The 69th season of Waterford Summer Breakfasts starts Monday, July 4th, at the Wilkins Community House at the foot of Plummer Hill Road, next to the Waterford Congregational Church. A breakfast of freshly baked muffins, eggs, pancakes, donuts holes, coffee, tea, and orange juice is served from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. All muffins, including gluten free, are made from scratch. Future breakfast dates are Wednesdays July 20th, August 3rd and August 17th. The price for each breakfast is $10 for adults, and $5 for smaller portions.
NEW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Make new friends and meet your neighbors
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.
From 1938 -1950, Ed and Irene Bean kept Ice Out statistics while living in the Waterford Library apartment. Dates were inscribed inside the garage door. The tradition continued until their daughter Joan Fillebrown took over the job in the early 1970's. The torch was officially passed to Charlie Tarbell in 2019, after being trained for several years by Joan. Information is sent to the Department of Biological Services at the State University of NY for an ongoing study of Ice-Outs.
CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Brennan who correctly guessed KEOKA ICE OUT was April 10.
Many thanks to Everyone who supported this annual fundraiser. Continued thanks to Tim Sawyer for making a display chart listing every Ice Out date. It is always on view at the library.
Waterford Library is pleased to announce the return of our very popular live Maine Author series. Most of these books are already available at the library.
May 21. Rowland Creitz of Stow. A former Marine and grade schoolteacher who has two novels of literary fiction: A Debt too Dear -set on Monhegan Island and To Touch the Earth Again.
June 18. Amity Shlaes of Waterford. A WLA trustee and chairperson of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. A columnist for many newspapers and journals as well as a NYT best-selling author. Her most recent book is Coolidge.
July 16. Claire Ackroyd of Bangor. Author, garden designer, and MOFGA certification inspector. Her mystery novel Murder in The Maine Woods was a 2021 Maine Literary Awards finalist.
Aug 20. Mary Atkinson of Stoneham and Portland. A Maine children’s author and poet. She writes for the 6-12 years age group. Her books are Tillie Heart and Soul and Owl Girl.
Sept 17. Shellie Leger born in Rumford. Lives in West Paris. Literary fiction author, musician and teacher. Her Fairy Shrimp Trilogy is set in the foothills of the Androscoggin.
Oct 15. Robert Spencer of South Waterford. A 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 introducing a third novel in the Lizzie Millett Series.
Our entire WiFi system was just updated thanks to a grant from projectConnect (ITDRC) Information Technology Disaster Resource Center to install upgraded Community WiFi. An entirely new router, modem, 1000 GB WiFi connector, and outdoor satellite extender unit were installed to consolidate the system and all laptops were reconnected to the printer, assuring wireless connection for individual patron devices. The new system also connects into the NetworkMaineUniFi to collect user statistics. Hopefully, all these efforts will resolve our long standing issues. We are most grateful for the assistance of all these cooperating organizations.
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.
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. Backordered 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.
J. Patterson / Barker: Death of the Black Widow.
David Rosenfelt: Citizen K-9: A K Team Novel.
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.
FEB. 2022 NEW ADULT BOOKS
Sara Nisha Adams: The Reading List.
Mitch Albom: The Stranger in the Lifeboat
Isabel Allende: Violeta
Marie Benedict: Her Hidden Genius.
essamine Chan: The School for Good Mothers
Jonathan Evison: Small World.
Diana Gabaldron: Go Tell the Bees That 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.
Don Bentley: The Outside Man (Matt Drake Novel)
Rhys Bowen: The Venice Sketchbook
Marc Cameron:Tom Clancy Chain of Command-Jack Ryan
Dirk Cussler; Clive Cussler's The Devil's Sea (Dirk Pitt)
Nina de Gramont: The Christie Affair
Lisa Gardner: One Step Too Far. (Frankie Elkin Novel) Joanne Harris: A Narrow Door. b/o
Rachel Hawkins: Reckless Girls
Lisa Jewell: The Night She Disappeared.
Dean Koontz: Quicksilver
Donna Leon: Give unto Others.
James Patterson & Mike Lupica: Horsewoman
James Patterson & Dolly Parton: Run, Rose, Run
Preston & Child: Diablo Mesa
Nita Prose: The Maid.
Brad Taylor: End of Days: A Pike Logan Novel
Charles Todd: A Game of Fear
Nikole Hannah-Jones: The 1619 Project:
NEW ADULT December 2021
T.C. Boyle: Talk to Me.
Louise Erdrich: The Sentence.
Ken Follett: Never.
Jonathan Franzen: Crossroads.
Lauren Groff: Matrix.
Honoree Fanonne Jeffers:Love Songs W.E.B. Du Bois.
Roxane van Iperon: The Sisters of Auschwitz.
Heather Morris: Three Sisters.
Jodi Picoult: Wish You Were Here.
Michael Punke: Ridgeline.
Sally Rooney: Beautiful World, Where Are You.
Nicholas Sparks: The Wish.
Elizabeth Strout: Oh William!
Mark Sullivan: The Last Green Valley.
Charles Wu: Interior Chinatown.
David Baldacci: Mercy.
Wiley Cash: When Ghosts Come Home.
Lee Child and Andrew Child: Better Off Dead.
Ann Cleeves: The Heron's Cry.
Michael Connelly The Dark Hours.
Allen Eskens: The Stolen Hours.
John Grisham: The Judge's List.
L. Alison Heller: The Neighbor's Secret.
Anthony Horowitz: A Line to Kill.
Arnaldur Indridason: The Darkness Knows.
John le Carré: Silverview.
James Han Mattson: Reprieve.
William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin: The Dark Remains: A Laidlaw Investigation.
Kyle Mills and Vince Flynn: Enemy at the Gates.
Richard Osman: The Man Who Died Twice.
Raquel V. Reyes: Mango, Mambo & Murder.
James Patterson and Candice Fox: 2 Sisters Detective Agency.
David Rosenfelt: Best in Snow: An Andy Carpenter Mystery.
Kat Rosenfield: No One Will Miss Her.
Camilla Trinchieri: The Bitter Taste of Murder.
Lisa Unger: Last Girl Ghosted.
Stuart Woods: Foul Play.
Quian Julie Wang: Beautiful Country.
Nathaniel Philbrick: Travels with George: In Search of George Washington and His Legacy.
Purchased in Memory
of Norma M. CARANCI and John A. CARANCI
Passage to Liberty: Italian Immigration and the Rebirth of America by A. Kenneth Ciongoli
La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience by Jerre Mangione and Ben Morreale
Nonno tell us a story: by Pietrantonio Lombardi
It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories How the People of Italy Defied Horrors of the Holocaust by Elizabeth Bettina
My Two Italies: by Joseph Luzzi
The Gatherings by Shirley Hager
Natures Best Hope - Tallamy
Finding the Mother Tree - Simard
The Edelweiss Sisters: by Kate Hewitt
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Setting Free the Bears by 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: The 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
Marie Benedict: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
Marie Benedict: The other Einstein
Melanie Benjamin: The Children's Blizzard.
Katherine Center: How to Walk away
Susan Conley: Landslide
Laura Dave: The Last Thing He Told Me
Lauren Fox: Send for Me.
John Grisham: Sooley
Jean Hanff Korelitz: The Plot.
Imbolo Mbue: How Beautiful We Were.
Sarah Penner: The Lost Apothecary
VE Schwab: The Invisible Life of Addie Laurie
Maggie Shipstead: Great Circle.
Stacey Swann: Olympus, Texas.
Helene Wecker: The Hidden Palace
Jennifer Weiner: That Summer
Andy Weir: Project Hail Mary.
Richard Wright: The Man Who Lived Underground
Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth.
Matt Haig : The Midnight Library.
Kristin Hannah: The Four Winds.
Robert Harris: V2: A novel of World War II.
Charlotte McConaghy: Migrations
Ian McGuire: The Abstainer
Valerie Perrin: Fresh Water for Flowers
Jane Smiley: Perestroika in Paris.
John Banville: Snow
C. J. Box. Dark Sky (A Joe Pickett Novel # 21)
T.Clancy/ M.Cameron: Shadow of the Dragon
Clive Cussler: Marauder
Lisa Gardner: Before She Disappeared.
Victoria Gosling: Before the Ruins.
Jane Harper: The Survivors.
Rachel Hawkins: The Wife Upstairs.
Alice Hoffman: Magic Lessons: Prequel to Practical Magic
Anthony Horowitz: Moonflower Murders
James Patterson: Deadly Cross
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child: The Scorpion's Tail (Nora Kelly Book 2)
Kwei Quartey: Sleep Well, My Lady
Spencer Quinn: Of Mutts and Men
Charles Todd: A Fatal Lie
Lisa Unger: Confessions on the 7:45
Stuart Woods: Shakeup
Stuart Woods: Hush-Hush
Deepa Anappara: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
Mary Kay Andrews: The Newcomer
David Baldacci: A Gambling Man (An Archer Novel)
Flynn Berry: Northern Spy.
Chris Bohjalian: Hour of the Witch.
Jack Carr: The Devil's Hand
Bryan Christy: In the Company of Killers.
Harlan Coben: Win
Clive Cussler: Fast Ice
Paul Doiron: Dead by Dawn
Mark Greaney: Relentless
Elly Griffiths: The Postscript Murders
Anne Hillerman: Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel
M. E. Hilliard: The Unkindness of Ravens: Greer Hogan
Stephen King: Later
Dean Koontz: The Other Emily
Donna Leon: Transient Desires: Guido Brunetti Mystery
Paula McLain: When the Stars Go Dark.
James Patterson / Bill Clinton: The President's Daughter.
James Patterson/Maxine Paetro: 21st Birthday
David Rosenfelt: Animal Instinct: K Team #2
John Sandford:Ocean Prey
Lisa Scottoline: Eternal
Jeff VanderMeer: Hummingbird Salamander
Jacqueline Winspear: Consequences of Fear
Stuart Woods: Double Jeopardy
Lawrence Anthony/Graham Spence- The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in Africa
Ibram X. Kendi- Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Layla F. Saad - Me and white supremacy
Paulina Bren: The Barbizon
Ken Ellingwood:First to Fall-Eli Lovejoy Fight ForFree Press
Erin French: Finding Freedom
Walter Isaacson: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
NEW KIDS BOOKS JUNE 2022
List coming soon
NEW KIDS BOOKS FEB. 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. J FICTION
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 / The 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 - DECEMBER 2021
E PICTURE BOOK
Jan Brett's the Nutcracker / Jan Brett
Change sings : a children’s anthem / Amanda Gordon The first blade of sweetgrass / Suzanne Greenlaw Thanks for nothing / Ryan Higgins How to talk monster / Lynn Plourde The Christmas owl: based on a true story of a little owl named Rockefeller / Gideon Sterer J EARLY CHAPTER
Pizza and Taco: who’s the best, #1 / Stephen Shaskan Pizza and Taco: best party ever, #2 / Stephen Shaskan J FICTION
The Beatrice prophecy / Kate DiCamillo
Houdini and me / Dan Gutman
Einstein: the fantastic journey of a mouse / T. Kuhlmann
Pony / R.J. Palacio
The Christmas pig / J.K. Rowling
Friends forever / Shannon Hale
Geronimo Stilton: the sewer rat stink / Geronimo Stilton Claudia and mean Janine / Raina Telgemeir
Scaredy squirrel in a nutshell, #1 / Melanie West
How to find a fox / Kate Gardner
Robo-motion / Linda Zajac
So, this is Christmas / Tracy Andreen
Daughter of the deep / Rick Riodan
In the wild light / Jeff Zentner
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 / Alice Schertle
The one and only Sparkella / Channing Tatum
Wishes / Muon The Van
Carl -the meaning of life / Deborah Truman / Jean Reidy E EARLY READER
Ice cream soup / Ann Ingalls
See the dog: three stories about a cat / David 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 / A.B. Greenfield
Wrecking ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14) / Jeff Kinney Rowley Jefferson’s adventure, #2 / Jeff Kinney
Rowley Jefferson’s spooky stories, #3 / Jeff Kinney
Linked / Gordon Korman
Pax, journey home, #2 of 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 / Kate Messner
Hey, water / Antoinette Portis
A ray of light / Walter Wick
A life electric: Nikola Tesla / Azadeh Westergaard Climate change / DK Eyewitness, John Woodward YA FICTION
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