The trustees meet the third Thursday of each month. Next meeting is Thursday, May 21, at 5:00. Meetings are open to the public.
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The Waldoboro Public Library teamed up with the Waldoboro Fire Department and the Waldoborough Historical Society to create an online exhibit of the fire department's 175 years from its creation until the present. This exhibit is at Maine Memory Network, Maine's statewide digital museum, and can be seen here.
Waldoboro Public Library Celebrates Law Day on April 30
Lawyers across the state will spend time in local libraries on Law Day to provide resources and assistance to people in need, talk about statewide legal issues and meet with library patrons. Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2015 is a free event that is open to the public. Click here to learn more about this day.
The Waldoboro Public Library will host lawyer Andrew Zulieve on April 30 from 5-7 p.m., at 958 Main St., Waldoboro. Zulieve is a business attorney and intellectual property specialist with over 25 years of experience and is currently serving as president of the Lincoln County Bar Association. He will give an overview of the legal system in Maine and provide information about affordable legal resources. He will also discuss some internet fraud scams and what to do about them. More about Zulieve can be found here.
A Combination of History and Awareness.
Waldoboro resident, David Smith, worked for many years for Maine Library and Furniture, a company owned by the late Doug Skillins. David and Doug spent years together helping libraries all over Maine, including the Waldoboro Public Library, move into new buildings. Unfortunately, Doug became afflicted with and later died from ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease).
David’s family acquired a piece of the original glass floor from the Boston Public Library, one of the oldest libraries in the country, when it was being renovated in the 1950s. He has chosen to use this piece of history to commemorate Doug and to raise awareness of ALS. The exhibit will begin on April 15 and continue for about a month. From the display’s plaque: “Thank you for using the local library. Through reading and research someday a cure will be found."
The Masons of Waldoboro of King Solomon’s Lodge and the Waldoboro Public Library are teaming up again to promote a “Bikes for Books” program and are looking for sponsors.
Since 2013, the Masons have donated six bikes each year as summer reading incentives for the children in Waldoboro. To date,12 bikes have been given away with helmets! More info about the program is here.
To continue this program, the Masons are requesting donations of any amount, but as little as $40 will buy a 16″ bike with a helmet. This is a win-win, promoting literacy and exercise for our kids in one fell swoop! Donations can be made to King Solomon’s Lodge and mailed to 899 North Nobleboro Rd, Waldoboro, ME 04572. Download a PDF with complete details here and participate in helping this worthy program. Thank you!
Speaker Series for May- Author Kathryn Miles
Kathryn Miles, is a professor of environmental writing at Unity College, Maine, and a faculty member for the Chatham University MFA low-residency program. She is editor-in-chief of Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability and a scholar-in-residence for the Maine Humanities Council. Her book, All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship, recounts the journeys of the only ship never to lose a passenger to illness during the mass movement of Irish Famine victims across the Atlantic ocean to the New World.
The program will be Tuesday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Mon. & Thu. 12-7
Wed. & Fri. 10-5
Closed Tue. & Sun.
P.O. Box 768
958 Main St.
Waldoboro, ME 04572