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Silent Art Auction has Begun and Raffles are Ready

Raffle Items

Bidding has begun on the Silent Art Auction and Raffle Tickets are for sale. Stop by the library this week or at the Book Fair this Saturday to place a bid or purchase tickets! We received some wonderful donations this year. Thank you to all of our donors.

Annual Meeting

JML's Annual Meeting is on Thursday, July 22nd at 7pm at the Library. The agenda includes election of Board members and officers, and approval of revised Bylaws.

Oral Histories of the Library: Betsy Scott

Mrs. Betsy ScottIn honor of the Library's 75th Anniversary, volunteers Dick Davis and Arline Slote-Davis are recording oral histories.
Elizabeth Jack Scott's family came to Tenants Harbor in the 19th century as shipbuilders. The Library is on land donated by her great aunts, Fannie and Harriet Long. In this interview Betsy speaks with great affection for the community and the library.

Thank you volunteers!

Volunteers at our annual appreciation brunch. To find out more about volunteering at our library, click here.

2010 Volunteer Brunch

JML Book Inspires Blog Post

Finding this photo at the Library during a Maine vacation last summer, inspired one patron to write this blog about books and the library! Here is the link to the post at Peel Slowly.

Architects win Maine AIA honor

Maine HomeThe architects of our new building, Matt Elliott and Corey Papadopli, received the 2010 Maine AIA Honor award for their home design, featured on the cover of Maine Home + Design.

Here is a link to the winning design


 

Oral Histories of the Library: Jane Fairbanks

Mrs. Jane FairbanksIn honor of the Library's 75th Anniversary, volunteers Dick Davis and Arline Slote-Davis are recording oral histories.
Jane Fairbanks talks about her 24 years of volunteering at the Library, the Annual Book Fair, the nature of progress in St George, and her hopes for a new building.

Oral Histories of the Library: Bob Fairbanks

Mr. Bob FairbanksIn honor of the Library's 75th Anniversary, volunteers Dick Davis and Arline Slote-Davis are recording oral histories.
Bob Fairbanks recalls his experiences over many years of volunteering for the library - helping to create the first computerized catalog, planning for a new building, and pulling the records and history of the library together. He concludes by reflecting on the function of libraries.

One Fish Two Fish ... A World Ocean Day's Wish

Herring Gut Learning Center and Jackson Memorial Library will sponsor two programs to celebrate World Ocean Day. The programs, both called One Fish Two Fish ... A World Ocean Day's Wish, will celebrate the ocean and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss' book "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."

The first event, an after-school program for children from St. George, will be held Monday, June 7

Oral Histories of the Library: Marge Cook

Mrs. Marge CookIn honor of the Library's 75th Anniversary, volunteers Dick Davis and Arline Slote-Davis are recording oral histories.
The first one is with Mrs. Marge Cook (née Wall) who with good humor talks about life in Tenants Harbor over her 88 years. She shares her love of books, which was instilled in her at a very early age, and memories of visiting Mary Elinor Jackson in the 1930s.

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