Lantern Making Workshop for Families

Argy Nester invites caregivers and their children to the Vose Library to design and create family lanterns and to learn more about the cultural and historical significance of lanterns around the globe. This workshop is recommended for ages 7 to adult. Adults may attend without children, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be provided to create one-of-a-kind lanterns and participants are invited to attend the Parade of Lights which leads up to the annual tree lighting on the Union Common on Sunday, Dec. 1.
The Library will be closed to patrons during this program; Vose will be open to registered participants of this program only.
This program is limited to 20 participants; please call or stop by the Library to register for this free program.

Kids Make and Take

Vose welcomes back Children’s Summer Program Leader, Kristin Gould to lead students in grades 2-5 to create and wrap a handmade gift to bring home for the holidays. This program is limited to 10 students and each child must be able to work independently with direction and possess advanced fine motor skills.

Materials for this project will be provided to all participants thanks to a program donation from Susan Fay.

Stop in or call the Library to register; space is limited.

****Caregivers must remain in the Library while their child
creates their gift in the Children’s Room****

Adult Make and Take

Join “The Craft Lady”, Kristin Gould of Hope to design and create a small rag wreath made from fabric strips in holiday colors or a color of your choosing. All supplies will be provided for this special holiday project thanks to a program donation from Susan Fay.

This is an Adult-only program limited to 15 participants.
Stop in or call the Library to register and specify your preference of fabric colors.
Space is limited.

Passive House High-Performance Home Design with Erik Durbas

In this talk, Erik will discuss the high-performance methods of building that we must adopt in order to secure our energy future. He will review the six tenants of the German Passivhaus standard and explain how they far exceed the current building code standards for new residential construction and the renovation of existing homes. Materials and methods will be discussed along with the economics of why building better, legacy structures should be considered for every home construction project. Erik will also touch on related topics such as Passivhaus approved high-efficiency components such as windows, heating and cooling systems, insulation products and some basic building science topics. This talk is suited for builders, designers, real estate agents, lenders or anyone who lives in a home and is interested in saving money and the planet.

Erik Durbas has worked in the construction industry for over two decades. His hands-on skills range from cabinet making to custom building, with the last 12 years having been focused solely on architectural design. He currently practices sustainable, energy efficient residential design from his home office in Union.

Soup and Suspense

Enjoy a cozy meal of homemade soups and bread (donation encouraged), followed by a presentation by Maine Mystery Author, Anne Britting Oleson. Q & A and book signing to follow. 

Trunk or Treat!

Meet in the Library parking lot to enjoy Halloween-themed displays, candy and festive costumes! The Library will close at 4pm to allow for vehicle set up…

More volunteers are invited to display decorated vehicles; call ahead to reserve a spot! 207-785-4733

Beekeeping in Your Maine Backyard

Vose Library is pleased to welcome the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB) Community Outreach Group to present “Beekeeping in Your Maine Backyard”. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the library on 392 Common Road in Union. Presenters are KLCB beekeepers Peter Lammert of Thomaston and Jean Vose of Nobleboro.

This program provides information about honey bees including a history of honey bees in North America. It includes basic information on bee biology, the roles of bees in the hive, and will provide you with a look inside the hive and how to get started. In addition, techniques are given on how to promote and attract bees to your yard and garden; a beehive in the garden ensures a good seed crop and fresh honey for the table. Suggestions for providing food sources for these bees will be offered, and after the slide show presentation (and questions), there will be a hands-on demonstration. In addition, there will be handouts and an observation hive on site to view live bees.

Jean Vose has kept bees in her backyards for 33 years and is co-founder of KLCB. Peter Lammert is a well-known resident of Thomaston and has kept bees for more than 15 years. Both Vose and Lammert are backyard beekeepers and mentor in the counties for beginning beekeepers, and they teach at the annual beekeepers school each spring. For more information, visit KLCB at or visit the Vose Library at for more information about library programming.