• Mother Goose Storytime
    Monday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m.

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

    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 call the library at 207-646-8181. 

     
  • ​How to Handle Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Tuesday, October 4 at 6 p.m.

    Have you ever wondered why your mood dips in the fall as the days get shorter? Find yourself wishing for sunlight in the darkest part of the winter? Learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder with Rosanna Casavecchia, a licensed Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. Come and gain insight about what you can do to reduce the potential effects of this often-debilitating condition. 

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 

     
  • Toddler Storytime
    Wednesday, October 5 at 10:30 a.m.

    Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet us at the library for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.

    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 call the library at 207-646-8181.

     
  • ​Random Fandom: It’s In The Stars
    Wednesday, October 5 at 1:15 p.m.

    Teens are invited to get their head in the clouds (or above it), talking astrology, inventing constellations, and creating galaxy art. Snacks will be provided. For students in grade 5 and up.

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Kayla Sawyer at ksawyer@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Nonfiction Book Group
    Wednesday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m.

    The Nonfiction book group will meet in person - all are welcome! Our pick for this month is Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell.

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Cindy Appleby at cappleby@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181. 
     
  • Conversational French Language Group
    Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m.

    Join us in the library for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French. Anyone with a French Language interest is welcome to participate. Venez parler français avec nous!

    For more information, please contact Cindy Appleby at cappleby@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 
  • Great Decisions Discussion Group
    Friday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m.

    Join with other community members at the library for lively and informative discussions on the major global issues of our time. Meetings center on topics outlined in the Great Decisions briefing book provided by the Foreign Policy Association. Facilitator for the meetings, John Randazzo has led Great Decisions discussion groups since 2016, both in Maine and Florida.

    This month's topic: The Quad Alliance, or the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue

     
    For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.

     
  • Fiber Arts
    Friday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m.


    Have you been crafting during your time at home? Join us on Fridays to show off your latest knitting creation, get tips on your crochet technique, and just chat with old friends and make some new ones. 

    For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181. 


     

  • Toddler Storytime
    Friday, October 7 at 1 p.m.

    Ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet us at the library for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.


    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 call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club
    Friday, October 7 at 3 p.m.

    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; meet at the library.

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Kayla Sawyer at ksawyer@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • ​Saving Your Garden Seeds
    Tuesday, October 11 at 6 p.m.

    Join Will Bonsall of the Scatterseed Project to learn how to save seeds for future planting. 94% of vegetable seed varieties have been lost during the 20th century. Come learn how to help protect crop seed diversity. Not only do diverse heirloom crops connect us with our past, but they also hold solutions for future problems. 

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181. 

     
  • Collaborative Crafting: Clipboard Collage
    Wednesday, October 12 at 1:15 p.m.

    Join us as we create individualized clipboards using clipped words and images to create usable art.  We have the materials, you have the creativity!  Snacks will be provided.  For students in grade 5 and up.

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Kayla Sawyer at ksawyer@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Wild Mushroom Hunting in Maine: Fall Edition
    Thursday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m.

    Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt from The Mushroom Hunting Foundation teach people how to safely enjoy local edible mushroom species. With a slideshow of their own photography, Ryan and Emily will explain the science and safety rules of mushroom hunting. They will explain in depth about certain spring-season species that are safe for beginners to identify and cook with.

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181. 
     
  • Foraging Walk for Wild Mushrooms in Wells
    Friday, October 14 at 2 p.m.

    Join Ryan and Emily of The Mushroom Hunting Foundation on a walk through the Wells Conservation Commission trails to look for mushrooms. Ryan and Emily follow a carefully-considered system of which mushrooms are safe for beginners, which are intermediate level, and which are expert level. This kind of knowledge takes years to master and this walk will only be focusing on an introductory level. Registration is required as space is limited.

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information and to register, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     
  • Shell Middens of Casco Bay
    Tuesday, October 18 at 2 p.m.

    Shell middens are accumulations of shells, bones, and artifacts situated all along the Maine coast. They were left behind by Native peoples who harvested shellfish and other marine animals. Thomas Bennett offers an examination of shell middens, what they tell us about the Native lifestyle, and how private citizens can become involved in protecting this important cultural resource.

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181. 
     
  • ​Game Tournament: Spoon Off
    Wednesday, October 19 at 1:15 p.m.

    New to the game of Spoons?  Playing for years?  All are welcome to our Spoon Off, a fast-paced card game for groups.  As always, the winning team will be proudly displayed in the Teen section of the library. Snacks will be provided.  For students in grade 5 and up.

    This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Kayla Sawyer at ksawyer@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
     



We are now a Fine-Free Library!

The Wells Public Library is happy to announce that overdue fines will no longer be charged. Items will still have a due date and should be renewed if you wish to keep them longer, but there will be no fine if you return it past its due date.

If an item is more than four weeks overdue, a replacement cost will be charged to the patron’s account. However, if the item is returned in good condition, that charge will be waived.

We hope that this will make the library an even more enjoyable experience for all!
Please reach out if you have any questions.

 
Room Rental

Did you know our Meeting Room and Community Program Room are available to rent for all of your programming needs? Cost is $25 an hour for the Meeting Room and $50 an hour for the Community Program Room. Available to book for parties, events, conferences, meetings, etc.

The Meeting Room seats up to 25 people and can be used during open hours. The Community Program Room seats over 80 people and is available even when the library is closed! Call for more information or to book the room, or use our online booking site.

 

e-Newsletter Sign Up

The Wells Public Library's email newsletter is a great way to find out what's happening at the library! We send out monthly updates of all the fun things going on for adults in the library.

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For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.