Sugar Maple Tree Silent Auction
Wednesday May 24 to Wednesday May 31 at 4:45pm.
A generous donor has offered a young sugar maple tree for us to auction. This is a limited time opportunity because this tree needs to be planted in a good home! Sugar maples are a classic New England tree and can grow to a height of 60 feet tall with a 50-foot spread. They turn beautiful colors in the fall. When it is older you could tap it and make maple syrup!
This tree is from Plants Unlimited. It is in a 15-gallon pot and is currently approximately 13 feet tall. The tree must be picked up and planted as soon as possible after the auction so that it has the best start in life. It will need a hole that is about 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep. For more information about sugar maple trees and planting instructions, go to http://plants.plants-unlimited.com/12120038/Plant/22/Sugar_Maple
Those interested can bid during library hours in person or by phone at 548-2303, or email email@example.com and tell us your bid amount. Bidding starts at $50 and proceeds will benefit the library. Thank you for your support!
Summer Solstice Traditions and Crafting Party for Families, May 31
Friends of Sears Island (FOSI) and Carver Memorial Library will host a free summer solstice-
themed after school program for children on Wednesday, May 31, from 4:00pm - 5:30pm at the
Carver Memorial Library in Searsport. Attendees will learn about the science behind solstices as
well as traditions observed around the world to mark these seasonal shifts. Carver Outreach
Librarian Ronda Nichols will read a story about solstice celebrations throughout history. FOSI’s
Outreach Coordinator, Ashley Megquier, will share about the organization’s upcoming Solstice
by the Sea Celebration on June 21, and invite families to help prepare for a parade on Sears
Island to welcome summer by painting summer-themed banners and crafting colorful streamer
wands, noisemakers, and sun masks to wave and wear during the event. All participants will be
able to take home one craft they make that day. Extra items created will be taken to the solstice
celebration on Sears Island and handed out to anyone who would like to march in the sun
parade. This is a great opportunity to learn about the significance of the upcoming summer
solstice and prepare to celebrate the longest day of the year in a few short weeks!
This program is intended for kids ages 6-12 and an accompanying adult. Pre-registration is
required as space is limited. Sign-up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is complete upon receiving a confirmation email.
This event is part of Friends of Sears Island’s “Science Squad,” a place-based after-school
program involving children as scientists, explorers, and stewards of their environment. Science
Squad is sponsored by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management.
Your Local Library + Museum:
Your Local Library + Museum:
Good Day Music and Memory Café
Wednesday June 14, 9-10am
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.
June theme: Travel
Summer Reading: All Together Now
Summer Reading begins June 15
Reading, activities, events, and more for all ages! Summer Reading is for everyone—kids, adults, teens, and families. Reading incentive bags for the first 50 kids.
We encourage you to read widely and explore the library and the world around you. This summer’s theme is “All Together Now,” celebrating kindness, cooperation, unity, and diversity. Earn your Kindness patch and catch up on Oceans, Fairytales, Animals, Searsport, and Maine History patches.
All the details on our Summer Reading page.
Storywalk on Sears Island:
Your Local Library + Museum:
Tai Chi/Qigong Five Animals
Ongoing Mondays beginning May 8, 4pm
No class 5/29 for Memorial Day.
On the library lawn.
If raining, upstairs at the Town Office, 1 Union St.
All ages welcome, children to seniors.
Donations are appreciated but the library encourages everyone to come who would like to attend.
A fun and friendly introduction to Turtle, Snake, Crane, Tiger, and Dragon, led by Dean Anderson. Qigong offers gentle movement, stress relief, and a bit of social contact while out in the fresh air.
Crafternoon and DIY Kits
May: Flapping Clothespin Butterfly
Next kit: June 15 for Summer Reading!
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 in person and online
Thursdays 3:30 to 4:30pm in the Reading Room
Simultaneous in-person and Zoom options
Crafts and socializing. Break out your knitting, craft projects, or mending and join us for conversation, questions, and new friends. Drop in any week.
Spice Club: Caraway
New kits available on third Fridays.
Friday, May 19: Marjoram
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.
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.)
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