The Newport Cultural Center Friends of the Library will hold their second annual "Children's Short Story Contest". This year there are two divisions, ages seven through eleven and ages twelve through sixteen. Prizes for each division are a $25 Amazon gift certificate for first place, a $15 gift certificate for second place, and a $10 gift certificate for third place.
There is no fee to enter. Stories must be a minimum of two pages and a maximum of 2500 words, typed and double spaced. The author's name must not appear on the story pages, must have a title and title and page numbers must appear on each page. The story must have a cover page with the author's name, address, phone number, and email address (if available). Each story must be an unpublished original.
Stories must be submitted by Saturday, August 16th either to NCC Friends of the Library, 154 Main Street, Newport, ME 04953 or a .doc file emailed to
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a Reception at the Newport Cultural Center on Saturday, September 13th at 10 AM for all submitters. For full requirements, looks for posters in Newport stores or at the Newport Cultural Center.
The Hartland Public Library will head to the L.C. Bates Forest to look at real specimens, skulls, feathers, tracks, scat and sounds on Wednesday, July 23rd. Discover the unique mammals that live in the forest.
Join them on Friday mornings at 11 AM for Mom's Coffee Hour. Make new friends, share cool things you've learned, vent, laugh, and de stress with people like yourself. If you are a young mom, you know that being connected after you have kids can be challenging, getting together with people facing similar challenges can really help with sanity and peace of mind.
They have started a casual group where you and your kids can make new friends, share tips, get answers and feel less isolated. Refreshments are provided. This is a free group sponsored by the library. For more information, call 938-4702. The library is located at 16 Mill Street across the road from V&R Variety.
A free lunch will be provided for all, up to age eighteen on Tuesday through Friday at 11:30 AM.
The Newport Cultural Center will offer the following children’s activities for the coming week.
The Lego Club at the Newport Cultural Center will meet on Tuesday, July 22nd at 10 AM. This event is for children age five through eight.
Frog Town Mountain Puppeteers will present “Everybody Loves Pirates” on Wednesday, July 23rd at 10 AM. In this performance, eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way.
Enjoy an hour of pampering and relaxation on Thursday, July 24th at 10 AM. Get a manicure or pedicure and learn some beauty tips from Mary Kay consultant Jane Briggs. This event is free and open for ages nine and up. Pre-registration is required. Call 368-5074 to pre-register.
Story time “Bubbles Bubbles” will be held on Friday, July 25th at 10 AM.
Following each program, a free bag lunch will be provided for all, up to age eighteen. You do not have to attend the program to receive a free lunch.
The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street in Newport. For more information, call 368-5074, email or like them on Facebook.
Maine Illustrator Russ Cox will be at the Stewart Free Library on Wednesday, July 23rd at 2 PM as part of the summer reading program “Fizz, Boom, Read”.
Come meet Cox, who draws the pictures for children’s books. His Book “Freddy the Frogcaster” will also be available.
Summer hours at the Stewart Free Library are Tuesday’s from 9 AM to 2 PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 PM to 7 PM. People of all ages are welcome to attend but pre-school children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is located at 8 Levi Stewart Drive in Corinna.
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