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        Tuesday, July 30th at 6:00pm
           Lubec Memorial Library

Local resident Jeanne Backhaus shares her recent experiences exploring New Zealand at the library on Tuesday, July 30th at 6pm. Her illustrated presentation will focus on the history, culture, art and wildlife of Wellington and the South Island. She will cover the history of the indigenous Māori people and their significance in modern New Zealand society. Discover how New Zealand became a country and the battle that brought it onto the world stage. See the wild, rugged  landscape and unique plants and animals that live there. Learn about life on a sheep ranch and what makes New Zealand a special place to visit.

Penny Guisinger is the author of the memoirs Shift: A Memoir of Identity and Other Illusions and Postcards from Here. Her work has appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Guernica, Solstice Literary Magazine, and others. Pushcart nominated, a Maine Literary Award winner, and a three-time notable in Best American Essays, she is a co-director of Iota Short Forms and a former assistant editor at Brevity. Penny is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program.

John Delaney: The Marine Mammal Poster and How it Came to Be

Tuesday, Aug. 13th at 6:00

After more than two decades working as a scientific communicator at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium, John Delaney retired and moved to Lubec, Maine in 2020 with his family, becoming a whale watch boat naturalist and, more recently, a scientific illustrator. He has also recently produced something he has wanted to do for many years: a region specific marine mammal chart for the Lubec/Campobello Island area. John will talk about how his field experiences in the Down East area and in other parts of the world informed his recent artwork, and how his childhood love of whales has re-emerged over many years. He also will talk about how his journey brought him back to Lubec–where he once worked as a teenage volunteer at The West Quoddy Marine Research Station in the early 80’s–and how a past interest has become an avenue for reinvention. 

Are you working remotely?

The Library received a Remote Work through Libraries Grant and has purchased privacy panels and tables to assist remote workers. The library also has free Wi-Fi and public computers.

Seed Library

The Seed Library is gearing up for the second growing season; sponsored again by the Lubec Memorial Library, the Lubec Garden Club and the Lubec Community Outreach Center.  Thanks to generous donors we are continuing the gardening tradition here in Lubec.  We have seeds for every style of garden: organic, vegetable, herb, or flower.  We will be filling varieties as we receive them.  Stop in often to see what’s available. If you have a special request let us know and we can try to find it for you. And if you have some seeds to donate, we will be happy to use them.
The Seed Library is located inside the Lubec Memorial Library near the service desk.
The seeds are arranged alphabetically.  We have seed envelopes and other supplies so that you can take just a few seeds, several seeds or an entire pack depending on your needs.  Start your garden here at the library! 
“Think small – plant tiny seeds in the small space you are given – you can change the world – or at least your view of it.”  

Chess Club

You are invited to the Lubec Chess Club at the Lubec Memorial Library on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for friendly chess games, chess chat, and chess instruction. All levels of players are welcome. Please bring a set and board if you have one. For more information, please contact Dan DeLuca at 207 479-4474 (call or text) or by email at dcdeluca@yahoo.com. Hope to see you there!

Wiggles and Giggles

Join us at The Lubec Memorial Library for Wiggles and Giggles- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages birth on up- preschoolers, homeschoolers, babies, moms, dads, grammies, grampies all welcome.

Pysanky Eggs

Come see the Pysanky eggs on display. Pysanky is a beautiful folk art from Ukraine, where the eggs are traditionally made and exchanged with friends and family as expressions of friendship, love and good luck.

Cards handmade by Gretchen Mead for sale

to benefit The Lubec Memorial Library.

July Art Exhibit

Paintings by Mark David Smith

My process is to paint colors, shapes, and textures that are inspired by nature, music, and design. I sometimes straddle the fence between realism and abstraction. Memory plays a major role in the formation of the abstract compositions. I often use visual elements from design and geometry to create an image that has balance and movement. I hope to engage the viewer by delivering a visual aesthetic that communicates my experiences in natural and built environments. My major influencers include Paul Klee, Richard Diebenkorn, Joseph Albers, and Neil Welliver. I have recently been working with acrylics on watercolor paper, stretched canvas, wood panel and digital images posted to social media and Giclée printing. My work is in private collections and public spaces.