Upcoming Events

Bats of the World Traveling Natural History Program

Monday, August 22nd from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brown Memorial Library, come learn about the bats in our belfry!  Yes, bats have been known to roost in the library attic, so this is a great program to find out about these very unique and ecologically important critters.  Adults and children will be introduced to a live Big Brown Bat, and the presenter will help dispel common myths and misinformation about bats, while illustrating the role of bats in ecosystems from the Maine woods to the South American rain forests.

Brown Memorial Library Book Sale

Mark your calendars for Saturday morning, August 13th for the annual library Book Sale!  Bargains galore and tables of yard sale items.  Plus, visit local Maine author, Elaine C. Gammon, who will be selling and signing copies of her book, “When I Was a Kid…” Tales of a Midcentury Childhood in Maine.

The Brown Memorial Library Annual Book Sale is coming up August 13th….so now is the time to clean house and donate all your books, dvds, records, tapes, etc. that you’ve been wanting to get rid of to make room!  Please, only give us items that are likely to sell – nothing moldy or falling apart.  Then mark your calendar for the second Saturday in August and come buy books to fill up those empty spaces!

New Dates for Maine Mystery Book Group

By popular request we are now meeting on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. for the Maine Mystery Writer book discussion group.  The books are loaned to us by our sponsor group, the Maine Humanities Council, and the schedule is as follows:

April 18 , May 2, May 16, May 30

Join us at the library those Mondays!

Library Closing Early on Saturday, March 12, 2016

The library will be open from 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturday, March 12, 2016, due to the annual Town Meeting.

Mysteries by Maine Authors – Maine Humanities Council Grant

Join us at the Brown Memorial Library for five weeks in April and May for a reading & discussion group on Mysteries by Maine Authors.  Featured will be books by authors Paul Doiron, Kate Flora, David Crossman, Gerry Boyle and Jennie Bentley.  The library has gotten a grant from the Maine Humanities Council which will supply the books for this series.  Save the dates of every other Tuesday evening in April and May:  April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17 and May 31.  To register, stop in at the library, or call us at 207-787-3155, or email BML@brown.lib.me.us.  The programs are free and fascinating!

Baldwin Page Turners Book Club

Meetings held monthly on the first Monday of the month at 10 a.m. at the home of Jane O’Connell. For more information, call 653-8899.  Titles selected for the next three months:  March:  The Bletchley Park Codebreakers by Ralph Erskine and Michael Smith  April:  Prologue to Love   May:  Road to little Dribbling

Adult Crafts on Saturday Mornings

Do you like to knit, crochet, weave, spin, felt or do anything else crafty?  Join us at the library on Saturday mornings, from 10 a.m. til whenever.  You bring your project(s) and we’ll supply tea and coffee.  Feel free to bring tasty snacks to enjoy as well.  

Story Times – Thurs. at 10 a.m. Jan 14, 21 & 28

Bring your little ones to listen to stories, learn songs and do crafts on three Thursday mornings in January.  Ages 18 mos through preschool; no registration necessary.  Parents/caregivers must be present to join in the fun!

Christmas Tree Lighting

The Brown Memorial Library annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4th 15 4 p.m.  Come sing carols, enjoy refreshments and visit with Santa Claus!