Tri-Town Bookmobile visiting libraries

Maine School Administration District 60 will participate in a “Take Your Child to the Library Day” event this Saturday, featuring visits by the the Tri-Town Bookmobile to three participating public libraries in the district. The bookmobile will visit the D. A. Hurd Library, the Berwick Public Library, and the Martha Sawyer Community Library in Lebanon for a “stuff the bus” food drive. Non-perishable items collected from the D. A. Hurd Library and the Martha Sawyer Community Library will benefit the MSAD 60 Backpack Program. Items collected from the Berwick Public Library will benefit the Berwick/Somersworth food pantry. (The D. A. Hurd Library is currently a collection location for the North Berwick food pantry.) Curbside service to borrow books and free WiFi access will be available from the TTB and the public libraries. Curbside crafts to go will also be available. Hero Card “take and make” kits will be available from the TTB. Please create your homemade thank you card for essential workers, then return your completed cards to the TTB or in the public library book drops. At the end of February, the cards will be collected and distributed to essential workers in stores, senior care facilities, and restaurants in our community.
The Tri-Town Bookmobile schedule is:
• 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the D. A. Hurd Library, 41 High St., North Berwick, 03906
• 11-12:15 p.m. at the Berwick Public Library,103 Old Pine Hill Rd, Berwick, 03901
• 1:00-2:15 p.m. at the Martha Sawyer Community Library, 53 Upper Guinea Rd, Lebanon, 04027

Library releases new program schedule
Wells Public Library will offer the following online programs this week via Zoom:
Children’s programs will include “Jaded YA Reads” at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tweens, teens, and adults can listen along as a librarian reads a young adult novel chapter by chapter. This week it’s the fantasy classic ”The Hobbit” by J.R.R Tolkien. Listen at
Then, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, tune in for Mother Goose Storytime on Facebook and YouTube, where ages 2 and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays, all from the comfort of home.
For adults, there will be a Nonfiction Book Group at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom featuring the book ”Born a Crime” by comedian and talk show host Trevor Noah. Email Cindy at [email protected] for your invitation.
The Conversational French Language Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for an informal approach to practicing or re-learning French via Zoom! Email Cindy at [email protected] for a invitation.
And, Fiber Arts will gather at 10:30 a.m. Friday to work on individual or group projects and socialize. All ages and levels of ability are encouraged to join for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation.
For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

Library hosts Intuitive Eating presentation

Camden Public Library welcomes back wellness coach Hester Kohl Brooks for a free online presentation entitled “Why Do I Eat?” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday via Zoom.
The program is designed help participants identify the most common physical, emotional, and environmental triggers that make them want to eat and how those triggers can help them determine what they really need. Email [email protected] to request a Zoom link to attend.
Kohl is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach and a Licensed Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Coach.
For more details, visit

Cape Porpoise dugout canoe on exhibit
The Brick Store Museum will open its first exhibition of 2021, “Cape Porpoise: Archaeology in the Archipelago,” on Tuesday at 117 Main St.
This exhibition, presented in partnership with the Cape Porpoise Archaeological Alliance, of which the Museum is a part, will be on view until April.
Explore 8,000 years of artifacts uncovered during recent archaeological investigations conducted by the Cape Porpoise Archaeological Alliance (CPAA). Learn about Indigenous stone tool technology and the science of archaeology through the work undertaken in the past few years on the islands of Cape Porpoise.
A highlight of the exhibit is the remains of the oldest dugout canoe ever found in the Wabanaki homeland of the Far Northeast, first identified in 2018 and painstakingly excavated in the summer of 2019 by CPAA.
To view the exhibition, visitors are required to make a timed reservation through the Museum’s online reservation system at This helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while allowing the galleries to remain open to the public. Like in the past, the Museum is running its Free February campaign, meaning admission is free for the month of February. However, visitors must have a valid reservation time (free, through the Museum’s website) to enter the buildings.
Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $20 for families. Saturdays are half price for families!
Visit or call 207-985-4802 for further details.

Performing arts company launches ‘pop-up’ figure skating performances 
At a time when most live entertainment has been canceled due to the pandemic, a nonprofit professional ice dancing company – based in southern Maine – is providing free, safe, outdoor entertainment for the public this winter. Ice Dance International (IDI) has brought together a group of world class skaters, who are in New England for a monthlong program that involves southern Maine recreational departments and outdoor “pop-up” performances in Portland and beyond.
Founder and Artistic Director Douglas Webster of Kittery said the “Winter Surprise and Delights” performances being offered will showcase a mix of world-premiere pieces he choreographed. Two are new works “Revival” set to the music of Mumford & Sons, Jason Castro, and Audra Mae and “Solstice,” a fantasy ice ballet set to a commissioned score by Jonathan Galland. Programs in Maine are being presented by Portland Ovations and will feature Solstice.
Award-winning performers on the tour include Grand Prix Final Champion, two-time Skate Canada Champion and two-time U.S. National Champion Alissa Czisny; ISU International competitor and Junior World Team Member Wesley Campbell; and Team USA Skater Angela Wang. Additional IDI company members include Adam Kaplan Lara Shelton and Neill Shelton.
All scheduled pop-up performances are 15 minutes long and weather permitting. They are planned for 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Kittery Community Center at 120 Rogers Road; 6:45 p.m. Friday at Strawbery Banke Museum at 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, N.H.; and other shows planned at Thompson’s Point and City of Portland outdoor skating venues on Saturday at location and times to be announced at a later time.
Updates can be found on IDI’s social media platforms and on the upcoming events page on the IDI website and
Due to COVID-19, attendance numbers are limited. All safety precautions will be enforced, including distancing between households and mandatory face coverings.

Virtual career fair set for Feb. 3
The University of Maine Career Center will host its annual career fair virtually from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday on the Career Link platform.
UMaine’s Career Fair, which is the largest in the state, is held each year for UMaine and University of Maine at Machias students and alumni of all majors. All those with an address are welcome to attend.
More than 108 employers from Maine and around the country will participate; all have summer jobs, internships and part-time or full-time positions available for applicants in every discipline. Selected branches of the U.S. military also will be represented.
Participants must register online, create a Career Link profile and upload their resume prior to the event. Detailed instructions are available in the Student Virtual Career Fair Day of Guide to help applicants research participating employers, and to prepare attendees for timed virtual interviews and individual or group video chats with recruiters. Career Center staff are available to help with resume updates and to provide tips for successful online interviewing.
For more details, call the Career Center at 581-1359 or visit

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