Calling all thespians! The New Gloucester Public Library, 379 Intervale Road, will be conducting a casting call at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, for this year’s play. Every child who wants a part is guaranteed one, and there will be speaking and nonspeaking roles available.
The Library Players will present the play on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Co-written by Tim and Jobin Terranova, the plot will keep you on the edge of your chair wondering what will happen next, now that NGPL guy is back and RedRay has arrived.
If acting isn’t your thing, come support the young actors as an audience member. Call Sue or Carla at 926-4840 for more details.
Would you like to show off your beloved animal and meet other interesting pets? Come to the New Gloucester Public Library, 389 Intervale Road, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, for their 14th annual Pet Show.
All pets are welcome to attend for pet-themed storytime, socializing, and species-appropriate snacks. Light refreshments will be served for the human types. A representative from the GNG Animal Hospital will be on hand for a fun presentation. An additional exciting group will be here this year for your entertainment. All pets are welcome, be they scaly, furry, feathered, finned, imaginary, slithery or stuffed. For more information, contact Carla at 926-4840. Registration is appreciated.
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Summer Reading Program
Help NGPL Guy get his powers back! Villain RedRay has stolen NGPL Guy’s powers, and NGPL Guy needs your help to get them back. What do you have to do? Just read. The goal is for all Summer Reading Program participants to read 4,301 books by Tuesday, Aug. 23. Sign up during library hours now through Saturday, July 9, at the New Gloucester Public Library, 389 Intervale Road, New Gloucester.
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‘New Gloucester Postcards’
Local history expert Jerry Davis will be presenting a program entitled “New Gloucester Postcards: 300 and Counting” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, which is located next to Town Hall on Route 231. Refreshments will be served. The talk is free and open to the public.
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Free Christmas concert
Coastal Winds Concert Band, the Freeport area’s community band, will be performing at the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. A carol sing-along will be included in the program, and refreshments will be served afterward. A free-will offering for the church’s emergency fuel assistance fund will help our neighbors stay warm this winter. Call 926-3260 for more details.
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The New Gloucester Public Library will be closing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. All town facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 to celebrate Thanksgiving. Only the transfer station will be open Friday, Nov. 27, and its hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 28, the public library will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, and the transfer station will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Everything on sale, books, movies, audiobooks, vintage, specials and bake sale are on Saturday, 8-noon. Want to bake? See Carla or Sue. We prefer that baked goods come in on Friday.
The summer reading program, sponsored by the New Gloucester Public Library, 379 Intervale Road, wraps up on Tuesday, Aug. 18. As tradition would dictate, a play written by Tim Terranova will open the evening’s festivities at 6:30 p.m. This year’s performance is entitled, “A real superhero: the prequel.” The handing out of the end of summer reading awards will follow the play, and entertainment by cartoonist Jay Piscopo will conclude the ceremony.
The public is welcome to come and show support for the young thespians and readers. For more information, call the library at 926-4840.