Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 3 at 10am, celebrate the magic of comics and graphic novels and make your own! Pick up a free comic book courtesy of Free Comic Book Day, an event which promotes comics and local comic shops across the country. Comics foster literacy, imagination, and creativity. Learn about drawing characters, telling a story with pictures, and writing dialogue. All ages!

All About Bluebirds

Jeff's bluebirdsThursday, May 1 at 7pm, join us to learn All About Bluebirds!
Bluebirds in midcoast Maine are threatened by the blowfly which kills hatchlings before they can fledge. Learn how to protect bluebirds and swallows by removing the infested nest and then returning the babies to a new nest. Worried about the parents rejecting them? It never happens. They immediately resume feeding their young.
This presentation by Jeff Nims includes many bluebird photos, including the removal process. Also learn about bluebird habitat, types of houses and orientation, protection [...]

Stash Buster Craft Sale

yarnstashLove crafting? This is the event for you!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 26, 1pm. Our Stash Buster Sale is for all the fiber arts, including quilting, knitting, sewing, embroidery, spinning, rug hooking, you name it! Like a book sale, your neighbors have donated unused material from their stashes and we will sell it at bargain prices! While shopping, enjoy our Bake Sale with delicious treats and coffee. Check out the Mini Book Sale, including lots of vintage books!

Donations Please! Clear out your stash for a fresh new [...]

Amnesty Weeks

The library recognizes National Library Week with two Amnesty Weeks: Return your overdue items free of fees between April 13 and 26. Check your shelves for those stragglers and send them home!

Cross Stitch Together

DSC_0003Would you like to learn counted cross-stitch? We will be having a class for kids in 2nd to 4th grade and adult companions to learn together. Four Saturday mornings, April 5th, 12th, 19th and May 3rd. Sign up at the library. Limit 4 pairs, $15 materials fee per pair. We hope to see you there!

Eat You Words

Thursday, April 3, 7pm, we invite you to look at food and fiction in a new, creative way. If you are familiar with the annual Edible Book Festivals often celebrated in April, you will have an idea what this event will be like. Volunteers will cook and bake deliciously clever bookish foods, which will connect in some way to books in the Vose Library collection. The food and book connection may be very obvious, like Blueberry Muffins for If you give a Moose a Muffin, or not so obvious, like the Goat Cheese and Apple Tarts that were mentioned in [...]

Mic’s Place Open Mic Night

Join us Friday, March 21 at 7pm for Vose Library’s new Mic’s Place Open Mic Night series, February through April. We will be focusing on the spoken word in all its variety. Each person will have up to 7 minutes to speak. Come share stories, excerpts, speeches, poems, essays, and more. How about reading a dialogue with a friend? Bring your own work or introduce others to your favorite author. For those interested, we can share music after a short intermission. Do you love having an open mic night in Union? Come on out and bring your friends! February 20, [...]

Be in the Green Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner

Our traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner menu will feature corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, soda bread, and homemade desserts. There will be live music with an Irish theme. The event will be held Sunday, March 16 from 1pm until the food runs out the Union Masonic Lodge, 149 Sennebec Road, and proceeds will benefit Vose Library. Tickets $10, in advance at Vose Library, or at the Masonic Lodge door on March 16. Library patrons and supporters are invited to help Union’s community library to “Be In The Green” by attending the St. Patrick’s Day dinner. For more information, call Vose Library at [...]

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Celebrate the life and imagination of beloved author Dr. Seuss Saturday, March 1, from 10am to 12 noon. Listen to a Seuss story and enjoy cake, punch, coloring sheets, and activities. Wear your striped hat! Fun for kids of all ages!

Second Anunual Snowman Competition

DSC03336 (2)Our Second Annual Snowman Competition is Saturday, February 22 at 10am! We invite kids of all ages to come make snowmen on the library grounds. Go wild with your imagination! Snow sculptures will compete in a number of fun categories: smallest, largest, silliest, most colorful, most realistic, most creative, best creature, and best by a 12+ creator. Bring a shovel, sculpting tools, decorations, props, etc. Dress warmly. There will be hot cocoa and snacks. Bring a bag lunch or potluck dish to share. (In case there is not [...]