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SANFORD - Help spread some kindness and love in Sanford from 3:30 to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Goodall Library. Come paint a rock or two with a special message on it. Leave it somewhere in the community for someone to find. If you can, please bring your own rocks. But paint, brushes, markers and rocks will be provided. Brighten a strangers' day! This program is recommended for children ages 8 to 16. If you have a child who is slightly younger or older who would enjoy the program, they are welcome to attend.

GOODALL LIBRARY

Goodall Library is located at 952 Main St. and can be reached at (207) 324-4714. Visit the library online at www.lbgoodall.org.

The Goodall Library is offering fine amnesty for the month of October. Your fines will be erased when you donate non-perishable food items. This event will be held in conjunction with the library's annual pre-holiday food drive. The donations will go to the York County Food Pantry, to be distributed to local families in need. While you're at the library, check out its collection of current fiction, DVDs, books on CD, magazines, and Kindles. Goodall Library also offers public access computers, lap top computers and WI-FI. Upcoming events are listed at www.lbgoodall.org.

Marilynn Carter, author of "No Fret Cooking," will be at Goodall Library at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17. "No Fret Cooking" is a cookbook that offers simple, healthy, delicious recipes along with 2 CDs, Music to Cook by and Music to Dine by. Carter will present a cooking demonstration with free food samples, as her husband, Steve Carter, accompanies her on guitar. Carter is a holistic health practitioner and environmental awareness guide who believes that the food we eat is a vital path for health. Her focus is on fresh, local, organic ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. She provides alternative ingredients to create gluten-free, diary-free, raw, vegetarian recipes that even children will love. Steve Carter developed his pick-and-finger style playing over the course of his 25 years of teaching guitar at Berklee College of Music. He borrows from jazz, rock, blues, and classical music. Steve Carter composed, arranged, and performed all the songs on the 2 CDs that accompany "No Fret Cooking." This is truly a cookbook for everyone. Together food and music are paired to take you on a culinary adventure to nurture, tantalize, and stimulate your body, mind, and spirit as you prepare and enjoy your food.

Slime Workshop, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Goodall Library. This fun workshop will be conducted by the talented people at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. This hands-on workshop is targeting younger student�s interest in the slime to introduce them to chemical properties of different liquids, and the differing states of matter. Two types of slime may be made, in order to show the difference in the natures of the liquids. Kids will learn the properties of slime through discussion & demonstration. And you will get to make slime. Join us for this fun, interactive, educational, and slimy program. This program is recommended for children ages 5 to 12. If you have a child who is slightly younger or older who would enjoy the program, they are welcome to attend.

Join us at the Goodall Library in Sanford at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 for a workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Maine. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner impactful interventions can begin. Turn anxiety of the unknown into knowledge and take charge of your life.

Halloween Story Party: Children ages 5 through 9 and parents/caregivers are invited to celebrate at the Goodall Library from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30. Children come dressed in costume. Hear some wonderfully ghoulish stories. Trick or Treat through the Library. Enjoy spine tingling snacks. Maybe a few scary surprises. Registration is required for this program. Call (207) 324-4714.

Attention knitters and other needle crafters: there's a new group at Goodall Library, and its members would love to have you join them. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the library at 952 Main St. Refreshments are provided. The library says the meetings are a "perfect time to bring that project you've been working on and enjoy the company of others in a relaxed setting." Upcoming dates are Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.

Romp & Rhyme: Baby & Toddler Time is held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at Goodall Library. This program, for children ages 3 and younger, lasts 30 minutes and is filled with music, movement, fun, rhymes and books.

Creative Chaos Story Time For Pre-schoolers is offered at Goodall Library for children ages 3 through 6 at 11 a.m. on Thursday mornings. This 45-minute program involves stories, crafts, fun and an occasional surprise.

Coloring Calm, Goodall Library's coloring workshop, continues from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on Mondays, Oct. 23, Nov. 27 and Dec. 18, in the Community Room. Coloring sheets and supplies will be provided (or you can bring your own). Color in a relaxing group setting with music and refreshments provided. Adult coloring, a focused and meditative activity, has been shown to have many positive benefits, mental and physical. Join us! For more information, contact Deidre or Jean at (207) 324-4714 or visit www.lbgoodall.org.

Seated Yoga & Creative Movement: Reduce stress and tension, aches and pains, and insomnia. Increase well-being, and tone your body. Come learn and practice stretches, yoga positions, tai chi exercises, and deep breathing while seated in a chair or standing (with a chair for support if needed). Classes are led by Cindy Simon, M.A., NCC, RMT. All classes are held once a month, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Wednesdays, at Goodall Library. Upcoming dates are Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6.

Goodall Library offers free passes to the Portland Museum of Art, Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport. Stop in and start enjoying the benefits of becoming a member of the library.

SPRINGVALE PUBLIC

Springvale Public Library is located at 443 Main St. For more information, call (207) 324-4624, send an email to [email protected], or visit online at www.springvalelibrary.org.

Kick Back and Relax Fridays: Teens in grades six through 12 are invited to come hang out in the community room and play board games, color, fold origami, talk with friends and enjoy some snacks. The dates of the program are Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cindy Simon will host Meditation with Japanese Acupressure from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Springvale Public Library. Learn the healing power of re-directing the flow of energy throughout your body. Find help with digestion, chronic pain and memory issues, depression and anxiety. Feel a deep sense of relaxation. Increase energy. Improve heart and respiratory health. Practice JJJ acupressure points, self-Reiki techniques, and guided meditations. Learn to bring meditation into your everyday life and discover relaxation, sleep, patience, and calm, less anger, less anxiety and less depression.

The Southern Maine Garden Club's October meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Springvale Library. The program is Fun With Pumpkins which will be creating a pumpkin centerpiece not only with flower but using ones imagination to incorporate picked and dried plant materials.

Story Time will run through Dec. 4 on Mondays at 10 a.m. for children ages 3 through 6. The program will feature a variety of stories, finger plays, songs and activities that focus on literacy skills that support Kindergarten readiness. This free, 45-minute program will be held weekly in the library's community room. Story Time will not be meeting on Oct. 9, however, due to Columbus Day. Story Time on Oct 30 will be Halloween-themed and costumes are encouraged.

Baby Rhyme Time will run through Dec. 7 on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Babies ages 2 and younger will meet together with parents or caregivers for 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, and books, followed by open-ended free play. This lively and brief program of fun and early literacy activities will be held weekly in the community room. Baby Rhyme Time will not be meeting on Nov. 23 in order to observe Thanksgiving.

New this Fall! Toddler Time will run through Dec. 8 on Fridays at 10 a.m. for toddlers ages 2 and 3 and the parents or caregivers. This free, 45-minute program will be held weekly in the community room. The program will feature a variety of stories, finger plays, songs and activities that will introduce the toddler to story time programming. Toddler Time will not be meeting on Nov. 3, however.

Springvale Public Library�s 4th Annual Artisan Fair will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. The library is now looking for vendors to rent space at the fair for $20. To those who have a pop-up tent and a tolerance for November weather, the library will offer outside space too, rain or shine. Table and tent space are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Lego Builders Club meets the last Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. in the community room. Legos are provided, come enjoy. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome.

ACTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Acton Public Library is located at 35 H Road in Acton and can be reached at (207) 636-2781. Visit the library online at http://acton.lib.me.us/.

The Acton Public Library is hosting its 3rd annual Crockfest Cook-Off Challenge from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Acton Town Hall, 35 H Road. Bring us your best chili or chowder for your chance to win $50 cash and bragging rights. Register in person at the Acton Public Library or call (207) 636-2781. Cost is $20 to enter. Space is limited so enter early. If you just want to eat and judge, the chow-down fee per person is $5 (with a maximum of $15 per family).

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