Check out what is happening at the Library!

Story Time with Miss Meredith (Meets every Friday at 11 am)


This program is for youngsters up to age 6, accompanied by an adult. This program is free to the public and includes stories, songs and crafts.  Come join us for a fun time. For further information, contact the library at 924-7292 or email Liz.

Monthly Book Club ( Meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 1 P.M.) 

Next meeting : Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Bryson describes graphically and in layperson’s terms the size of the universe and that of atoms and subatomic particles. He then explores the history of geology and biology and traces life from its first appearance to today’s modern humans, placing emphasis on the development of the modern Homo sapiens. Furthermore, he discusses the possibility of the Earth being struck by a meteor and reflects on human capabilities of spotting a meteor before it impacts the Earth, and the extensive damage that such an event would cause. He also describes some of the most recent destructive disasters of volcanic origin in the history of our planet, including Krakatoa and Yellowstone National Park.

A large part of the book is devoted to relating humorous stories about the scientists behind the research and discoveries and their sometimes eccentric behaviors. Bryson also speaks about modern scientific views on human effects on the Earth’s climate and livelihood of other species, and the magnitude of natural disasters such as earthquakesvolcanoestsunamishurricanes, and the mass extinctions caused by some of these events.

Join us on Wednesday, February 28, when we’ll meet to discuss this book.

Quilters, Knitters and Sewers

This local craft group meets twice monthly on the first and third Wednesdays at 6 P.M.  All crafters are welcome for fun and learning.  For more information contact Shirley @ 924-7429

Fiber Spinners

Area spinners meet at the library on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:30 A.M.

DDATT (Dexter/Dover Area Towns in Transition) Meets the First Friday of each month at 6 pm.

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Friday March 2 will be a movie about water.  Details coming soon.
Starts at 6 PM at the Abbott Memorial Library, with light refreshments and discussion following.  Come have some fun with your local friends!

For more information on DDATT and future events, email to get on email news list, or call 277-4221 or 924-3836.

Highlights of Past Events:

Seed Savers Group

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Seed Savers.  The first “fruits” of the Seed Savers labors are” briefly” on display at the library.  These are tomato seedlings that were grown by the DDATT Seed Savers from the first crossing of last year’s tomato plants.    Most of these plants were produced by crossing Iron Lady a blight resistant variety with the tasty old standby Marglobe.   Members will be planting these seedling in their own gardens for the summer and harvesting seeds only from the hardiest, tastiest fruit for next years seedlings.  The Seed Savers are working at improving the flavor quality, hardiness, disease resistance,and  storage life of three common garden vegetables.  FMI contact Liz @ the library.

Local Author Night

A very successful authors night was held recently at the library.  Four local authors read from their work, shared information on writing and publishing and sign copies of their work.  Authors participating were : Carol Feurtado of Dexter, Jake Morrel of Sangerville, Michelle Demoullin of Corinna and Meredith Josselyn of Dexter.



 Past Events

The library celebrated a festive holiday Tea on December 9.  An assortment of tea sandwiches and treats were served as well as tea(of course!),coffee and punch.  Live Christmas music was provided by Sara and Holly on their euphoniums as well as the local DRHS Ukulele Club.  An ornament exchange followed.