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JULY 2024

Dear Bremen Library Patrons,

Happy Summer! Please see below for new book titles, summer programming and some timely information and links. I am truly looking forward to seeing all of you who come through the doors during these warm and wonderful months in Bremen.


Kristen Budlong, Director

(207) 529-5572

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Tuesday 10-3

Wednesday 10-7

Thursday 10-7

Friday 10-3

Saturday 9-12

(We will be closed July 4)

New Fiction Titles for July

A Chateau Under Siege, by Martin Walker

Clear, by Carys Davies

First Frost, by Craig Johnson

The God of the Woods, by Liz Moore

The Instruments of Darkness, by John Connolly

The Last Word, by Elly Griffiths

The Library of Borrowed Hearts, by Lucy Gilmore

The Main Character, by Jaclyn Goldis

Pitch Dark, by Paul Doiron

The Road to Dalton, by Shannon Bowring

Sandwich, by Catherine Newman

Think Twice, by Harlan Coben

A Wild and Heavenly Place, by Robin Oliveira

You Like It Darker, by Stephen King

New Non Fiction Titles for July

*The Captured, by Scott Zesch

*Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne

(If you liked News of the World, by Paulette Jiles, these 2 titles go very well with it - fascinating Native American history of the Wild West)

In Search of Maine’s Red Paint People, by Emeric Spooner

Left for Dead, by Eric Jay Dolin

The Survivors of The Clotilda, by Hannah Durkin

The Uptown Local, by Cory Leadbeter

When the Sea Came Alive: An Oral History of D-Day, by Garrett M. Graff

Why We Remember, by Charan Ranganath, Ph.D.

New Children’s Titles for July

Being Home, by Traci Sorell and Michaela Goade

Finding Things, by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek

If You Spot a Shell, by Aimee Sicuro

I’m Not Small, by Nina Crews

The Prickletrims Go Wild, Marie Dorleans

Plus all 10 Chickadee Award Nominees: Click HERE to see them all!


*Don’t forget we have an extensive magazine collection

to suit all kinds of interests*

Bremen Library offers passes to the following Maine attractions:

-Maine Maritime Museum

-Maine State Park Vehicle Pass

-Portland Museum of Art

-Boothbay Railway Village

-Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine

-Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

-Farnsworth Art Museum


Art Opening July 3, 4:00-6:00 Please welcome Lisa Kyle and her selection of beautiful paintings…refreshments will be served. The show will hang all month. Click HERE to view her website.

Book Club July 11 @ 3:00 (Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver)

*NEW* Chat ‘n Chew Women’s Group July 18, 11:30-1pm Bring a bag lunch and talk with a group of women who feel like eating and talking over lunch! (This is going to become a regular monthly meeting if folks show up)

Wellness Program July 18 @ 5pm Come learn about the healing potentials of acupuncture and ozone with Alissa Ide, local practitioner

NDEC Tech Trio of Classes July 24, 25, 26 10:30-11:30 Windows 10 PC Basics: Offered via Zoom at the library, an NDEC teacher will provide a comprehensive class on this operating system. Bring your device, or borrow one of ours. Click HERE to register, or call Kristen at 529-5572.

Author Visit July 25 @ 4pm Dr. Judy Stone, author of Resilience: One Family’s Story of Hope and Triumph over Evil, will share stories from this Holocaust memoir based on the true events of her family members (click HERE to read more)

Knit ‘n Stitch Circle Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm A great opportunity to meet folks with similar interests while working on your own particular projects, Knit ‘n Stitch Circle incorporates crafts like knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, stitchery, and quilting.

Tech Time w/Caleb P. Saturdays, July 6 and 20, 10am-noon This first-come, first-served tech help session is free and friendly!

Story Time Thursdays @ 10:30 am *7/18 is Music Hour with Miss Tish!*

Children’s Summer Reading Programs - Beginning the week of 6/17 and going all summer through 8/22- come to one, some or all:

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 Picture Book Palooza: Enjoy all kinds of picture books! Activity and snack included. (This program is for elementary-aged children)

Wednesdays 12-1:00pm Tween Reads Lunch Bunch: Bring your lunch and a book you like - we can discuss books, choose a group read - whatever seems to work for whoever comes - let’s make this a thing! (This program is for kids in 5th-8th grade)

SUMMER READING BINGO All summer long… Stop in and pick up a Bingo card, play along at home and return filled out in exchange for a free ice cream coupon to Round Top!

We have a wonderful Birding Backpack - perfect for kids-with-a-grown-up, or for a grown-up who’s a kid at heart (or just beginning birding): Check it out!

Other Information and Links of Interest

The Digital Maine Library is an amazing and FREE resource available through the Maine State Library to all Maine Residents. You can find information on all kinds of topics among the more-than-70 available databases! No sign-in is required - the app geo-authenticates so you have instant access. Click HERE to check it out!


Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)

Articles on Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. (text taken directly from Maine State Library site)

SAVE the DATE! The 2nd Annual Bremen Library Tag Sale will be held on July 13-14, 8-2. WE ARE TAKING DONATIONS: All items must be whole, clean, and in good repair. PLEASE DO NOT DROP THINGS OFF ON YOUR OWN!! *Call Kristen at 529-5572 regarding items and pick-up if you need assistance. SEE YOU AT THE SALE!

Visit the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor for the Dawnland Festival of Arts and Ideas, beginning on July 12 - click HERE for more information. There is also a $4 recorded tour led by Passamaquoddy guide Dwayne Tomah along a walking trail in the Fore River Sanctuary in Portland (although it can be listened to from anywhere) if you are interested in a hike with a modern-day Indigenous guide.

The Bremen Conservation Commission and Knox Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has written a comprehensive guide to invasive plant species found in Bremen. This guide has many helpful internet resources included. Use it at the library and copy what is of interest to you, or contact KLSWCD at (207) 596-2040 to acquire your own.

The National Digital Equity Center is offering a Digital Skills Success Plan to all Lincoln County residents, free of charge. Completion of this program can culminate in obtaining an affordable device to connect to the internet. Contact NDEC Digital Navigator Taylor Oddleifson at (207) 315-9035 or complete the “Need Help” form HERE.

Every Mainer is entitled to a membership at Bangor Public Library! Your membership number will give you access to all of their online resources, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Cloud Library’s NewsStand platform, Magzter, featuring 100s of magazines - really great! Call the library at (207) 947-8336 to get registered.

~The library is a symbol of freedom. -Sara Sheridan, author~