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Will Bonsall

Feed Your Family from Your Garden

Presented by Will Bonsall at the Oakland Public Library

Learn to grow, process and store your own pure high quality food and seeds.

  • March 16, 4 pm — 1. More food, less space
  • March 23, 4 pm — 2. Sustainable Fertility
  • March 30, 4 pm  — 3. Seed saving

“My goal,” he writes, “is not to feed the world, but to feed myself and let others feed themselves. If we all did that, it might be a good beginning.”


Special Notice:

The Oakland Public Library has telescopes you may sign out! Check them out for two weeks as you would a book. With it, you get a moon map, star chart for the month, an eyepiece and lens tissues. Instructions will be given at check out.

Welcome to Oakland Public Library

The Oakland Public Library was established in 1913 and funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The library serves as a center for knowledge and growth and provides area residents with a variety of services. Visit the library to find out more.


RSU 18 K-12 student art show all the month of March

The  reception is 15 March 5:30-7:00pm with refreshments.

Library News

Sarah P. Roy – Head Librarian


Lisa Stevens – Assistant Librarian


Gene Roy – Children’s Librarian

Sarah Picks
Lisa Picks
  • Sisters One, Two, Three

    Sisters One, Two, Three

    Sisters One, Two, Three After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the …Read More »
  • Faithful


    Faithful From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story …Read More »
  • A Piece of the World

    A Piece of the World

    A Piece of the World   From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, …Read More »
  • I See You

    I See You

    I See You Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a …Read More »
  • The Kitchen House

    The Kitchen House

    The Kitchen House Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house …Read More »
Gene Picks
  • The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery

    The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery

    The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery On November 12, 1971, Bernard Patterson, a much decorated Vietnam War hero turned real-life …Read More »
  • A Day’s Work

    A Day’s Work

    A Day’s Work These extraordinary collections of photographs and narrative captions have wide appeal to anyone interested in Maine’s past. …Read More »
  • City of Thieves

    City of Thieves

    City of Thieves From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator …Read More »
  • Tribe


    Tribe We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding–“tribes.” This tribal connection …Read More »
  • Over the Edge of the World

    Over the Edge of the World

    Over the Edge of the World Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe Ferdinand Magellan’s daring circumnavigation of the globe in …Read More »
OPL Book Club

Storytime Fridays at 10:30

  1. Crayon Day

    Crayon Day with Mr. Gene

    March 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Oakland Public Library Hours
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Weather Forecast

Freezing Rain Advisory

10:55 AM EDT on March 27, 2017
2:00 PM EDT on March 27, 2017
Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday. Cloudy with a wintry mix.
Ice Pellets
Monday 03/27 100%
High 34° / Low 29°
Ice Pellets
Freezing rain early will become a mix of rain and snow in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 100%. 1 to 3 inches of snow and ice expected.

2017 Federal Holidays

Oakland Public Library is closed on all Federal Holidays

Date Holiday
Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 16 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 20 Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
Monday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 4 Labor Day
Monday, October 9 Columbus Day
Friday, November 10 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 23 The day after Thanksgiving
Monday, December 25 Christmas Day