Brr. It's getting colder at night. And wasn't that last snowfall extraordinary!!!
The Annual Waterford Community Christmas is on Sat. Dec. 16th from 4-6pm
4pm. Meet at the Waterford Congregational Church where first graders will read their essays.
Followed by Caroling around the Village Christmas Tree on the Waterford Common.
5pm. Meet at the Waterford Library for refreshments, Harpist Elizabeth Roth, Story Time, and a Visit from SANTA. All children will receive new books too. ALL WELCOME.
Throughout the year there are opportunities for Community sharing, assistance, and and volunteering. We welcome you to attend an event here at the library, or attend one of the other Community, Nonprofit, and church events. And, please let us know of any others as well.
Full list of all the various programs and activities are found under 2023 Community Calendar,
on our Facebook page, and on the town website: www.waterfordme.org
Come join our weekly Story Time for pre-school kids each Tuesday morning 10:30am - @1pm.
Each week volunteers read a few books to the children, followed by a fun activity and a snack.
Super fun for the little ones, and their parents too. Hope to have this year-round.
The Waterford Library is delighted to announce new Heat Pumps were installed in January 2023. This project was made possible by a grant from the Association for Rural & Small Libraries through the generosity of a regional partner foundation. Additional funds provided by private donations and total costs were offset by rebates from effiencyMaine. We are most grateful.
The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) builds strong communities through professional development and elevating the impact of rural and small libraries. ARSL recognizes the uniqueness of small and rural libraries and is committed to providing an environment that encourages excellence within this community of practice, supporting their goals of service and speaking on behalf of this important constituency. Since 1 in 3 public libraries in the U.S. serve a population of fewer than 2,500 people, there is a great opportunity to support these library professionals that are often overlooked. We believe in the value of rural and small libraries and strive to create resources and services that address national, state, and local priorities for libraries situated in rural communities.
NOV 2023 NEW BOOKS
The List: by Yomi Adegoke.
The New Naturals, by Gabriel Bump.
The Pole, by JM Coetzee.
Day, by Michael Cunningham.
The Armor of Light, by Ken Follett.
The Exchange: , by John Grisham.
The Vaster Wilds, by Lauren Groff.
Starling House, by Alix E. Harrow.
The Invisible Hour, Alice Hoffman.
Happiness Falls, by Angie Kim.
Whalefall, by Daniel Kraus.
Lone Woman, by Victor Lavalle.
The Frozen River, by Ariel Lawhon.
North Woods, by Daniel Mason.
Absolution, by Alice McDermott.
The Witching Tide, by Margaret Meyer.
Night Watch, by Jayne Anne Phillips.
A Council of Dolls, by Mona Susan Powers.
The Fraud, by Zadie Smith.
Let Us Descend, by Jesmyn Ward.
The Breakaway, by Jennifer Weiner.
Iron Flame (Empyrean 2), by Rebecca Yarros
MYSTERY / SUSPENSE
Glory Be: , by Danielle Arceneaux.
The Edge, by David Baldacci:
The Secret: A Jack Reacher Novel, by Lee Child and Andrew Child.
The Raging Storm: by Ann Cleeves.
Resurrection Walk, by Michael Connelly.
Code Red: A Mitch Rapp Novel (22) by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills.
The Secret Hours, by Mick Herron.
Reykjavík: A Crime Story, by Ragnar Jónasson and Katrín Jakobsdóttir.
Blood Betrayal, by Ausma Zehanat Khan.
Holly, by Stephen King.
The River We Remember, by William Kent Krueger.
Blood Sisters, by Vanessa Lillie.
Murder by Degrees, by Ritu Mukerji.
The Last Devil to Die: by Richard Osman
Dead Mountain, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
Mrs. Plansky's Revenge, by Spencer Quinn
'Twas the Bite Before Christmas. #28 by David Rosenfelt
The Only One Left, by Riley Sager.
Judgment Prey, by John Sandford.
Mother-Daughter Murder Night, by Nina Simon.
The Mountains Wild: #1, by Sarah Stewart Taylor
A Distant Grave: #2, by Sarah Stewart Taylor
The Drowning Sea: #3, Sarah Stewart Taylor.
A Stolen Child: #4, by Sarah Stewart Taylor
The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I, by Douglas Brunt.
Elon Musk, by Walter Isaacson.
Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America, by Leila Philip.
Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America, by Heather Cox Richardson.
Into the Amazon: Life of Cândido Rondon, Trailblazing Explorer, Scientist, Statesman, and Conservationist, by Larry Rohter.
In the Form of a Question: The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life, by Amy Schneider.
The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown, by Adam Welz
JUNE 2023 NEW BOOKS
The Three of Us, by Ore Agbaje-Williams.
If a Poem Could Live and Breathe: Teddy Roosevelt's First Love, by Mary Calvi.
The Paris Library, by Janet Skeslien Charles.
The Guest, by Emma Cline.
The Ferryman, by Justin Cronin.
Mink River, by Brian Doyle
The Years, by Annie Ernaux
Weyward, by Emilia Hart.
Happy Place, by Emily Henry.
When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Pineapple Street, by Jenny Jackson.
Code Name Sapphire, by Pam Jenoff.
Invisible Girl, by Lisa Jewell
Watching You, by Lisa Jewell
The Half Moon, by Mary Beth Keane.
Yellowface, by R.F.Kuang.
Small Mercies, by Dennis Lehane.
Homecoming, by Kate Morton.
Homestead, by Melinda Moustakis.
Hello Beautiful, by Ann Napolitano.
Jamie MacGillivray : Renegade's Journey, by John Sayles.
Romantic Comedy, by Curtis Sittenfeld.
Symphony of Secrets, by Brendan Slocumb.
Camp Zero, by Michelle Min Sterling.
Covenant of Water, by Abraham Verghese.
The Girl by the Bridge: Detective Konrad, by Arnaldur Indridason.
Simply Lies, by David Baldacci.
Crooked House, by Agatha Christie (MBC)
Flash Point, by Tom Clancy.
Broken Light, by Joanne Harris.
The Way of the Bear, by Anne Hillerman.
All That Is Mine I Carry With Me, by William Landay.
The Only Survivors, by Megan Miranda.
Bloodroot - Best New England Crime Stories
London Seance Society, by Sarah Penner.
Standing in the Shadows, by Peter Robinson.
Good Dog, Bad Cop, by David Rosenfelt.
Dark Angel:Letty Davenport, John Sandford.
Independence Square: Arkady Renko in Ukraine, by Martin Cruz Smith.
Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins--and WWII Heroes, by Tim Brady.
My Many Lives: A Memoire, by Sigrid Kendall
The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder, by David Grann.
Got your Number, by Mike Greenberg.
Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952, by Cathie Pelletier.
AUGUST NEW BOOKS
Wind Knows My Name, by Isabel Allende.
The First Ladies, by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.
Little Monsters, by Adrienne Brodeur.
Crow Mary, by Kathleen Grissom.
The Paris Daughter, by Kristin Harmel.
The Housekeepers, by Alex Hay.
The Five-Star Weekend, by Elin Hilderbrand.
Loot, by Tania James.
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, by James McBride.
Alchemy of a Blackbird, by Claire McMillan
Silver Nitrate, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
The Rachel Incident, by Caroline O’Donoghue.
Tom Lake, by Ann Patchett.
My Name Is Red, by Orhan Pamuk
Somebody’s Fool, by Richard Russo.
Lady Tans Circle of Women, by Lisa See.
The Bandit Queens, by Parini Shroff.
Good Night, Irene, by Luis Alberto Urrea.
Crook Manifesto, by Colson Whitehead
Fourth Wing (Empyrean 1), Rebecca Yarros.
The Last Word, by Taylor Adams.
Flags on the Bayou, by James Lee Burke.
Dead Man's Wake, by Paul Doiron.
All the Sinners Bleed, by S. A. Cosby.
None of This Is True, by Lisa Jewell.
Prom Mom, by Laura Lippman.
The Bone Hacker, by Kathy Reichs.
Flop Dead Gorgeous, by David Rosenfelt.
The Collector, by Daniel Silva.
How Can I Help You, by Laura Sims.
Dead Fall (Scot Harvath #22), by Brad Thor.
A Chateau Under Siege: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel, by Martin Walker.
Zero Days by Ruth Ware.
What an Owl Knows: New Science of the Worlds Most Enigmatic Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman.
Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally, Emily Ladau
The Wife of Bath:A Biography, Marion Turner
NEW JAN. 2023
Fredrik Backman: The Winners- Beartown 3
Fredrik Backman: Us Against You-Beartown2
Russell Banks: The Magic Kingdom.
Rhys Bowen: Where the Sky Begins
Andrew Sean Greer: Less Is Lost
Tess Gunty: The Rabbit Hutch
Abdulrazak Gurnah: Afterlives
Robert Harris: Act of Oblivion
John Irving: The Last Chairlift
Barbara Kingsolver: Demon Copperhead
Anthony Marra: Mercury Pictures Presents
Cormac McCarthy: Stella Maris
Lydia Millett: Dinosaurs
Celeste Ng: Our Missing Hearts
Maggie O'Farrell: The Marriage Portrait
Joanna Quinn: The Whalebone Theatre
Jane Smiley: A Dangerous Business
Nicholas Sparks: Dreamland
Sarah Addison Allen: Other Birds
David Baldacci: Long Shadows
C. J. Box: Treasure State: Cassie Dewell # 6
Sandra Brown: Overkill
Lee Child and Andrew Child: No Plan B: #27
Michael Connelly: Desert Star
Nelson DeMille: The Maze (8)
Allen Eskens: Forsaken Country
Alice Feeney: Daisy Darker
Vince Flynn /Kyle Mills: Oath of Loyalty #21
Ashley Flowers: All Good People Here
Elly Griffiths: Bleeding Heart Yard
Katy Hays: The Cloisters
Anthony Horowitz: The Twist of a Knife
James Kestrel: Five Decembers.
Ausma Zehanat Khan: Blackwater Falls:
Mike Maden: Clive Cussler’s Hellburner
Val McDermid: 1989
Kyle Mills: Vince Flynn: Oath of Loyalty
J. Patterson & Brendan DuBois: Blowback
Louise Penny: A World of Curiosities
Ian Rankin: Heart Full of Headstones: Rebus
Deanna Raybourn: Killers of a Certain Age
David Rosenfelt: Santa's Little Yelpers #26
John Sandford: Righteous Prey
Karin Slaughter: Girl Forgotten
Scott Turow: Suspect
Lisa Unger: Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six
Alaina Urquhart: The Butcher and the Wren
Winston Groom: The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Winning World War II
Kathryn Miles: Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders
Michelle Obama: The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.
William Shatner and Joshua Brandon: Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder
NEW SPRING 2023
Old Babes in the Wood: Margaret Atwood
The Mitford Affair, Marie Benedict
Trust, Hernan Diaz
The Measure, Nikki Erlick
Sam, Allegra Goodman
This Other Eden, Paul Harding
Grady Hendrix: How to Sell a Haunted House
Kate Manning : Gilded Mountain
Someone Else’s Shoes, by Jojo Moyes.
Catherine Newman: We All Want Impossible Things
Take My Hand, Dolen Perkins-Valdez.
The End of Drum-Time, Hanna Pylväinen.
Memphis, Tara M. Stringfellow
Hang the Moon, Jeannette Walls.
Iris Yamashita: City Under One Roof
The Writing Retreat, Julia Bartz
Storm Watch (A Joe Pickett Novel) C. J. Box
Clive Cussler Dark Vector, Graham Brown
Tom Clancy Red Winter, Marc Cameron
I Will Find You, Harlan Coben
Burner (Gray Man), Mark Greaney
The Twyford Code, Janice Hallett
Jane Harper: Exiles
Margot Douaihy: Scorched Grace
Deepti Kapoor: Age of Vice.
Shehan Karunatilaka: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Dean Koontz: House at the End of the World
Mary Kubica: Just the Nicest Couple
Donna Leon: So You Shall Reap
Peter Lovesey: Showstopper (Diamond #21)
Rebecca Makkah: I Have Some Questions for You
James Patterson: House of Wolves
Preston & Child: The Cabinet of Dr. Leng
Lisa Scottoline: Loyalty
Jesse Q. Sutanto: Vera Wongs Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
Brad Taylor: The Devil’s Ransom
Shelby Van Pelt: Remarkably Bright Creatures
Charles Todd: The Cliff’s Edge (Crawford #13)
David Heska Wanbli Weiden: Winter Counts
Jacqueline Winspear: The White Lady
Stuart Woods: Distant Thunder
Every Day Is a Gift: Tammy Duckworth.
Sailing at the Edge of Disaster: a Young Woman’s Daring Year, Elizabeth Garber
Rough Sleepers: Dr.O’Connells mission to bring healing to the homeless, Tracy Kidder
Woodsqueer: Crafting a Sustainable Rural Life, Gretchen Legler
The Future Is Now: Solving the Climate Crisis with Today’s Technologies, Bob McDonald.
River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile, Candice Millard.
Mountain Girl: From Barefoot to the Boardroom, Marilyn Moss Rockefeller
Stacy Schiff: Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
An Assassin in Utopia: True Story of a 19C. Sex Cult and President’s Murder, Susan Wels
NEW KIDS NOV 2023
Grumpy monkey yuck! / Suzanne Lang.
Paula’s patches / Gabriella Alderman.
How does Santa go down the chimney? / Mac Barnett.
Bad Bunny / Jonathan Bentley.
Wild symphony / Dan Brown.
Lou / Brianna Carson.
I don’t want to read this book / Max Greenfield. 11/21
Something, someday / Amanda Gorman.
Remember / Joy Hart.
Out cold / Ryan T. Higgins. (Maine).
I am stuck / Julia Mills.
Don’t let the pigeon drive the sleigh! / Mo Willems.
Let’s go / Michael Emberley.
Magic Mixies : Welcome to Mixie, #1 / Mickey Domenici.
J EARLY CHAPTER
Monster escape (Diary of a Roblox Pro, #1) / Ari Avatar.
Obby challenge (Diary of a Roblox Pro, #3) / Avi Avatar.
Azmina the gold glitter dragon (Dragon girls, #1) / Maddy Mara.
The homesick kitten (Pet rescue adventures) / Holly Webb.
Cat on the run in cat of death (Cat on the run, #1) / Aaron Blabey.
Bad kitty makes a movie / Nick Bruel. 12/23
School trip / Jerry Craft.
Stacey’s mistake (Baby-sitters Club) / Ann M.Martin.
Karen’s haircut (Baby-sitters little sister, #7) Ann M.Martin.
Saving H’Non : Chang and the elephant / Trang Nguyen.
Four eyes (Four eyes, #1) / Rex Ogle.
Cat Kid Comic Club, #5 : Influencers / Dav Pilkey.
Winter turning (Wings of fire, #7) / Tui T. Sutherland. 12/23
I survived the American Revolution, 1776 (#8) / Lauren Tarshis.
I survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (#7) / Lauren Tarshis.
Hilo, #5 : Then everything went wrong / Judd Winick. 1/19
FGTeeV : Out of time / FGTeeV.
The last kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade, #2 / Max Brallier.
The last kids on Earth and the Nightmare King, #3 / Max Brallier.
The wild robot protects, #3 / Peter Brown.
Diary of a wimpy kid : no brainer / Jeff Kinney.
The many assassinations of Samir, the seller of dreams / Daniel Nayeri.
Witchlings, #1 / Claribel A. Ortega.
The Golden frog games, #2 / Claribel A. Ortega.
The Guardian test (Legends of Lotus Island, #1) / Christina Soontornvat.
Into the shadow mist (Legends of Lotus Island, #2 / Christina Soontornvat.
The lost library / Rebecca Stead.
Zombie season / Justin Weinberger.
Scariest. Book. Ever. (Goosebumps house of shivers, #1) / R.L. Stine.
Reptile (DK Eyewitness) 12/23
What’s inside a caterpillar cocoon? : and other questions about moths and butterflies / Rachael Ignotofsky.
History smashers : Christopher Columbus and the Taino people / Kate Messner.
History smashers : The Underground Railroad / Kate Messner.
Zilot and other important rhymes / Bob Odenkirk.
Murtagh : the world of Eragon (the Inheritance cycle, #5) / Christopher Paolini.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians : the Chalice of the gods, #6 / Rick Riordan.
The survival guide for kids with autism spectrum disorder (and their parents) / Elizabeth Verdick.
The survival guide for kids with ADHD (Survival guides for kids) / John F.Taylor.
NEW KIDS SEPT 2023
Crayons go back to school / Drew Daywalt.
Beneath / Cori Doerrfeld.
The Baddies / Julia Donaldson.
Bruce and the legend of Soggy Hollow / Ryan T. Higgins.
We will rock our classmates / Ryan T. Higgins.
Stickler loves the world / Lane Smith.
Grumpy monkey get your grumps out / Suzanne Lang.
Fox has a problem / Corey R. Tabor.
J EARLY CHAPTER
The skull : a Tyrolean folktale / Jon Klassen.
The last kids on earth and the forbidden fortress, #8 / Max Brallier.
The last kids on earth and the skeleton road, #6 / Max Brallier.
The last kids on earth and the midnight blade, #5 / Max Brallier.
Worst broommate ever!, #1 : middle school and other disasters / Wanda Coven.
Alone / Megan E. Freeman. (MSBA winner)
Bad guys, #17 : let the games begin, / Aaron Blabey.
Bad kitty, #3 : supercat, / Nick Bruel.
Killer underwear invasion : how to spot fake news, / Elise Gravel.
Hilo, #9 : Gina and the last city on earth / Judd Winch.
Insect (DK Eyewitness) / David Lambert.
National Parks (DK Eyewitness) /A. Mills.
Crystal & Gem ( DK Eyewitness) / R.F. Symes.
The Brothers Hawthorne (The Inheritance Games, #4) / Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
The adventures of John Blake : mystery of the ghost ship / Phillip Pullman
NEW KIDS BOOKS SUMMER 2023 E BOARD
Peekaboo Rex / Sandra Boynton.
Just a worm / Marie Boyd.
Wow Hoo! You’re doing great! / Sandra Boynton.
Up in the garden and down in the dirt / Kate Messner.
Chez Bob / Bob Shea.
Very good hats / Emma Staub.
Simon and the better bone / Corey T. Tabor. E READER
Nat the cat takes a nap / Jarrett Lerner. Pizza and Taco, 3 : super awesome comic / Stephen Shasken.
J EARLY CHAPTER
Ivy and Bean, 1 / Annie Barrows.
Bad Kitty goes to the vet / Nick Bruel.
Stink, 11 : Hamlet and cheese / Megan McDonald.
The one and only Ruby, 3 / Katherine Applegate.
Skander and the phantom rider, 2 / A.F. Steadman.
The last comics on Earth, 1 / Max Braillier. Spy camp : the graphic novel / Stuart Gibbs. Bea Wolf / Zack Weinersmith.
The Lake House / Sarah Beth Durst.
Hatchet / Gary Paulsen.
The sun and the star : a Nico Di Angelo adventure / Rick Riordan.
Divergent, 1 / Veronica Roth.
They called us enemy / George Takei.
he first to die at the end / Adam Silvera.
CARANCI COLLECTION 2022
Purchased in Memory of Norma M. CARANCI and John A. CARANCI
Passage to Liberty: Italian Immigration and the Rebirth of America - A. Kenneth Ciongoli
La Storia: Five Centuries of Italian American Experience- Mangione and Morreale
Nonno tell us a story: Pietrantonio Lombardi
It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories How the People of Italy Defied Horrors of the Holocaust - Elizabeth Bettina
My Two Italies: - Joseph Luzzi
The Gatherings -Shirley Hager
Natures Best Hope - Tallamy
Finding the Mother Tree - Simard
The Edelweiss Sisters: - Kate Hewitt
The Only Woman in the Room -Marie Benedict
Setting Free the Bears - John Irving
Eyes of the Dragon - Steven King
Mists of Avalon - Bradley
E BOARD BOOKS
Snuggle Puppy - Boynton
Your Baby’s First Word will be DADA - Fallon
Everything is MAMA - Fallon
Ten Apples up on top - Dr. Seuss
Llamaste + Friends, being kind through Yoga
Goodnight Country Store - Gamble
Don’t Throw That Away - Bergen
The 3 R’s - Roca
The Plastic Problem - Andrus
Recycling is fun - Ghigna
E PICTURE BOOK
Night Tree - Eric Bunting
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
Sam and the Firefly - Eastman
Paddle to the Sea - Holling
500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins - Dr.Seuss
Old enough to save the Planet - Kirby
The Star Of Kazan - Eva Ibbotson
SANDERSON COLLECTION 2021
Purchased in memory of Cathy Sanderson
Ayad Akhtar: Homeland Elegies
Kate Chopin: Complete Novels & Stories
Rachel Cusk: Outline: (Outline Trilogy, 1)
Rachel Cusk: Transit: (Outline Trilogy, 2)
Rachel Cusk: Kudos: (Outline Trilogy, 3)
Esi Edogyan: Washington Black
Elena Ferrante: The Lying Life of Adults
Mohsin Hamid: Reluctant Fundamentalist
Ursula Hegi: Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls
Zora Hurston: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Kazuo Ishiguro: Klara and the Sun
Margot Livesey: The Boy in the Field
Thomas Mullen: The Last Town on Earth
Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Committed
Sigrid Nunez: The Friend
Sigrid Nunez: What Are You Going Through.
Douglas Stuart: Shuggie Bain
Colm Toibin: Mothers and Sons Stories
Vendela Vida: We Run the Tides: A Novel