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New Books for June 2022

Justice on trial : the Kavanaugh confirmation and the future of the Supreme Court
City on fire : a novel
Local gone missing
Tom Clancy zero hour
The Omega Factor
Book of night
The palace papers : inside the House of Windsor--the truth and the turmoil
Counterfeit : a novel
Out of the clear blue sky
The foundling
The boardwalk bookshop
Damn Lucky : one man
The children on the hill
The change : a novel
The favor
Two nights in Lisbon
Tracy Flick can
The dolphin house
The patron saint of second chances
The dictionary of lost words : a novel
It all comes down to this
Meant to be : a novel
Sparring partners
The latecomer : a novel
This will not pass : Trump, Biden and the battle for America
The lies I tell

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.

Women of the world : a global collection of art
The Guerrilla Girls
Enchanted lives, enchanted objects : American women collectors and the making of culture, 1800-1940
The image of the Black in Western art. Volume V, Part 1 The twentieth century : The impact of Africa
The image of the Black in western art. V, part 2 The twentieth century : the rise of black artists
The art of still life : a contemporary guide to classical techniques, composition, and painting in oil
Book of beasts : the bestiary in the medieval world
The Louvre : all the paintings
Painting by numbers : data-driven histories of nineteenth-century art
Mexico and American modernism
Christopher Wilmarth : light and gravity
The pastel artist
Painting brilliant skies and water in pastel
Colored pencil painting bible : techniques for achieving luminous color and ultrarealistic effects
Pen & ink drawing : a simple guide
The elements of landscape oil painting : techniques for rendering sky, terrain, trees, and water
Classical painting atelier : a contemporary guide to traditional studio practice
Painting trees : colour, line and texture through the seasons
Daily painting : paint small and often to become a more creative, productive, and successful artist
Strengthen your paintings with dynamic composition
David Bellamy
Experimental landscapes in watercolour
Watercolor painting : a comprehensive approach to mastering the medium
Water, paper, paint : exploring creativity with watercolor and mixed media
The spirit of the brush : chinese brush painting techniques : simplicity, spirit, and personal journey
Portrait painting atelier : old master techniques and contemporary applications
earth, sea and sky
Edward Hopper
N.C. Wyeth : new perspectives
Florence : the paintings & frescoes, 1250-1743
Bosch and Bruegel : from enemy painting to everyday life
Three thousand years of Chinese painting
Maurice Prendergast
the imprint of place
drawing lessons from the great masters
The classical drawing atelier : a contemporary guide to traditional studio practice
The oil painting course you
Pictures of nothing : abstract art since Pollock
Painting abstracts : ideas, projects and techniques
Landscape painting : essential concepts and techniques for plein air and studio practice
The moment of Caravaggio
color for painters
Experimental flowers in watercolour
Gustav Klimt : the magic of line
Acrylics unleashed
Draw : teach yourself how in 30 lessons
Picture this : how pictures work
Girl on girl : art and photography in the age of the female gaze
Praised and ridiculed : French painting 1820-1880
Acrylic painting mediums & methods : a contemporary guide to materials, techniques, and applications
David bellamy
the anatomy of nature
inventing abstraction, 1910 1925
Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series
Bauhaus 1919-1933 : workshops for modernity
Orientalist lives : western artists in the Middle East, 1830-1920
Marsden Hartley : the earth is all I know of wonder
Skirting the issue : stories of Indiana
De Kooning : a retrospective
An audience of artists : Dada, Neo-Dada, and the emergence of abstract expressionism
Compendium of acrylic painting techniques : 300 tips, techniques and trade secrets
Art : the definitive visual guide
Morpho : anatomy for artists : simplified forms
Rattan : a world of elegance and charm
Young, gifted and Black : a new generation of artists : the Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art
David Driskell : icons of nature and history
What great paintings say : 100 masterpieces in detail


New Titles for Children

The Red Pyramid
I funny
Middle school : get me out of here!
Middle school, the worst years of my life
My brother is a big, fat liar
Island of the Blue Dolphins
My side of the mountain
Caddie Woodlawn
the black pearl
The city of Ember
The people of Sparks
Abraham Lincoln
Secrets in the hills : a Josefina mystery
the prophet of yonwood
Path to the Pacific : the story of Sacagawea
Amelia Earhart
the diamond of darkhold
Changes for Molly : a winter story
Felicity learns a lesson : a school story
Happy birthday, Felicity! : a springtime story
Meet Felicity : an American girl
Meet Molly : an American girl : 1944
Molly learns a lesson : a school story
Molly saves the day : a summer story
American girl. Very funny, Elizabeth!
Thanks to Nicki
Brave Emily 1944
Happy birthday, Molly a springtime story
Time for school, little blue truck
Crossing Niagara : the death-defying tightrope adventures
Room on the broom
The Christmas pig
Pippi goes to school
The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse
Change sings : a children
Please read to me
Dasher : how a brave little doe changed Christmas forever
A Ben of all trades : the most inventive boyhood of Benjamin Franklin
Red & Lulu


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.


Children’s Story Hour on the Lawn

Ogunquit Memorial Library presents Children’s Story Hour on the Lawn every Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am, beginning June 7, 2022. 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.


 Join us for a two-week speaker series with Lu Porreca

Wednesdays, July 13th & 20th from 2:30-3:30pm in-person at the library; pre-registration required
Lu Porreca is a mentor and consultant with the Proctor Gallagher Institute who helps people transform their dreams into reality, goals into achievements, and thinking into results.
Please let us know if you will be attending.



Nicholas Lund of Maine Audubon

Thursday, July 28th from 2:30-3:30pm in-person at the library

Nicholas will be presenting on State of Maine Birds with a focus on southwest and coastal birds.

Gabby Gathering

Crystal Canney from Protect Maine’s Fishing Heritage Foundation

Thursday, July 7th at 2:30pm in person at the library

Protect Maine’s Fishing Heritage Foundation is working up and down the coast of Maine to prevent industrial scale aquaculture. Right now, Maine is seeing an influx of projects that threaten the future of our waters and fishing industry. Protect Maine will discuss its efforts in the community and policy making level regarding the rules that currently attract foreign investors to own our water.



Big News! We are starting a Book Club!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 from 1:30-2:30pm in-person at the library.

Our new book club will meet the last Wednesday of each month. We will be reading “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean and will have extra copies beginning this week. You can also get the audiobook through your membership on the cloudLibrary app.

Please contact us and let us know if you will be attending; 207-646-9024 or


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.


New Nature Adventure Backpacks

Thanks to a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund we have 6 new 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.


“That recipe you mentioned…”.

Sounds delicious.

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