Temporary Open Hours

Open hours Tuesdays 10-5, Thursdays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-2

We are excited to welcome the public back to the Library! 

Will Library hours change?
Yes. We will have temporary open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-2 with some modifications in service. Staff will be in the building on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-2 as well.

What can I expect?
We are following recommendations for a safe reopening for the public and staff.  Our safety measures include limited seating, frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces, a plexiglass shield at the circulation desk, and all staff wearing masks. There will be no wired computers, toys, or in-person activities.  We have hand sanitizer and masks for visitors.

What do I need to do?
Stay at  home if you have symptoms.
Wear a mask.
Keep 6 feet apart from others.
Return your items to the outside drop/cart.

How do I return items?
All items must be returned to the outside drop.  Returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked in.

Will you still offer curbside service?
Absolutely!  Curbside service has been been popular and will continue.

 

Story Times

Outdoors and Zoom

Tuesdays at 10:30:  Baby & Toddler*
Wednesdays at 1:00:  All Ages*
Thursdays at 10:30:  Preschool*
Fridays at 10:30:  First Chapter Fridays on Facebook Live with Miss Leah
Saturdays at 10:30:  Zoom Story time with Miss Leah
*  These story times will take place outdoors at the Library.  In the event of inclement weather, we will shift to Zoom.

Art History in Pop Culture

Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Join art historian Adrienne Lee in a rollicking look at traditional fine art as it appears in Pop Art, advertising and memes.  Adrienne is an artist, art historian and writer dedicated to making art accessible to as many people as possible.  Adrienne hails from Orlando, Fl and comes to us via Zoom.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-art-history-in-pop-culture-with-adrienne-lee-tickets-118369904571

Claws and Tales-The Ups and Downs of Lobstering in Kittery and Kittery Point Maine

Documentary film and discussion

Jim White, a noted film maker from Kittery Point, has created a fascinating documentary on the lives of Maine lobstermen, their  challenges and rewards, their respect for the sea and its creatures, and their future as an aging work force.  Jim has graciously made this one hour documentary available via YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jggqhV4OqfU&t=24s. Please enjoy hearing from these men and women and think of them the next time you bite into a lobster roll.

As a followup, on October 15 at 6:30 P.M., there will be a Zoom presentation on lobsters, their biology, ecology, population, and harvesting with a marine biologist from NH fish and Game.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lobstering-presentation-by-fish-and-game-tickets-119474933743

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Museum Passes

Looking for something to do when the weather is uninspiring? Come by and pick up a Library Sponsored Museum Pass!  Our passes give you access to local art, history and scientific museums for reduced or free admission.  Try out The Portland Museum of Art, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The MFA, The Wright Museum, The Currier, or The Seacost Science Center for indoor fun. We also offer Strawbery Banke, Historic New England, State Parks and Bedrock Gardens, to get outside and explore! Call or stop by to learn more.