Monthly Archives: March 2015

Volunteer for Plant Sale 2015

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The 2015 Library Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 16, from 9-4,at the Bowdoinham Town Hall.

The longest running Plant Sale in Maine! Celebrating our 42nd year!

To make our plant sale a success we rely completely on our volunteers (and our customers). If you would like to volunteer to help there is lots to do, in the days and weeks before the event, the day of the event, and the days after.  We are anxious to hear what time and energy you have to offer.  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Reed, by emailing Thank you!





Women Who Hunt

Wednesday, March 18. At 7 pm. Coombs School Kendall Room.

mooseJoin us for a lively discussion hosted by Erin Merrill.  Erin comes from a long line of Maine hunters.  Since she began hunting in 2002 she has hunted moose, turkey, deer, rabbit, coyote and bear while also learning to fish. She writes about her hunting adventures, the Maine woods and issues facing outdoor women in Northwoods Sporting Journal and at her blog,  Erin is currently President of the Friends of Becoming an Outdoors-Woman in Maine board as well a member of the Outdoors Writers Association of America. You may have seen Erin’s article titled “Sportswoman’s Alliance” in the November 2014 issue of DownEast Magazine with this attached photo spread (Erin is the second from the left).women downeast

Erin will be joined by Carole Dyer of Bowdoinham.  Carole has dedicated countless hours to both conservation efforts and to maintenance and teaching of traditional outdoor skills and hunting methods. She served on the board of Land for Maine’s Future, and had membership and leadership in the Ruffed Grouse Society, the Durham Rod & Gun Club, and the Maine Bird Dog Club.  She, like Erin, has been involved in” B.O.W.”, Becoming an Outdoors Woman.  carole dyerHer marriage to a State Game Warden, the late Russ Dyer, brought her all over the state and prompted her to write, along with another warden’s wife, “The Maine Way” a fish and game cookbook, now in its second printing.  Carole is pictured here, teaching Bowdoinham’s Susan Brown some archery skills during last year’s Ice and Smelt Festival.

These two women will be joined by an audience of other women who hunt- ready and willing to share their experience, talk about what motivates them to hunt, and maybe share a few secret spots. Well, maybe not.  Please join us for an entertaining evening. For more information contact the library, 666-8405.