A look at our programs

Here are some photos of the various programs we have had at the library this summer.  For more pictures, you can look here on our Facebook page.  You don't need an account to view them.

We also have lots of programs going on next week!  It's Shark Week for kids and teens at the library, our annual meeting is on Thursday, a local author is speaking on Wednesday, and there is Buddhist meditation too! Our summer reading calendar lists all the programs for kids and teens, and the calendar to the left lists all the programs the library is offering.

Click on read more to see more pictures from programs.

Curious about the Library?

There's a nice article about the library in the Pen Bay Pilot this week.  A few facts seem to be off (such as: we have 50 works by 25 artists in the current exhibit, not 24 by 12.)  Still, it's a great read!


Photo courtesy of the PenBay Pilot and Ron Hawkes.

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Classes

John McIlwain is offering Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation classes at the Jackson Memorial Library again this summer.  Classes will happen August 6, 13, 20 and 27 (all Tuesdays) from 6:30-8 PM.  All are welcome!  Come when you can for guided meditation, talk and question time.  John McIlwain is a member of the Teachers Councils of Insight Meditation Community of Washington and teaches in the New York City area.

Dr. Alden Josey is Back!

Dr. Alden Josey, a Jungian psychoanalyst, will be returning to the library to conduct three Thursday evening sessions entitled “The Stages of Life : An In-Depth Psychological Perspective”. This will involve examining: in the first week, the life of the child and youth, in the second, the life of the adult, and in the third, the life of the elder.

These sessions will be held on Thursday, 8/8, 8/15 and 8/22 beginning at 7:00.

Library Catalog Upgrade Complete!

The catalog is back up and running!  As far as we know, everything is working fine, but bear with us as we get used to the new features and changes.  You'll hear a lot more sounds when you check out, but that helps us make sure your record is accurate!

Garden Day

Wednesday, August 7th is the JML Garden Tour at 10am in Port Clyde at 88 Marshall Point Road. Please join us and enjoy a beautiful seaside garden of flowers and vegetables. This program is free and open to the public.

Coaster Days


The Library now has fresh new copies of Roy Meservey's Coaster Days for sale for $5. First published in 1976, this is a digital transcription of the original, thanks to the efforts of Colleen Coghlan of Roseledge Books and her team - Charlie Amundson, Pamela Myers and Scott Hodgkins. Thanks also to the Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum for the loan of pictures for scanning.

from the Introduction - 

"Roy E. Meservey was born in St. George, Maine, in 1880. His father, John, a sea captain, was one of a long line of sea-faring Meserveys, and Roy came by his interest in ships and the sea quite naturally...

Enrollment for free PreK program still open

There are still several openings in JML's free PreK program for children entering kindergarten in 2014 who live in St George. The program is three mornings a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9am to 11:30am in the Library. For more information and an application please contact Library Director, Yvonne Gloede.

Two Remarkable Women - Thursday, August 15th at 7pm

Mary Elinor JacksonThe library is where it is today because of two women, both born in Tenants Harbor in the 19th century. John Falla will talk about the lives of Lillius Gilchrest Grace (below) and Mary Elinor Jackson (left) on Thursday, August 15th at 7pm.


Lillius Gilchrest Grace


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