Library News

Wreath Sale to Benefit the Library

The Bremen Library will be having its annual Christmas wreath sale on Saturday, November 16,  from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Bremen Townhouse, next to the Bremen Firehouse on Route 32 in Bremen, and at the CLC  YMCA Holiday Bazaar & Craft Show in Damariscotta from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  All profits from the sale benefit the Bremen Library. 

Each balsam wreath is uniquely handcrafted by volunteers with a variety of embellishments that include all-weather bows and a selection of natural decorations such as pinecones, seed pods, lichen, birch bark, dried flowers, and seashells. Wreathes are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.  Decorated wreathes are priced from $25.00 to $40.00, depending on bows and decorations.  Undecorated wreathes are $13.00, and wreathes decorated only with plain velvet bows are $16.00.

Volunteers will be on hand at both locations to assist buyers in selecting the perfect wreath.  These attractive and well priced wreathes are always a popular purchase for holiday shoppers. 

Boxes will be available for purchase at the sale for your shipping needs.  Orders to be shipped must be placed by November 16.  Order forms are available at the Bremen Library or on line at  The Bremen Library phone number is 207-529-5572.

Getting Your Garden Ready For The Winter

Getting Your Gardens Ready for the Winter with Anne Perkins of Headacre Farm at the Bremen Library on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00.

Anne Perkins will discuss the steps you can take this fall to prepare your gardens to winter over well and be prepared for next year’s growing season.  She will discuss both flower, shrub, and vegetable garden preparation and cleanup, with tips for encouraging the survival of beneficial insects and other native wildlife that will benefit your gardens and grounds.  Recordkeeping and planning for your gardens will also be covered.

Perkins grows award-winning, vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit at Headacre Farm in Owls Head on land leased from Kerry Altiero the chef/owner of Café Miranda in Rockland.

The program is free and all are welcome. FMI: 529-5572.

The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

Please join us on Thursday, August 29, at 7:00 pm for a showing of the newly released 30-minute documentary on The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, produced by the Frances Perkins Center. Based on its Senior College course of several years, this program includes interviews with lecturers Leah Sprague, Christopher Breiseth, Charles Wyzanski and Sarah Peskin who cover her Maine Roots and early career, the woman behind the New Deal, the letters of Charles Wyzanski’s father, the Solicitor of the Labor Department in the New Deal, and jobs, infrastructure and Art in the New Deal.


Michael Chaney, Executive Director of the Frances Perkins Center since 2014, will be on hand to answer questions and participate in audience discussion.  A companion traveling exhibit will be on display from Wednesday, August 21 through Thursday, August 29 at the Bremen Library.