowers are blooming, animal behaviors to watch for, how to identify spring frog calls, and more. This general overview of spring ecology in Maine is sure to entice you to get out and observe this busy season in the wild!
A Spot of Tea Fundraiser
Hello tea drinkers and library supporters,
This year, in the spirit of the Spring Tea, we are having A Spot of Tea Fundraiser that allows you to celebrate Spring and support the Library in your own way.
This special fundraiser will specifically benefit beautification of the Carver Memorial Library grounds.
We have donation levels of all kinds, including a fun Tea for Two packet and opportunities for a private tea party! Please RSVP with your donation.
The Spot of Tea Fundraiser begins April 15 and the deadline is May 14.
(Regular donations gratefully accepted at any time!)
All the details on our Tea page: https://www.carverlibrary.org/tea.html
Sears Island Storywalk:
Book Club: Fraternity Village
Second Tuesday of the month, 1pm.
Location: Searsport Community Building
(former Lions), 42 Prospects St, Searsport. Masks and physical distancing required.
Come talk about this month's book club pick.
June: Fraternity Village - Ben Ames Williams
July: Winter at the door - Sarah Graves
August: Spoonhandle - Ruth Moore
Fraternity Village Field Trip
Friday, June 18, 11am
Location: Searsmont Historical Society
46 ME-131, Searsmont, ME 04973
(Sign for the Town Office, Library etc.)
Masks and physical distancing required.
We will meet at the Historical Society for a tour, and then visit the library (in the same building) and see their Ben Ames Williams cabinet. Afterwards folks can walk down to the gazebo or check out the Fraternity Village General Store.
DIY Kits and DIY Together
DIY Kit: Visible Mending
Kits available Thursday May 7.
Learn new stitches and patterns for visible mending, based on Japanese sashiko techniques.
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 on the first and third Fridays of the month.
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. 10-5, T. 10-6, W.-F. 10:00-5