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Volunteer Fire Tenders Wanted!

Posted by sarah brown on October 26th, 2017


We try to keep the fire burning December through March, on Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00. What a wonderful tradition you can become a part of as you help create a warm environment for our patrons.

Volunteers aged 21 and over are welcome to join Melissa Hall on Friday, November 17 at 9:30 at the fireplace in the 1904 Reading Room for a tutorial on operating the fireplace and keeping a fire going. She will review safety procedures and volunteers responsibilities.

After completing the brief training, volunteers can sign up for the 12:30 – 3:30pm Sundays throughout the winter.

Please let Melissa know if you are interested but cannot make the two dates and we can figure something out. She can be reached over email at or 207-725-5242 x236

Game Day – Sunday October 29, 11 AM – 3 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on October 24th, 2017

Kick off International Games Week with a fun day of table top games for all ages at Curtis Library!

Day & Time: Sunday October 29, 11 AM – 3 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Sarah Brown

Fireside Writers Group – Fridays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on October 4th, 2017

img_5349The Fireside Writers Group has returned!

If you like to write, but need time and a place to do it, please come join us! On any given Friday, from 10-11:30 am, consider coming to a writing session in Brunswick at the Curtis Memorial Library in the beautiful Fireplace Room of the CML’s 1904 Building. The concept for the group is simple:

“I love the quiet that comes over a writing room, and the community that builds from this shared silence. That’s what this writing group is all about. We will gather as writers, simply to write in the quiet company of one another, in one of the library’s coziest spaces – not to critique each other’s work (although of course that’s good practice, too!), but to write fireside, for a dedicated time in an extraordinary place.”

— Molly McGrath, host of the Fireside Writers

Fireside Writers is a drop-in program (registration is not needed–you can come once, occasionally, or weekly), open to the public, with an open door policy–all abilities and ages are welcome. Free wifi is available. Bring your own notebooks and pens or laptops. A beautiful rug is underfoot, Captain Skolfield’s ship in on the mantelpiece, and lamps, buttery leather couches and armchairs, and rocking chairs await you. Portraits of Captain and Mrs. Curtis welcome you. Free coffee is in the lobby, and fires will be lit in the wintertime.

Days & Times: Fridays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 1904 Building – Fireplace Room

Contact: Reference Desk 725-5242 x503