Book Arts Group

On hiatus for the summer, will begin again in the fall.

Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am

Please call before coming to make sure the group is meeting.

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.

Celebrating Harry Potter’s Birthday

Saturday, July 30th from 9:30am-noon

Join Juanita Reed and the Cheeky Binders bookbinding group in making a Monster Book of Monsters. Each participant will make their own “Monster Book of Monsters”, receive a pair of Harry Potter glasses and chose an Ollivander’s wand.

This event is best for children ages 9-13 years old.

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.


Gabby Gathering – Maine and the Civil War

Tuesday, May 24th at 2:30pm in-person at the library

Join Skip Grabowski and Bryce Waldrop, from the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit, in a discussion of York County Maine’s participation in the American Civil War.

Please call the library 207-646-9024 for more information.


Gabby Gathering – Tech Help

Thursday, May 12th at 2:30pm in-person at the library

We will be hosting a drop-in technology help session covering the following:

• Basic computer skills

• OverDrive/Libby and cloudLibrary eBook collection for free eBooks and Audiobooks

• Email/Internet basics

• Social media

• Office productivity software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, presentations)

• Usage of patron owned devices such as eReaders, tablets, and smartphones

• Basic computer troubleshooting

• Other computer or technology-related questions


Gabby Gathering – Maine and the Civil War

Tuesday, May 24th at 2:30pm in-person at the library

Join Skip Grabowski and Bryce Waldrop, from the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit, in a discussion of York County Maine’s participation in the American Civil War.


Gabby Gathering – Poetry

Thursday, April 28th at 2:30pm in-person at the library

April is US National Poetry month and to celebrate we will be looking at poems in the Sestina form. Join us as we look at a couple of poems and enjoy an episode of the podcast Poetry Unbound narrated by Pádraig Ó Tuama.


Gabby Gathering – Origami

Thursday, April 14th at 2:30pm in-person at the library

Origami Tulips

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month is held each year in April. Its goal is to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics and statistics. We will take a look at mathematical phenomena in nature to celebrate Spring and then will create some fun origami figures to celebrate math in art.


Gabby Gathering – Vintage Music

Thursday, March 31st at 2:30pm in-person at the library.

Come to our Vintage Album Show & Tell. We will listen to old albums and talk about the memories they invoke. Feel free to bring your favorite record to share.


Coming on Tuesday, April 5th, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to be part of Maine State Museum’s Listening Tour, in partnership with the Ogunquit Memorial Library. We’re reaching out to communities across the state to learn what they care about, and what they’d like to see in the museum.


Financial Literacy with Peter Griswold

Thursday, March 17th

Retired banker Peter Griswold explains how seemingly distant and complicated concepts like compound interest, inflation, interest rates, etc. actually affect everyone and how understanding them better can lead to improved personal financial choices.

Puzzles & Brainteasers

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 2:30-3:30pm in person

Are you curious about the new Wordle craze? Do you like solving things with your hands? Come by and we can get you started on the world of online brainteasers on your own device or you can sit for a while and try to solve a metal-cast Hanayama puzzle


Let’s Discuss Amanda Gorman’s Poem “The Hill We Climb”

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 2:30-3:30pm via Zoom

We will read, watch and discuss the inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman. Ms. Gorman is the first National Youth Poet Laureate awarded in 2017 and the youngest Inaugural Poet in U.S. History at age 22.


Gabby Gathering – Artist Debbie Mueller
Thursday, December 16, 2021, 2:30-3:30pm via Zoom

Artist Debbie Mueller

Local oil painter Debbie Mueller began hearing comparisons of her work to that of Edward Hopper not long after she started painting in 2016. As she learned more about Hopper, she was struck by the similarities of their geographies, and felt that she was literally painting in his footsteps. She will talk about her unlikely journey as an accidental artist, the benefit of losing a prestigious award, and an inspiring project that brought her to Ogunquit.

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