⇒Saturday March 28 AND April 4, 9AM to 2PM: Friends of the Library Easter Candy and Bake Sale

easter basket

The Cary Memorial Library in Wayne will hold their Easter Candy and Bake Sale on the two Saturdays before Easter. The sale will take place at the Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Rd., across from the library. Beautiful, delicious handmade chocolates and a wonderful variety of scrumptious baked goods will be on sale. There will also be a table of non-edibles available for purchase. Come see, take home and enjoy some delicious treats while supporting the library.


Stringband1 pic⇒Sunday  April 26, 6PM: Maranacook String Band Concert to Benefit the Library

Imagine a warm spring day– the snow is melted!  What better way to celebrate taking your long johns off than to hear the Maranacook String Band with Dana Reynolds at the Ladd Center. Chris Cushman and Friends will open. Doors open at 5pm.  The usual superb assortment of home-made soups, desserts and camaraderie will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the door)/adults and $5/students or $25/family. Tickets available at Wayne’s Cary Memorial Library and The Wayne General Store. For information 685-3612.


yardscaping_logo_thumb2⇒Saturday April 11, 1PM: Gary Fish-YardScaping for a Healthy Maine
 YardScaping hopes to inspire Maine people to create and maintain healthy landscapes through ecologically based practices that minimize reliance on water, fertilizer and pesticides.  Gary is informally known as the “turf guy” and is a licensed professional forester. He knows an inestimable amount about lawns, trees and shrubs. 

On-Going Programs

Friday April 10, 7PM: Wayne Coffeehouse
We retain our tradition of great music, community, food, and poetry at the Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Rd, Wayne. We are bringing back the great Jud Caswell for a second year on April 10th (note- this is the second Friday of April. We are switching dates from our usual First Fridays because the first Friday- April 3- is both Good Friday and the first night of Passover this year).

Jud Caswell first hit the folk scene in 2004, earning a buzz of attention with a long string of wins at some of the most FB_IMG_1425863114442prestigious songwriting contests in the country. They say, “write what you know,” so Jud has taken his backyard ballads and small-town yarns to stages from Texas to Oregon and back. ”Jud Caswell is much more than a great singer and guitar player, Jud’s songs take you into the storyteller’s world with clear images and characters that come to life for the listener.” – David Wilcox
Jud’s performances are always wonderful occasions.
The details:
The evening begins with an open mic from 7-8. People sign up in advance by emailing Stan Davis at or calling 685 9639. Then Jud will play from 8:15 (or a bit earlier) to 9. There will be coffee, snacks, and desserts. Admission : $5 donation, to benefit the featured performer and the library. For more information, please email or call Stan Davis (see above fore contact information)

April 8 and April 15 7-9PM: LIVING ROOM music and poetry at the Williams House

In the old days, people who played an instrument or wrote poetry or created art of other kinds would gather in their living rooms to share their creative work with each other. The Cary Memorial Library is bringing that tradition back to Wayne in two informal Living Room eveningsMusic notes a month at the library’s Williams House- across the street from the library on the Old Winthrop Road. For each Living Room, a small group of performing artists will take turns presenting about 20 minutes each of song, music, poetry, photography, and other creative expression – without microphones, without a formal “audience”, without an admission charge. Community members are invited to join us to listen. Bring snacks to share if you want to….. Our Living Room evenings will run from 7-9 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. For April only, we will meet on the second and third Wednesday (April 8 and April 15). To join a Living Room group as a performer/artist, please email

storytimeMonday Morning Storytime 10:30AM: All pre-school children welcome for stories and social time with the Pooh Bear Nursery School kids.  Hear a few short stories, enjoy the train table, and interact with other little ones.

Wayne’s Got Ukes:  Lucinda Coombs of Leeds is offering to coordinate a “Wayne’s Got Ukes” event for all ages and all experience levels. Uke players and aspiring players are invited to play and sing together, share tips, learn about other ukelele events in Maine, and have a great strummin’ time.  Bring your uke, songbook and music stand–whatever you have.First meeting Feb. 26, 6:30-7:30 at the Williams House; then 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. For info phone Lucinda: 524-3841.

Personal Computer Classes: Introductioncomputer to Windows 7 Operating System. Tom Barden is offering an introduction to Windows 7, for 2 people at a time in two 2-hour sessions. Learn desktop fundamentals, Microsoft Windows help and more. A detailed flyer can be picked up at the library. Contact Librarian Janet via email    or phone or stop in and sign up. Classes will be held during library hours, scheduled at a mutually convenient time for Tom and the students, once we know who is interested. (Note: The first session got a rave review!)