July 2014 Newsletter ~ Celebrating Independence Day!
 Naples Public Library 
PO Box 1717 * 940 Roosevelt Trail
Naples, Maine 04055
207/693-6841 (p) * 207/693-7098 (f)

We are geared up and ready for another fantastic summer in Naples!  We kicked it off with our 2nd Annual Duck Drop.  Thank you for everyone who volunteered and participated in this successful event.  We've shared some photos from the Duck Drop below.  
Our Friends group is growing and the volunteers are helping so much with fundraising for the Naples Public Library.  The July meetings of Friends of the Naples Public Library will be held at NPL on Monday, July 9, and Monday, July 21, at 1:00 p.m. Please email  Diane Monaco for more information or if you have questions.
The Naples Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 4 to celebrate the holiday.  We regret to inform you that we will not have a float in the parade this year.  We have not been able to secure a volunteer with a vehicle to pull the float on the 4th of July.  

Please note that we are looking for volunteers to serve as hosts during the Library House Tour on August 7.  If you or someone you know is able to help out, please contact me at your earliest convenience via email.

Thanks for checking out what's happening this summer at the Naples Public Library!

Thank you,
Christine Powers, Director 


It's time for the Annual Yard Sale 
to benefit the Naples Public Library
 Saturday, July 12 at the Town of Naples Gymnasium from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Click here for more information on donations. 
2nd Annual Duck Drop photos!
Thank you!

Drop in for a Mahjongg Game!
Tuesdays ~ July 8 to August 26 starting at 6:00 p.m. 
(Please feel free to drop by anytime before 7:00 p.m.)
Help your neighbors with
our annual Independence Day 
Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, July 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

The Physics of the Stars
 Join us on Wednesday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. for this special Summer Reading Program presented by local scientist, John Cuadrado.  The "Physics of the Stars" is a survey of how stars are powered, how they come to life, and how they die.  There will be a second program in August on night photography.  
Details regarding the night photography program will be available on July 16.
The Let's Talk About It Book Discussion Series started today!
The theme is Detective Fiction in the 20th Century: A Notion of Evil
sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and co-hosted
The facilitator is Michael Bachem, Ph.D., Prof. of Humanities, Emeritus
 (Miami U, Ohio) 
  • Wednesday, June 25, 1:30 p.m. at the Casco Public Library ~
    The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and his Hangman and Suspicion by Friedrich Durrenmatt
  • Wednesday, July 9, 1:30 p.m. at the Naples Public Library  ~
    Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Wednesday, July 23, 1:30 p.m. at the Casco Public Library ~
    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  • Wednesday, August 6, 1:30 p.m. at the Naples Public Library ~
    Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers

Lake Region House Tour Sneak Preview!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Tickets go on sale at NPL and at 

Frank Farm
Naples Road 
Muldoon/Camuso Home, Anderson Road
Holmes Home
Schooner Road
Augustus Perley House, South High Street, Bridgton

 Little Brick House
Perley Road
Richard Manning House, Raymond 
Cape Road, Casco
Maxfield House
Quaker Ridge Road
Union Church
next to the Naples
Public Library

Don't forget our additional summer hours every Friday from June 27 to 
August 29, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (with the exception of July 4.)
Save up to

Visit the Book Barn between Saturday
Wednesday, June 25 and Saturday July 5 to check out the deals!