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Annual Student Art Show
MAY 6  –  JUNE 28

Raymond Welch, Maine Folk Artist 

and Terry Golson’s “Animals in Sweaters”

Born in Ohio, Raymond Welch moved with his family to Sanford and worked as a loom fixer and designer of carpet fabrics in  the Goodall-Sanford Textile Mills. He loved music and played bass in a band performing throughout  Northern New England. At age 43 he started experimenting in watercolor painting. In 1958, inspired by the primitive art of  Anna Mary Roberson, better-known as Grandma Moses, Welch started to paint in oils. He said, “I never copied anything. I just painted what’s in my head or in my memory.”  He had exhibits of his self-proclaimed “Primitive Art” in New York and Boston. He died in 1996 at age 81. 

THE LATEST NEWS

May Staff Picks

May Staff Picks

The days are getting longer, and that means more light to read with! Try one of our favorites. Michelle: Lucky Turtle by Bill Roorbach Cindra, a...

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March 2024 Staff Picks

March 2024 Staff Picks

The days are getting longer, and that means more light to read with! Try one of our favorites. Michelle: Shark Heart by Emily Habeck There has been...

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February Staff Picks

February Staff Picks

Looking for a good book? Try one of our favorites!Michelle: Hot and Bothered: What No One Tells You About Menopause and How To Feel Like Yourself...

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NEW FICTION

First Lie Wins
Darling Girls
It Had to Be You
One of Us Knows
Murder Most French
Feline Fatale : A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Measure
Lost Man
Paris Novel
Funny Story
Murder Inn
Last Word
Lost Bookshop
Game of Lies
Close to Death
Lucky
Calamity of Souls
Last Love Note

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STAFF PICKS

Enjoy this collection of our favorite reads curated just for you!

Chain-Gang All-Stars
Lucky Turtle
Emily Wilde
Frozen River
Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn
Shark Heart : A Love Story
Saints of the Household

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