New Dates for the Machias Playgroup!

Our Machias Playgroup is back on schedule for tomorrow, January 5th, at 10:30. We hope you all had a great holiday season and we look forward to seeing you at Porter Memorial Library!

Playgroup dates through the winter are:

  1. January 19th
  2. February 2nd
  3. February 16th
  4. March 2nd
  5. March 16th

PLEASE NOTE, if the area schools are cancelled due to weather, we will also cancel playgroup!

Music Hour For Children!

Starting Thursday, March 16, children's librarian Steve Copel-Parsons will lead a weekly Children's Music Hour at the library for preschool-age children. From 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, the youngest children can sing along to songs and listen to stories. Older brothers and sisters are always welcome. Since it will be noontime, it's okay to bring your lunch. For more information call 255-3933. The library is located at 92 Court Street in Machias.

Essay Reading, Saturday, March 18th!

Local actor Scott Sortman will read an essay by Canadian author Robertson Davies on “Writing” on Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m.

Film Screening, Saturday, March 18th!

The Machias Valley Film Society will screen the PG-version of “Cinema Paradiso” at the library on Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m.

Maine Writers Series Book Club!

New this year at Porter Memorial Library is a Book Club offered in conjunction with the University of Maine at Machias “Maine Writers Series.” The Maine Writers Series, supported by the Libra Foundation, invites four published writers each year to read their works and interact with aspiring writers at UMM and in the community.

The Book Club portion of the Maine Writers Series will meet at Porter Memorial Library at 2 p.m. on the Saturday before a guest author does a reading at UMM. Book Club meetings are free and open to community members and UMM students alike. Teens and adults are welcome. Porter Memorial Library will make three copies of each title available to book club participants on a first-come first-serve basis. Dates for the Book Club meetings are September 17, 2016; November 12, 2016; March 4, 2017; and April 1, 2017. Call Porter Memorial Library at 255-3933 to sign up for the Book Club.

For more information about the Maine Writers Series pick up a brochure at Porter Memorial Library, or contact Dr. Tessa Mellas, Coordinator Maine Writers Series, tessa.mellas@maine.edu.