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Beginning on June 6th we will be open on Mondays.
Our summer hours are Monday through Saturday 9am-noon and 2-5pm.

New Books for May 2022

Nana loves you more
Here, right matters : an American story
Love marriage
In love : a memoir of love and loss
The wrong victim
Freezing order : a true story of money laundering, murder, and surviving Vladimir Putin
Robert B. Parker
The tobacco wives : a novel
True biz : a novel
Killing the killers : the secret war against terrorists
The ravaged
The book woman
Remarkably bright creatures : a novel
Book lovers
The cartographers : a novel
The wonderful world of Albert Kahn : colour photographs from a lost age
Route 66 lost & found : mother road ruins and relics--the ultimate collection
The only story
The lioness
In the blood : a thriller
Bloomsbury girls
This time tomorrow
The lost summers of Newport
Celebrating the Impressionist table
Downeast : five Maine girls and the unseen story of rural America
Downeast genius : from earmuffs to motor cars : Maine inventors who changed the world
All in : an autobiography
The devil may dance : 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.

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
degas
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
Artists
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
banksy
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

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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.

Gabby Gathering – Local Author LeCain Smith

Thursday, June 9th at 2:30pm in-person at the library

Author Lecain Smith

LeCain will tell us about the Amazing Adventures of the Sea Cat Chowder and share excerpts from his series of children’s books: “Sailing South ’til the Butter Melts”, “Far Away Islands of Paradise” and “Westward Beyond the Horizon”.

All ages welcome.

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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.

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
Felicity
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
Molly
American girl. Very funny, Elizabeth!
Nicki
Thanks to Nicki
Brave Emily 1944
Happy birthday, Molly a springtime story
Time for school, little blue truck
Helen
Crossing Niagara : the death-defying tightrope adventures
Room on the broom
The Christmas pig
Pippi goes to school
Pigaroons
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

Curbside pick up is still available. Just call us! 646-9024

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Good news! Each household in the U.S. can now have four free COVID-19 at-home tests shipped directly to their home at no cost! All you need to do is visit COVIDtests.gov and enter your contact information and mailing address.

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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.

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Thank you Mornings in Paris! Your February fund raising effort was greatly appreciated.

246 Main Street, Ogunquit

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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.

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Don’t forget that you can access ebooks and audiobooks from home using the CloudLibrary! Check our Facebook page or give us a call at 207-646-9024 for up-to-date information.

Become a patron and borrow library materials Click here.

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“That recipe you mentioned…”. Sounds delicious.

Tour of the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit.

Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 2:30 PM

Join Administrator & Curator, Bryce Waldrop, as he takes you on a tour of the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit. We will enjoy a survey of the iconic 1862 Meetinghouse, a glimpse at the museum collections,and see the extensive research library, famed for its genealogy sources.

Time: Dec 17, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/86798247269

Meeting ID: 867 9824 7269

Gabby Gathering

Thursday, November 12, at 2:30 PM, Chris Woodbury will be offering advice about picking out a generator fit for your needs and good generator maintenance.

Topic: Gabby Gatherings – ‘Generators: when the lights go out’

Time: Nov 12, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/84224620001

Meeting ID: 842 2462 0001

Preservation of the Old Boston Land.

Join us on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 2:30 PM for a Zoom session about an important conservation effort: preservation of the Old Boston Land.

Ogunquit and the Great Works Regional Land Trust have a one-time opportunity on November 3rd to protect the Old Boston Land on North Village Road. At 157 acres this is the largest remaining undeveloped property in the town with over 2000 feet of frontage on the Ogunquit River. Its woodlands, wetlands, historic foundations and cemetery would provide for outdoor recreation and protect water quality. It connects with 6000 acres of conservation lands stretching to Mt Agamenticus. Tin Smith, Great Works Regional Land Trust Board member, will talk about this exciting project and answer questions.

We hope to see you there on Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/87010785037

Meeting ID: 870 1078 5037