Calendar

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
18
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Apr 18 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Snacks & Stories with EFNEP (Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program) Ages 4-8
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Snack & Stories from EFNEP (Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program) w/Rita Stephenson & Sandy Parsons, Community Education Assistant, UMaine Cooperative Extension. Ages 4-8.

Third Thursday Book Club w/Diane Parker
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
19
Fri
2019
Annual Porter Library EASTER EGG HUNT!!!! (Ages 3-9)
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our 2nd Annual Porter Memorial Library Easter Egg Hunt inside the library. Ages 3-9. Hunters will go in two groups, 3-6  get a 10 minute head start before being joined by older children. Donations of candy & eggs are welcome for this, just drop off at the library front desk.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
“Meet John Colter the Mountain Man” w/historic re-enactor Chuck Parker
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Porter Hosts Mountain Man John Colter LIVE!

On Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m., Porter Memorial Library will host a talk by mountain man John Colter, as portrayed by historian Charles Parker. John Colter was recruited by Meriwether Lewis in 1803 as a member of what became the Corps of Discovery under Captains Lewis and Clark. Parker’s live presentation at the library on April 20 is one of several special events for youth and families scheduled for school vacation week.

Parker will be dressed as Colter, in deerskin, with implements of the fur trade by his side; and will speak in the first person, as if he really is Colter. This style of presentation is sometimes called living history, or Chautauqua format. When you meet Mountain Man Colter at Porter Memorial Library, imagine that the year is 1810, and Colter has just arrived in St. Louis by canoe.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
Apr 25 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Holocaust Book Club w/Mathy Terrill
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
26
Fri
2019
Porter Poets w/Jerry George. Bring a poem to share.
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Apr
27
Sat
2019
350 Down East Earth Day Celebration at the Library- Activities for Kids!
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
May
2
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
May 2 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
May
4
Sat
2019
Computer Help with Jon Stence. Sign up at front desk
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
May
8
Wed
2019
Capital Campaign Committee meeting. Open to the public.
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
9
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
May 9 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Rose Gaffney First Graders visit w/teacher Renee Look
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
May
10
Fri
2019
Art Class w/Jude Valentine, sponsored by Maine Arts Commission & Porter Memorial Library
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

At Machias Veterans Home

May
11
Sat
2019
Computer Help with Jon Stence. Sign up at front desk
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Home School Student Art Show Opening for family & friends of the artists. Free refreshments.
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
May
15
Wed
2019
Board of Trustees meeting. Open to the public.
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
16
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
May 16 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

Third Thursday Book Club w/Diane Parker
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
17
Fri
2019
Film – “Griefwalker” by Tim Wilson (2008) for National Film Board Canada
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
18
Sat
2019
Computer Help with Jon Stence. Sign up at front desk
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
May
22
Wed
2019
Capital Campaign Committee Meeting. Open to the public.
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
23
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
May 23 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933

May
25
Sat
2019
Computer Help with Jon Stence. Sign up at front desk
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
May
29
Wed
2019
Capital Campaign Committee Meeting. Open to the public.
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
30
Thu
2019
Books on Wheels
May 30 all-day

Book Delivery Service Call 255-3933