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.

⇒Friday, July 3, 7-9PM: Coffeehouse

open mikStart your July 4th weekend with music!  The Cary Library Coffeehouse continues in its third season as an informal Open Mic without a featured performer.  All are invited to sing, play, read poetry, and listen as we share the art and music of many year-round and summer residents of Wayne and the surrounding towns.  No signup needed, no admission charge, but bring snacks to share.  For more information; Stan Davis

⇒Saturday, July 4, 9AM to Noon: First Saturday at the Williams House

First Saturday Book sale graphic.Book Sale * Boutique * Breakfast

4th of July Special – a Mini Yard Sale – Featuring games, household treasures, original artwork and more.

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

⇒Wednesday, July 8, 6:30PM: Creating a Maine Woods National Park

With Ken Spalding, Maine Woods Project Coordinator from RESTORE: The North Woods

Why would we want a MaiME woods national park mapne Woods National Park & Preserve? Listen to a North Woods advocate for the creation of a 3.2 million acre area. Ken will guide you into the proposed park in this presentation and allow you to experience this astounding ecosystem, and learn more about the proposed Maine Woods National Park and the benefits it will impart.

⇒July 9, 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

⇒Saturday, July 11, 9am til sold out: Williams House

2015 Friends of the Library Pie Sale. Fruit Pies, Cream Pies,cherry-pie-on-white-plate Chocolate Pies, Quiches, best summer treats.  This is always a winner. Don’t be late.

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⇒Wednesday, July 15, 6:30PM: Summer Speaker SeriesBanff Travel Program


Take a scenic tour of the northern Rockies with Andy and Susie Tolman. Their trip included  a loop through Canmore, Banff, Fort Steele, Hungry Horse, Glacier National Park, East Glacier, Waterton Lakes and back to Calgary.  Andy notes, “All were incredibly scenic, and we offer a 1% sample of the photos for your viewing pleasure.   Come enjoy beautiful scenery, lots of glacially-generated water and help us identify some of the wildflowers.”


⇒Friday, July 17, 7-9PM: Informal Living Room Music

In the old days, people who played an instrument or wrote poetry or created art of other kinds would gather in their living rooms to share their creative work with each other. The Cary Memorial Library is bringing that tradition back to Wayne.  Music notesFor each Living Room, a small group of performing artists will take turns presenting about 20 minutes each of song, music, poetry, photography, and other creative expression – without microphones, without a formal “audience”, without an admission charge. Community members are invited to join us to listen. Bring snacks to share if you want to….. To join a Living Room group as a performer/artist, please email

⇒Saturday to Saturday, July 18 to July 25: Cary Memorial Library Summer Book Sale 


CARY LIBRARY SUMMER BOOK SALE BEGINS JULY 18TH AT THE WILLIAMS HOUSE  across from the library, at 14 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne.  This is one of our two giant annual sales, with four rooms filled from floor to ceiling with gently used books.  We have DVDs and CDs too.  The sale is open on Saturday, July 18th from 9 to 3; Monday, July 20th from 9 to 1; Tuesday and Thursday, July 21st and 23rd from 3 to 6;  Wednesday July 22nd from 1 to 4; and Saturday July 25th from 9 to 1.  On Saturday, July 25th, buy books for $1 a bag.

We are still looking for donations of gently used books (no encyclopedias, text books, condensed books or magazines, please).  If you have books to donate, please bring them to the library or to the Williams House before July 12th.

⇒July 23, 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

⇒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. 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.

Cary festivalA 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, 10AM 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.  “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, 10AM to 1PM: Quilt Raffle  quilt pattern
Brand new gorgeous queen sized quilt made by local quilters on display-get your raffle now!

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 Exhibition  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 Adaptions

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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

Mark 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.

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

drawing of buildingIn 1990,Dr. Liebhart began an architectural study of the tomb chamber of Tumulus MM at Gordion, the capital of the Phrygians and the historical King Midas. This project has evolved to include on-going 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. One relatively recent aspect of this project is the discovery of Phrygian names inscribed on a roof beam of the tomb chamber.

⇒Sunday, August 30, 4-6PM: A Closer Look at Indonesia

Presentation at the Williams House by Kevin O’Rourke.

⇒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 July 4, 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

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:

summer craftsJuly 6: Alana Stevenson leads Independence Day Fun! (Beading Craft)

July 13: Mandy McKee reads Blueberries for Sal and shares berry crafts

July 20: Linda McKee brings Amazing Maine Mammals; taxidermy specimens, skins, skulls and maybe some stories too

July 27: 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!


Aug 10: Bev Petell and Jo Moore–TBA

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!)