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Happy International Dot Day this Sept. 15, celebrated at Carver Memorial Library! Time to recognize the contribution of dots from the humble period to the spotted leopard. Life would be duller without dots, don’t you think? Stay tuned for International Square Day, Crescent Day, Triangle Day….

Teen workshop

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. at Carver Library, teens will be creating origami pencil cups and marbled pencils, using nail polish, in celebration of “Back to School.” Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into artistic shapes. These sound like interesting crafts to investigate!

The library plans to hold regular teen craft afternoons every third Tuesday of the month for those aged 11 to 19.

Attention knitters and crafters!

New here is something you can sink your needles into! On Oct. 22 Carver Memorial Library is having a “Stash Sale” of unused yarn, fabric, notions, and sewing tools. Due to limited space, they can’t take books, magazines or patterns. Drop off your extras between now and Oct. 8, then mark your calendars to come to the sale Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Community Building at 42 Prospect St. The sale will benefit library programs such as the DIY kits and Take and Make Kits.

Sears Island “Lucky Trees” guided walk

On Friday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., join state-licensed, consulting forester Jake Maier for an exploration of the large old trees on Sears Island. Jake will lead participants along the Homestead Trail, pointing out trees that have been lucky to survive because of particular factors over time. He will explain the difference between “legacy” trees and “lucky” trees in regard to the ecological consequences of forest management, as well as demonstrating how to compute the points for the big trees register.

The event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is located off Route 1, east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway and meet at the kiosk by 3 p.m. Bring water, a snack, insect repellant, and dress for a hike in the woods. Pets are not permitted and in the event of rain, the program will be canceled.