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At a Glance

  • Wednesday, June 1 – LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30 pm, last meeting before summer
  • Wednesday, June 1 – Maine Author Series, John Ford/Mark Nickerson, 6:30 to 8:00pm     
  • Saturday, June 4 – Annual Plant Sale, 7:00 to 11:00am. Donations accepted between 3 and 5pm, Friday.
    Preview-Friday 5:00 to 6:00pm with $5 donation.
  • Sunday, June 12 – Public Meeting to approve RVL’s Children’s Internet Protection Act Policy, 8:30am
  • Wednesday, June 15 – Last meeting for Make and Take Craft, 12:30pm.
  • Wednesday, June 15 – Last story time for summer, resuming in September
  • Wednesday, June 15 – Maine Author Series, Kevin Hancock, 6:30 to 8:00pm
  • Sunday, June 26 – Summer Reading Program kick-off, 1:00 to 2:00pm, Public Safety Building
  • Sunday, June 26 – First Summer Book Sale, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday, June 30 – The Art of Math, 10:30am to 12:00pm; six weekly Thursday sessions
  • Thursday, June 30 – Book Group, 7:00pm


Wednesday, June 1, is the last meeting of the LEGO Club before Summer. Students, ages 6 and up, are invited to join us at the monthly LEGO club. We supply the space and legos. Kids just need to bring their ideas and imaginations.


Maine Author Series – John Ford and Mark Nickerson

The second program of the Maine Author Series features John Ford, former Maine Game Warden and author of Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good and This Cider Still Tastes Funny, and Mark Nickerson, former State Trooper, and author of Blue Lights in the Night, have delighted audiences in Maine, and beyond, with tales of law enforcement. John is back with his new book, Deer Diaries, and Mark returns with his new title, Behind the Blue Lights, a look at the emotional side of police work. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This free program is open to the public at the Raymond Village Library on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30pm. Please call 655-4283 or email sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org to reserve your place.


Annual Plant Sale

The Raymond Village Library Plant Sale, June 4, from 7am to 11am, can use all those extra plants you will be thinning out or removing to make room for new seedlings. By putting aside those plants and bringing them to the library on June 3, the day before the sale, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, you will be helping to make this fundraiser a success. Perennials are popular, as are ground covers, flower shrubs, vines, bedding plants, herbs, veggies, house plants, and annuals. For more information, please E-mail Kim at kimberlyharnal@gmail.com or call the library at 655-4283.


This year there will be something new. We will have a Preview Night on Friday, June 3rd from 5:00-6:00pm, where for a donation of $5, one may purchase up to 3 plants and have the opportunity to speak with master gardeners, learn about the plants for sale, and ask questions about gardening.

Public Meeting to approve RVL’s Children’s Internet Protection Act Policy

A policy outlining the library’s compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act will be discussed Sunday, June 12, at 8:30 am by the Board of Trustees during the Board Meeting. Public comment is invited.


Make and Take Craft

The last meeting for Make and Take Craft will be Wednesday, June 15 at 12:30pm. This is an easy craft for children to create and take home with them. This program is geared to ages 5 through 8.


Maine Author Series – Kevin Hancock

In our third program of Maine Author Series, Kevin Hancock will discuss NOT FOR SALE: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse, a memoir that traces one businessman’s journey deep into Indian country, and even deeper into his own soul. In a corporate world hallmarked by the never ending quest for bigger, better, and more, this CEO of one of America’s oldest family businesses contemplates an organizational structure where the goal is to do less, not more. This informative program will be at the Raymond Village Library on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30pm. It is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you call the library at 655-4283 or email sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org to reserve your seat. There will be books available for purchase and signing.


Summer Reading Program Kick-off

“On your mark Get Set, Read!!” The kick-off of the summer reading program will be on Sunday, June 26 from 1-2pm, at the Public Safety Building. Greg and his dog, Axel will be the presenters. The non-stop magic comedy and Axel’s funny hi-jinx will keep everyone laughing and learning. Sports and health are the focus of this year’s program which is geared ages 3 through 12. The Greg and Axel Program is sponsored by Engineered Construction Services. We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Story Times

Traditional story times will end on Wednesday, June 15, and will resume in September.


Summer Book Sale

The library is having TWO BIG BOOK SALES this summer, OUTDOORS. The first sale will take place Sunday, June 26, and the second will be on August 7, both from 10am to 4pm. There will be non-fiction, as well as novels for summer reading, children’s books, cook books, audio books, movies/videos, an amazing collection for your summer enjoyment, all reasonably priced.


The Art of Math

As part of its summer 4-H programs, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present the Art of Math. This 6-week program will focus on learning or building math skills through the use of art. Participants will learn about patterns & the Fibonacci Sequence, symmetry, shapes, & tessellations, areas, perimeter volume, and the strength of shapes through art. They will put all that knowledge together to build a small cardboard house that they can then decorate. All materials will be provided. This is a free program for children ages 9-13 or those in grades 4-7. It will be presented at the Raymond Village Library, Thursdays, beginning June 30 through August 4 from 10:30am to 12pm. From more information or to register please call the library at 655-4283 or visit umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/4-h-summer-spin/.


Book Group

The book chosen for June is Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat. The story begins in a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing. Claire of the Sea Light is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire’s mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays, Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother’s grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter so that Claire can have a better life. When he finally makes the heart wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. The story explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another.


We invite all interested readers and look forward to seeing our summer people at our next meeting on Thursday. June 30 at 7:00pm.

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