Current Monthly Newsletter

Sept. 1, 2023


Bremen Library Newsletter


Dear Bremen Library Patrons,

Hello September! As summer makes its way into early fall, there is plenty to read and do at Bremen Library. As much fun as it was “doing summer,” I look forward to the next season and to some new ideas for programming for our community. And, I am always open to new ideas, so if you have one (Want to start a knitting club? Have an idea for a program?), just email or call and we can figure it out. Bremen Library is your library, and a welcoming space for all.

Have a wonderful month!


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

New Fiction Titles for September

After That Night, by Karin Slaughter

All the Broken Places, by John Boyne

The Block Party, by Jamie Day

A Chateau Under Siege, by Martin Walker

Dead Mountain, by Douglas Preston and Lee Child

Encore in Death, by J.D. Robb

The House in the Pines, by Ana Reyes

The Invisible Hour, by Alice Hoffman

Medusa’s Sisters, by Lauren J. A. Bear

Ozark Dogs, by Eli Cranor

Standing In the Shadows, by Peter Robinson

There, There, by Tommy Orange

Tom Lake, by Ann Patchett

Weyward, by Emilia Hart

New Non Fiction Titles for September

Black Elk Speaks, by John G. Neihardt et al.

Cave of Bones, by Lee Berger and John Hawks

Empires of the Steppes, by Kenneth W. Harl

*Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook, by Karl Schatz and Margaret Hathaway (Donated in honor of Sue Renelt)

The Other Family Doctor: A Veterinarian Explores What Animals Can Teach Us About Love, Life, and Mortality, by Karen Fine, DVM

The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder, by David Grann

Lost at Sea: Eddie Rickenbacker's Twenty-Four Days Adrift on the Pacific--A World War II Tale of Courage and Faith, by John Wukovits

*The Lydessy: Lydia Keene’s 1899 Voyage Around the World, by Joan H. Gregoire (This book is a gift from this local author - thank you!)

*Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography, by W. H. Bunting et al. (A copy of this book was given to every library in Maine by a private benefactor - really wonderful!)

Don’t forget we have an extensive magazine collection to suit all kinds of interests

New Children’s Titles for September

The Big Book of Bugs, by Yuval Zommer

Christopher’s Harvest Time, by Elsa Beskow


Bremen Library offers passes to the following Maine attractions:

-Boothbay Railway Village *NEW!*

-Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine

-Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

-Farnsworth Art Museum

-Maine Maritime Museum

-Maine State Park Vehicle Pass

-Portland Museum of Art


Book Club September 7 @ 3:00 (A Dangerous Business, by Jane Smiley)

Homework Club Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 13, 3-5pm Any 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!

Wednesday Potluck Supper Club Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5-6:30pm Bring a dish to share and we will enjoy a low-key dinner in the gallery. Library will provide drinks and tableware. This could be the start of something really fun! *Please call the library to let us know you are coming so we can get a headcount for set-up

Story Time Thursdays @ 10:30 am *9/21 is Music Hour with Miss Tish!*

Art Opening Thursday, September 7, 5:00-7:00 pm Please welcome renowned Damariscotta artist Franciska Needham who works in a variety of mediums to convey her love of nature, people and, at times, makes thoughtful statements about her societal concerns with her art. Refreshments will be served. The show will hang all month.

Tech Time w/Caleb P. Saturday, September 9 and 23, 10:00 - 12:00

Author Talk Thursday, September 21 @ 4pm Join Maine author Bill Portela as he discusses his recently-published book, The Eleventh Layer: Origins of Human Evolution. Bill is many things: a wildlife rehabilitator, a breeder and trainer of workhorses, a science teacher and a trained systems engineer - according to him, “This book is written expressly for new evolutionary learners to provide a comprehensive introduction to natural science.” Bill’s program will probably leave you more curious than you knew you could be about life on this planet!

*This book is available at Bremen Library

Coastal Senior College Classes Fridays, September 15 - November 3 Several classes will be held onsite - click HERE to access the CSC website for info on courses, scheduling and registration

Other Information and Links of Interest

Held over from last month in case you missed:

The Maine State Library Public & Outreach Services offers a Braille and Talking Book Program through its affiliation with The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. If you know someone who would benefit from this service call 1-888-657-7323 or visit You can also reach Christopher Boynton, the MSL Outreach Services Coordinator at 207-287-5653 or

Do you like to listen to the radio? Are you curious about what is happening in different corners of the world? Then this free app is for you: World Radio Map - tune in at

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!


Back-to-School Edition!

Digital Maine Elementary Edition

A collection of databases for children, curated by the Maine State Library. These digital materials are accurate and credible, and a great way to introduce young students to what trustworthy content looks like online.

Digital Maine Middle School Edition

A collection of databases for middle school-aged students, and also appropriate content for some younger or older kids, too, depending on reading levels and interest. These digital materials showcase accurate and credible information; their use is a good way to teach students to become discerning consumers of electronic content.

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

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