Stay and Play Playgroup is a brand new program that will meet at 9:30 AM on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month beginning on Tuesday, October 28th. This unique program is open to any parent with children ages zero to five. This is an opportunity for children to find new playmates and for parents to make new friends. For additional information contact the NCC at 368-5074.
Dr. Joan MacCracken will present the story behind her debut novel, “The Winter House,” at the Newport Cultural Center on Saturday, November 1st from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Although it is a novel, “The Winter House” may hold a key to Maine's aging population that chooses to overwinter at home in Maine. Through her community involvement with the At Home Downeast project, MacCracken, a retired pediatrician who specialized in endocrinology in Bangor for 23 years, began to think about the folks who prefer to remain in their homes, "aging in place.” For the last six years, she has been able to both use these experiences and follow her passion for writing. “The Winter House” was released in June 2013. The Cultural center is located at 154 Main Street in Newport.
The Stetson Public Library has re-opened. Fall hours are Tuesday 9 to 11 AM, Thursday 3 to 7 PM and Saturday 9 to 11 AM. They will continue "Bookworm Wednesday" on Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 PM. Since they are open late that night, children may stay later than 4:30 if necessary. The library is located at 70 Village Road in Stetson.
The Guilford Memorial Library will be hosting "Night Life: An Animal Adaptations Program" on Tuesday, October 28th. Dawna Blackstone, Piscataquis County Education Program Coordinator will be doing a presentation on nocturnal animals. This program will be from 4 to 6 PM. There will be activities for kids. It is free to the public, and all ages are welcome. Call 876-4547 for more information or check them out on Facebook. The library is located at 4 Library Street in Guilford.
Please join author Lynn Plourde and artist Russ Cox to help them celebrate the launch of their new children's book, "Merry Moosey Christmas," on Saturday, November 1st from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at the Pittsfield Library.
"Merry Moosey Christmas" is a hilarious, unique holiday story that's sure to become a perennial favorite. Rudolph just wants to enjoy the holiday without having to work. So he convinces Santa to accept a substitute. The search for the perfect replacement results in an eager and resourceful moose, who knows just how to use a headlamp and a GPS. But on Christmas Eve, Rudolph worries: Was the moose's training complete? Will Santa and Moosey be able to get all the presents where they need to be?
Plourde is the award-winning author of more than 25 children's books and Cox, owner of Smiling Otis Studio, specializes in illustration for children.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 487-5880. The library is located at 110 Library Street in Pittsfield.
The Stewart Free Library recently received a $500 grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust of the Maine Community Foundation to help increase their collection of audio books. The grant allows them to better serve patrons by providing a better selection of audio materials.
With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundations works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.
To learn more about the foundation, visit
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