Author Visit: Misty Coolidge

Monday, Dec 11 at 4:00pm

Misty Coolidge is a mom, wife, and entrepreneur with a passion for volunteering and activism. She lives in New Gloucester, Maine, with her husband and their three children.

We All Stir the Pot explores the interconnectivity of all people, centered around our common need for sustenance. Set in and around the busyness of a food pantry and soup kitchen in a nameless town, We All Stir the Pot lyrically describes each contribution to the lifeblood of the organization—from the farmers who give their food, to the volunteers who give their time, to the recipients who give their thanks—showing how everyone can both literally and metaphorically “stir the pot” and contribute to the effort of ending hunger.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of We All Stir the Pot will go to supporting the mission of Feeding America.

If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the New Gloucester Food Pantry.

The Display Dozen!

Join the Library's 2023 Reading Challenge, The Display Dozen. Adults, teens, and children can all participate--and win prizes!

A Stitchin' Time - Fiber Arts Club

Tuesdays 5-7pm

Attention knitters, crocheters, sewers, embroiderers, and other fiber artists! All skill levels welcome--even if you have no skills (yet!). Bring whatever you're currently working on or a project you want to start. You don't have to be there right at the beginning--drop in any time you're available between 5 and 7pm on Tuesdays. You can even use this time to work on something for the Friends of the New Gloucester Public Library's hat, scarf, and mitten drive!


Wednesdays and Sundays at 11am


Join Ms. Emily for stories and songs. Ages 0-5.


New Gloucester Library 4H Group

University of Maine Cooperative Extension conducts the state’s most successful out-of-school youth educational program. 4-H is a positive youth development organization that empowers young people to reach their full potential. Thousands of Maine youth participate annually in projects focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Healthy Lifestyles programs; and Youth Community Action/Engagemet/Leadership.

Extension employees and volunteers are committed to creating positive experiential learning experiences for Maine youth; promoting and helping create positive relationships between youth and adults; creating and supporting positive, inclusive, and safe learning environments; and providing youth with opportunities to experience positive risk-taking challenges and growth.

For more information please call the library at 207-926-4840 or email


Teen Volunteer Corps

Teens help with programming, shelving, and a variety of other library tasks while earning volunteer hours. Ages 12-16.