Sunday, April 6, 2014

At the Ramond Village Library - By Sally Holt

Having fun isn't hard, when you've got a library card. ~Marc Brown, "Library Card" (Arthur)

Herbalist Deborah Gideon of Raymond will speak at the Raymond Village Library on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. Her talk will include information on spring tonics and teas. This is a free program and all those interested are invited. Pre-register by signing up at the library, calling 655-4283 or emailing

Game Day at the library on Sunday, April 13 at 1 p.m. This program has been very popular with students eight years or older. So come to the library, bring a friend or two and have some fun!

Georgette Ouellette is back and teaching a class on how to knit socks, beginning on Wednesday, April 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 for six classes and the group is limited to six so each person gets the help they might need. This is a fun and enjoyable way to learn a new skill and meet new people. Sign up at the library or call 655-4283 for more information.

Geri Vistein, Carnivore Conservation Biologist will speak at the Raymond Village Library about her work with carnivores and our relationship with them. The program “Coyote-America’s Songdog”, will be Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. This is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Pre-register by signing up at the library, calling the library at 655-4283, or emailing 

Each year the library holds a April Vacation science program. This year, Chewonki, an environmental education organization, based in Wiscasset, Maine will be presenting, “Scales and Tails”, on Monday, April 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the Raymond Public Safety Building and will be bringing four live non-releasable reptiles to show. Space is limited. Pre-register by Sunday, April 20th.

The Portland Public Library Bookmobile will be visiting the library on Wednesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A financial expert will be on hand to answer your money questions. Get a tour of the bookmobile, register for a PPL card and check out materials from the bookmobile. This should be fun and interesting, so mark your calendars to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Another great service for our patrons! If a book is not available in the library, a request form may be filled out and in most cases the book will be delivered by the “van service” available through the Maine State Library System. This valuable service is free of charge. 

In some cases the book may need to be requested from out of state and in that case there will be a small postage charge. This will be up to the patron’s discretion.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Raymond Village Library’s Annual Plant Sale to be held on Saturday, June 7 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to pick up a variety of garden plants and flowers at reasonable prices and just in time to plant.

There have been many requests from patrons, both in person and through the library survey distributed last fall, for the library to be open an extra day. 

Beginning on Sunday, May 4th there will be new library hours and the library will be open an extra day. The new hours will be Sunday, 10-4; Monday, 10-6;Wednesday 10-6; Thursday 2-7.


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