Here it is January and we’re getting back to our regular routines after a busy holiday season. Here is what Searsport has going on.

At Carver Memorial Library

Gallery Show

There’s an interesting gallery show in the downstairs gallery. Editorial cartoonist Douglas Coffin is exhibiting his single-panel, black and white cartoons that were a popular feature in the Waldo Independent newspaper that ran from 1985 through 2008.

A lot of controversial things were happening in those days and Mr. Coffin gives his take on them, providing alternative perspective to the issues. The show will be up in January and February. Mark your calendar to hear a talk from the artist on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday Teens Create

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m., teens from the ages of 11 through 19 are invited to make custom pins with the button maker. Time to make a statement! All supplies are included.


Storytime with Miss Rhonda is held every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Themes this month are Snowmen on Jan. 13, Rabbits on Jan. 20, and The Napping House on Jan. 27.

100 hours outdoors

From Jan. 10 to June 10, the library is challenging us to spend more time outdoors. Communing with nature improves our physical and mental well-being. Come to the library and pick up a log. For every 10 hours spent exploring our great outdoor surroundings, you’ll earn a raffle ticket for a prize drawing. Borrow the library’s State Park Pass, a nature guidebook, or one of our Sears Island Exploration backpacks to spark curiosity and inspiration.

The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.  Day.

Penobscot Marine Museum

The Ice and Fog speaker series begins on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. with Stockton Springs author Mac Smith talking about his book, “Mainers on the Titanic.” Mac has meticulously researched the topic of Maine’s connection to the Titanic for his book and will share some of the stories he discovered. You can listen in on Zoom with a reservation and suggested donation of $5. Get in touch with Jeana Ganskop at the museum at 548-2529 or jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

The museum has several internship opportunities for students interested in history, museum operations, education and theater, to name a few. There are three paid positions available for next summer and the museum will accept applications from high school through graduate students. For more information, go to the museum’s website at penobscotmarinemuseum.org.


The Searsport Historic Preservation Committee is currently selling town history calendars in the Searsport Town Hall and also at Carver Memorial Library. Cost is $10 each with all proceeds to benefit the Preservation Committee. Phone ahead to reserve your copy by calling Searsport Town Hall at 548-6372.