401 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond, Maine 04071 - Tel: 207-655-4742 Fax: 207-655-3024

 

Raymond Village Library Hours 

Sunday  10-4

Monday 10-6

Wednesday 10-6

Thursday 2-7

 

CHECK THE RVL FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES.

 

The Library is closed for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Patriots Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and  Christmas. 

Note that the Library will be open on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve from 10:00 to 1:00.

 

Library Events Calendar

 

For a list of events, be sure to check out the online calendar or check HERE for a list of Children's Activities. 

 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIMES

Mondays at 10:30am – the Baby/Toddlers Storytimes.

Wednesdays at 10:30am – Preschoolers Storytimes.

For more information, call the library at 655-4283.

 

MARCH CALENDAR

At a Glance

Thursday, March 5 – “Let’s Talk About It Series”, 1:30 to 3:00pm, at the Casco Public Library

Thursday, March 5 – Come Learn to Sign!

Friday, March 6 – Dr. Seuss Night, 6:30pm at the Raymond Elementary School

Sunday, March 8 – Game Day from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Raymond Village Library

Wednesday, March 11 – Frank O. Smith, Maine Author at 6:30pm at the Raymond Village Library

Thursday, March 19 – Second in “Let’s Talk About It Series”, 1:30 to 3:00pm, at the Casco Public Library

Sunday, March 22 – Knit or Crochet a Scarf to Donate for Breast Cancer

Wednesday, March 25 – Jim Baumer, Maine Author at 6:30pm at the Raymond Village Library

Thursday, March 26 – Book Group, at 7:00pm at the Raymond Village Library

 

Let’ s Talk About It!

Looking for a good mystery, discussion and the company of fellow mystery lovers?  The place to be is the Casco Public Library on Thursday afternoons on the dates below from 1:30 to 3:00pm.

Casco Public Library and Raymond Village Library have partnered to present Refreshing the Whodunit: Moving Beyond Christie and Doyle. This program is a “Let’s Talk About It Series”, sponsored by Maine Humanities Council, with discussions led by Jean Pottle.

According to Maine Humanities, “This Let’s Talk About It Series” provides new and experienced mystery and detective fans with an opportunity for in depth conversation about how this genre has incorporated the contemporary world’s globalism; dilemmas of race, gender, ethnicity and class; religious conflict; historical revision; and others.”

 Titles to be discussed are available from Casco Public Library or Raymond Village Library.   For more information call the Raymond Village Library at 655-4283 or the Casco Public Library at 617-4541.

March 5th: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King

March 19th A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow

April 2nd The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison

April 16th Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman

 

Come Learn to Sign!

KoKo Oyler, previously a teacher of deaf students and Sign Language Instructor will be teaching a Sign Language Class with an emphasis on Fingerspelling and Basic Signs at Raymond Village Library. There will be three sessions held on Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 from 4 to 5 pm with optional practice from 5 to 5:30pm. This class is for ages 10-100.

Space is limited so please reserve your spot by Raymond Village Library at 655-

 

Dr. Seuss Night

Each year in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the Raymond Village Library hosts a party at the Raymond Elementary School gym. It includes games, puzzles, crafts, storytelling, prizes and exciting fun for everyone.  There is no age limit, the evening is planned as a family event including special toddler activities.  It all begins at 6:30, so plan a family night out and mark your calendars to join in the fun. 

Game Day

The next game day will be Sunday, March 8, from 1 to 3pm.  All students age 8 and older are invited to join the fun.  Lots of games and a pizza snack.  For more information call the library at 655-4283.

 

Maine Author Series

On Wednesday, March 11, the Raymond Village Library will begin The Maine Author Series, consisting of four different programs with Maine authors speaking. Our first speaker is Frank O. Smith, who will be reading from his new book, Dream Singer. Smith who teaches writing at the Maine College of Art, will also share the five critical elements of successful storycraft.

The next author is Jim Baumer, whose book, Perfect Number: Essays and Stories Vol. 1, utilizes his experiences and conveys aspects of Maine’s unique way of life. This will take place at the library on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm.

The third writer is Russell Warnberg, who resides in Windham. He will speak about his book,The Chalk Line Killer. Russell will also explain how he got the ideas for this book, the second in a series. This will take place at the library on April 8 at 6:30pm.

Award-winning mystery and true crime writer Kate Flora is the author of 14 books includingFinding Amy. She will be speaking at the library on Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30pm, on the intriguing backstory of mystery and true crime writers.

 

Knit or Crochet a Scarf to Donate for Breast Cancer

On Sunday, March 22 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm you are invited to join us at the Raymond Village Library to knit or crochet a scarf to donate for Breast Cancer.  Come and enjoy the company of others in this worthy group effort.  If you wish, you may bring a favorite pattern to share.  We have pink yarn and some knitting needles and crochet hooks or you may bring your own.  You may bring your project home in order to finish it.  If you need more information, call the library at 655-4283.

 

Book Group

The chosen book for March is Two Old Women, by Velma Wallis.  This story is based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed from mother to daughter through traditional storytelling.  It is the suspenseful and inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine.  The story shares a timeless message which speaks straight to the hea This group will meet on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm at the library.  We welcome any and all interested readers.  For more information call the library at 655-4283.

 

Maine Author Series

On Wednesday, March 11, the Raymond Village Library will begin The Maine Author Series, consisting of four different programs with Maine authors speaking. Our first speaker is Frank O. Smith, who will be reading from his new book, Dream Singer. Smith who teaches writing at the Maine College of Art, will also share the five critical elements of successful storycraft.

The next author is Jim Baumer, whose book, Perfect Number: Essays and Stories Vol. 1, utilizes his experiences and conveys aspects of Maine’s unique way of life. This will take place at the library on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm.

The third writer is Russell Warnberg, who resides in Windham. He will speak about his book,The Chalk Line Killer. Russell will also explain how he got the ideas for this book, the second in a series. This will take place at the library on April 8 at 6:30pm.

Award-winning mystery and true crime writer Kate Flora is the author of 14 books includingFinding Amy. She will be speaking at the library on Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30pm, on the intriguing backstory of mystery and true crime writers.

 

Weather or Not

In case you were wondering, this is winter. The weather has been difficult to predict, so we ask you to call the library at 655-4283 if you are not sure if we are open. Also if the schools are closed or delayed due to weather, the children’s morning programs on Monday and Wednesday may go on because the library may still be open so please call to be sure. For your information the regular library hours are: Sundays, 10am to 4pm; Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am to 6pm and Thursdays, 2pm to 7pm.

 

Garden Tour of 2015

A whole year sounds like a long time to wait, but plans are underway to select gardens for next years Garden Tour. Anyone interested in having their garden considered for next years tour, please contact Elissa Gifford by phone (207)655-3399 or email ewoodgiff@hotmail.com.

All eligible gardens will be visited by the end of June this year and choices will be made by the end of July for inclusion in the 2015 Garden Tour, to give owners time to plan and prepare.

 

Van Service 

We are excited to offer another great service to our patrons!  If a book is not available at RVL, patrons can now request it from another library through the new courier service. A request form is filled out and the book will be delivered by the “van service”, available through the Maine State Library System. This valuable service is free of charge to our patrons.  In the cases where a title is only available through the mail, a smalll mailing charge may be incurred. 

 

Clynk

In the warmer months we often use more beverages in cans and bottles, especially with summer time company.  One of the easiest ways to contribute to your library is to utilize the green plastic bags available at the library to collect your recyclable cans and bottles.  When filled, just bring it down to the local Hannafords Supermarket.  The library will receive the money from the deposit to benefit the library’s material and services.  Ask for the recycle bags the next time you come into the library.

 

 

 

 

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