This May go down as one of the oddest winters on record. NO snow December, then multiple power outages due to downed trees and limbs. Truly a test for everyone’s wood stoves, propane, and generators. Postponements not withstanding, we are a hearty and resilient bunch. If you can, get outside and enjoy everything that this season has to offer!
Throughout the year there are opportunities for Community sharing, assistance, and and volunteering.. We welcome you to attend an event here at the library, one of the many Community and church events, or try the Pot Luck Suppah at the Wilkins House 6pm each second Thursday of the month. Just bring an entre, vegetable, dessert, salad, etc. to share.
Kelley Halter Schaffer has organized various programs and activities, a community garden, mentorship program, plus more now listed on the town website: www.waterfordme.org
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The Waterford Library is delighted to announce that new Heat Pumps were installed in January. 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.
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The leaves have fallen, the docks are in, and the temperature has finally dropped. This time of year we all slow down a bit to recharge gears and reflect. We have so much to be grateful for.
There was a HUGE turn out for Waterford Trunk or Treat Halloween at the WWF Fairgounds. Many thanks to all the wonderful "trunkers" and volunteers. We loved the Photo Booth, Free Kids Books, Cookies, Cider, Soup and Bread and all the COSTUMES and Candy!
We welcome you to attend a Community Pot Luck Suppah at the Wilkins House 6pm each second Thursday of the month. Just bring an entre, vegetable, dessert, salad, etc. to share.
Throughout the Holiday Season there are opportunities for Community sharing and to Give Back. We also support Waterford Santa and welcome you to apply for assistance, or help buy gifts for others. Call 207-583-2446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We were blessed with mild weather for the Annual Waterford Community Christmas on Dec. 3rd with first graders reading holiday essays at the church and during Carols on the Common. followed by Pot Luck Refreshments, New Book Giveaways, and a visit from Santa at the Library. TRULY SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice, Happy Christmas, and Very Happy New Year.
Waterford Library is pleased to announce the return of our very popular live Maine Author series. Most of these books are available at the library.
Jan. 21- 11am - Robert Spencer of South Waterford - WLA trustee and retired landscape designer. His historical fiction: The Spinster’s Hope Chest and PROSPECTS, Mining Maine for Riches are set in early 19th - 20th century Maine. He will be discussing his third novel in the Lizzie Millett Series - Francena Hallett's Heart. All Welcome
You may have noticed a lot of buzz around the library grounds. In addition to our community vegetable garden, busy volunteers have been busily creating a new pollinator garden to further compliment our new landscaping. A new hedge, and Over 300 new bulbs have been planted already, with much more still in progress. This program is a combined effort of the Waterford Library, Waterford Congregational Church, and Master Gardener Program through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and is entirely funded by public donations.
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: Insp. 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
Sara Nisha Adams: The Reading List.
Mitch Albom: The Stranger in the Lifeboat
Isabel Allende: Violeta
Marie Benedict: Her Hidden Genius.
Jessamine Chan: School for Good Mothers
Jonathan Evison: Small World.
Diana Gabaldron: Tell the Bees I Am Gone
David Guterson: The Final Case
Andrew Lipstein: Last Resort.
Gary Shteyngart: Our Country Friends.
Charmaine Wilkerson: Black Cake.
Tracey Emerson Wood: The Engineer's Wife: A Novel of the Brooklyn Bridge
Hanya Yanagihara: To Paradise.
Chris Bohjalian: The Lioness.
Olivie Blake: The Atlas Six.
Geraldine Brooks: Horse.
NoViolet Bulawayo: Glory.
Meg White Clayton: Postmistress of Paris.
Lee Cole: Groundskeeping.
Jennifer Egan: The Candy House.
David Wright Falade: Black Cloud Rising.
Karen Joy Fowler: Booth.
Bonnie Garmus: Lessons in Chemistry.
Sara Novic: True Biz.
Julie Otsuka: The Swimmers.
Kate Quinn: The Diamond Eye.
Emily St. John Mandel: Sea of Tranquility.
Rebecca Serle: One Italian Summer.
Adriana Trigiani: The Good Left Undone.
Anne Tyler: French Braid.
Jennifer Weiner: The Summer Place.
Dan Winslow: City on Fire.
Don Bentley: The Outside Man (Matt Drake)
Rhys Bowen: The Venice Sketchbook
Marc Cameron: Clancy Chain of Command
Dirk Cussler; Clive Cussler's The Devil's Sea
Nina de Gramont: The Christie Affair
Lisa Gardner: One Step Too Far. (Frankie Elkin Novel) Joanne Harris: A Narrow Door.
Rachel Hawkins: Reckless Girls
Lisa Jewell: The Night She Disappeared.
Dean Koontz: Quicksilver
Donna Leon: Give unto Others.
J. Patterson & Mike Lupica: Horsewoman
J. Patterson & Dolly Parton: Run, Rose, Run
Preston & Child: Diablo Mesa
Nita Prose: The Maid.
Brad Taylor: End of Days: Pike Logan Novel
Charles Todd: A Game of Fear
David Baldacci: Dream Town.
Lisa Barr: Woman on Fire.
Alicia Bessette: Smile Beach Murders.
C. J. Box: Shadows Reel.
Harlan Coben: The Match.
Ron Corbett: The Sweet Goodbye.
Paul Doiron: Hatchet Island.
Janet Evanovich: The Recovery Agent.
Erica Ferencik: Girl in Ice.
Lucy Foley: The Paris Apartment.
John Grisham: Sparring Partners.
Joanne Harris: A Narrow Door. Backordered
Anne Hillerman: The Sacred Bridge.
Joseph Kanon: The Berlin Exchange.
Laurie R. King: The Beekeeper's Apprentice:
John Lescroart: The Missing Piece.
Brad Meltzer: The Lightning Rod.
Sara Paretsky: Overboard.
Patterson /Barker: Death of Black Widow.
David Rosenfelt: Citizen K-9: K Team
John Sandford: The Investigator.
Lisa Scottoline: What Happened to the Bennetts.
Jesse Q. Sutanto: Dial A for Aunties.
Paul Vidich: The Matchmaker: A Spy in Berlin. Rosie Walsh: Love of My Life.
Jacqueline Winspear: A Sunlit Weapon.
Stuart Woods: A Safe House.
Stephanie Wrobel: This Might Hurt.
Daniel James Brown: Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in WW II. Michelle Zauner: Crying in H Mart.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: The 1619 Project:
Quian Julie Wang: Beautiful Country.
Nathaniel Philbrick: Travels with George: In Search of George Washington & His Legacy
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 the Italian American Experience- Jerre Mangione and Ben 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
NEW KIDS BOOKS 2023
E BOARD BOOK
Your nose! :a wild little love song / S.Boynton
Little Blue Truck / Alice Schertie
E PICTURE BOOK
Farmhouse / Sophie Blackall
Cozy / Jan Brett.
Cozy in love / Jan Brett.
Hey Bruce! : an interactive / Ryan T. Higgins.
The little forest keepers / Mary Lindquist.
Snow horses : a first night story / Patricia MacLachlan.
Latkes and applesauce : a Hanukkah story / Fran Manuahkin
Little Blue Truck / Alice Schertle.
Little Blue Truck makes a friend / Alice Schertie
The pigeon will ride the roller coaster! / Mo Willems.
The frustrating book / Mo Willems.
J EARLY CHAPTER
Narwhalicorn and Jelly (Narwhal & Jelly, #7) / Ben Clanton.
Pizza and Taco : rock out #5) / Stephen Shaken.
InvestiGators : Heist and seek, #6 / John Patrick Green.
Bunnicula : the graphic novel / James Howe.
Frizzy / Claribel A. Ortega.
Cat Kid Comic Club, #4 : Collaborations / Dev Pilkey.
Wings of Fire, #6 : Moon rising / Tui Sutherland.
Amari and the great game, #2 / B.B. Alston.
Ending, #1 : the Last / Katherine Applegate.
Ending, #2 : the First / Katherine Applegate.
Odder / Katherine Applegate.
Inkspell (Inkheart, #2) / Cornelia Funke.
Attack of the black rectangles / Amy Sarin King.
Diaper overlode (Diary of a wimpy kid, #17) / Jeff Kinney.
A rover’s story / Jasmine War.
J BIOGRAPHY / NON-FICTION
The crayon man : true story of invention of Crayola crayons / Natascha Biebow
Listen to the language of trees / Tera Kelley.
Pizza! : a slice of history / Greg Pizzoli.
Full of life : exploring Earth’s biodiversity / Isabel Thomas.
The final gambit (Inheritance games, #3) / Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
Gleamings / Neal Shusterman.
The first to die at the end / Adam Silvera.
NEW KIDS BOOKS 2022
E BOARD BOOK
McDonald, Jill / Garden time.
E PICTURE BOOK
Archer, Micha / Wonder walkers.
Dewdney, Anna / Everything will be ok.
Fong, Pam / Once upon a forest (wordless book). Higgins, Ryan T. / Norman didn’t do it (yes, he did). Kuefler, Joseph / The Digger and the duckling.
Kuefler, Joseph/ The Digger and the flower.
Sotomayer, Sonia / Just help.
Wenzel, Brendan / Inside cat.
Woodson, Jacqueline / The year we learned to fly.
E EARLY READER
Hills, Tad / Rocket finds an egg.
Tabor, Corey R. / Fox is late.
Tabor, Corey R. / Fox versus winter.
Willems, Mo / Guess what?.
J EARLY CHAPTER
Green, John Patrick / InvestiGators: Brave and bolder, #5.
Higuera, Donna Barba / The last cuentista.
Korman, Gordon / Operation do-over.
McMann, Lisa / Map of flames (The forgotten 5, #1). Paulsen, Gary / Northwind.
Peters, Shawn / unforgettable Logan Foster.
Rubin, Adam / The ice-cream machine (six short stories). Saeed, Alisha / Omar rising.
Bruel, Nick / Bad Kitty gets a phone.
Gibbs, Stuart / Spy School.
Telgemeir, Raina / Sisters.
Winick,Judd / Hilo: Gina and the big secret, #8.
J BIOGRAPHY / NON-FICTION
Hannah-Jones, Nikole / 1619 Project: born on the water. Weatherford, Carole / Unspeakable:Tulsa Race Massacre. YA FICTION
Gong, Chloe / Our violent ends, #2.
Gong, Chloe / These violent delights, #1.
Gray, Ayana / Beasts of prey, #1.
Kaufman, Amie / Aurora’s end, #3.
Mafi, Tahereh / This woven kingdom, #1.
Schwartz, Dana / Anatomy: a love story.
Sepetys, Ruta / I must betray you.
Thao, Dustin / You reached Sam.
NEW KIDS BOOKS 2021
E BOARD BOOK
1 Grumpy Bruce / Ryan T. Higgins
E PICTURE BOOK
Brave as a mouse / Nicolo Carozzi
Yes and no / Elisha Cooper
Pirate Stew / Neil Gaiman
10 spooky pumpkins / Gris Grimly
The Bruce swap / Ryan T. Higgins
Mother Bruce / Ryan T. Higgins
Time for school, Little Blue Truck / Schertle
One and only Sparkella / Channing Tatum
Wishes / Muon The Van
Carl -the meaning of life / Truman / Reidy
E EARLY READER
Ice cream soup / Ann Ingalls
See the dog: stories about a cat /La Rochelle
Chick and Brain : Smell my foot / Cece Bell
Charlie & Mouse even better / Laurel Snyder
Who is the mystery reader? / Mo Willems
J EARLY CHAPTER
Happy Narwhalidays, #5 / Ben Clanton
Narwhal's otter friend (Narwhal series, #4) / Ben Clanton Princess in Black and giant problem, #8 / Shannon Hale Rise of the Earth Dragon, #1 / Tracey West
Saving the Sun Dragon, #2 / Tracey West
Secret of the Water Dragon, #3 / Tracey West J FICTION
Willowdeen / Katherine Applegate
The great pet heist, #1 of 2 / Emily Ecton
Starfish / Lisa Fipps
Ground zero / Alan Grantz
Ra, the Mighty : cat detective / Greenfield
Wrecking ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14) / Rowley Jefferson’s adventure, #2 / Jeff Kinney
Rowley Jefferson’s spooky stories, #3 /Kinney
Linked / Gordon Korman
Pax, journey home, #2 / Sara Pennypacker
Investigators, #1 / John Patrick Green
Investigators take the plunge, #2 / John Patrick Green Investigators off the hook, #3 / John Patrick Green
New kid / Jerry Craft
Dog Man : Fetch 22 (Dog Man series, #8)
Smile / Raina Telemeier
Kristy’s great idea, #1 / Ann M..Martin
The truth about Stacey, #2 / Ann M. Martin
Mary Anne saves the day, #3 / Ann M. Martin
Okay witch and hungry shadow, #2 / Emma Steinkellner
J BIOGRAPHY / NON-FICTION
History smashers: the Mayflower /Messner
Hey, water / Antoinette Portis
A ray of light / Walter Wick
A life electric: Nikola Tesla / Azadeh Westergaard Climate change / DK Eyewitness, John Woodward
The inheritance games, #1 of 2 / Jennifer Lynn Barnes The Hawthorne legacy, #2 of 2 / Jennifer Lynn Barnes Firekeeper’s daughter / Angeline Boulley
Lovely war / Julie Berry
The downstairs girl / Lee Stacey
One of us is next / Karen McManus
As good as dead, #3 of 3 / Holly Jackson
Dead Wednesday / Jerry Spinelli