Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | Apr 17, 2014

Appleton Library News

American Girl Doll Josefina has been graciously donated to the Library by Newbury Award Winning Maine Author, Cynthia Lord. This doll is available for a one-week loan period with parental permission and signed borrower's agreement. In her own carrying bag, Josefina is accompanied by a historical book, writing journal, catalog of accessories and a large number of hand-made outfits donated by Joanne McKenna of New Hampshire. Please stop by the library to add your name to the growing waiting list.

Please also stop in to offer a warm welcome to our new Library Coordinator Jane Bennett and let her know how she can best assist in your family's positive library experience. Jane will be actively recruiting volunteers; visit our website for a list of circulation desk volunteer opportunities at, or browse our Volunteer Opportunity Notebook in the Main Library.

On April 23, Jacob DiGirolamo from Treewise Arboriculture will be at the library to talk about tree care from 4 to 6 p.m.

Nancy Glassman has graciously lent the Appleton Library several of her paintings to be on display for the enjoyment of library patrons. Glassman’s responsive paintings, in watercolor and oil, explore effects of light and the nuanced colors of seasonal change. In landscape or still life subjects, she looks for shapes, patterns and rhythms to carry the viewer through complicated scenes. She has had solo shows at the Calbeck Gallery (where she is represented), CMCA, the Maine Statehouse in Augusta, the libraries in Belfast, Portland and Searsmont, and has been in group shows throughout Maine and out of state. She received the Harlow Gallery First Place award in 2009. In 2011, her work was included in the Die Sao Paolo Biennale, in Dusseldorf, Germany. She has taught art for more than 40 years, including 25 years at Farnsworth Art Museum.

Appleton Library is located at 2916 Sennebec Road. We are open to all on Tuesdays from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information is available at or by calling 785-5656.

AVS News

There will be an all-school assembly April 17 at 2:30 p.m. At this assembly they will be dedicating the school library to long-time Appleton teacher Beverly Moody, who passed away in November. All are welcome to attend the assembly.

There will be an early release day April 18 at 11:30 a.m. There will be no school from April 21 through 25 for April vacation.

Babe Ruth Baseball Registration

Babe Ruth Baseball is for ages 13 through 15 years who reside in Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Hope and Appleton. Registration will be open until May 10. Registration fee is $50. Regular season games are played on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The season runs from the end of May through the first week of July. If you have questions you may contact Chuck Crans at 236-0044. If interested, please email Chuck Crans at your intentions as soon as possible. Registration forms are available in the AVS office. New players must provide a copy of their birth certificate.

Student Art Exhibition

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is hosting the annual Student Art Exhibition, Saturday, April 12, through Sunday, April 27. The opening reception, with art activities for all ages, and light refreshments, is this Saturday, April 12, 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Participating schools are Camden Hills Regional High School, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Camden-Rockport Elementary School, Hope Elementary School, Lincolnville Central School, Appleton Village School, Children's House Montessori School, People Place Preschool, Riley School, Ashwood Waldorf School, and the Wayfinder Schools (formerly the Community School.) Please join us in celebrating the talented student artists in our local schools!

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