Fern Walk

Sunday, July 18 (rain date July 25) at 3:00PM we will host our first ever Fern Walk with Maine Master Naturalist Deb Stahler. The walk will start at the new parking area for the Ezra Smith Conservation Area, down near the Pond Road end of Blake Hill Road. Because that area has limited parking, it would be a good idea to carpool with others you think might be going. It would be good to call or email us at the library to let us know if you plan on attending, so we have an idea of how many people might

Free

Bat Walk!

Friday August 20 meet at the library at 7pm to enjoy a bat snack, learn some interesting facts about bats, see a bat skeleton and bat guano amongst other things,   and for the younger crowd, listen to a bat story and do a bat craft if there is time. If not, Take & Makes will be available. At around 7:45pm we will head over to Teaberry Lane, where parking will be available on the first house on the right. From there we will walk down the road and listen for bat echolocations under the guidance of Shevenell Webb, local Wildlife

Free

Bat Walk!

Bat Walk: BATS!  A program for all ages!  Hosted by the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, Mt. Vernon, Maine Save the date!  Friday August 20 meet at the library at 7pm to enjoy a bat snack, learn some interesting facts about bats, see a bat skeleton and bat guano amongst other things,   and for the younger crowd, listen to a bat story and do a bat craft if there is time. If not, Take & Makes will be available. At around 7:45pm we will head over to Teaberry Lane, where parking will be available on the first house on the right.

Free

Advance Directives

Mt. Vernon Community Center 2 Main St., Mt. Vernon, ME, ME

A workshop on Advance Directives will be held on Wednesday, September 15 at 4:00pm, at the Mt. Vernon Community Center. The speaker is Jackie Fournier, a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner from Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice.  If you plan on attending, we require that you wear a mask (and we will try to keep doors open, for ventilation), and we ask that you pre-register with us, either by phone (293-2565) or email (librarian@drshawlibrary.org). Give us your phone number, so we know how many people will be in attendance, and we can call you if plans need to change in

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Story Walk!

Ezra Smith Wildlife Conservation Area Pond Rd., Mt. Vernon, ME

Join local author Peter Emery and illustrator Deborah Emery as they present their new picture book, The Wildlife Tree, at the opening of our Story Walk on the Ezra Smith Wildlife Conservation Area on Pond Rd in Mt. Vernon.  Saturday, June 25 at 4PM (rain date Sunday June 26 at 1PM). We will gather in the upper entrance, the first entrance coming from Kents Hill.

Free

Week-long Book Sale

Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, Mt. Vernon 344 Pond Rd., Mt. Vernon, ME

The Doctor Shaw Memorial Library in Mt. Vernon will be hosting a week-long booksale during our usual open hours throughout the week of July 11, here at the library, in the Clayton Dolloff room in the second floor of the older part of the building. Please come browse & buy during the hours of: Monday (July 11) from 3-6pm, Wednesday (July 13) from 9AM-Noon and 3-7PM, and Saturday (July 16) from 10AM-3PM. Donations will be $1.00/bag of books – quite a deal! Come in and stock up on reading material! We’ll be happy to see you!

Free – $1

Community Poetry Reading

Mt. Vernon Community Center 2 Main St., Mt. Vernon, ME, ME

Join us for an afternoon of readings of favorite poems and poets, given by community members of all ages.  People have read Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Jane Kenyon, Shel Silverstein, and many more to us over the years.  Bring your favorite book of poetry (we'll have some books there, too), read a poem to us, or just listen.  There will be refreshments.  Sponsored by the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, Mt. Vernon.

Free

Stories from the Metroplex

Mt. Vernon Community Center 2 Main St., Mt. Vernon, ME, ME

Anyone in Mt. Vernon, Vienna, Fayette area (and beyond) is invited to share brief stories, musings, or even odd, sweet, or funny bits of writing they've come across.  Ideas for what you might share:  stories from childhood, how you came to be here, something you wrote for school and have kept over the years, passages from personal correspondence, hopes for future adventures.  We ask that stories are family-friendly and are no longer than five minutes long. Please join us at the Mt. Vernon Community Center on Sunday, August 7 at 3pm.  Sponsored by the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library.

Free