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.



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 

Annual 5K run/walk

Aug 6

Cary Festival and Lobster Roll Lunch

   Make a lobster bookmark, book sale, loon     

   calling and more

Aug 6

Chewonki Programs

Aug 8

Cambodia and Vietnam: A world Apart

Aug 10

Brown Bag Book Group-Pocketful of Names

Aug 15


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⇒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.

⇒Starting THURSDAY, August 4 to SATURDAY August 13 Noon

 Opening Reception Thursday, August 4, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Be the first to make a bid and join your neighbors in some light refreshments.

auction2016.1Visit us at the Williams House where we will be displaying the lovely donations that you, the library community, have donated to us. Framed art, needlework, pottery and china, interesting furniture including a lovely oval dining room table with several leaves, collectibles, vintage attic treasures–and one-of-a kind children’s items made by some very talented individuals. Vintage Wayne photographs and hand-made jewelry will also be on view. 
dinghy2016We are deeply touched that Chris Cushman of Androscoggin Boatworks has donated a hand-made dinghy and new set or oars in honor of his niece Heather Black. Proceeds from this item will be added to the Heather Black Children’s Programming Fund. We expect to display the boat outside on the Williams House lawn. Bidding will start at $650.00.
sheepThe kids’ items are terrific, including outfits for an American Girl-sized doll, books with matching hand-made stuffed animals, Harry Potter-themed wands, and the list goes on. Some simply must be seen to be appreciated.
New items are coming in every day, with a selection of pictures posted here. Check back for more details.

Library Silent Auction Items are available for BIDS on

Aug 4



Opening Reception

Aug 6



Cary Festival & Lobster Lunch

Aug 8


10am-1pm, 3-5pm


Aug 9




Aug 10




Aug 11




Aug 13





⇒SATURDAY August 6, 9:00 am


Registration begins at 8:15 at the Elementary School and the race at 9 am

Start your day with the Cary Memorial Library 5K Run/Walk. All are welcome for this fun event to benefit to benefit the library!

Runners: This is primarily a flat and fast course … with one good hill to keep you honest.  There will be an official timer and prizes for top finishers.

Walkers: You are welcome! Fast walkers in the front, kids, pets and strollers toward the back.  This is a family friendly event – prizes for all kid participants!

Spectators: Please turn out and cheer us on.  There will be plenty to do around town and activities for kids at the school (start/finish line) and the farmers market (along the route).

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! 


lobster bookmark11-1 CHILDREN’S CRAFT & STORY-Lobster Theme: Children will enjoy making this unique bookmark 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



⇒SATURDAY August 8, 6:00 pm

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Feathers, & Feet: Introduction to Birds and Mammals  for All Ages
owlfootCarlCalabria06[1]Discover the differences and similarities between birds and mammals as we encourage active learning by dressing two students in our bear and bird costumes. Participants handle and examine beak, foot, and feather specimens to get a closer look at each animal’s special adaptations. Chewonki’s Mallard duck and a live, non-releasable mammal bring these ideas to life!

⇒Wednesday August 10, 7:00 pm

Cambodia and Vietnam (12th Century Angkor Wat to 21st Century Saigon)

rochkindMark Rochkind will share a great program on Cambodia and Vietnam, please join us for his insightful review.

Travels through 2 neighboring and colorful countries in Southeast Asia reveal very different societies.  Both are burdened by tragic histories.  While the countrysides in both countries are similar, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a thriving metropolis with modern skyscrapers and busting commerce.  There is no such city in Cambodia.  Nonetheless, in Cambodia, there is peace, little crime, no one is starving, and the people seem generally satisfied.

⇒Monday August 15, Noon

Join your fellow readers in a First-For-The-Summer Brown Bag Book Club.  Over lunch we will discuss this Maine coast story of family function and dysfunction, professional art, and a wet dog. Additional copies are available for purchase for $5.

On-Going Programs

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

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

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

IMG_20160718_103546422July 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.