Opening Reception THURSDAY, August 15, 2019 6:00-8:00 pm

Traveling Brushes Redux – Friends Who Paint in Wayne

  • Thursday August 15, 6:00-8:00 Reception
  • Friday August 16, 10:00-1:00
  • Saturday August 17, 10:00-3:00
  • Sunday August 18, 1:00-4:00
  • Monday August 19, 10:00-12:00

Once again the CML will be hosting an art exhibition at the Williams House on 14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne. The event will feature watercolors by Jann Haynes Gilmore and oils by George Hamilton. Both artists are from away but spend time in Wayne every summer.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: “Scenes of Wayne” calendar created by Jane Davis. Available for $12. each or $20. for two. A perfect souvenir of your time in Wayne or the perfect Christmas present!

 TO ALL:  we appreciate your support and enthusiasm—looking forward to our new look and more lobster next year on August 1, 2020!

We are planning next year’s event and will have more lobster, more seating and more staff, so please come on back and enjoy this wonderful community gathering! The kitchen volunteers were amazing as they produced 138 lobster rolls, and 32 other meals, for a total 170 lunches! (150 in 2018); hooray for the blueberry cake bakers!   Hats off to those organizing, and donating to, the awesome bake sale, book sale, children’s craft, and loon calling contest as well as those with the muscle who set up/took down the tents, chairs and tables.  Big applause to the Ukes group-Lucinda Coombs, and Bandy family for providing lively music for all to enjoy.

LOBSTER ROLL LUNCH, Book & Bake Sale–THANK YOU! The Friends of the Library extend a hearty thanks to all those who attended the lunch and supported the library; a special thanks to the multitude of volunteers who made it happen!   KUDOS TO ELSIE DRAGONETTI, the lobster queen, who 10 years ago envisioned and organized the first Library Festival and Lobster Roll Lunch; retiring this year with plans to not cook-but enjoy-her toasted bun lobster roll next year.  Over these 10 years, the event has become so popular, we ran out of lobster at 12:45-and for that we are so sorry

MONDAY, August 19, 2019 12:30 pm

Book and Brown Bag-After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry

Bring your lunch and join in this friendly book group. We want to hear from you. We meet  in the Safford Room of the Library.  NOTE: The library has several print copies to loan.

Told in searing prose, After the Eclipse is a luminous memoir of uncomfortable truth and terrible beauty, an exquisite memorial for a mother stolen from her daughter, and a blazingly successful attempt to cast light on her life once more.

“What’s going on at the Border”

Bibliography by Steve and Molly Saunders from August 8, 2019 Program

Steve and Molly Saunders Presented “What’s going on at the border?”
Steve and Molly Saunders presented a talk about their three weeks volunteering recently in El Paso, Texas. As former Peace Corps Volunteers in El Salvador, Steve and Molly decided it was time to be proactive, and headed for Texas to volunteer in a church-run shelter for migrants coming from Central America.  They shared their experiences and described what they found during their stay. Who are these asylum seekers? Why are they making this dangerous journey to the US? How are they being treated while in detention? How were these people helped on their way by volunteers working at these shelters in El Paso once the migrants were released from detention? And what can be done in the future about this human situation.

THURSDAY, August 22, 2019 7:00 pm

Hosted by the Wayne-Winthrop Women’s Book Group.

Mary Pipher’s new book continues her insight into human development. Join us in reading and discussing this insightful and inspiring book. This will be our second meeting-ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN. How are you navigating?

MONDAY, August 26, 2019 6:00 pm
The next meeting the Wayne Library Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 pm. The public is always invited and encouraged to attend.

SATURDAY, September 7, 2019 9:00 am to Noon

⇒Monthly Wayne Gathering Place-Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road

Many books & CDs marked down to 50 cents-Come check out the sale table! Enjoy our homemade breakfast offerings: quiche, scones, cinnamon buns and coffee. Bookshelves with new offerings, and the popular boutique table too. Hope to see you! Old Winthrop Road, Wayne.  fmi: Cary Library, 685-3612

FOL 29th Annual Quilt for 2019-Diamond in a Square

Thanks to the New Sandwich Quilters for this lovely 98″ X 106″ Queen size quilt. Raffle tickets are available for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Drawing to be held in December. Now on display in the library.

Every WEDNESDAY, 3:00 to 4:00 pm

We are pleased to offer a comfortable easy space for new parents

Baby-Time. Babies and their grown-ups welcome for social and playtime every week. This is an informal social time and stimulating fun of seeing little ones their own size.

Wayne Readers’ Book Blog

If you are reading something good, consider sending in a blurb for our Wayne Readers’ Book Blog.  I’d love a review or two of an especially good audiobook too. Next blog will be Fall 2019.Click here for the Summer 2019 Blog

Send your review to:  Keep them crisp and brief.

On-Going Programs

Lego Club for Kids Ages 4 to Grade 5; The 4th Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:00 pm.


Plan to join us for a monthly meeting of the Lego Club, meeting (usually) the 4th Wednesday of each month for an hour.  Each meeting with have a fun theme, a quick story and then plenty of time to design your one-of-a-kind bits and brick creation.  The library has mountains of pieces to explore and play with.  Great for ages 4 through grade 5, more or less. Thanks to parents Brooke and Jeremy Smith for suggesting a Lego Club!