Children and Teen Programs

Popcorn Party

Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.

Listen to popcorn stories, make popcorn crafts, play popcorn games, all while eating tons of popcorn. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

Kids Movie Afternoon

Friday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.

Attend a movie to celebrate the last day of school vacation. Have fun hanging out with friends while enjoying the show. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or by calling the library at 646-8181.

Random Fandom: “Allegiant”

Friday, March 4 at 2 p.m.

Each month the library celebrates a new, popular theme geared toward children in grades 5-8. This month’s theme is all about the “Divergent” series. The event includes crafting, snacking, gaming, and talking about the book “Allegiant” and the movie based on the book. For more information, contact Sara Ottomano at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

Parent and Baby Yoga

Monday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Come and join other parents of young ones, ages infant to 2 years old, for a yoga session developed by instructor Cindy Simon. The class is the first Monday of the month, and is well-suited for beginners and masters alike. Baby yoga promotes better sleep and helps stimulate both the digestive and the nervous systems. These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

Teen Tech Week: 3D Printing

Tuesday, March 8 at 2:15 p.m.

Traci Gere from Make It KPT will demonstrate her 3D printer and teach teens how to design a digital prototype online. Since the 3D printer takes a while to print, the keychains will be printed after hours and available to pick up within a week after the program. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, contact Sara Ottomano at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

Teen Tech Week: Arduinos

Wednesday, March 9 at 2 p.m.

The Wells Public Library has devices to create electronic crickets and pocket stage lights called Arduinos and they have the potential to become a variety of objects. Attend the Arduinos event to make an electronic cricket that responds to heat and a pocket stage light that changes color. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, contact Sara Ottomano at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

Teen Tech Week: Makey Makeys

Friday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

Play-doh that becomes a keyboard? Clapping that starts a video? Jell-O that becomes a space bar? Play electronic games using random objects with our Makey Makeys. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, contact Sara Ottomano at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

Adult Programs

Genealogy Help One-onone with Nancy Doyle

Tuesday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Nancy Doyle is a local resident and an amateur genealogist with 14 years of experience. She has spent years doing her own genealogy and research, and is available to help genealogy beginners get started in exploring their family history. Ancestry.com is available at the library and will be used, as well as other free genealogy resources. Registration for one hour appointments is required. To schedule an appointment, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected] or by calling the library at 646-8181. Appointments require paperwork, make sure to find what’s needed to bring.

South Coast Senior College Information Session

Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m.

South Coast Senior College, a program sponsored by York County Community College, is a vibrant lifelong learning program for folks over 50, retired or not, who want to learn something new, socialize and expand their horizons. There are no tests, papers or grades; it’s simply a love of learning for the joy of learning. Membership and courses are reasonably priced for the spring semester starting the week of March 21. At the information session, a representative from South Coast Senior College will share information on the spring term, including course offerings and lectures, answer questions and provide registration information. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected], or call the library at 646-8181.

Gardening with Jolene: Growing Herbal Teas and High Tea

Friday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Join Master Gardener Jolene Staruch and Adult Services Librarian Kristi Bryant to learn how to grow ingredients to make herbal teas. The course provides instruction and handouts to get started. After the program there will be a High Tea with a selection of teas, finger sandwiches and other snacks. It’s sure to appeal to the “Downton Abbey” fan. Registration is appreciated but not necessary. Register by calling the library at 646-8181.

How to Meditate with Cindy Simon

Friday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Join Cindy Simon, Community Educator and Wellness Coach, as she discusses awareness, attention and how to use breath to live in the moment, all while calming mind and body. Learn how to rid the mind of negative chatter and fill it with deep stillness and quiet. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected], or call the library at 646-8181.

Crafternoon for Adults and Teens: Learn about Paper Crafting

Wednesday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

Learn how to recycle old books and paper into works of art. During this “Upcycling” program, a few small projects will be made from old book pages or other library cast-offs. Kate Cutko, library director of the Bowdoinham Library, will be the instructor. Come have fun and learn something new. Registration is not required, but appreciated. Register by calling the library at 646-8181. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected]

Conversational French Language Group

Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.

A group will meet weekly on Thursdays to speak French. There will be activities, questions, and other approaches to practicing the language, but mostly it will be up to the group to determine what the format will be. Anyone with a French language interest is invited to participate. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected], or call the library at 646- 8181.

Cooking with Jolene & Nutrition with York Hospital Dietitian Kaytlin Kimball

Monday, March 7 at 1 p.m.

On the first Monday of each month as Jolene Staruch talks about “what’s for dinner”. Participants get a menu and recipes for the month, there will be cooking demonstrations using locally-sourced ingredients, as well as tips to make the cooking (and eating) fun. York Hospital Dietitian Kaytlin Kimball will also be on hand to provide helpful nutritional advice and answer questions. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected], or call the library at 646-8181.

Learning to Live with Vision Loss or Changes in Vision

Wednesday, March 9 at 11 a.m.

During this low vision education program, Barbra Domijan will provide an interactive, handson way on how to make simple changes in one’s daily life to maintain independence, even in the face of decreased vision or depth perception. Local assisted living communities have adopted this program and reported back some positive results in regard to their residents’ quality of life. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected], or call the library at 646-8181.

Memoir Writing with Melissa Walshe

Friday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m.

This 90-minute memoir workshop includes exercises to get started, a plan to move forward and a reading list for inspiration. Melissa Walshe published her first book, “Autumn’s Daughter”, in 2014 and will soon be releasing the sequel, “Autumn’s Sister.” She is a professional copywriter for Shines & Jecker Laboratories, where she is currently developing readmaine.com. For more information, contact Kristi Bryant at [email protected], or call the library at 646-8181.


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