Discovering New England Stone Walls
When: Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 PM
Where: Thornburg Room, Goodall Library
Kevin Gardner, builder and restorer of antique walls, and author of The Granite Kiss, will explain how and why New England acquired its thousands of miles of stone walls: the ways in which dry stone structures were built; how styles changed over time.
During the presentation Mr. Gardner will build a miniature wall, using tiny stones to demonstrate the wall builder's methods.
Other topics may include: differences between historic and modern builders, restoration tips and techniques, preservation analysis.
There will be ample time for questions - attendees are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.
For more information, see Mr. Gardner's press release (PDF format).
Art at the Library
Susan Normand, a resident of Sanford, is currently exhibiting her artwork at the Louis B. Goodall Memorial now through the month of March 2014.
Susan has been drawing and painting for the better part of forty years. She grew up in a family of artists, her father painting in oils, her uncle using pen and ink, and her older brothers and sisters all claiming one medium or another. She started using pen and ink, and pastels, but quickly decided that watercolor was the medium she loved working with most. She now works exclusively with watercolors.
Born and raised in Sanford, Susan credits her father for giving her the love of art, and her first art teacher, Hazel Harrison, for giving her all of the medium choices with which to experiment. Moving to NH for 18 years put Susan in touch with Robert Steedman’s work, and she has taken lessons from him off and on for over 20 years.
She feels you can never learn enough, and says she will probably take lessons until she can no longer pick up a brush. Susan has exhibited artwork in the Portland Sidewalk Art Festival, The Old Orchard Beach Sidewalk Art Festival, and had a few pieces exhibited in a few local restaurants while living in Portland. She just finished a year and a half long exhibition at the Town Club in Sanford, where she still displays a few in one of their side rooms. She also displays periodically at the Sanford Art Gallery. Susan also has several works displayed at Kelly Custom Picture Framing Gallery in Waterboro, Me.
Susan received First Place in the annual 2008 SSAA Juried Art Show. She recieved the Best of Show in 2010 for the June Juried Art Competition. Other ribbons and awards have followed her at the Sanford Art Association.
Susan was Vice President of the Sanford Art Association for the 2010 year.
Most of Susan’s work has been given to family members and friends, and the rest just hangs "wherever she can find a hook."
Each year Susan donates a watercolor painting to the Maine Children’s Cancer Live auction at the Elks. It is for a great cause and she is happy to be able to give back a little to help those families dealing with childhood illnesses.
This past year, Susan donated a watercolor painting to the Local YMCA, to help in their funding efforts.
Back in Sanford now for 15 years, Susan owns and operates Advance Choice Mortgage, and works from a home office.
Have you ever wanted to try a Kindle? You now have that opportunity at Goodall Library. Thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor, the library has purchased four Kindle Touch e-readers for lending.
Kindles are available to adult patrons who possess a library card in good standing and a current and valid picture ID.
All four Kindles are pre-loaded with some classic titles for you to read and to test various features and options. This is a great opportunity for those who would like to try one out before purchasing one for themselves!
Ancestry.com Library Edition
You must be at the library to use this service. You can use a library computer, or bring your own laptop and connect via WiFi.
Research your family genealogy for free with Ancestry.com Library Edition, now available through MARVEL: Maine's Virtual Library.
Delivery Service for the Homebound
If you are unable to visit Goodall Library due to a medical condition or physical infirmity, this service may be just what you need to obtain library materials.
We offer current bestsellers, favorites from the past, and great new authors to try. You can request books (including large print), magazines, DVDs, and audiobooks on CD.
Twice each month we will deliver library materials and pick up any items you're returning. The delivery service is free of charge.
If you are interested in participating, please call the library at 324-4714 and ask for Jackie McDougal or Jean Collins. (We need your contact information to get things started.)
efficiencyMAINE is partnering with Maine libraries to inform the public about electricity use, conservation, and reducing electricity bills!
The library has six Kill-a-Watt meters available for patrons to check out.
Portland Library Cards
Residents of Sanford, Springvale and surrounding communities can apply at Goodall Library for a Portland Public Library card.
Last update: 6 Mar 2014
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