Elizabeth Mitchell

Please mark two dates on your calendar as Don’t Want to Miss: May 9 and July 11. The Library Fundraising effort we started last summer has grown to just over $7500. There are expensive projects to be undertaken in the existing library. Among them are to remove and replace the floor covering and to replace the lighting. The floor space has been measured and we are waiting for an ‘install date’. There are other projects  to consider down the line. The Library Support Committee is working on a Mothers’ Day Basket Raffle and Bake sale to be at the Library from 10 to 2 on Saturday, May 9. Posters are up and raffle tickets are on sale at the Princeton Town Office and Library. If you haven’t already been asked for a donation of something to go in the raffle basket or will bake something for sale on the Bake Table, please call the library. We have an answering machine if you happen to call after hours.  (796-5333) Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 10-2; Wednesday through Friday-12-4.

 The second important date for the Princeton Public Library is the ‘Ribbon Cutting’ celebration of the new addition. It is to be at the library on Sat., July 11. More  information about the festivities will be forth-coming in future columns. We are so pleased with the added room the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation Grant financed. Jim Davies and his wife, Nancy, will be applying the  protective finish on the bookcases he’s built for that room. They match those he made last year for the Children’s Area.

 Some recent additions to our fiction collection are: When I Found You-Hyde, The Light Between Oceans-Stedman, What She Left Behind-Wiseman, Everything I Never Told You-Ng, Orphan Train-Kline, The Invention of Wings-Kidd, The Girl on the Train-Hawkins, The Nightingale-Hannah, Walking on Water-Evans, The Life We Bury-Eskens, and Kill Shot-Flynn. Two books we’ve had a few months and people have enjoyed reading are: All the Light We Cannot See-Doerr and The Weight of Silence-Gudenkauf. 

 News from Princeton Elementary- On Thursday, April 9 there will be a Third Quarter Recognition Assembly at 1:15. There is After-school Math from 2-2:45 and Cheering Practice from 3-4. On Friday, the 10th there is Cheering Practice from 3-4.In the evening there will be a Family Dance with an 80s theme for all elementary-age children. Children age 10 and under must be with an adult. Admission is a can of food. Concessions will be sold by the technology department.

Looking ahead to special productions at the school,  the Munchkin Drama Club will present the musical ‘Annie” on Friday, May 1 at 6pm and again on Saturday, May 2 at 2pm. There will also be a Chinese Auction on Saturday, May 2.The staff at PES send a thank you for the support received at their recent spaghetti supper and Chinese Auction. Over $2400 was raised to purchase iPads for classrooms.

 The website for the Sunrise County Economic Council has many interesting sounding offerings. Some of them are: On April 12 from 9-12:30 the 12th Annual Thou Art Fair will be held at U-Maine, Machias. It features high school student art work. The art encompasses many disciplines: 2 and 3 dimensional art, music, theater, creative writing, performance, speeches, skits, raps, dances, videos, and more. UM faculty and students have organized activities, workshops, and performances, also. For more information  contact Gene Nichols at 253-1229 or e-mail:

 On April 13 at UMM in Powers Hall a student artist, Katie Lynn Brown from Lubec is showing her work focused on nautical themes. She includes famil and community in her work. For more information contact Sharon Mack at 255-1327.

 Don’t forget about the Dental Outreach Clinics April 13-15 , 17 and 18 in Machias. Call 255-3426


 The Cobscook Learning Center is offering its next FREE,’ Let’s Talk about It’ book discussion on May 2nd at 2. The theme is writings by Native Americans. The writer for May’s discussion is Louis Owens who wrote “The Sharpest Sight.” Call the Lubec Memorial Library at 733-2491 or CCLC, 733-2233 for more information and to reserve the book to read before the discussion date. On May 1st in Cherryfield, MOFGA LIF and the Maine Forestry Service are offering a free workshop on Managing your Maine Workshop. It runs from 9-3. Please register at: or call 568-4142.