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STUART KESTENBAUM to speak at Library!
Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine's Poet Laureate, named in 2016, will speak at the Library on Wednesday,January 17th, at 4:30 p.m. (snow date: Thursday, January 18th, at 4:30 p.m.) Mr. Kestenbaum, author of several collections of poems, will share from his work. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free program. For more information, contact the Library at (207) 348-2899 or deerislelibrary@gmail.com.

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS to begin in January!
CALLING ALL TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS, and HOMESCHOOLERS (up to the age of 10): Beginning in January, the Library will be offering a new program for toddlers, preschoolers and home-schoolers up to age 10. Wonderful Wednesdays will begin on Wednesday, January 31st, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. and will continue to be held on the last Wednesday of each month at that time. Each program will include read-aloud stories, a make-and-take craft project, and snacks! Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our first Wonderful Wednesday on January 31, 2018! For more info, please contact the Library at deerislelibrary@gmail.com or 207-348-2899.

FREE tickets for Blue Hill Concert Association season!
Blue Hill Concert Association has, once again this year, generously donated one pair of FREE tickets to our Library for each of the concerts in their 4-concert series! These are on a first come-first served basis. All concerts are held at the Blue Hill Congregational Church, and begin at 3 p.m. This season's concerts are the following: Sunday, January 21: ENSEMBLE 4:1; Sunday, February 11: GRYPHON TRIO; Sunday, February 25: PARKER QUARTET; Sunday, March 18: OMER QUARTET Please ask at the Library's Circulation Desk for ticket availability.

Book Reading and Discussion

The next book discussion will be on Monday, February 5th at 1 pm.  This month's book choice is The Book of Speculation, by Erika Swyler.  All are welcome!

Attention Library patrons and Deer Isle citizens:

Please do NOT leave book or movie donations on the Library's doorstep! ANY & ALL donations must have prior approval from the Library Director. While we appreciate the generosity of patrons and citizens in wanting to donate items to the Library, we simply have NO space to store them. Also, when things are left outside the door when the Library is closed, they have a tendency to get ruined by rain and dampness. At that point, a donation becomes a liability, because we then have to find someone to transport the items to the dump. This is NOT a kind thing to do to your local Library! Thank you for your compliance with this request!


On or off-island, e-Books are available through the link to the left:  InfoNet Download Library.  This gives you access to the entire collection created for Maine libraries.  The Deer Isle library has begun its own collection of recent e-Books that only Chase Emerson Memorial Library cardholders can access through the download site.  Take advantage of this chance to read popular works without a long waiting list!  Recent acquistions include:


Brown, Pierce                     Morning star

Bryson, Bill                        A walk in the woods+*

                                           Neither here nor there*

Clark, Mary Higgins          As time goes by

Coates, Ta-Nehisi               Between the world and me+*

Cooper, Anderson              The rainbow comes and goes+

DeGeneres, Betty               Love, Ellen

Doerr, Anthony                  All the light we cannot see*

Evanovich, Janet                The scam

Flynn, Vince                       The survivor*

Griffiths, Elly                     The Zig Zag girl

Hawkins, Paula                  The girl on the train*

Hill, Joe                             The fireman

Karon, Jan                         Come rain or come shine

King, Stephen                    The bazaar of bad dreams*

                                           End of watch

                                           Finders keepers*

Lee, Harper                        Go set a watchman*

Madison, Holly                   Down the rabbit hole

McCullough, David            The Wright brothers*

Michaels, Fern                    Point blank

Mukherjee, Siddhartha       The gene

Rosen, R. D.                       Such good girls

Silva, Daniel                       The English spy*

Simon, Carly                      The boys in the trees*

Stanton, Brandon               Humans of New York:  stories*

Stevenson, William            A man called intrepid*

Strout, Elizabeth                My name is Lucy Barton*

Verdi, Jessica                     What you left behind

Weir, Andy                        The Martian  (the original Young Adult version)*

Zuckoff, Mitchell               Frozen in time


+  The library also has the audiobook available for borrowing.

*   The library also has the hardcover book available for borrowing.


And, if you prefer to be read to, you may listen to audiobooks here, too!

A Jimminy Cricket Approach to Overdues

Deer Isle Library has adopted a Jimminy Cricket approach to overdues: let your conscience be your guide. If you are late in returning materials, please make a donation. Help the Library to help you!

  Chase Emerson Memorial Library
  PO Box 9, 17 Main Street
  Deer Isle, Maine 04627-0009

  Email: deerislelibrary@gmail.com
  Telephone: (207) 348-2899

Working Waterfront
Deer Isle - Stonington Historical Society
  2 PM  to
10 AM  to
9 AM  to
6 PM
12 PM
4 PM
Librarian: Valerie Messana
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