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258 Main Street Norway, Maine 04268

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Mon., Tues., Fri. 10-5
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 12-5
Saturday 10-3 (10-1 in summer)
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Friends of Norway Library Winter 2015 Newsletter

Morning Book Club
Tuesdays at 9:00 AM
BYO coffee or tea, a morning snack will be provided
Our May selection was recently revealed as being among the ten finalists for the 2015 Maine Readers' Choice Award.
Request your copies now!

May 19:
by Lily King


Sign-up at the library's information desk or call 743-5309 ext. 1

Norway Memorial Library Presents:
Maine Civil War Photography: At Home and on the Battlefield
With Maine state historian Earle G. Shettleworth

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6:30 pm

Visit the information desk or call
743-5309 ext. 1 for more details

NEW in 2014/2015

Children's Room Facebook Page!

Norway Memorial Library Children's Room

The Teen Room has a Facebook Page!

"Norway Library Teen Page"

Amazing Resource:

Check out the UMaine Cooperative Extension's YouTube channel for a bunch of how-to & informational videos. Including topics such as how to prune a lilac bush, how to grow tomatoes, native plants in Maine, home composting bins, how to save on home energy and heating costs during Maine winters, gardening in limited space using container gardens, and many more.

YouTube Channel : for informational videos










The Library will be CLOSED for a staff development day
Thursday, April 30, 2015

An Evening with
Richard Blanco

Richard BlancoFriday, May 1, 2015
7:00 pm
at Second Congregational Church, UCC
205 Main Street, Norway
, Maine

General admission tickets: $10.00 each
On sale now at:
Norway Memorial Library
Books N Things

To purchase tickets:

at the library: stop by the library in person or mail a check to Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main Street, Norway, ME 04268. Your tickets will be held at the door. Please remember to include your name, the number of tickets you'd like to purchase and a check payable to Norway Memorial Libtrary with payment totaling $10.00 for each ticket requested.

at Books N Things: stop by the bookstore in person at 430 Main Street, Norway, or call 207-739-6200 to purchase tickets with a credit or debit card. Your tickets will be held at the door.

This program will feature Richard Blanco, 2013 Inaugural Poet, presenting a reading of poetry and prose and a talk entitled, “Just Tell Me a Story: Writing the Memoir.” Following a question and answer period, Blanco will be available to sign books.
Richard Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet of the United States. For the occasion of the 2013 swearing in ceremony of President Barack Obama, Blanco wrote the poem “One Today.”

This is the inaugural Lifelong Learning Program. It is supported by the Lifelong Learning Fund which was begun at the time of Ann Siekman's retirement as Library Director. The mission of the Norway Memorial Library Lifelong Learning Fund is to "support special programs and projects that encourage people of all ages to explore ideas, expand horizons, and discover and build connections for a lifetime of reading and learning.”

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The Last Word:
an end of life book discussion and program series
Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm

considering end of life issues and topics through
music, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and memoir

Me Before You book cover Without book cover Final Gifts book cover End of your life book club book cover

April 23         Six Feet Under: Funeral Choices
       a program with Chuck Lakin of Last Things: Alternatives at the End of Life
May 7              The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Books are available to borrow at the library

National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month

Join us Tuesday, April 7, 6:30-7:30 pm to consider:

Is Poetry Waning?
A talk and poetry recital by Oscar Tinker
Oscar is a resident of Norway whose interest in poetry
began forty years ago and continues today.

Visit the Academy of American Poet's National Poetry Month website at

Tax Forms & Tax Filing Assistance

Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS will not be sending tax instruction booklets to public libraries this year. They will send some tax forms. If you need the tax instructions booklets for the 1040,1040A, or 1040EZ forms, you may access or print them from any Internet connected computer from the IRS's website: The cost for printing at the library is .10 cents a page. To request that the IRS mail a copy of the instructions to your home call 1-800-829-3676 or click here to request them online.

Maine tax forms haven't been sent to libraries for a few years now. You may order Maine forms and instructions by calling the Maine Department of Revenue at 1-207-624-7894 or visit

If you need help filing your taxes, consider making an appointment with AARP Tax Aide volunteers who will e-file your taxes for you. This FREE service will be offered Fridays 10:00-5:00 and Saturdays 10:00-3:00 from January 30 to April 11 here at Norway Memorial Library. FMI, call the library at
743-5309 ext. 1 or stop by to get the information you need to make an appointment.


Set up an appointment with a librarian for a 45 minute one-on-one
to receive training or to discuss any of these topics below!

The Library Catalog (Minerva): Searching - Requesting - Renewing
Using the Internet
Better Google searching
MARVEL: Maine’s Virtual Library
Select a Subject : NoveList : Ancestry Library
Using the Download Library for different devices – Kindle & Amazon accounts, the Nook, and other devices!
Learning Express & the Maine State Library’s Information Commons
Basic Word & other Office Applications: How to create basic documents
Photos: Basic Manipulation - Transferring from camera to computer
Email Accounts: Setting up - Sending attachments - Creating Lists

Other Topics available upon request

For more information or to sign up, visit the Information Desk or contact us at 743-5309 or

Free & open to the public!



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