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
Visit the website at https://bremenmainelibrary.org/
*LIBRARY HOURS - changed this month!
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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!
**DATABASE of the MONTH**
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~