News from the Berwick Public Library November 5 to 12

BERWICK – The Berwick Public Library is now open without restriction on capacity, and visiting time limits have been lifted. Masks are always compulsory in the building. The collection of materials at the edge of the sidewalk remains available.

The opening hours of the library are: Tuesday, 9:30 am to 7:30 pm; Wednesday, 9:30 am to 7:30 pm; Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Email [email protected] or call (207) 698-5737.

New video “Ghosts From the Coast”, with Roxie Zwicker

Mystery Maven Roxie Zwicker from Maine visited the library in October to talk about the legends, lore and mystery of the coast, from ghost ships to haunted lighthouses. The video is available through the Blog link on the library’s website.

Roxie Zwicker is the author of eight bestselling books on New England ghost stories and folklore.

New additions for young adults

New book titles include “Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things” by Margie Fuston, “Vespertine” by Magaret Rogerson and “Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms” by Crystal Frasier and Val Wise.

Story time with Reesie the blind dachshund

Reesie, a blind dachshund, and her person, Paul Lachance, recently visited the library to share Paul’s picture book “Reesie the Blind Dachshund”. All proceeds from this book will be donated to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which works to enrich the lives of the blind and visually impaired by providing them with superbly bred and expertly trained guide dogs. Watch the video of Reesie’s visit on the Library’s Blog page.


Your Berwick Public Library card now gives you access to over 20,000 comics and graphic novels. ComicsPlus can be accessed by downloading the Library Pass app.

New art exhibition

The photographs of Corey Cain of York are currently on the walls of the Berwick Public Library. Large photographs include coastal and wildlife scenes.

Bob Keyes talks about Robert Indiana

Bob Keyes talks about his book, “The Isolationist Artist: Scandal, Deception, and the Last Days of Robert Indiana,” in a new video via the Library Blog link. The creator of the iconic LOVE sculpture, Robert Indiana was a lone artist who died in 2018, leaving behind grim rumors and scandals and a succession mingled with lawsuits.

Firefighter story hour

Berwick Fire Department Captain Travis Doiron shares a story, talks about fire safety and protective gear firefighters wear, and shows off the fire truck in a new video from the Storytime Library. Click on the Blog link on the library’s website,


Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Lego Club

The LEGO Club meets Thursdays at 4 p.m. Each week a different challenge.

Self Guided Hiking Factory Identification Package

Download the Great Works Regional Land Trusts and Berwick Public Library Self-Guided Summer Hiking Pack. In this packet you’ll find poetry and a plant identification guide for each of the following reserves: Grants Meadow at Beaver Dam Heath, Newichwannock Woods, and Keay Brook Preserve at Berwick.

Each reserve guide is accompanied by a description and map of the reserves as well as a poem and a plant identification guide. The Plant Identification Guide represents five common plant species that can be found in the reserve. Find the link on the library’s Facebook page.

Story time

Storytime is back! Story time will be offered every Friday at 10:30 am Call the library if you are unsure whether story time will take place or not. All ages are welcome!


We have a STEM area set up in the library next to our Lego area by Young Adult and Junior Fiction Books.

New adult fiction and non-fiction books

Check the library’s website for all new titles.

free WIFI

Free Wi-Fi will remain available in the library parking lot, and digital books and audiobooks are available for download through the Cloud Library app on the library’s website. There is also a link to the Maine digital library and a link to the Stay-ay Home resources.


People who have a Portland Public Library card also have access to this downloadable collection.

Research databases are available under the Resources tab of the website for students and their parents.

Video programs available on the Library Blog page:

“Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine,” author interview with Mac Smith; Maine mystery writers Barbara Ross, Brenda Buchanan and Richard Cass on a panel for “Make Your Own Mystery.”; Piscataqua Junior Ranger Fife and Drum Corps; . “; “What is the Maine Climate Plan? Roger Stephenson of the Union of Concerned Scientists discusses climate change; “The Ship That Held Up Wall Street,” author interview with Dr Warren C. Riess; “Rebels in Portland Harbor !: The Civil War Career of Lt. Charles Read, CSN” with Dr. Michael Schroeder; “The Coming of Spring: Irish Tales of Mischief and Magic”, with Lynne Cullen; “Raptors and Reptiles” with the Center for Wildlife; Artist Talk with Thomas K. Merriam; Author Talk with Ross Alan Bachelder; “Three Notable Women of Maine” with David Ramsay; “Talking with Birds: Finding Mindfulness and Connection with Nature in Your Backyard”; “A ‘Dam’ Fine Regiment: The 29th Maine and the Red River Campaign of 1864”; “The Great Participation of 1841: Maine Textile Workers on Strike”; “Coyote: America’s Songdog”; “Back to Maine”, music by Bilodeau Family Music; Charlene D’Avanzo’s mystery series on the oceanography of Maine; author Samantha Simard; Matthew Langdon Cost’s book “I Am Cuba”; Glen Johnson has a presentation on “Modern Day Dowsing”; Tom Hardiman, warden of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, talks about his new book, “Money Revolution and Books”.

The Berwick Public Library is located at 103 Old Pine Hill Road, Berwick, Maine. The library’s phone number is (207) 698-5737, and it can be found on the web at

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