September 2019
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Summer Reading Program
A Summer of Adventures,
Friends & Books!

Thank you to all who joined us this summer for our Summer reading program!

This year we emphasized adventures, making new friends and lots of reading. Kids participated in Mad Science, horse and pony day, a planetarium show, yoga, Music Together, Drums Alive, reading with Lucy, a Pineland barnyard tour, and an author talk with Kate Curit, along with weekly arts and crafts, including cardboard sandcastles and steampunk art sessions.

We hope everyone had fun, made new friends and found lots of new books to read!
Betty McDermott Volunteer Memorial
Dedication Ceremony
September 21st 1:00pm

Join us for a very special dedication event. This new gazebo is being dedicated to the memory of long time community member and volunteer Betty McDermott. This volunteer memorial being named in her honor will serve as a way to memorialize Betty and all those who have dedicated many hours to the library.

Jamie Lucko of Raymond selected the library for his Eagle Scout project based on his memories of story time. He has worked for over a year to raise the funds and obtain sponsors to build the gazebo in the front of the library.

With Jamie's cooperation and the permission of the McDermott family this dedication will be a special one. Please join us.
"Artist In The Library"
for September and October

Bruce Small
Photographer of Nature

Bruce Small is a freelance photographer based in Maine's Sebago Lake Region. Raised along the Southern Maine coastline, his photography interests include birds, flowers and other wildlife, natural landscapes and coastal scenes.   
Upcoming Events & Programs for Adults & Seniors
Adult Beginner Ukulele Class
Tuesdays, September 10th - October 15th

Cost: $120, ($20 per class) The instructor will be donating a portion of proceeds to the Raymond Village Library.
To Register: Sign up at the Raymond Village Library. Payment is due the first day of class.
Tools Needed: Students will need a Ukulele and ukulele tuner. The instructor will also have ukuleles and tuners for sale or lease. Ukulele and tuner $90.
Students will learn a minimum of 4-6 chords, multiple strums and how different rhythms can be done with the same basic chords. Students will be amazed at how many songs they can play with just a few basic chords. Come join us, have some fun, make some new friends, support the library, and experience the joy of music!
Meet your instructor: Deborah Shugars is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has reignited her passion for music since retiring. Along with being a skilled ukulele play, Deb is also a talented Djembe drummer. Deborah is a former member of the Windham Chamber Singers. Deborah belongs to several ukulele groups, and is often performing ukulele at different area events and fund raisers. Deborah belongs to; Sebago Lakes Ukulele Society [SLUKES], Oxford Hills Ukulele Group [OHUG], and Portland Ukulele Social Club. Deborah volunteered at Camp Sunshine this summer as one of the ukulele instructors for the children attending Camp Sunshine.

Deborah was a former teacher at Aloha Maine in Gray, Maine, and Casco Recreation Center, Casco, Maine.

You are never too old to learn ukulele all you need is a desire to learn and a positive attitude. No prior music experience is necessary.
Stained Glass Hanging Art Class
Thursday, September 12th, 6:00-8:00pm

Learn the fundamentals of stained glass work while constructing a light-catching hanging artwork. Participants will learn to copper foil and solder stained glass shards while incorporating wire to create links.

Taught by Art Night Out instructors. $20.00 materials fee.
Workshop fee includes all materials to make one artwork.

Space is limited. FMI or to register, please contact the library.
Book Club
September 30th at 6:00pm
Join us for literary discussion of:
Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke

"The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill. Billy Williams came to Burma in 1920 fresh from World War l to work as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Enchanted by the intelligence, character and humor of elephants, he became a gifted “elephant wallah .” The elephants provide lessons in courage, trust, and
gratitude. This is also a tale of daring and bravery during WW11 when Japanese forces invade Burma. The elephants will carry supplies, build bridges. transport the needy over treacherous paths and help with the escape of refugees over the mountains to India".
Senior Tuesdays
Every Tuesday from 9am-noon

Drop by the library on Tuesday mornings for Bridge, Mahjong or just to check out some new books and movies. Have a cup of coffee and meet new people in your community. Chess and Scrabble groups are also in the process of being formed. If you are interested in joining any of these weekly groups or would like more information about senior Tuesdays, contact Rachel or Allison at the library.
Hatha Yoga
Fridays at 5:30pm

 The course is designed for all levels, and especially friendly for beginners and seniors. Great for toning the body and relaxing.
Fee: $10.00 per class.  Space is limited & pre-registration is recommended but not required.
Events & Programs for Children
Baby Time:
Monday, September 16th,
23rd & 30th

Preschool Time: 
Wed., September 18th & 25th
Join Miss Karen for stories, songs and crafts! You are always welcome to stay and play after story time with books, trains, barn animals, and coloring!
Upcoming Community Events
Community Connections
September 9th 2:00pm
What Services Do They Have?
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Public Safety Building
This month will feature Liz Thompson with the Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Learn and ask questions about their Wellness and Nutrition programs, resources and support programs, volunteer programs and the Sam L. Cohen Center. Please join us!

SEPTEMBER 14 7:00pm
Raymond Village Community Church
27 Main Street, Raymond

Take a trip to Spain and Brazil without leaving town, and help support live music in the local community.

The Raymond Arts Alliance will host internationally known guitarist/composer Peter Griggs in a concert right here in Raymond. Mr. Griggs will present "Cafe Barcelona," a selection Spanish and Brazilian music, as well as several of his own compositions, on this wide-ranging program. 
 A highly skilled guitarist in flamenco, bossa nova, samba and other Latin guitar styles, he is also an expressive vocalist and will perform several classic Brazilian songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfa during the concert. 
Peter Griggs has presented more than 600 solo guitar concerts throughout the USA, Germany, United Kingdom, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia and eastern Europe at art centers, festivals, museums, churches, jazz clubs and other venues. His recordings are available on Folkways Records, Music Of The World, Treecastle Music and CD Baby. He was based for more than ten years in Dusseldorf, Germany and now resides in South Harpswell, Maine.  
Critics in Germany and the United Kingdom have hailed Griggs as "a master of expressive sounds" known for his "sizzling guitar playing" and "sophisticated and highly enjoyable" programs. Germany's Bergische Morning Post put it this way: "an almost unbelievable talent -- Peter Griggs performs magic!" 
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