Our annual Plant and Bake Sale will be on the Common in Union on Saturday, June 1, from 8 am to 1 pm–rain or shine! The sale offers hundreds of high-quality perennials, herbs, vegetable seedlings and shrubs. Diggers and transplanting volunteers have been busy visiting local gardens for treasures to offer at the sale. This year’s sale will feature flowering annuals in hand-crafted pots, as well as delectable baked goods prepared by Vose Library volunteers. All proceeds benefit the library. For further information or to donate additional plants for the sale, call 845-2209.
As the closing event of an exhibit which has been on display at Vose Library since January, the library and Union Historical Society will co-host a slide presentation of early 20th century images of Knox County scenes and locations at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday May 9 in the Old Town House, Town House Road, Union. Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will present the slides and tell about the photos in the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection. The Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. was founded in 1909 by Rudolph Herman Cassens, a native of [...]
New date! Wednesday May 8th at 7pm, Dr. Sears, Medical Director for the Maine Center for Disease Control, will give a presentation on the latest information about Lyme disease, including signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Free “Tick off” cups will be available, along with a demonstration on how to use them. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Vose Library at 784-4733.
Join us at Vose Library’s first Open Mic Night Friday May 3 at 7pm. This time we will be focusing on the spoken word in all its variety. Each person will have up to 5 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.
Vose Library, in partnership with the Come Spring Players, is hosting their 2nd annual rehearsal of the Come Spring Chronicles, Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm. Readings from Ben Ames Willliam’s novel Come Spring, the story of the settling of Union, have been adapted for performance. The event is the first public rehearsal of the cast, who will be performing throughout the year. The intimate setting at the library and much laughter give the audience an informal look at how the actors and reader make adjustments to portray the characters, and allow them to more easily connect with the themes of [...]
We offer a sweet incentive to visit at 7:00 p.m. on Friday April 26. “Just Desserts” is an opportunity to enjoy delicious cakes and desserts baked by Library Board members, volunteers and supporters, while socializing and listening to selected gustatory readings. The twist is that the recipes come not from cookbooks but from works of fiction in the library’s collection. Who knew that reading could taste so good? Former librarian Lynn Allen will reprise her mouth-watering role as reader. Library patrons and members of the public are invited to enjoy the sweet taste of “Just Desserts”. There is no charge, [...]
Thursday, April 11th at 7pm, Bill Packard, small business consultant and author of Daylight Saving Time: A Down To Earth Approach to Running a Small Business, will give a presentation on Managing the Chaos in Your Business, with featured topics including business culture and its effects, identifying the core values of your business, what makes you and your business unique, knowing your customer, and finding more time in your business. Hope to see you there!
Union’s Vose Library is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust grant of $1,000 for the purchase of materials to form the core of a special Craftsmanship and Design Collection, with a second grant application pending.
The Craftsmanship and Design Collection will consist of print and electronic media relating to all aspects of craftsmanship and design, in support of, and for the enrichment of, the vibrant and thriving arts and crafts environment of inland midcoast Maine and the region. It will be composed of definitive, professional level texts of traditional and contemporary theory, [...]
Saturday, April 6 at 1:30pm, Mr. Andrew Lemarises of Mid-Coast Martial Arts will teach hands-on safety skills especially for teen girls. He will focus on ways girls can protect themselves and stay safe physically and emotionally, both at school and out in the world. The event is free and open to the public. If you would like a reminder phone call, please contact the library to sign up. We look forward to seeing you there!
We are closed today for the snow storm. We close when MSAD 40 does; to keep track of school snow days, visit the MSAD 40 School Cancellations page. Items which were due today will be extended until our next open day (let’s hope it’s tomorrow!). For today, enjoy the snow and stay safe!