Calendar

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!

Award-winning journalist Joyce Kryszak will talk about the journalist’s duty to bring facts to light in her presentation “An Inconsistent Truth: Finding Truth’s Through-Line
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Award-winning journalist Joyce Kryszak will talk about the journalist’s duty to bring facts to light in her presentation “An Inconsistent Truth: Finding Truth’s Through-Line: at Porter Memorial Library on Feb. 22 at 6pm. Admission FREE, open to the public.

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Valentines Day Cake Auction – Bid Online at our Facebook page!
Feb 27 @ 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! Postponed from 13th, bidders may bid at the library or online at our Facebook page.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting- open to the public
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
28
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Feb 28 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Mar
1
Fri
2019
Ruth Fenton talks about her new book “It’s 3 a.m.” 5pm Porter Memorial Library
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ruth Fenton talks about her new book “It’s 3 a.m.” 5pm-6pm Porter Memorial Library Machias

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

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Mar
8
Fri
2019
Art Class w/Jude Valentine
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sponsered by Maine Arts Commission and Porter Memorial Library. At Machias Veterans Home.

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

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Mar
15
Fri
2019
Seed Sale Order Forms Due at the Library!
Mar 15 all-day
Mar
17
Sun
2019
St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all-day
Mar
21
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Mar 21 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Book Club w/Diane Parker ( A variety of Reading choices!)
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
28
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Mar 28 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Holocaust Book Club w/Mathy Terrill
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
29
Fri
2019
The Porter Poets w/Jerry George (bring a poem to share)
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
30
Sat
2019
‘Lobster War’ film to be shown in Machias March 30
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Machias’ Porter Memorial Library will offer a screening of “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds” on Saturday, March 30. The showing will take place at the University of Maine at Machias Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m.

“Lobster War” is an award-winning feature film about a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277-square-miles of sea, known as the “Gray Zone”, were traditionally fished by U.S. lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty. The gray zone stretches from Cutler to Jonesport, and the film features interviews with some local fishermen.

The event will also feature a lobster raffle and a bake sale. All proceeds from those items and ticket sales will go to support the library’s annual operating fund. Tickets are $5 per person, and may be purchased online here or by visiting the library at 92 Court Street, Machias. Call 207-255-3933 for more information. To learn more about the film, visit lobsterwar.com.

Apr
1
Mon
2019
Maine Mathematics & Science Workshop w/Lynn Farrin
Apr 1 all-day
Apr
2
Tue
2019
Rose M. Gaffney Elem. School Art Show w/art teacher Becky Lee
Apr 2 – Apr 30 all-day

Student Art Shows Spring Up at Porter

Porter Memorial Library will hold two art shows for local youth this spring. Starting April 9 and continuing through April 30, student art from Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School (RMG) will be on display at the library. The show will be curated by RMG Art Teacher Becky Lee. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Family and friends of the artists are welcome to attend.

The following month, from May 1 through May 31, artwork by area home school students will be featured in an exhibit at the library. The home school student art show is open to any home-schooled students from Machias and the surrounding area. Opening reception for the home school student art show is planned for Saturday, May 11 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Make arrangements to participate in the show by calling the library at 255-3933, or stopping in during hours Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Apr 4 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm