• ​Teen Movie Matinee
    Wednesday, March 22 at 1:15 p.m.

    Need something to do on an early release day?  Why not come to the library to watch The 5th Wave!  Popcorn provided, fun expected. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Active Parenting: The First Five Years
    Thursday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m.

    We are thrilled to be partnering with Shannon Briggs from Kids Free to Grow located in Kennebunk.  In this 4-week program, parents and caregivers will learn how to make the most of the first five years of childhood. Written by parenting expert (and dad) Dr. Michael Popkin, this course will show you how to nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline. There is no commitment to attend all 4 sessions, and children are welcome to accompany adults.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m.

    Join us for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French!  This group will meet weekly on Thursdays to speak French.  We will offer some activities, questions, and other approaches to practicing the language, but mostly it will be up to the group to determine what the format will be.  We welcome anyone with a French Language interest to participate.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • ​Stuffed Animal Sleepover
    Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m.

    Ever wonder what happens in the library after dark?  Let your stuffed animal find out!  Come in for a tea party with your stuffies and then leave them for a library sleepover.  Come back the next day to see pictures of what kind of trouble the animals get into while you’re gone!  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Fiber Arts Group
    Friday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m.

    All are welcome to join our Fiber Arts Group.  
    If you embroider, cross-stitch, sew, weave, quilt, whatever you do - if it’s done with fiber and it’s portable, we welcome you. 

    We meet on Friday from 10:30-12:00, as long as the library is open. All ages & levels of ability are encouraged to join us for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation.  For more information, please contact Anne Mosey at amosey@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 

     
  • Lego and Rubik‚Äôs Cube Club
    Friday, March 24 at 3 p.m.

    Let the brain games begin! Participants are invited to build master creations with Legos provided by the library.  We will also have Rubik’s cubes on hand with instructions on how to solve the Cube.  All ages welcome.  These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Mother Goose Storytime
    Monday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m.

    Join us for Mother Goose Mondays! Children ages 0-24 months and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. 

    These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.


     
  • Toddler Storytime
    Tuesday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m.
     
    Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet us for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.  
  • AARP Tax Aide Program
    Tuesday, March 28 from 1-6 p.m.

    Trained AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be at the library each Tuesday until April 11 to answer questions and help with electronically filing taxes. They are also available to help with the new Property Tax Fairness Credit.  For more information and to find out what to bring please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Toddler Storytime
    Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m.

    Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet us for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.  These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.  For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.  
  • ​Random Fandom
    Wednesday, April 5 at 1 p.m.

    It’s time to get ready for our next batch of Random Fandoms! Each month we celebrate a new popular theme geared towards kids in grades 5-8.  This spring we will enjoy all things Survival-themed. Join us as we make crafts, talk about our favorite aspects of our chosen theme, eat snacks, and play games.  For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

     
  • Meditation Group
    Wednesday, April 5 at 12 p.m.
     
    If meditation is something you are curious or passionate about, this program is for you!  Learn how to consistently incorporate mediation into your life in order to increase health, wellbeing and inner peace.  Wellness Coach Cindy Simon will lead us in an hour-long meditation session.  All skill levels are welcome.  For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
  • ​Lunch and Learn with Oral Historian Molly Graham
    Friday, April 7 at 12 p.m.

    Please join us in welcoming historian Molly Graham to the library. Graham is an oral history expert and the co-founder of the non-profit organization Oral History and Folklife Research, Inc.  She will speak about what oral history is, why it’s important, and what Oral History and Folklore Research, Inc. is doing to preserve the history of Maine. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.

     
  • ​Author and Former Portland Detective Bruce Coffin
    Tuesday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

    Former Portland Police Detective Sergeant and writer Bruce Coffin will be at the library to read from his newest book, Among the Shadows. Set in Portland, Maine, the book tells the story of a second-generation cop who investigates the murder of a retired officer. The book has been described as "compulsively readable" by bestselling author Gayle Lynds, and is sure to be a favorite of any mystery lover. Coffin will be happy to answer questions about his book or his work in law enforcement. This will be a very special night. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org, or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     

     



New Download Library Information

The Maine InfoNet Download Library has taken on a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This will replace the Overdrive platform, beginning March 1.

To access the new service, simply download the app for your device by going to: http://yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/how-it-works or go to http://download.maineinfonet.org and follow the links to login via your library.  

 
**With Maine’s new download library, patrons will need to opt-in to receive email notifications. If you would like to receive emails when your cloudLibrary loans are expiring or if you’d like to be notified when your holds become available – don’t forget to opt-in!

To do this, simply sign into your cloudLibrary app. At the top of the screen, click on “Settings”.  Under the heading “Email Notification” select “Yes, notify me”, then enter your email address in the text box that appears.**
 
*Users of Kindle devices should be advised that the Kindle Fire (2nd generation or newer) works with the cloudLibrary, but e-ink Kindles do not.*
 
We know this is a big transition! If you have questions or need help setting up the new software, please contact Library Director Devin Burritt at dburritt@wellstown.org or Adult Services Librarian Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org.

For more information please check out: http://www.maineinfonet.org/downloadlibrary/
 

 
eReaders on Loan!


The Library now has five eReaders for loan! These devices can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks at a time, and will be loaded with the top five most requested books at the time of purchase.  Check one out today!




 
Wells Public Library Newsletter

We now publish a quarterly newsletter including information on our adult and childrens programs, library news, and reminders about important library services and policies. 

If you live in Wells, your copy of the newsletter has been mailed. If you don't receive a copy, you can read it here anytime, or pick one up at the library! 

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