Here’s a Quick Sneak-Peek at the list of events happening June-August 2016.  Please click on the CALENDAR TAB at the top of the page or on the CALENDAR at the right for brief details. New events and dates will be added as we have more information. As usual, events for the upcoming month are highlighted below.



1st Sat. Book/Boutique/Breakfast

July 2

Annual Pie Sale

July 2

Chewonki Programs

July 6, Aug 8

Children’s Story and Craft Series

July 11, 18, 25

Aug 1, 8 15

Giant Book Sale

July 16-23

Glacial Geology of Wayne-Glacial Crawl

July 23

Meet the Muckrakers

July 27

Gulf of ME & Climate Change

July 31

Trolleys of Winthrop

Aug 3

Library Silent Auction 

Aug 4-13 

Cary Festival and Lobster Roll Lunch

Aug 6

Annual 5K run/walk

Aug 6

Cambodia and Vietnam: A world Apart

Aug 10

Brown Bag Book Group

Aug 15


Summer Reading Club has begun

ice cream coneAll kids, preshcool through middle school can participate in our annual summer reading program (prize books-yes!, free tubby’s ice cream-yes!).  Visit the library for details and to sign up.

June 29, 6:30-7:30 pm is the Summer Reading Club Kick-off. Pick up your Reading Log, Enjoy a free ice cream sundae, and hear a fun story or two shared by Wayne Elementary Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Chalmers.  SCOOP UP THE FUN.

  ⇒SATURDAY July 2, 9am to 12pm

14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne    BOOK SALE *BOUTIQUE *BREAKFAST *YARD SALE*  AND PIE SALEFirst SaturdayBBB

 Featuring furniture, games, household treasures, original artwork and more. Please join us for a First Saturday at the Williams House. Stop by for coffee or tea, and quiche or scones, visit with your neighbors and shop at our ongoing book sale and boutique and this month: your YARD SALE.

cherry-pie-on-white-plateLibrary Pie Sale starting at 9 am.  Want a made-with-love yummy, Wayne-made PIE?  This is the event for you. Don’t be late, they WILL GO FAST. They will be available on July 2 in front of the Williams House.

⇒Wednesday July 6, 6 pm to 7 pm

Animal Fitness: Connecting Skeletons and Muscles for Extreme Movements for All ages

Library_001[1]Join us as we discuss world-record-holding species and look at how their skeletons, muscles, and overall fitness help them to accomplish such impressive movements. By comparing our bones and muscles to these inspiring animals, we’ll discover the importance of maintaining healthy bodies. Meet three live non-releasable animals, with some unique abilities of their own, and participate in some activities to see how we measure up!

⇒SATURDAY July 9,10:00 am

Second Saturday with Stan 

Music with StanA Musical Storytime with Stan Davis. Toddlers and Preschool aged kids are invited to the Stafford Level of the Library. Stop in to enjoy music, movement and a story every month.  Thanks Stan for coming to entertain the little ones!


⇒Starting SATURDAY July 16, 9:00 am to July 23, 1pm

Annual-used-book-sale-sign1Summer Book Sale at the Williams House

This is one our two giant annual sales, with four rooms filled from floor to ceiling with gently used books.  we have DVDs and CDs too.  On Saturday, July 23, buy books for $2. a bag.


Saturday       July 16    

9 to 3         

Monday        July 18  

10 to NOON

Tuesday        July 19

4 to 6

Wednesday  July 20    

4 to 6         

Thursday     July 21    

4 to 6          

Saturday     July 23    

9 to 1






⇒SATURDAY, July 23, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm including lunch.  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

MorrisonHeights1The Glacial Geology of Wayne and The Bedrock Geology of the state of Maine with Tom Barden

Wayne Glacial Crawl-Tom will repeat his adventure for those who missed the June program.

You are invited to a field trip around Wayne.  We will meet at the library for a seminar then carpool for a tour to 9 sites around town.  The lunch break will at the church Fellowship Hall, bring your own picnic lunch.  Last stop is Tubby’s Ice Cream at 3:00.

Sign-up by emailing Janet at the library: or leaving a clear phone message with your contact info. (Library = 685-3612)

⇒ WEDNESDAY July 27, 6:30 pm


Meet the Muckrakers

Come meet the co-founders of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. Back by popular demand, John Christie and Naomi Schalit will discuss the critical connection between journalism and democracy and provide an inside look into how investigative journalism is done. Join in the questions and discussion. Reception to follow.                click here for more information

⇒ SUNDAY July 31, 4:00 pm

Gulf of Maine and Climate Change with Nick Record



Over the last 10 years, Gulf of Maine sea surface temperatures have increased faster than 99% of the global ocean and almost 10 times as fast as the background warming rate. Now, seahorses are found in lobster traps, and the coast of Maine is plagued by dense swarms of jellyfish.  Nick Record, a Senior Research Scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine, will share his insights.

A reception featuring light refreshments will follow the program

FMI contact Jane Andrews at 685 3754 or


⇒Wednesday August 3, 7:00 pm

The Winthrop Trolley System: Frank Smith, Speaker

postcardDid you know that the early 20th century folks from Wayne could go to Winthrop and catch a trolley to Augusta, Togus, Gardiner, and even Bangor!  Join local resident Frank Smith for a journey down Memory lane as he shares photos and his vast knowledge of the trolley system that Wayne citizens used regularly.

⇒SATURDAY August 6, 9:00 am

5thannual.runner15th Annual 5K Run/Walk

The fun race to benefit the Library. Forms also available at the library.

FORMS:  Registration                                               Release of Liability

click here for more information

⇒SATURDAY August 6, 10 am to 1 pm

Cary Festival and Lobster Roll Lunch

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 5thannual.runner19 AM 5th Annual Cary Memorial Library 5K Walk/Run: Starts at the elementary school. See above for sign-up forms.


First Saturday10-1 BAKE SALE & BOOK SALE: Wide selection of home baked deliciousness, some crafts and great selection of gently used books and collectibles as well. 

FOLquilt2016pic10-1 QUILT RAFFLE: Brand new gorgeous queen sized quilt made by local quilters on display-get your raffle ticket now! 


lobster10-1 CHILDREN’S CRAFT & STORY-Lobster Theme: Children will enjoy this unique craft to make and take home; along with the story of the Maine coast. Grown-ups will have fun too!

loonCalling11:00  fun filled LOON CALLING CONTEST:–ALL AGES WELCOME–



lobster roll12 noon – 1 Delectable LOBSTER ROLL LUNCH: With chips, pickles, drinks and homemade blueberry cake, $18.00. OR a chicken salad roll/or plate, $8.  AND children’s option-PBJ, $5.00.  “TO GO” lunches are available.

The library’s annual SILENT AUCTION will be open for browsing as well!lilac

On-Going Programs

children's programs

⇒Mondays starting July 11 at 10:30 am:  Story and Craft Series–Perfect for ages 4-10 or so.

chilldrenCraft Come join some of made for summer fun time with Wayne’s finest.  

July 11-Alana Stevenson.  We’ll read Miss Rumphius and make the world more beautiful with a paper flower craft.

July 18-Heather Chalmers. Share Camping Spree with Mr. Magee and do a camping craft project.

July 25-Cindy O’Brien. Children’s author and musician will share What’s in Grandma’s Jewelry Box. There’s a story there–come for music, stories and a craft.

Aug  1-Laurel Danforth. Mrs. Danforth will share Woodpecker Wham! and lead a fun craft activity.

Aug  8-Bev Petell. Join in the reading of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and have a fun craft to go with it.

Aug 15-Kris Mutchler. The final program will be sharing Young MacDonald Had a Farm and create a fun craft to go with it.

Summer Reading Club is underway, sign up now

ice cream coneAll kids, preshcool through middle school can participate in our annual summer reading program (prize books-yes!, free Tubby’s ice cream-yes!).  Visit the library for details and to sign up. Stop in and pick up a Reading Log.  Each child sets their own goal, based on their reading level.