Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wreath Sale on the calendar for November

The landscape is decorated with pumpkins and ghosts as Halloween approaches on Wednesday. After the candy is eaten and the jack-o-lanterns gone, thoughts turn ahead to the next holidays on the calendar. Christmas of course looms largest with all the symbols and rituals entrenched in the many traditions kept alive even in this busy modern age. A local tradition is the Bremen Library wreath sale. The library has been decorating and selling wreaths as a fund raiser for a number of years. The plain wreaths are made in Waldoboro for the library, and decorated by volunteers with pinecones, rosehips and other natural materials. Even the bows are handcrafted by volunteers in a variety of colors. The wreaths are offered for sale at the Bremen Town House on Saturday Nov. 17th and 24th. You can order your wreath ahead or pick one out on the days of the sale. You can also order wreaths to be mailed as gifts by the library for you. For information call the Library at 529-5514.

Monday, October 22, 2007

October updates

After a three week change in Monday hours, the Bremen Library is open again on Monday evenings until 7:00 P.M. to serve the public. The computer is available for online research and checking email.
With Halloween coming next week the Library is a great resource for costume and party ideas, or a scary story to read outloud. If you are looking beyond October to Thanksgiving and the holidays of December, you can find books to help with crafting gifts, making cards and baking cookies.
If you are a gardener taking advantage of the unusual mild weather and the great sales to be found at every nursery, there are books to assist with landscape design, plant selection and getting your garden ready for winter.
Inspiration can be found in many places- especially your local library.

Bremen Library volunteers are gearing up for the annual wreath sale in November. Order forms are available at the library for those who send wreaths as gifts. A simple shopping solution, just place your order with the library and it will be mailed to the recipient by November 27th. Orders must be placed by November 19th.