Current Monthly Newsletter

Feb. 1, 2024


Bremen Library Newsletter


Dear Bremen Library Patrons,

Welcome to February! Many thanks to all of you who sent well-wishes my way as I recoup from Lyme. Treatments are going well and I am beginning to feel better already - I truly appreciate everyone’s positive energy, because it does make a difference. It is a bit of a quiet month in Bremen, but there are many books on the shelves asking to be read, Cloud Library is available to all, inter-library loans are for the asking and fixed programming (like Book Club, Homework Club and a monthly NDEC class, for example) are going strong. So, enjoy a quiet month, but know that our little library is lit, warm and open under the care of several board members and volunteers.


Kristen Budlong, Director

(207) 529-5572

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*LIBRARY HOURS - changed this month!

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday 10-5

Thursday 10-5

Friday 10-3

Saturday 9-12

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New Fiction Titles for February

The Busy Body, by Kemper Donovan

Daughters of Nantucket, by Julie Gerstenblatt

Day, by Michael Cunningham

Diva, by Daisy Goodwin

The Fury, by Alex Michaelides

Random in Death, by J.D. Robb

Some of Us Are Looking, by Carlene O’Connor

The Storm We Made, by Vanessa Chan

New Non Fiction Titles for February

New and Selected Poems, Volume One, by Mary Oliver

Of Time and Turtles, by Sy Montgomery and Matt Patterson

*Terror on the Maine Frontier: The Ordeal and Triumph of John Gyles, by Gerard W. Gawalt

*A gift from the author - Thank You, Gerard!

New Children’s Titles for February

A Dog and His Boy: The Adventures of Spillway and Scotty, by Heidi Bullen and Lisa Wentzell

Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George! By N. Di Angelo

I Love You More, by Megan Roth and Kay Vincent

Kindness Rules, by Eunice and Sabrina Moyles

My Valentine Box, by Jennie Bradley

No Matter What…You Are Loved, by Becky Davies

*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 (Closed until May)

-Farnsworth Art Museum


Book Club February 8 @ 2:30 (Horse, by Geraldine Brooks)

Fiber Arts Circle Tuesdays (beginning February 6) @ 1pm A great opportunity to meet folks with like interests while working on your own particular projects, Fiber Arts Circle incorporates crafts like knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, stitchery, and quilting. Tea, biscotti, and fruit will be available. Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 2:30 and you will be welcomed. Please come in the side door with the handicapped ramp. We hope to see you there! (You can sign up at the Library, or call either Ingrid (529-4111) or Janet (529-2012), or just show up!)

Homework Club Wednesdays, 3-5pm Local elementary students are welcome to come to the library for homework help, quiet reading, puzzles, coloring, etc. Drop-off via caregiver or the Great Salt Bay school bus gets the kids here and a prompt pick-up by a caregiver at 5pm is expected. Snacks provided - come join the fun!

Story Time Thursdays @ 10:30 am *2/15 is Music Hour with Miss Tish!*

Tech Time w/Caleb P. Saturdays, February 17 and 24, 10am-Noon

Tech Class with National Digital Equity Center: Internet Safety Wednesday, February 22 and 23 @ 11am (this is a 2-part class) Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computer/devices safe. (Text taken from website)

*A device is required for this class - bring your own, or borrow from the library if necessary. Call or email Ellen/Delia to enroll, or click HERE to sign up yourself.

Other Information and Links of Interest

Do you write poetry? Perhaps you are interested in entering the THE MAINE POETS SOCIETY PRIZE POEM CONTESTS 2024…Click HERE for information.

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!


Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

A resource that offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text from leading hobby and craft magazines. Video tutorial from Niche Academy.(Text taken directly from Digital Maine Library site)

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

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