Check out what is happening at the Library!

Story Time with Miss Meredith (Meets every Friday at 11 am)


This program is for youngsters up to age 6, accompanied by an adult. This program is free to the public and includes stories, songs and crafts.  Come join us for a fun time. For further information, contact the library at 924-7292 or email Liz.

Monthly Book Club ( Meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 1 P.M.) 

Next meeting : Wednesday,  November 29, 2017

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Ackerman explores how the sense of natural order imploded under the Nazi occupation of Poland. Jan and Antonina Zabiniski–keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who sheltered Jews from the Warsaw ghetto–serve as Ackerman’s lens to this moment in time, and she weaves their experiences and reflections so seamlessly into the story that it would be easy to read the book as Antonina’s own miraculous memoir. Jan and Antonina’s passion for life in all its diversity illustrates ever more powerfully just how narrow the Nazi worldview was, and what tragedy it wreaked. The Zookeeper’s Wife is a powerful testament to their courage. zookeepers

Quilters, Knitters and Sewers

This local craft group meets twice monthly on the first and third Wednesdays at 6 P.M.  All crafters are welcome for fun and learning.  For more information contact Shirley @ 924-7429

Fiber Spinners

Area spinners meet at the library on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:30 A.M.

DDATT (Dexter/Dover Area Towns in Transition) Meets the First Friday of each month at 6 pm.

Working the Land

Friday December 1 will be the last DDATT event of 2017, an archival black and white look at working men and horses in the seasonal cycle of Maine farm and wood's life.

"Working The Land, The Upper Kennebec Region of Maine in the 1930's" is a 65 minute long film from Northeast Historic Film, providing a glimpse into how our recent ancestors dealt with food, fiber, energy, and recreation.

Starts at 6 PM at the Abbott Memorial Library, with light refreshments and discussion following.  Come have some fun with your local friends!

DDATT’s mission is to help our area reduce our use of fossil fuels and create a more stable rural economy.

For more information on DDATT and future events, email to get on email news list, or call 277-4221 or 924-3836.

Highlights of Past Events:

Seed Savers Group

tomato plants

Seed Savers.  The first “fruits” of the Seed Savers labors are” briefly” on display at the library.  These are tomato seedlings that were grown by the DDATT Seed Savers from the first crossing of last year’s tomato plants.    Most of these plants were produced by crossing Iron Lady a blight resistant variety with the tasty old standby Marglobe.   Members will be planting these seedling in their own gardens for the summer and harvesting seeds only from the hardiest, tastiest fruit for next years seedlings.  The Seed Savers are working at improving the flavor quality, hardiness, disease resistance,and  storage life of three common garden vegetables.  FMI contact Liz @ the library.

Local Author Night

A very successful authors night was held recently at the library.  Four local authors read from their work, shared information on writing and publishing and sign copies of their work.  Authors participating were : Carol Feurtado of Dexter, Jake Morrel of Sangerville, Michelle Demoullin of Corinna and Meredith Josselyn of Dexter.



 Past Events

The library celebrated a festive holiday Tea on December 10.  An assortment of tea sandwiches and treats were served as well as tea(of course!),coffee and punch.  Live Christmas music was provided by Sara and Holly on their euphoniums as well as the local DRHS Ukulele Club.  An ornament exchange followed.