The library will host an open house on December 3rd to celebrate the library’s 100th anniversary. The morning will feature an hour-long children’s party beginning at 10:30am, hosted by the Winthrop Grade School fourth-graders. At 12:30pm, library trustees and staff will host an all-ages open house event, which will feature brief talks from town officials, and at 1:30pm, a performance by the Winthrop Area Hand Bell Ringers. The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Pie Sale in the lobby beginning at 10:00am. On display will be photographs and newspaper clippings from the first 100 years of library service. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day. The library first opened its doors on Bowdoin Street on Dec. 2, 1916. Charles M. Bailey, who owned one of the largest oilcloth manufacturing businesses in America at the time, donated the rock faced and chiseled granite building. Previously, the library operated as the Winthrop Public Library, which opened in 1889 in the historic downtown Packard Block building. In 1985, the library was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and was expanded in 2015. All of the day’s programs will take place on the first floor in the King event room.
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Our annual children’s program “Naturalist as Artist” during the Winthrop Sidewalk Art Festival is this Saturday at 10:30am!
Science and art are amazing partners, and this program inspires the inner artist and scientist to work together! Come explore objects from the L.C. Bates Museum, including insects, plants, skulls, shells and more. Make your own drawings and watercolors to take home. Learn a few fun tips about observational drawing and painting from a museum guide!
The Friends of the Bailey Library are inviting the public to Bailey Paint Night from 6-8pm on Thursday, Aug. 11. Participants will paint an original piece by Liz Murphy. Proceeds will benefit the Friends for programming and to purchase library equipment and books. No experience is necessary; Murphy will provide a step-by-step tutorial of her original artwork. Participants will paint their own hummingbird painting to take home. All materials and supplies will be provided. Cost is $25; call the library at 377-8673 to register!
Our August newsletter is now available to download!
Unfortunately, our Lakes Region Forum event scheduled for tomorrow evening at 6:30pm has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the near future. Our next speaker is on Tuesday, August 2nd featuring Monica Wood!
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Tonight we cap off our month long Community Read celebration with a visit from Cynthia Lord at 6:30pm!