PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release RUDMAN GRANT WILL FUND MAINE WRITERS PROGRAMS CASTINE – The Witherle Memorial Library has received a $1,000 grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust Fund through the Maine Community Center that will help to fund the… Read More
    On Wednesday, June 14th, 5 – 6 PM, in the Witherle Memorial Library, Margie Olivari and Barbara Fleck will lead a discussion on renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild’s book Strangers in their own land: anger and mourning on the American Right. Strangers in their Own Land follows Hochschild on… Read More
    The Witherle Memorial Library Foreign Policy discussion group will look into “What to do With a Rogue State,” including North Korea, on Wednesday, May 3rd from 5 – 6 PM. A short reading is available at the library desk from the 4/8/17 edition, page 32, of The Economist,… Read More
    On Sunday, April 16th at 2PM, come to the Unitarian Universalist Parish House and enjoy Celtic music and song from Ireland and Scotland, featuring Chris Gray on Uilleann Pipes and Irish Whistles, Chris Brinn on Accordion, and Nikos Appolonio on Softanger Fiddle, Guitar, and Cittern. For more information,… Read More
    How do stringed instruments work? How do they sound? What moods do they create and what stories do they tell? Discover this and more at the concert, “Meet the String Family,” at the Unitarian Universalist Parish House in Castine on Friday, April 14th at 10:00 AM. The Juniper… Read More
    The discussion, led by former ambassador Barbara Griffiths, will focus on the new Administration’s foreign policy in the context of the existing world order and U.S. leadership in the post WWII era. The discussion will be informed by Richard Haass’ 2017 book A World in Disarray: American Foreign… Read More
    On Saturday, March 18th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Witherle Memorial Library, the Friends of the WML will present the free event, “An Overdue Open House” where you can try a 3-D printer, virtual reality goggles, droids, and drones! The afternoon will begin with… Read More
    On Monday, March 13th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, come to the Witherle Memorial Library for Castine’s very first Story Slam! Less combative than it sounds, a story slam encourages each participant to share a five minute (give or take a minute or two!) memoir that he or she… Read More
    The curtain rises on our second season of play-reading. Arrive at Witherle Memorial Library and become engaged in preparing, performing, and/or viewing scenes adapted from several fifty-word short stories. (No, fooling – these stories Are actually fifty words or less in length!). Following this, we will read Thurber’s… Read More
    The Witherle Memorial Library is hosting Cipperly Good, curator at the Penobscot Marine Museum, on Wednesday, February 8th at 10:00 AM in the adult reading room. The talk focuses on the papers of Captain Thomas Pillsbury, master of the Rockland ship FOREST EAGLE, who in 1861 sailed from… Read More
    Join us this winter, from 1pm to 3pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as we escape our cold, lonely homes and join for activities and friendship in the Witherle Memorial Library book sale room. Tables and chairs will be set up with puzzles, yarn, coloring materials, and other craft supplies. Read More
    On February 19th at 2 PM in the Unitarian Universalist Parish House in Castine, sound artists N.B. Aldrich (found sound and laptop) and Leslie Ross (bassoon and laptop) will present the second of four concerts. The duo will perform a series of electroacoustic pieces, collaboratively conceived and worked… Read More
    The Living is Easy, by Dorothy West is the first book in this year’s Let’s Talk About It book discussion group at the Witherle Memorial Library. One of only a handful of novels published by black women during the 1940s, The Living is Easy tells the story of… Read More
    CASTINE — On Sunday, January 15th at 2 PM in the Witherle Memorial Library, the series kicks off with The New Shades of Blue, which will present an array of original classical guitar compositions and then discuss their music and music-writing process. The band, consisting of Juliane Gardner… Read More
    On Wednesday, February 1st at 5 PM, join us at the Witherle Memorial Library for a discussion with Liz Helitzer, Executive Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) and David Greenham, Program Director for the HHRC for our ongoing Foreign Affairs group. At the… Read More
    On the first Wednesday of each month, join Barbara Griffiths at the Witherle Memorial Library for a discussion on a new foreign affairs topic. All are welcome!… Read More
    Please bring in any leftover yarn, or fabric we could tear into strips. We will knit or crochet on our arms. This program will be held downstairs at the Witherle Memorial Library. It is aimed at adults, but if you have younger children, they are welcome in the… Read More
    If you have broken costume jewelry, watches, jewelry tools, etc – please bring. Don’t worry, we will have lots! This program will be held downstairs at the Witherle Memorial Library. The class is aimed at adults, but if you have younger children, they are welcome in the children’s… Read More
    We will explore different kinds of card making techniques. Please bring in your old Christmas cards that we could re-purpose (meaning cut-up!). This program will be held downstairs at the Witherle Memorial Library. The class is aimed at adults, but if you have younger children, they are welcome… Read More
    We found Maine coloring sheets! Help us color! This program will be held downstairs at the Witherle Memorial Library. The class is aimed at adults, but if you have younger children, they are welcome in the children’s room, right next door to the book room. Or if they… Read More