LINCOLN, Maine — Bess the Book Bus will visit the Lincoln Memorial Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at 21 West Broadway in Lincoln.
Bess the Book Bus is dedicated to reading to children, promoting literacy and getting books into the homes of children.
The Lincoln Memorial Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. It offers large collection of children books as well as weekly programs throughout the year. For more information, call 794-2765.
Orrington Historical Society changes venue for potluck supper
ORRINGTON, Maine — The Orrington Historical Society will host a Christmas in July potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at 103 Johnson Road in East Orrington. The supper and meeting were originally scheduled at the town hall meeting room, which has become unavailable. For more information, call Judith at 825-8965.
Lincoln Memorial Library to host poetry readings
LINCOLN, Maine — The Lincoln Memorial Library and poet Pat Smith Ranzoni will host a poetry program at 4 p.m. Friday, July 22, at 21 West Broadway in Lincoln. This free event will feature round-robin readings by area voices reading their own poems.
Ranzoni, an award-winning poet, will sign copies of her latest work, “From Here, Poems from Being Born in Lincoln, Maine, Homecoming Edition.”
Brewer Credit Union to hold school supply drive
BREWER, Maine — The Brewer Federal Credit Union will have a school supply drive to benefit students in need. Donated school supplies will be accepted at branches at North Main Street and Dirigo Drive from July 18 to Aug. 26. For more information, call David Defroscia at 989-7240.
Sen. Collins’ staff holding office hours in Fairfield, Bingham
FAIRFIELD, Maine — An Augusta representative to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will hold office hours noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 at the Fairfield Town Office and 3-4 p.m. at the Bingham Town Office on the same day. Staff assistant Chuck Mahaleris will be available to provide assistance with federal issues and agencies, such as Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Citizenship and Immigration. No appointment necessary. For more information, call Senator Collins’ Augusta Office at 622-8414.
Summer organ series at St. John’s Catholic Church
BANGOR, Maine — The St. John’s Organ Society will host its first program in the Summer Recital Series from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 at St. John’s Catholic Church on 207 York St. Carlton T. Russell will play “Music from Salem: Works by Dan Locklair and Margaret Vardell Sandresky.” Every Thursday through Aug. 25 will feature an hourlong recital by a different organist. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call Director of Music Kevin Birch at 942-6941 or visit www.hookopus288.org.
Amicus photo exhibit and reception at Bangor Public Library
BANGOR, Maine — Twenty-five photographers from Penobscot Valley Industries will exhibit photographs at the Bangor Public Library Lecture Hall during the month of August. “Changing Seasons” is the theme of the exhibit. An Amicus reception will be in the Lecture Hall to meet the PVI Photographers from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday, Aug. 19. For more information, visit Bangor Public Library’s website at www.bpl.lib.me.us.
U.S. Cellular offering free device workshop
BANGOR, Maine — U.S. Cellular is offering a free workshop for smartphone users from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at 33 Bangor Mall Boulevard. Attendees will be guided through all the features and functions of their Android-powered, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices. Attendees don’t have to be U.S. Cellular customers. The next device workshop in Bangor will be at 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the same location. For more information, call U.S. Cellular at 942-5218.