The Library will be closed on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Our thanks to all who gave their lives for our country and us!
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.
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."
Upcoming Author Talk by Paul Betit
Brunswick writer Paul Betit will present a book talk on Tuesday, June 2,
at 7:00 p.m.
Author of historical crime novels featuring U.S. Army CID investigator John Murphy, Betit will share back-stories, discuss his writing regimen and the creative process and read excerpts from his current writing projects.
Set in the 1960s and 1970s, Betit’s crime novels include Phu Bai, Kagnew Station and The Man In The Canal, which was published last year.
“In this well-crafted and suspenseful mystery, (Betit) taps into his 1960s military service in Vietnam as background for his tale,” Maine Sunday Telegram book reviewer Lloyd Ferris wrote last spring of The Man In The Canal. “This is Betit’s third novel set overseas during the Vietnam War. It’s the best of the trilogy.”
In Betit’s most recent novel, Murphy goes undercover in Sweden during the summer of 1971 to find a murderer believed to be hiding among American military deserters who took refuge in the Scandinavian country during the Vietnam War.
Betit was quite familiar with the locales of his series’ first two books. While serving as an intelligence analyst with the Army, he spent 15 months in South Vietnam, the setting for Phu Bai, and nearly two years in Ethiopia, which provided the backdrop for Kagnew Station.
Signed copies of all three of his crime novels will be available for purchase at discounted prices. For more information about Betit and his books, visit www.paulbetit.com
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!
Mon. & Thu. 12-7
Wed. & Fri. 10-5
Closed Tue. & Sun.
P.O. Box 768
958 Main St.
Waldoboro, ME 04572