Travel New England

T ~ There Goes Maine!R ~ Rhode IslandA ~ Apples Of MaineV ~ Vermont Atlas & GazetteerE ~ Eat Local CookbookL ~ Life And Death In The North Woods N ~ New Hampshire Facts And SymbolsE ~ Eastern WildflowersW ~ Weatherbeaten E ~ Edible And Medicinal Mushrooms Of New England And Eastern CanadaN ~ Northern FrightsG ~ Gardening Month By Month In New EnglandL ~ Little-known Mysteries Of New EnglandA ~ Along The RailsN ~ Night The Sky Turned RedD ~ Detective In The Dooryard

Maine Bicentennial

M ~ The moose with loose poops A ~ A is for Acadia I ~ In Peppermint peril N ~ Nautilus E ~ Emmeline   B ~ Bag of bones I ~ Interrupted forest C ~ Cousins Maine Lobster E ~ Eagle flies at night T ~ Take heart E ~ Enjoying Maine birds N ~ Now that you mention it N ~ No news is bad news I ~ Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe A ~ Answer in the tide L ~ Lighthouse dog to the rescue

Summer’s here! Don’t forget to write!

School is out; the weather’s warm; it’s time to hit the road, explore old (and new!) favorite places, and share your adventures and travels with friends and family.  Long before Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, postcards were the way to drop a line and keep folks up to date.  We have a wonderful collection of Gardiner-themed postcards in our Community Archives Room.  Many of them depict scenes around town, but there are also quite a few that were more generic, novelty cards into which Anytown, USA, could be inserted — and Gardiner was not to be left out of the fun! …

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Unsung Heroes

Recently I saw the film, The Way We Get By, directed by Aron Gaudet who grew up in Old Town, Maine.  Many of us here in Maine have heard of the troop greeters at the Bangor Airport.  Actually, I have been there at the same time waiting to fly out.  At the time I didn’t really know what was going on.  This is a wonderful film about some wonderful Mainers who are making a huge impact in such a small, personal way. The product description from says:   “The SXSW Special Jury Award winning The Way We Get By is a …

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Maine State Park Pass

Here is a reminder to our patrons that the Gardiner Public Library will once again be providing a Maine State Park pass for you to use free by checking it out with your Gardiner library card.  The pass goes out for three days on a first come/first served basis and allows a vehicle and all its occupants’ free access to a State Park in Maine.   Enjoy the warm weather now that it has arrived!