Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
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:
Needhams (potato candy)
Moxie (soda made in Lisbon Falls)
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
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
Thursday, January 17, 2008
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.
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
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.
Monday, January 7, 2008
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.
The Way Life Should Be
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the list online click here.