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May 1, 2024


Bremen Library Newsletter

MAY 2024

Dear Bremen Library Patrons,

Here’s to hoping everyone is enjoying the warmth, sun and flowers May brings, wherever you may be, right here in Bremen or in another part of the country. There is just something so satisfying about that little 3 letter word, isn’t there?! Somehow it evokes a sense of freedom…speaking of which, there is plenty of that here at the library: freedom to read, freedom to think, freedom to learn. It is my absolute pleasure to make sure the lights are on, the books are on the shelves, the internet is working and the schedule has some interesting programs on it. Thank you so much for all of your support for the Spring Appeal; your generosity makes all of this at Bremen Library possible.


Kristen Budlong, Director

(207) 529-5572

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Tuesday 10-3

Wednesday 10-7

Thursday 10-7

Friday 10-3

Saturday 9-12

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New Fiction Titles for May

The #1 Lawyer, by James Patterson and Nancy Allen

The Alternatives, by Caoilinn Hughes

A Calamity of Souls, by David Baldacci

Close to Death, by Anthony Horowitz

Granite Harbor, by Peter Nichols

The Limits, by Nell Freudenberger

Lost Birds, by Anne Hillerman

Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade, by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp, by Leonie Swann and Amy Bojang

The Twilight Garden, by Sara Nisha Adams

New Non Fiction Titles for May

The Backyard Bird Chronicles, by Amy Tan

The Death of Expertise, by Tom Nichols

The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War, by Erik Larson

Idiot’s Guides: Ayurveda, by Rose Ketabi

Intentional Health, by Dr. Chiti Parikh

The Swans of Harlem: Five Black Ballerinas, Fifty Years of Sisterhood, and Their Reclamation of a Groundbreaking History, by Karen Valby

The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook, by Hampton Sides

New Children’s Titles for May

Chickadee Afloat, by Barbara Beebe

(This book was generously donated by the Lesher Family of Rockport - this delightful book was just published post-humously - Barabara Beebe lived for years off the grid on Friendship Long Island - great local book!!)

Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On, by Lois Ehlert

Home, by Britta Teckentrup

Princess Sylvie, by Elsa Beskow


*Don’t forget we have an extensive magazine collection

to suit all kinds of interests*

(We just added The Atlantic)

To access it from home digitally, click HERE and use this login info:




Bremen Library offers passes to the following Maine attractions:

-Maine Maritime Museum

-Maine State Park Vehicle Pass

-Portland Museum of Art

-Boothbay Railway Village

-Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine

-Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Closed until May)

-Farnsworth Art Museum


Art Opening May 2, 2:00-4:00 Please welcome Valerie Borgal and her selection of bird-themed watercolor paintings…refreshments will be served.

Book Club May 2 @ 3:00 (My Antonia, by Willa Cather)

Knit ‘n Stitch Circle Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm A great opportunity to meet folks with similar interests while working on your own particular projects, Knit ‘n Stitch Circle incorporates crafts like knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, stitchery, and quilting.

National Digital Equity Class (free to all - just sign up with the provided link)

Wednesday, May 15, 5-6pm: “Cutting the Cord” – Getting TV & Phone Services Over the Internet What does it mean to “Cut the Cord”? It’s about canceling cable or satellite services and being able to watch television shows online, as well as options that would allow you to get rid of your landline. This class will not only show you the wide variety of options out there, but also teach you some tools to decide if cutting the cord is right for you.

Requirements for this class: No devices are required; just bring yourself. (Verbiage taken from NDEC website.) Click HERE to register

Tech Time w/Caleb P. TBD - will put out date/s on Facebook and via Town Emails

Homework Club Wednesdays, 3-5pm

Story Time Thursdays @ 10:30 am *5/16 is Music Hour with Miss Tish!*

We have a wonderful Birding Backpack - perfect for kids-with-a-grown-up, or for a grown up who’s a kid at heart (or just beginning birding): Check it out!

Other Information and Links of Interest

The Digital Maine Library is an amazing and FREE resource available through the Maine State Library to all Maine Residents. You can find information on all kinds of topics among the more-than-70 available databases! No sign-in is required - the app geo-authenticates so you have instant access. Click HERE to check it out!


Entrepreneurship (Gale)

This database covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, etc. (Text taken directly from Digital Maine Library site)

SAVE the DATE! The 2nd Annual Bremen Library Tag Sale will be held on July 13-14 (please call Kristen at 529-5572 regarding donations)

~The library is a symbol of freedom. -Sara Sheridan, author~

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