Brownfield Public Library
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The Brownfield Public Library is offering a 2016 calendar of historic photographs taken around 1915 by Granville C.Poore. Mr Poore was a local photographer who documented the town and its people using a large format camera with glass plate negatives. The images were printed up in Belfast Maine for penny postcards which sold in stores in the area.
The original black and white glass plate negatives were digitized by the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport then colorized and published at the Edge of Maine Frame and Gallery in Brownfield. The cover photograph is a combination of two separate images that were joined to give a panoramic view of the Village at Brownfield Centre not seen since the time it was taken.
The calendar is $20 with all proceeds benefiting the BPL. Calendars can be obtained at the library, the Town Office, Heart and Hand, Spice and Grain, Hair Designs, at the Edge of Maine Gallery or online at brownfieldlibrary.com
The Brownfield Library board members would like to thank you for your patronage and support over the past year.
We truly hope that each and everyone of you has a
happy and healthy new year.
We have: four, $250.00 gift certificates to Stone Mountain Art Center. We are selling only 60 tickets for each gift certificate at $5.00 per ticket, so your chance of winning is good. As soon as tickets are sold for each gift certificate a winner will be drawn.
Still some time... to Help out your library... and have a chance to win a terrific prize...
P. O. Box 215 Brownfield, ME 04010
Telephone: (207) 935-3003
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BROWNFIELD HISTORY UPDATES
Tuesday 2-7, Wed 10-1, Thursday 2-6, Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-2.
Thanks to our volunteers for enabling the library to be open
and available to the public for so many hours each week!
The last Friday of the month is Acoustic Music Jam evening... 6:00 - 8:00.
All ages, all experience levels, bring your guitar, fiddle, ukulele, banjo, mandolin...whatever you play...this is all about getting together and having fun. Bring your own refreshment.
Our Wish List
An addition to the library...yes, we are growing and we need more room.
A new librarian's computer.
All LED lighting
DVD and audio book donations
We'd like to have the Brownfield History book, re-printed, cost of printing.
We always need volunteers, if you want to help the library in any way, shelving, desk, fund raising, stop by and talk with Judi.
And, of course, money to keep the doors open is always needed. We appreciate all donations big and small.
The Library's mission is to provide three primary services to the community:
1. Access to Books, periodicals,audiotapes, videotapes and DVDs.
A. Expanded book and videotape collection on site.
B. Access to a huge universe of books via inter-library loan
C. Assistance with locating information sources.
D. Videotapes and DVDs
E. Books on tape (audiotapes)
2. Access to the internet and computer technology.
A. Access to the internet.
B. Instruction in Computer and internet use
C. Access to and instruction in new digital media
3. Meeting space and facilities for community
A. Arts and crafts exhibits
B. Boy Scout/Girl Scout meetings
C. Other community group meetings
D. Book clubs/Discussion groups
E. Readings - local authors
F. Story hour for children
G. Family movie night
H. Outdoor activities in season
The Brownfield Public Library has embarked on a substantial long term development program to greatly enhance its facilities and expand its services to the Brownfield community. Thanks to the continuing support of so many in the community, the Library is confident of achieving its goals.
Don't be shy...
when visiting the library if you ever need assistance please do not hesitate to ask... for recommendations, how to use the computers, inter-library loans...we're here for you and want to help.
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