Calendar

Dec
22
Sat
2018
Holiday Hours – CLOSED
Dec 22 all-day
Dec
23
Sun
2018
Holiday Hours – CLOSED
Dec 23 all-day
Dec
24
Mon
2018
Holiday Hours – CLOSED
Dec 24 all-day
Dec
25
Tue
2018
Holiday Hours – CLOSED
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
26
Wed
2018
Holiday Hours – CLOSED
Dec 26 all-day
Dec
31
Mon
2018
Open House 1-3pm: Drop in for families during Downeast Lobstah Drop
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
3
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Book delivery service call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Jan
5
Sat
2019
Lecture & Discussion: The 2018 Midterm Elections: A Review and a Look Forward – presented by Robert B. Arseneau- January 5, 2019 – Science 102 on the UMM Campus 1:30 – 3pm
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Lecture & Discussion: The 2018 Midterm Elections: A Review and a Look Forward – presented by Robert B. Arseneau – January 5, 2019 – Science 102 on the UMM Campus 1:30 – 3pm

Cosponsored by Porter Memorial Library and Sunrise Senior College

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Book delivery service call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Jan
16
Wed
2019
Library Board of Trustees meeting open to the public
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
17
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Book delivery service call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Jan
24
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Book delivery service call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Jan
25
Fri
2019
The Porter Poets w/Jerry George. Bring a poem to share!
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
31
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Book delivery service call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Feb
2
Sat
2019
Groundhog Day Seed Sale & Fictional Fun
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Groundhog Day Seed Sale and Fictional Fun

The pursuit of seasonal cheer in mid-winter can have a decidedly fictional feel, which is probably why it’s a good fit for a Friends of Porter Memorial Library event. So every February, on Groundhog Day to be exact, a small but dedicated group of one library Friend and her trusty mascot, Gordie the Groundhog (who moonlights as a plush hand puppet), kick off what has become known as the “Groundhog Seed Sale” to raise funds for the library while gladdening the hearts of gardeners in the Machias Bay Area.

On Saturday February 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the public is invited to pick up Fedco seed order forms inside Porter Memorial Library at Gordie’s special Groundhog Seed Sale kiosk. To add excitement on the day of the seed sale kickoff, there will be a raffle drawing at 12 noon for a cool, metal lunchbox bearing the Fedco Seeds logo, and a book table with gently-used gardening books for sale. Should frigid temperatures prevail–as they may–we’ll have a fire crackling brightly in the fireplace. And, oh yes, Gordie asks visitors to bring snacks for a pot-luck snack table!

Gordie’s Fedco seed order forms feature assorted vegetable and flower seeds that have been selected by Fedco staff for easy-to-grow qualities. Organic and regular seed packets will be available, all at reasonable prices, and the library will receive a percentage of every seed packet ordered.

The time to order seeds from the Groundhog Seed Sale is February 2 to March 15. The actual seed packets arrive at the library during the last week of March. And, of course, Gordie will call everyone as soon as their seed packets are ready to be picked up. If you have questions, just ask Gordie: He knows his microgreens from his mixed salad.

Porter Memorial Library is located at 92 Court Street in Machias, telephone 207-255-3933.

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Feb
7
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Feb 7 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Feb
13
Wed
2019
Valentines Day Cake Auction – POSTPONED UNTIL Feb 27th
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Valentines Day Cake Auction: Bid at the library, or on the library’s Facebook page. Winners announced after 5pm. This is a capital campaign fundraiser: help make PML accessible!

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Feb 14 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Feb
19
Tue
2019
4-H Workshop for Kids – 11am-12pm- “Bee Friendly” learn about Bees and other pollinators!
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Bee Friendly” Intro to Pollinators!  Learn about Bees and other pollinators and their role in the environment. A  4-H workshop for kids 11am-12pm run by University Maine Extension Office 4-H presenters Sandy Parsons and Jane Bell, prior registration required.  Workshop limited to first 12 to confirm.  Call  Tara at 255-3345 to reserve a space today.

Feb
20
Wed
2019
4-H Workshop for Kids – Learn About Worms!
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about worms and composting using worms. Kids make their own worm bin to take home and learn about caring for their worm bins. A 4-H workshop for kids 11am-12pm run by University Maine Extension Office 4-H presenter Sandy Parsons, prior registration required. Workshop limited to first 12 to confirm. Call  Tara at 255-3345 to reserve a space today.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Feb 21 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Feb
22
Fri
2019
4-H Workshop for Kids – 11am-12pm: Ecobot Challenge
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids workshop 11am-12pm downstairs with Children’s Librarian Stephen Copel. Participants will build a small robot that moves on it’s own out of a toothbrush, watch battery and small motor. Kids will customize their designs and try to create a robot that can collect the most objects on their game board. Open to 3rd grade and up, workshop open to first 12 participants.

Porter Poets with Jerry George
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bring a poem to share!