What’s New at Ogunquit Library?

New Books for July 2022

Learning to talk : stories
City of Likes : a novel
The house across the lake : a novel
The pleasure of finding things out : the best short works of Richard P. Feynman
The girl who survived
One of the girls
The Da Vinci code : a novel
The lantern house
The hidden one
An island wedding
Finding me
In her boots
Hatchet Island
Left on Tenth : a second chance at life : a memoir
The locked room
Unmasked : my life solving America
The displacements
The summer friend : a memoir
The island
James Patterson by James Patterson : the stories of my life
Cold, cold bones
Rising tiger : a thriller
Reputation : a novel

Many of the books above are on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

New art books continue to arrive from the Cynthia Reid Armbruster and Howard Joseph Reid memorial gift. Click here to see the press release and our new art books.

Nineteenth century American painting
Drawing and painting people : a fresh approach
American impressionist : Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals
How to become a successful artist
Modern painters, old masters : the art of imitation from the Pre-Raphaelites to the First World War
Hans Hofmann : works on paper
Weatherbeaten : Winslow Homer and Maine
John Marin : Modernism at midcentury
Painting summer in New England
Gauguin : metamorphoses
Magritte : the mystery of the ordinary, 1926-1938
What is a print? : selections from the Museum of Modern Art

New Titles for Children

The lantern house
Counting on Frank
The emperor
Nana loves you more
Rachel Carson cared about our world
How to catch the Easter Bunny
In my heart : a book of feelings
The paper dolls
Aunt Sass Christmas stories
Katy has two grampas
Not enough lollipops
The 1619 Project : born on the water
The year we learned to fly
Tiny T. Rex and the impossible hug
Stuntboy, in the meantime
Aaron Slater, illustrator
The mad potter : George E. Ohr, eccentric genius
Dragons love tacos
Everything I need to know I learned from a Little golden book
Please read to me
Change sings : a children
The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse
Room on the broom
Crossing Niagara : the death-defying tightrope adventures
Time for school, little blue truck

Funding has been provided by The Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Plan Ahead & Age Well: a

7-part educational series

sponsored by AARP Maine

from 2:30-3:30pm in-person at the library

The Ogunquit Memorial Library is presenting an educational series on aging with local speakers and resources. The series is made possible by a sponsorship from the AARP Maine. The bi-weekly topics that will be covered are:

8/25/22 – Dementia: presented by Dr. Liz Castillo, MD, PhD, York Hospital

  • 8/11/22 – Downsizing: presented by Jill Buchan, Co-Owner of J&L Home Organizing
  • 8/25/22 – Dementia: presented by Dr. Liz Castillo, MD, PhD, York Hospital
  • 9/8/22 – Estate Planning/Health Care Proxies: presented by Brin Moore, Esq, Attorney in ME & NH
  • 9/22/22 – Assisted Living Options: presented by Jen Given, Co-Director of Coastal Transitions of Maine
  • 10/6/22 – Medicare/Medicaid/Private Insurance: presented by Kathy Jodoin, Medicare coordinator at Southern Maine Agency on Aging
  • Date & speaker TBD – Caregiver Resources
  • Date & speaker TBD – Health Services

Click the link for more information on each topic.

This is not an AARP event and the speakers do not represent AARP.

Gabby Gathering – Maine Author Earl Brechlin

Tuesday, August 16th at 2:30pm in-person at the library

Join Maine author Earl Brechlin as he shares some of his favorites from more than 300 people, places, things and events that have made Maine what it is today during a live talk and slide show.

“”Wild! Weird! Wonderful! Maine.” is a celebration of all that makes the state unique — that which sets it apart from the rest of the lower 48 — the people, the places, and the things both real, and sometimes imagined, you won’t find anyplace else,” Brechlin explains.

Nature Adventure Backpacks

Thanks to a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund we have 6 backpacks with the following themes: Birding, Nature Hikes and Tide pooling/Rocks of the Marginal Way. Each theme has 2 backpacks; one backpack containing contents for adults and one backpack with more child-friendly contents.

Ogunquit Historic Group

Thursday, August 18th, 2:30-3:30pm in-person at the library

This is an informal gathering that meets regularly to help identify old town photographs in “Ogunquit, Maine: A Photographic Essay” by Chris Ritter. Bring your knowledge and memories and join the discussion.

Children’s Story Hour on the Lawn

Tuesday, August 16th at 9:30am

Ogunquit Memorial Library presents Children’s Story Hour on the Lawn every Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am. Bring a blanket and join us on the library lawn to hear a story, move your body & do an activity.

This program is appropriate for ages 2 – 6, siblings are always welcome. In the case of inclement weather this event will be moved inside.

August Book Club

“Ahab’s Wife”

by Sena Jeter Naslund

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 from 1:30-2:30pm in-person at the library.

Our book club meets the last Wednesday of each month. We have copies in the library for check out.

Please contact us and let us know if you will be attending; 207-646-9024 or info@ogunquitlibrary.com.


Artistic Bookbinding

Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am here at the library

This is an established group that meets weekly at the library and welcomes interested newbies to come learn about the art of bookbinding.

This event is recommended for age 12 and older. Call the library for more details, 207-646-9024.


“That recipe you mentioned…”.

Sounds delicious.

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