39 Second Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
(207) 764-2571

E-mail: turnermemoriallibrary@gmail.com

Friday, October 16, 2009

Art Reception & Opening At the Library

You are Cordially Invited to an Opening and Art Reception for the works of

Frank Sullivan
new paintings & pastels

November 7, 2009
December 31, 2009

Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
39 Second Street, Presque Isle, ME
Opening Reception
Saturday November 7, 2009 at
3:00pm to 6:00pm

For more information, please see Frank Sullivan's blog, http://rainbarrowstudio.blogspot.com

Friday, August 14, 2009

Behind the Easel by Artist Jeffery St. Peter

The Sky Takes A Visit, 22x30 Pastel on Paper, Wallagrass, Maine

You are cordially invited to attend an
Opening Reception for

Behind the Easel with Artist Jefferey St. Peter

September 12, 2009 from 3:00-6:00PM
at the
Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
39 Second Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

Exhibit will remain through October 30th, 2009 and can be viewed during normal business library hours. For more information, please call 207.764.2571 or see the artist's blog at http://jefferyonline.blogspot.com

Sponsored by Full Circle Healthcare

Monday, August 3, 2009

Website Being Reworked

I like to think that even the most inconvenient things happen for a reason, and I am applying that optimism toward the sudden hiatus that our official library website has suddenly decided to take. It gives me a chance to resurrect this sorely neglected blog, and hopefully gives us a chance to explore how we want our website to look and act in the future. Do please stay tuned for updates on that.

Meanwhile, we are pleased to report an excellent turnout for our annual book and bake sale at Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library in Presque Isle. Peter Rabbit visited, and we had a book signing by noted local author Wendy Koenig. The weather has been dicey all summer, as we who live in Maine know, and we eventually moved the sale into the Multi-Purpose Room, which allowed us to run it a little longer. Much of this year's success is also largely due to the efforts and time of our volunteers, and we cannot thank them enough.

Much has been happening here at the library:

Children's Librarian Sue McPherson and Assistant Children's Librarian Dr. Richard Asam recently received a Barbara Bush Foundation Literacy Grant which will enable the library to provide literacy services to families in our area. Already we have two trained and certified tutors on staff. Please contact Sue or Rick at (207) 764-2571 with quewstions about this program.

We have also received notification of a grant award from the AAAS Skin Deep Project, thanks to efforts from Young Adult Librarian Dianna Leighton, which will allow the library to partner with local agencies in presenting a Public Library Skin Health Program. This program is still in its planning stages, so please do watch this site for updates on this. The program will take place in the fall.

Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance are once again partnering for The Big Read, scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 6:00 pm in our library's Multi-Purpose Room. This even helps to promote awareness for Banned Books Week, which is September 27 - October 3, 2009. Details will be posted as available.

Look for the library to make an appearance in the city of Presque Isle's Sesquicentennial Parade on Saturday, August 15th. Happy 150th, Presque Isle, Maine!

Follow Presque Isle Library for updates on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PresqueIsleLib and on Facebook (search Presque Isle Library).

Monday, January 12, 2009

Turner Memorial Library Expanding Outreach in New Year

For those of you familiar with Twitter, you can find regular real-time updates about events at Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library on Twitter. If not, it is a quick, easy and free sign-up at www.twitter.com.

The library has electricity usage meters available for check-out to library card holders thanks to the Kill-A-Watt program. Patrons may check out a meter for up to a week and measure the energy usage in their homes to help keep their electricity bills in check.

January 11 through 17 has been officially recognized as Maine Libraries Week. Celebrate free and open access at your local library and ward off the cold by joining us at Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library on Wednesday, January 14, for hot apple cider all day.

The library received news this week that the Citizens Energy Initiative heating assistance program has been re-funded. Beginning January 19, 2009, people in need of help with heating costs may apply by telephone or online at http://www.citizensenergy.com/english/pages/OilHeatProgram. This is not a LIHEAP program. It is separate funding and very easy to apply for. Those approved receive a coupon for 100 gallons of heating oil from their regular oil dealer.

Tax forms are now available at the library. If you need additional forms or instructions from the IRS, please see Reference Librarian Lisa Shaw for assistance.

The library is still processing passport applications. Days for application through the library are Sunday through Thursday, regular hours. Please do call ahead at (207) 764-2571 if you need to make sure the processing agent will be here, as meetings and appointments do occur. Remember also that the library offers notary services (including weddings!) during these same hours.

We have posted an opening for an Assistant Youth Services Librarian, part-time. The position includes evenings and weekends, and the successful candidate will be very comfortable with Web 2.0 applications. If you have questions about this position, please contact City of Presque Isle Human Resources at (207) 764-2522. The listing closes January 14, 2009.

We look forward to another year of service to our community. There are many more exciting events coming up, so please keep checking back!