SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The committee appointed by the Selectmen of Corinna to facilitate the preservation, restoration and improvement of the Stewart Library Building invites interested citizens of Corinna and other towns in the area to participate in a planning session at the Stewart Library Building in Corinna on Tuesday, January 20th from 6:15 to 8:30 PM. The meeting will include a brief tour and a brainstorming session focused on planning for improved and expanded community uses of the building. The tour will involve using the stairs to the second floor and the basement. The planning session will take place on the fully accessible first floor. Light refreshments will be provided. Please let them know if you plan to attend.
For more information and to let us know you plan to attend, contact Ken Dow by email: kjdow@cattailpress.com or call the Corinna Town Office at 278-4183 and speak with the Town Manager, Serena Bemis-Goodall. The library is located at 8 Levi Stewart Drive in Corinna.
NEWPORT CULTURAL CENTER
The Newport Cultural Center Friends of the Library are sponsoring their Fourth Annual Short Story Contest. Original stories of no more than 2500 words must be submitted by Friday, March 20th to NCC Friends of the Library, 154 Main Street, Newport, ME 04953 or may be submitted in a .doc file format to nccfriendsol@gmail.com. There is a $5 entry fee for each story. The first prize winner will receive an Amazon Kindle, the two honorable mention winners will each receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Additional rules are: Story must be typed and double spaced, the author's name must not appear on any of the stories' pages, the story must have a title, pages must be numbered and titled, the story must be accompanied by a cover sheet with the author's name, address, phone number and e-mail address (if available), and the story must be an unpublished original.
?Winners will be announced, and prized awarded, at a Saturday, May 2nd ?reception at 10 AM in the NCC for all story submitters. Winners will read their stories at the reception and pictures of winners will be taken. Submissions won't be returned. Writers retain their copyright. There will be three independent judges and all decisions are final. Stories may be published on the NCC website unless author declines.
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