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As of Thursday, August 27  we have moved back to the regular hours.

⇒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 Boyle

The Cary is delighted to host Maine mystery author Gerry Boyle. Boyle’s newest book is Once Burned, the 10th in his popular Jack McMorrow series. As a one-time news reporter turned novelist, Boyle incorporates the grit and wit of his mentor Robert B. Parker into his action packed writing.

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 6PM, in the Cary Library’s Safford Level. The program is free and all are cordially invited. Copies of Boyle’s books will be available for purchase and signing.


⇒September 4-14: Traveling Brushes…Friends who Paint in Maine. 

Art Exhibition’s Opening Reception on Friday, September 4 from 5-7 PM at 14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne.

BoatsbyJannHaynesGilmoreFeatured art show and sale at the Williams House.  The Exhibit will showcase art by Jann H. Gilmore, George Hamilton, Haden H. Pickel and Cecilia Clanton, all artists from away who spend time in Wayne every summer and wanted to share their works as part of the Homes of Wayne Tour~Places of the Heart, held on Saturday, September 12 from 10-4 PM. Art sale proceeds will benefit the Cary Memorial Library and the Wayne Community Church. click here for more information


OPENING RECEPTION  Friday, September 4th   from 5 to 7pm  and then the Exhibition will  be open Saturday, September 5 from 9 AM- 12PM during the Library’s First Saturday event where visitors may enjoy coffee, tea, quiche and scones as well as perusing the many volumes of books for sale. Gallery hours the week preceding the Home Tour will be Labor Day Monday, September 7 from 10-2 and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-6 PM.  Wayne Home Tour Saturday, September 12 from 10 am to 4 PM. For more information, call the Cary Memorial Library at 207-685-3612.

⇒September 4, 7-9PM: Open Mic Night

open mikWe are beginning our open mics again starting September 4th …and first Fridays after that until May…YOU are invited as a performer or as a listener! No feature acts for now…we plan a circle of performers taking turns… Please join us…Free…Local… Music…Poetry… Storytelling… Community… What could be better?

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 ⇒Saturday September 15, 10am to 4pm: Homes of Wayne Tour Places of the Heart.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $29 the day of the event.  Tickets are available at: Longfellows Greenhouses in Manchester, Kennebec Savings Bank in Winthrop, and in Wayne at the Library, Community Church, Julien’s General Store, and Cobbies Corner Store.  Reserve tickets at library or calling 685-3612. Click on image for more information.


On-Going Programs

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

BOOK SALE *BOUTIQUE *BREAKFAST * and Labor Day Weekend Special: Mini Yard Sale

stack of books

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 and this month, our mini yard sale featuring bargains on some big ticket items including a water pump, and a Jotul wood stove, as well as, games, household treasures, original artwork and more.  All proceeds benefit the Wayne Library Association.

children's programs

Children’s Summer Reading Club, Pre-K through Grade 8: UPDATE

Congratulations to the 70 readers who completed their Summer Reading Club logs and earned a prize book and free Tubby’s Ice Cream.  Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who encourage our kids to keep reading all summer. 

Another thank-you goes out to Tubby’s Ice Cream, which has supported the Cary’s Summer Reading Club starting his first year in business. Thank you Skip Strong! 

⇒September 10 and 24, 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

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!)