Library News

The Garden as Landscape

The Bremen Library hosts “The Garden As Landscape” – an afternoon of live painting as
local artists produce works for sale that benefit this community gem amidst the gardens
and vistas of the Medomak River at Miller Point from 1 – 6 PM on Thursday, July 8th.
Rain date is July 9th. Miller Point is at the end of Town Landing Road, Bremen.
Participating plein air painters include Deb Arter, Sarah Fisher, Carolyn Gabbe, Roberta
Goschke, Kathleen Mack, Jorge Pena, Kay Sullivan, Barbara Vanderbilt, Mary Sue
Weeks and Carol Wiley. The studio works by Kim Hetherington will also be on display.
Tickets are $20 and available at the Library at 204 Waldoboro Road in Bremen or online
For more information: Bremen Library 529-5228

Broad Cove Learning POD

The Bremen library is the venue for the ‘Broad Cove Learning Pod’, which includes 13 students in the 6, 7 and 8th grades. Yvonne Gloede, the library director, and the board of trustees invited the group to rent the upstairs meeting room, which is partitioned off from the main library space and the main meeting room. We are glad to be following our mission:
The Bremen Library provides a welcoming place
to encourage lifelong learning, to advance knowledge,
and to strengthen our community
The students meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 until 2:00. The room rental agreement contract includes the Maine Centers for Disease Control guidelines for safe practices for schools during the pandemic. The large, bright open meeting space is accessed by a separate door and stairwell and is well suited for the ‘learning pod’. The Bremen Library is grateful for the vision of Elizabeth Noyce, who spearheaded both the building of our 1974 library building with the upstairs meeting room and the 1994 main meeting room addition. Now in 2020 libraries are becoming community hubs. We are thrilled to be able to accommodate these local students. Yvonne Gloede is getting to know the students and their interests in books and is happy that these middle schoolers are taking advantage of everything the library has to offer them.

Wreath Sale

Saturday, November 21st from 9-2 at the Bremen Town House

The Bremen Library Wreath sale will be held at just one location this year, the Bremen Town House on Route 32 next to the Bremen Fire Department. The official day of the sale is Saturday, November 21 from 9-2, but there are opportunities for earlier purchasing. This year for the safety of our customers both decorated and plain wreaths will be available beginning on Friday the 13th through Friday, the 20th. Shoppers can come to the Town House between 9:30 and 10:00 and between 12:00 and 12:30.

Undecorated wreaths are $13 and wreaths decorated with only a bow are $17. Boxes are available for $5. Checks and cash will be accepted.

Wreaths can be shipped and must be ordered by Friday, November 20. Order forms are available at the Bremen Library or online at

FMI: 529-5572

More New Books


Alvarez, Julia – Afterlife

Clark, Julie – The Last Flight

Coates, Mari – The Pelton Papers

Fowler, Therese Anne -A Good Neighborhood

Gaige, Amity – Sea Wife

Henry, Emily – Beach Read

Jenner, Natalie – The Jane Austen Society

Jiles, Paulette – Simon the Fiddler

Joshi, Alka – The Henna Artist

McCreight, Kimberly – A Good Marriage

Shaara, Jeff – To Wake a Giant

Straub, Emma – All Adults Here


Tallamy, Douglas W. – Nature’s Best Hope; a new approach to conservation that starts in your yard


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Call of the Wild

Ford v Ferrari


The Gentlemen

The Lighthouse

Knives Out

Little Women

Ordinary Love


Outlander Seasons 3 & 4


Ride Like a Girl


New Titles Just Added to the Collection


Allende, Isabel – A Long Petal of the Sea

Anstruther, Eleanor – A Perfect Explanation

Bohjalian, Chris – The Red Lotus

Evaristo, Bernardine – Girl, Woman, Other

Hannah, Sophie – Perfect Little Children

Hilderbrand, Elin – Winter in Paradise

King, Lily – Writers & Lovers

Little, Elizabeth – Pretty as a Picture

Mantel, Hilary – The Mirror & the Light

McCann, Colum – Apeirogon

Phillips, Arthur – The King at the Edge of the World

Preston & Childs – Crooked River

Rose, M.J. – Cartier’s Hope

Searle, Rebecca – In Five Years


Box, C.J. – Long Range

Coben, Harlan – The Boy From the Woods

Kidd, Jess – Things in Jars

Krueger, William Kent – Desolation Mountain

Leon, Donna – Trace Elements

Reichs, Kathy – A Conspiracy of Bones

Rivers, A.J. – The Girl in Cabin 13

Robb. J.D. – Golden in Death

St. James, Simone – The Sun Down Motel

Swanson, Peter – Eight Perfect Murders

Vargas, Fred – The Chalk Circle Man


Sifton, Sam – See You on Sunday

Call or email your request. 30 more new books will hit the shelves soon.

National Library Week

Libraries Bring People Together Even When We Have To Stay Apart

(American Library Association)

The Board and staff of the Bremen Library are so thankful that Maine has seen such a slow spread of COVID-19 and are hopeful that we can avoid the severe levels other states are experiencing. We hope our seasonal patrons are well and look forward to seeing you soon. We continue to monitor local, state and federal recommendations to guide our decisions about services we can offer and about reopening.

With so many people working from home and online, good internet is hard to come by. Our WiFi is available 24/7 in our parking lot. Password: ReadBooks!

Thanks to the Maine State Library, Bremen residents can use from home at not charge. So if you have relatives that have immigrated to the US, you can go online from your home computer and check out passenger lists of the ships on which they came or census interview sheets that they completed after they arrived. Go to the library’s web site to get started: Bremen If you have questions, need to know your library card number or need a library card, email me at

Please take care.


Please do not return any items to the library while we are closed, no matter if they are ours or inter library loans.

The foyer at the library will be closed.

If you have a laptop or other mobile device you can use the WiFi from your car 24/7. The network is Bremen Library and the password is ReadBooks!

The Cloud Library is available through our web site. Maine InfoNet is adding $40,000 to enhance the contents. Soon there will be more eBooks and eAudiobooks to download.

Keep checking our web site and FB for library news.Stay healthy.