Tuesday, May 28, 2013

At the Library by Sally Holt

June will be a month abloom with something for everyone at Raymond Village Library with the news that June is garden month in Raymond, Maine as proclaimed by the town’s selectboard. There will be something for everyone to take part in at the library.

On Wednesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. Lisa Colburn, author of the book The Maine Journal, will share insider secrets from Maine people who love to put their hands in the dirt. Please pre-register at the library, call 655-4283, or email sally.holt@raymondvillagelibrary.org.

The annual plant and bake sale will be held on June 8, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. If you would like to drop off some plants as a donation, do so on Friday, June 7, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come early for best selections. There will be many types of both annuals and perennials from which to choose, at amazingly low prices. Maybe, even some you have not heard of.

The kick-off for the summer reading program will be on Sunday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. There will be an ice cream social, and a chance to win prizes. The event is for children through teens.
The book group meets at the library on June 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht. All interested readers are invited to join in. For more information, call 655-4283.

The Raymond Village Library Garden Tour will be Saturday, June 29. The tour is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It begins at the library and includes 12 private Raymond Gardens. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tour. They may be purchased at the Raymond Village Florist on Route 302, at the Raymond Village Library on Route 121 and online at www.raymondvillagelibrary.org.

At 3:30 p.m. following the tour, in collaboration with the Hawthorne House, there will be a gardening talk by Judy Paolini, author of The Inspired Gardens, as well as homemade strawberry shortcake for snack. Donation is $10.00.

In support of the Raymond Village Library Garden Tour, Donna Kantor presented the library with a stunning watercolor painting to raffle off and all proceeds will benefit the library. Tickets and a viewing of the picture are available at the library. Stop by, it is going to be a glorious June!

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