Friday, August 26, 2016

New library director named at Raymond Village Library - By Lorraine Glowczak

The Raymond Village Library is happy to announce a long list of events that will occur this fall, in addition to eagerly spreading the word of the new incoming director who will oversee the library and its programs with duties beginning Mid-September.

Emily Allen, president of the Raymond Village Board of Trustees stated she is very happy to share that the fall schedule includes a wealth of information and is very pleased with the selection of the new library director.
The new director who will be coming on board soon will be Allison Griffin.

“We couldn't be more excited about our incoming director Allison Griffin. She is currently the Library Director at Bridgton Library and we are so lucky to have her interested in moving closer to home and coming to the helm of Raymond Village Library. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and we can't wait to have her join us mid-September,” said Allen.

The events and programs offered this fall will provide lifelong learning opportunities to include exciting informational, educational and cultural programs with the hope of meeting the needs and interests of Raymond residents and its surrounding great lakes community members, said Allen.
The library will hold its monthly book group on Monday, August 29th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The book to be discussed is The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore. The book group is open to new members and anyone in the community is free to join the group to learn more about the book and to become a part of a fun and educational gathering. 

The many other variety of programs offered this fall will begin with a wellness series from local herbalist Deb Gideon that will meet on Wednesdays, September, 7, 14, and 21.

Other events planned are Maine writer Chris Holm is coming to speak about his new books on Wednesday, September 28; Nancy Milliken Mason will speak about DNA Genealogy on Wednesday, October 5; Ingrid LaVasseur will present thermography in breast cancer screening on Wednesday, October 12; and Maine writer Brenda Buchanan will speak on Wednesday, October 19. 

Allen stated that the fall program schedule will end with “the Zany, Majestic Bard, sponsored by the Maine State Library and hosted with the Windham Public Library at WHS Performing Arts Center on Thurs. October 20.” She invites the public to help celebrate the end of the packed fall schedule.
The library, located at 3 Meadow Road in Raymond, is open on the following days and times:
Sundays: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mondays: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursdays: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For more details on upcoming events, programs and services, please call 207-655-4283 or visit the Raymond Village Library website at 

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