2916 Sennebec Road, Appleton, Maine  04862       207-785-5656

Ongoing Events


Art Exhibits:  Daily, during Open Library Hours.
Stroll through the front foyer and the Main Library to admire our revolving-displays, featuring local artists and crafters. Past exhibits have featured oil, acrylic and water-color paintings, sculpture, hooked rugs, quilts, and photography. If you are interested in having your work exhibited, please contact the Library.

Permanent Exhibit: Our permanent exhibit featuring the work of the late Bernard Langlais, gifts from the Colby College and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.


Saturday Story Hour at 10:30 am: Weekly Story time takes place during the school year. Stories and crafts are provided to preschoolers and their caregivers by volunteers. During school vacations and in the event that Union 69 schools are canceled or delayed, this program will be canceled.


Tech Assist.  On the first Thursday of every month, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, or by appointment, Julie Sells will be available to help with basic computer questions, and can help troubleshoot Microsoft word issues.  Julie can discuss the merits of using Excel, teach you the basics of PowerPoint for your presentation, or setup your Word document for that memoir or novel you want to write.

Family Game Night: Second Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Bring your a group of friends or family, and enjoy a variety of games. If you have a favorite board game, please bring and share with us.


Fiber Arts Tuesday. From 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, join us. Itching for spring, or completing that fiber arts project?  Come and stitch with Penelope Olson and Julie Sells on the third Tuesdayof every month.  We promise dynamic discussions, and perhaps, laughter while we work on our projects.  As Penelope is an expert fiber artist, please come with questions.

Cribbage: Interested in a regular cribbage game?  We’re looking for a group of players.  FMI: 785-5656 or appletonlibraryjulie@gmail.com

Library Seed Catalog: Started in 2013, the Library has utilized an old card catalog to house garden seeds for patron planting. We also welcome donations of garden seeds to add to our catalog!


​​​Past Events - 2019


Monday, February 4, 6:00 pm: Appleton Historical Society's Annual Meeting and Potluck. Rosey Gerry will share stories about Maine in the 1950s.

​​​Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Gentle Yoga Flow with Kyla. Ongoing class for registered participants only.

Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6–8 pm: Tech Assist.  We will be available to assist with basic computer questions and trouble shoot Microsoft and Google issues.

Tuesday, February 19, 3–4 pm: Fiber Arts.  Do you have a fiber arts project you are working on? Come and stitch with us on the third Tuesday of every month.

Thursday, February 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Third Thursday: Live Music Night! Join us to hear local musicians Baron Collins-Hill (mandolin & guitar) and Emma Schwartz (violin) of Belfast and Kevin Callahan (guitar) and Raelin Callahan (violin) of Appleton.

Wednesday, February 27, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: John Sommo will talk about his bike touring adventures, highlighting Spain's Camino. If you missed John's talk at LL Bean this past summer, here's your second chance before he departs on his next biking adventure!

Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Library Board's monthly meeting. After reviewing our survey responses, Deborah Clarke of Maine State Library will guide the development of our strategic plan. All are welcome. 

​Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Gentle Yoga Flow with Kyla. Every Tuesday evening, Kyla Cech will offer yoga classes in our meeting room as part of MaineHealth's Journey to Health program. Register here - $52 for 8 weeks.

Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 6–8 pm: Tech Assist. 
 Every Thursday evening, we will be available to assist with basic computer questions and trouble shoot Microsoft and Google issues.

Thursday, January 10, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  
Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Saturday, January 19, Souper Supper & Cake auction at AVS. 

Thursday, January 24, 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Third Thursday Talk: Community Discussion. 
Come share your thoughts on what you want from the library and the town; provide input toward a strategic plan for the library. 

​​Past Events - 2018


​Saturday, December 1, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Ornament Making. Come make ornaments with Jackie Dunham. Supplies are provided. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18 , 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga with Kyla. Every Tuesday evening, Kyla Cech will offer yoga classes in our meeting room. First class is free and subsequent classes are $10 or in trade. Please bring your own mat.

Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 6–8 pm: Tech Assist.  Every Thursday evening, we will be available to assist with basic computer questions and trouble shoot Microsoft and Google issues.

Thursday, December 13, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Thursday, December 20, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Cookies & Caroling.

Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga with Kyla. Every Tuesday evening, Kyla Cech will offer yoga classes in our meeting room. First class is free and subsequent classes are $10 or in trade. Please bring your own mat.

Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6–8 pm: Tech Assist.  Every Thursday evening, we will be available to assist with basic computer questions and trouble shoot Microsoft and Google issues.

Thursday, November 8, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Third Thursday Talk - Trash Talk. David Stanley, manager of the Tri-County Solid Waste Management Station in Union, will talk about our station handles everything that residents of Appleton, Liberty, Somerville, Union and Washington bring in for disposal. You may be amazed and impressed to hear how little of the station's solid waste goes to landfills and how many items are reused. Dave will explain why the station is no "dump" and field questions about costs, recycling, reuse, disposal, etc.

Tuesday, November 20, 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Fiber Arts Tuesday. Itching to complete that fiber arts project? Come and stitch with Penelope Olson and Julie Sells on the third Tuesday of every month. Please come with questions.

Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga with Kyla. Tuesday evenings, Kyla Cech will offer yoga classes in our meeting room. First class is free and subsequent classes are $10 or in trade. Please bring a mat.

Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 6–8 pm: Tech Assist. Thursday evenings, we are available to assist with basic computer & phone questions.

Thursday, October 11, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Tuesday, October 16, 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Fiber Arts Tuesday. Come and stitch with  us.

Thursday, October 18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm: 3rd Thurs Talk: Children's Ukulele program for children ages 6-10 with Jeffrey Weinberger, Jeffrey will give us a performance before demonstrating how to play a ukulele. We will have instruments available for hands-on experience. This is a great opportunity to try this fun musical instrument! Donations are appreciated.

Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga with Kyla. Tuesday evenings, Kyla Cech will offer yoga classes in our meeting room. First class is free and subsequent classes are $10 or in trade. Please bring a mat.

​Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, 6–8 pm: Tech Assist. Thursday evenings, we are available to assist with basic computer & phone questions.

Thursday, September 13, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Tuesday, September 18, 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Fiber Arts Tuesday. Come and stitch with  us.

Thursday, September 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm: 3rd Thurs Talk: Steve Lindsay, Granite Industry. Steve Lindsay on the granite industry in Maine.  Steve is a sculptor from St. George who works with wood and granite.  People who have seen this presentation say it’s not to be missed!

​Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga with Kyla. Tuesday evenings, Kyla Cech will offer yoga classes in our meeting room. First class is free and subsequent classes are $10 or in trade. Please bring a mat.

​Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6–8 pm: Tech Assist. Thursday evenings, we are available to assist with basic computer questions and trouble shoot Microsoft and Google issues.

Thursday, August 9, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Sunday, August 11, 10:30 am - 11:30 pm: Bikes for Books Raffle! Celebrate our summer reading program with a party! Games until 11 am and bike raffle 11:00 am. Eight bikes were generously donated by the Union Masons.

Saturday, August 18, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open Studio with Jackie. Please join us to create a drop-in art project. Materials provided. All are welcome!

Tuesday, August 21, 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Fiber Arts Tuesday. Itching to complete that fiber arts project? Come and stitch with Penelope and Julie on the 3rd Tuesday each month. Please come with questions.

Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga with Kyla. Every Tuesday evening, Kyla Cech will offer yoga classes in our meeting room. First class is free and subsequent classes are $10 or in trade. Please bring your own mat.

Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 6–8 pm: Tech Assist.  Every Thursday evening, we will be available to assist with basic computer questions and trouble shoot Microsoft and Google issues.

Thursday, July 12, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Sunday, July 15, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Bloom, Barns & Books Fundraiser! Weaving together books, blooms, and some of Appleton’s most historically significant homes, the tour is a testament to Cicero’s mantra, “If you have a library and a garden you have everything you need.”

Tuesday, July 17, 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Fiber Arts Tuesday. Itching to complete that fiber arts project? Come and stitch with Penelope Olson and Julie Sells on the third Tuesday of every month. Please come with questions.

Saturday, July 21, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open Studio with Jackie Dunham. Please join us to create a drop-in art project. Materials provided. All ages and abilities welcome!

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am - 11:30 am: Chewonki's Traveling Nature History Program on Vernal Pools.

Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Yoga with Kyla. Every Tuesday evening, Kyla Cech will offer yoga classes in our meeting room. First class is free and subsequent classes are $10 or in trade. Please bring your own mat.

​Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6–8 pm: Tech Assist.  Every Thursday evening, we will be available to assist with basic computer questions and trouble shoot Microsoft and Google issues.

Saturday, June 9, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Bikes for Books Kick Off Celebration! Sign up for our Summer Reading program and your chance to win a new bike donated by the Union Masons.

Thursday, June 14, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Saturday, June 16, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open Studio with Jackie Dunham. Please join us to create a drop-in art project. Materials provided. All ages and abilities welcome!

Tuesday, June 19, 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Fiber Arts Tuesday. Itching to complete that fiber arts project? Come and stitch with Penelope Olson and Julie Sells on the third Tuesday of every month. Please come with questions.

​Thursday, June 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm; Summer Solstice Craft with Patti, Patti will lead us in a craft activity to celebrate the longest day of the year.

​Thursday, May 3, 1–2 pm or by appointment & 6-8 pm: Tech Assist.  On the first Thursday of every month, Julie Sells will be available in the afternoons and Patti Chapman will be available every Thurs evening to assist with a variety of computer questions, software programs and Google features.

Saturday, May 5, 10 am - 1 pm: Repair Cafe. A team of volunteer repair specialists with varied skills will be available to help teach you to fix your appliance (blenders, etc), furniture, sewing project, bicycle, computer, watch and more.

Thursday, May 10, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Thursday, May 17, 7 pm; Third Thursday Talk: Pictures of the Place Where You Live, A slideshow presentation of the Hammond Collection of Old Appleton photos in conjunction with the Appleton Historical Society.

Saturday, May 19, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open Studio with Jackie Dunham. Please join us to create a drop-in art project. Materials provided. All ages and abilities welcome!

Wednesdays, April 4, 18 & 25, 6:30–8:30 pm: Birding By Ear; Join Maine Guide and Naturalist, Gary Roberts, and learn to identify the songs and calls of common warblers and other returning spring migrants.

Thursday, April 5, 1–2 pm or by appointment & 6-8 pm: Tech Assist.  On the first Thursday of every month, Julie Sells will be available in the afternoons and Patti Chapman will be available in the evenings to assist with a variety of computer questions, software programs and Google features.

Thursday, April 12, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Tuesday, April 17, 3–4 pm:  Fiber Arts Tuesday.  Come stitch with Penelope Olson and Julie Sells on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month.  Dynamic discussions and laughter will ensue.  Penelope is an expert fiber artist, please come with questions.

​Thursday, April 19, 7 pm; Third Thursday Talk: Maine Boy Goes to War & the story of Mizpah, Paul E. Marshall will present a talk about his life experiences at the Appleton Library. Born in 1924, Mr. Marshall grew up in the northern woods of Maine near Mt. Katahdin with his parents and six siblings.

He was a combat medic during WWII and witnessed much destruction and despair in Europe. In 1964 as a Christian missionary, he built and ran a school on the south Pacific island of Truk.  During his years there, he encouraged the people to attain autonomy and freedom through the power of love and family. He later served as a minister here in Maine.

Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open Studio with Jackie Dunham. Please join us to create a drop-in art project. Materials provided. All ages and abilities welcome!

Thursday, Feb 1, 1–2 pm or by appointment & 6-8 pm: Tech Assist.  On the first Thursday of every month, Julie Sells will be available in the afternoons and Patti Chapman will be available in the evenings to assist with a variety of computer questions, software programs and Google features.

Thursday, February 8, 6–8 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy fun games on the 2nd Thursday each month!  Feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Tuesday, February 20, 3–4 pm:  Fiber Arts Tuesday.  Come stitch with Penelope Olson and Julie Sells on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month.  Dynamic discussions and laughter will ensue.  Penelope is an expert fiber artist, please come with questions.

Saturday, February 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open Studio with Jackie Dunham. Please join us to create a drop-in art project. Materials provided. All ages and abilities welcome!


Thursday, January 4, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm or by appointment & 6:00-8:00 pm: Tech Assist.  On the first Thursday of every month, Julie Sells will be available in the afternoons to help with basic computer questions, and can help troubleshoot Microsoft word issues.  Julie can discuss the merits of using Excel, teach you the basics of PowerPoint for your presentation, or setup your Word document for that memoir or novel you want to write.  Patti Chapman will be available in the evenings to assist with a variety of software programs and Google features.

Thursday, January 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Family Game Night.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy a variety of games on the second Thursday of every month!  If you have a favorite board game, please bring and share with us.

Tuesday, January 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm:  Fiber Arts Tuesday.  Itching to complete that fiber arts project?  Come and stitch with Penelope Olson and Julie Sells on the third Tuesday of every month.  We promise dynamic discussions, and perhaps, laughter while we work on our projects.  As Penelope is an expert fiber artist, please come with questions.

Thursday, January 18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm: 3rd Thursday Talk: Goal Setting, Motivation & Vision Boards

Thursday, January 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Artists' Reception