Golden Summertime:  We are delighted to announce that this fine Wayne history book is back in print.  Golden Summertime sold out several years ago and has been very hard to find, even used.  The Wayne Historical Society has generously funded a high quality reprint paperback edition and available for purchase.  The text and wonderful photographs are the same fine quality.  The cost is $20.00 with proceeds benefiting the library.  Again, thank you to the Wayne Historical Society.

⇒Thursday, July 30, 5-7PM: Library Silent Auction Opening Reception

silent auctionThe Library’s traditional Silent Auction will begin with a festive Opening Reception on Thursday evening, July 30, 5-7PM at the Williams House, and will run until Saturday, Aug. 8, with bids closing at NOON with the ringing of the auction bell. Included will be many estate items as well as wonderful donations contributed by the library community.  We will display china, glassware, handcrafted items including jewelry and baskets, fine needlework, framed art and photography….and the list goes on.  Plan to visit, bid, and join the friendly competition all with the goal of supporting the library.  Donations very welcome and so appreciated. We will show them off well!  Please drop off at the library ideally prior to Monday July 27.

Questions? Please contact librarian Janet Adelberg: or 685-3612.

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Featuring a BEE THEME, so we hope you will BEEEEEE THERE,

  Enjoy BUSTER B & a delightful lunch.

A fun filled morning, under the tent at the Cary Library’s Williams House. Many events with time to visit friends and neighbors.  Call Holly 685-9005 or library 685-3612 with any questions. Activities include;

Saturday, August 1, Race at 9:00am:  5K Run/Walk


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Join us for the 4th annual run/walk.  Registration starts at 8:30, with course through downtown Wayne. Race to begin at Wayne Elementary School.

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Saturday, August 1, 11:30AM to 1PM: CARY Festival & Lobster Roll Lunchlobster roll
Delectable Lobster Roll lunch, with chips, pickles, drinks and homemade blueberry cake.  Option of chicken salad roll/or plate and NEW this year, a children’s option of PBJ with Stevenson’s strawberry jam or grape jelly.  “TO GO” lunches available.

Saturday, August 1, 10AM to 1PM: Bake Sale & Book Sale  booksale
A wide selection of home baked deliciousness, some crafts and great selection of gently used books and collectibles as well.

Saturday, August 1, 9AM to 3PM:  Silent Auction at the Williams House
Browse the many beautiful, fun and useful items on display.  You’ll be tickled with the selection!  Bids close on Saturday, 8/8 at noon.

Saturday, August 1, 10AM to 1PM: Quilt Raffle  quilt pattern and Loon Lamp
Brand new gorgeous queen sized quilt made by local quilters on display-get your raffle now! Lamp winner drawn at 1pm.

Saturday, August 1, 11AM: Children’s Program-Buster B  busterB
Children’s musician Buster B’s songs are designed to get kids dancing, moving and singing.  Grown-ups will have fun too!

Saturday, August 1, 12:45: Detector Dog Demonstration  k9
Back by popular demand, Merrill’s Detector Dogs will have K9 Phiona and her handler, Sarah Maffei demonstrate one of the many forms of training an Explosives Detection Dog. (No explosives will be present!).  Q & A to follow.

⇒Monday, August 3, 6 to 7PM: Chewonki Summer Program, Hero Adaptations

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All ages. Many of the world’s most beloved superheroes are inspired by animals living in your backyard! Ever wonder if their powers and abilities could actually exist in the natural world? We will present two of these iconic figures and draw connections between their powers and the adaptations of their animal counterparts. The fun concludes with a close-up look at a third live animal and the opportunity for participants to enter into a statewide contest to create their own owl-inspired superhero. And thank you to the Cary’s Friends of the Library for funding our two Chewonki Science Programs this summer!

⇒Wednesday, August 5, 6:30PM: Summer Speakers Series-Travels in Asia

bangkokMark Rochkind, a long time summer resident of Wayne, will share impressions from recent travels in Asia.  Included will be; Hiroshima (Japan), Manila (Philippines), Orangutan (Borneo), Borobudur (Indonesia), Komodo Island (Indonesia), Bangkok (Thailand), Eagles Nest Monastery (Bhutan), Kathmandu and Everest (Nepal) — together with some broader impressions of local color.

⇒August 13, each 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:30PM: Wayne’s Got Ukes
UKULELEsThe Williams House is where you’ll find the Wayne Ukulele group – every second and fourth Thursdays.  Come and join us — we welcome beginners as well as, more experienced musicians.  We’d also love more voices, so come sing along with us, with or without a uke!    For info phone Lucinda: 524-3841

⇒Wednesday, August 19, 6:30PM: Summer Speaker SeriesThe Oldest Standing Building in the World: Archaeology Talk by Dr. Richard F. Liebhart

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1990, Dr. Richard  Liebhart began an architectural study of the tomb chamber at Gordion, the capital of the Phrygians and the historical King Midas. This project has evolved to include structural and environmental monitoring and conservation for the tomb, which dates to ca. 740 BCE and is probably that of the father of Midas. At 2,750 years old, the tomb chamber is the oldest standing wooden building in the world.  Richard is an engaging and entertaining speaker and makes archaeology come alive–plan to join us!


⇒August 27, each 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:30PM: Wayne’s Got Ukes
UKULELEsThe Williams House is where you’ll find the Wayne Ukulele group – every second and fourth Thursdays.  Come and join us — we welcome beginners as well as, more experienced musicians.  We’d also love more voices, so come sing along with us, with or without a uke!    For info phone Lucinda: 524-3841


⇒Sunday, August 30, 4-6PM: A Closer Look at Indonesia by Kevin O’Rourke

Program held at the Williams House. A reception featuring light refreshments will follow the presentation.

Front CoverKevin will provide us with an in depth portrait of Indonesia, including a brief history, a description of society, regional differences, and current affairs – its struggle against corruption and movement towards democracy. Kevin is the author of the non-fiction book Reformasi: The Struggle for Power in Post-Soeharto Indonesia .  Since October 2003 he has produced Reformasi Weekly, a subscription service analyzing politics and policy-making for international organizations operating in Indonesia.  His firm, Reformasi Information Services, provides political risk consulting and customized research.  He started his career in Indonesia in 1994 as an equity research banking analyst, and he has also worked as an energy sector consultant.   He is a graduate of Harvard University, with an honors degree in government.

⇒Wednesday, September 2, 6-7PM: Meet A Maine Author–Gerry Boyle

Once burned by Gerry BoyleJoin us to welcome Maine author Gerry Boyle, author of the very popular Jack McMorrow detective series. His latest book is Once Burned (Islandport Press).   More details coming as we get into the summer.

On-Going Programs

SATURDAY September 5, 9am to 12pm:  FIRST SATURDAY AT THE WILLIAMS HOUSE:- 14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne


Please join us for the next First Saturday at the Williams House.  Stop by for coffee or tea, and quiche or a scone, visit with your neighbors and shop at our ongoing book sale and boutique.  All proceeds benefit the Wayne Library Association.


children's programs

Starting Monday mornings, July 6-August 10, 10:30AM

I hope you will bring your children and grand-children to enjoy the Cary’s programs and excellent collection of quality children’s books this summer. For Wayne Elementary kids, we have most of the new KVBA award books for gr.3–5 readers. For younger kids, our Monday Morning Summer Story & Craft series will run July 6-Aug.10 with a special theme or fun project each week. Teens will find our Young Adult collection in the newly renovated downstairs, and while modest in size, it has a good variety of current YA titles.

Weekly Schedule will be updated as more information is available:

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Aug 3:  Hawaiian Fun with Miss Bev and Jo Moore  Aloha! Make your own lei and enjoy a  Hawaiian story, music and snack. 

Aug 10:  Sarah Morrill oversees Fairy House Building (Bring your own twigs, bark, moss, and any other natural building materials with you–let’s make a village!

Children’s Summer Reading Club, Pre-K through Grade 8: Sign up starts now.

All kids are encouraged  to sign up for the Cary’s  Summer Reading Club. (Even if you are only in town for a week or so, drop by so that your kids can participate. Goals are flexible) A sign-up sheet is at the library. Kids can pick up a Reading Log and use the option that fits their reading level. When they have met  their goal, return the reading log to the library and earn a free ice cream cone from Tubby’s and a free book from our prize book stash.  The librarian (Janet) can help if you need assistance setting a realistic goal at the child’s reading level.

Please thank Skip Strong of Tubby’s Ice Cream for supporting our Summer Reading program every year since he opened in Wayne. It is a fabulous incentive and we are so grateful!


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 sessions got rave reviews!)