The library will switch to winter hours on October first. We will be closed on Mondays.

October 1st to May 31st
9am to noon & 12 – 5pm, closed Sunday, Monday & Holidays

The Mullen family has donated a stove to the library. This electric fireplace insert will make a cozy addition to the reading area in front of the fireplace. The faux flames can flicker without turning on the heat in the summer. Here are some photos of the new stove.

The Mullen donation
Chris and Judith Woodbury trying out the new arrangement.
The Mullen’s stove installed.

The Internet Safety Policy was adopted by the Board of Ogunquit Memorial Library at a public meeting, following normal public notice, on August 26,2020.

This public hearing is held to address a proposed technology protection measure (a filter) and our Internet safety policy. If you would like to participate in the hearing, here is the Zoom link information below:

David Weare, the director of the Ogunquit Memorial Library, is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Public Hearing regarding our Internet Safety Policy on August 26 from 5-6 PM
Time: Aug 26, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) The meeting starts at 5:00. You can login after 4:30 to check your mic and audio, and your video.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/82063701913

Meeting ID: 820 6370 1913

Dial by your location
1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID:820 6370 1913

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The Ogunquit Memorial Library will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov.25 & Friday, Nov. 26

Rebel homemaker : food, family, life
The stranger in the lifeboat : a novel
The Santa suit
Road of bones
All the frequent troubles of our days : the true story of the American woman at the heart of the German resistance to Hitler
Crossroads
The perfect family
Daughter of the morning star
Reprieve : a novel
In Trump time : a journal of America
The sleeping beauties : and other stories of mystery illness
Bewilderment : a novel
Fuzz : when nature breaks the law
Opposites abstract
Still life
Better off dead
The judge
Mercy
Tom Clancy. Chain of command
The devil
Chasing the boogeyman : a novel
The dark hours
Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2022.
The storyteller : tales of life and music
Village in the Vaucluse
The shape of water
Murder on the rocks : a Gray Whale Inn mystery
Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma City, its chaotic founding, its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis
Profiles in corruption : abuse of power by America
The last tourist
The age of A. I. : and our human future
The left-handed twin
Better off dead

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

LIBRARY ANNOUNCES MEMORIAL GIFT
The Ogunquit Memorial Library has received a memorial gift by the family of the late Cynthia Reid Armbruster and Howard Joseph Reid, her late father. The gift is being used to enlarge and enhance the Library’s fine arts holdings. Click here to see the press release and our new art books. See a sample of the gift below.

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.

Ogunquit Memorial Library presents:

Holiday Story Hour
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 2-3pm in person at the library. Please wear a mask.

Santa!

Join us during Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea. Guest reader, Julie Woods, will read a few books and lead us in a few songs.

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

Masks are now required inside the library.

Good news everyone!! The Ogunquit Memorial Library received a share of The FABULOUS FIND’s July profits! The Fabulous Find has presented us with a check for $8391.23!

The FABULOUS FIND is a non-profit resale boutique that benefits the local community. You’ll forget you’re in a resale store as you peruse the designer clothing, jewelry, home accessories, furniture, music and books in their bright and cheery space.  Your purchase or donation of gently used items will benefit Piscataqua Region arts, environment, food pantry, fuel assistance, animal shelter and educational organizations that the Fabulous Find’s board selects each month!

The FABULOUS FIND partners with three recipients each month and encourages them to use their contact lists to drive up merchandise donations and sales, as all profits benefit them at the end of their month. Our recipients benefit many facets of our community, including the arts, education, the environment, Womenade groups, children, veterans, animals, food, fuel, physical and mental health, etc, and now the Ogunquit Memorial Library. In the past 11 years The Fabulous Find has given almost $2,000,000 to over 155 area non-profits!

The Fabulous Find’s Hours: Wed-Sat  9:30am to 5:30 pm. Monday – Saturday 9:30 am to 5:50 pm Sunday 11-4
Closed Tuesdays​
139 State Rd, Kittery, ME 03904​
Phone (207) 439-8669

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Masks are now required inside the library.
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Gabby Gathering – “Mythical Creatures of Maine” by Christopher Packard

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 2:30-3:30pm via Zoom https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/83384829257 Meeting ID: 833 8482 9257

By Christopher Packard

Christopher Packard is the author of “”Mythical Creatures of Maine: Fantastic Beasts from Legend and Folklore” and a full-time high school science teacher at Bangor High School. He is also a trail runner, swordfighter, storyteller, and outdoor adventurer. When not teaching, writing, or wandering in the wilds he can often be found on his small homestead in Hampden, Maine gardening, raising chickens, and spending time with his wife and two sons. Prior to taking up teaching and writing he worked as an ecological restoration technician, field biologist, naturalist, and outdoor educator. He has earned some pieces of paper that say things about degrees in biology and education. But most of his learning has come from his passion for discovery and his drive to bring people together.

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We change our Winter hours in October. As of October 1st we are now open Tuesday – Saturday, 9am-noon and 2-5pm. We are closed on Mondays during the winter. We are currently requiring masks inside the library. For more information, visit www.ogunquitlibrary.com, email us at info@ogunquitlibrary.com, or call 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.

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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.

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