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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Margaret Truman Daniel dead at 83

If you enjoy mysteries, but have never read one written by Margaret Truman, you might want to read one of her Washington-based mysteries. The library has a large selection of her books and with the recent announcement of her death, it may be an enjoyable way to honor this prolific mystery writer.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Maine Food and Maine Cookbooks

Maine is well known for its wonderful food. Who could resist eating lobster by the sea, having a big bowl of chowder, tasting wild blueberries, having maple syrup on blueberry pancakes and eating a Whoopie Pie.

Here are some of the foods people associate with Maine:

Maple Syrup
Needhams (potato candy)
Whoopie Pies
Moxie (soda made in Lisbon Falls)
Molasses Cookies
Oyster Stew

The library's Maine Collection has a wonderful assortment of Maine cookbooks. When you look through some of the older ones, you'll find interesting recipes of camp and lumber food, farm food, and recipes for hard times.

Some Cookbooks you might enjoy:

Hard Times Cookbook

Good Maine Food

Flavor of Maine

Northwoods Tales and Unusual Recipes

Country Fare: Reminiscences and Recipes From a Maine Childhood

Learn to make your own Whoopie Pies:

Whoopie Pie History

Whoopie Pie Recipe

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New England Organ Bank Traveling Art Exhibit

Making Memories is New England Organ Bank's first traveling art exhibit. The exhibit is composed of art in a variety of medium contributed by anyone who has been touched by donation and transplantation including donor family members, transplant candidates and recipients, their family members and living donors.

The exhibit is currently in the multi-purpose room at the library. Please stop by and view the beautiful art. The exhibit will be on display through the end of January.

For more information about organ donation visit New England Organ Bank's site.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Holiday Closing

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The library is closed on Monday, January 21st to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Library reopens on Tuesday, January 22nd at 9 am.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Local History Books

The library just received a wonderful book written by Rachel Foss Higgins Burden.

Amazing Mazie is the story of Mariam Olive Greenlaw McGlauflin written by her granddaughter, Rachel Burden.

The book is filled with Mazie's poems, and old photographs, letters, documents, and newspaper clippings. Mariam Olive Greenlaw McGlaufin lived from 1846-1945 and was born in Charlotte, Maine. During her lifetime she lived in Mapleton, Spragueville, Presque Isle and Chapman.

This is an amazing book that documents an amazing life. It is a loving tribute and will be enjoyed by everyone who has a sense of the importance of documenting history.

Ann Cushman from this library is cited in the acknowledgements for her assistance with census research.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Maine Libraries Week January 13-19, 2008

Imagine a world without any libraries. When you’ve recovered from that sad thought, imagine all of the wonderful libraries in the state of Maine and stop by your own library to celebrate—

Maine Libraries Week

January 13-19, 2008

Each library in Maine relies on others in the state to provide inter-library loans, assist with reference questions that cannot be answered locally, and provide a network of support and service that benefit all residents of the state. The combined skills and talents of the library staff from all over the state allow us all to draw on resources that lie beyond our own local collection. We are all fortunate to have academic, school, public, and special libraries throughout the state of Maine that are willing to share their collections and services.

Maine Public Library Directory
Locate public libraries throughout the state, check hours and services, and see a photo of each library.

Maine Libraries Directories
Locate Academic, School, Public, and Special Libraries, Trustees Chairs, and Friends Library Directories.

The Mark & Emily Turner Memorial library will have refreshments, bookmarks, and a raffle beginning on Sunday, January 13th, to celebrate Maine Libraries Week. Stop by the library and have some refreshments and sign up for the raffle (3 beautiful books are being raffled) and learn more about the services offered by Maine State Library and other libraries throughout the state.

Ask us about MARVEL! Maine's Virtual Libary and NextReads.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Knitting Display

The knitting group meets every week on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the library. The group decided that instead of exchanging holiday gifts, they would share their talents and knit a hat or scarf for those who had or are undergoing chemotherapy.

Beginning in February, these knitted items will be distributed through the agency C-A-N-C-E-R. Come in and see this beautiful display, and while you are in the library, look at our collection of knitting books and other fiber arts books.

If you want to learn more about C-A-N-C-E-R (Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery), then contact Sue Nickerson at 764-6826 or visit their website.

Self realization books

If you enjoy books where people are living one life and dreaming about their perfect life and then go out and find it, then these two books are the perfect ones for you.

The Way Life Should Be

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Income Tax Forms

Pick up your tax forms at the library or download the forms from the sites below:

Maine Tax forms online

Maine Tax Relief

Federal Tax forms online


Federal Tax Forms

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ways to Improve your Life in 2008

The cover story on the December 31st issue of U.S. News & World Report, 50 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2008 lists some wonderful ideas. Out of the 50 great suggestions, many were related to libraries and are things you can do at this library. Stop in the library and read the full list. Here are just a few samples from the list:

  • Find a book worth reading
  • Change your reading habits
  • Swing by your local library (Get and use a library card)
  • Read an international newspaper
  • Sign up for an RSS feed
  • Study geography
  • Remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Learn American Sign Language
  • Pick up the next Harry Potter-style epic
  • Knit like a hipster

If you have some good suggestions for improving your life this year, you can post them to this blog or send them to 50ways@usnews.com.

To see the list online click here.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

January 2, 2008 Hours

Snow delay today.

The library will open at 11 am on Wednesday, January 2nd due to the weather.