Everyone loves a parade!

It's green!

Keep your eye out at the Palermo Days Parade tomorrow morning for the Library’s human powered floating garden, and pick up a Saturday Morning Superfoods scavenger hunt card for a brief introduction to what we’re going to be exploring in the Saturday morning workshops which start next week…

Happy Palermo Days!


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Saturday Morning Superfoods coming to the Palermo Community Library

Matt and Rebecca's kimchee

Free Super Healthy Snacks!
Free seeds and plants!

Free exchange of ideas on how to identify, grow, and prepare super healthy local foods.
Free for all ages!

Saturdays, 11 am – noon : every Saturday morning at the Palermo Community Library, starting August 20th

The Palermo Community Library, in collaboration with Binikou ~ the Human Powered School, has received a generous grant from Healthy Waldo Country to run a weekly program supporting healthy lifestyles that include eating and growing a wide variety of super nutritious local foods.  Saturday Morning Superfoods events start on August 20th, from 11 am to noon.  These events will be fun, all ages explorations of the highest quality foods you can grow yourself right here in Maine.  Attendees of the events will get to taste local foods prepared with healthy, fun, and delicious recipes.  There will also be information on wild foods, and planting and preparation techniques for growing your own superfoods.  And attendees will receive free seeds or plants to cultivate at home, and will get an opportunity to contribute information and artwork to Binikou’s Enclopedia of Solutions for improving the quality of life for humans all over the world.

Part of the grant money is also going to adding several dozen new books and DVDs with ideas about identifying, growing, and preparing local superfoods to the library’s permanent collection for patrons to borrow and enjoy.

If you’re wondering what a “superfood” is, it is a food that is especially dense with nutrients, or has a high level of some hard to get nutrient.  So eating even a little bit of a superfood makes your body superpowered!

Each Saturday Morning Superfood event at the library will feature different local foods, such as sunchokes, kale, wood sorrel, clover sprouts, Maine blueberries, and the surprisingly powerful and tasty purslane.  There will be a variety of sweet and savory things to eat each week, so come on by on Saturday morning and bring some friends and family, too.  Also, look for us at Palermo Days after the parade for a little taste of what’s to come…

Also, for locals who want to show off their own locally grown superfood plants, especially hardy perennials, in the program, please get in touch with Turil at TheWiseTurtle at gmail.com or call and leave a message at the library at 993-6088.  The library is looking for both fresh picked foods and whole plants and seeds for others to cultivate in their own superfood gardens.

Happy and healthy eating to everyone!


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Summer Magic to kick off Palermo Days

As part of the Summer of Magic Summer of Books program the library hosts two wonderful free Magic performances. We’ve already had the pleasure to be astounded by magician Peter Boie earlier this month, and coming up soon will be:

The Magic of the Steelgraves
Friday, August 5, 6:30pm – free

Shows are all ages and children are especially encouraged to come and be amazed!

Can you figure out how they do it?


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Children’s Summer Story Hour on Wednesdays

Wednesday morning story hour began on July 6th, at 9:30 am. Story Hour includes a book reading and related crafts. It is hosted by Irene Mortko. The programs are suitable for 4-7 year olds.

The story hour is part of the Summer of Magic, Summer of Books program, and there are many, many brand new childrens’ and young adult books for young folks to borrow and enjoy at the library due to a generous grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Trust.

So stop in with you young ones and enjoy some delightful stories and creativity.


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Summer Jazz Series at the Library

The Palermo Community Library and CatchaVibe Productions presents a summer jazz series of concerts.

Coming up this week on Thursday July 28th at 7pm will be the Mai Kheet Band featuring drummer Mai Kheet and a line-up of some of Maine’s finest musicians.

Come enjoy a little of the city nightlife right here in Palermo!

The next show will be Thursday August 25th, at 7. Performers to be announced.


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Welcome to the new Palermo Community library’s news and events blog!

Here you will find all kinds of interesting tidbits of info about the library and what’s going on here. You can subscribe to this blog via email over on the right side of the page, or subscribe using the RSS feed, if you’ve got a blog reader you usually use.

If you have questions or comments for the library’s volunteers, you can post them here, or you can contact the library at 207-993-6088, or by email at palermo at palermo.lib.me.us (replace the ” at ” with “@” to make it a proper email address first).

And make sure to check out the library’s main website, with lots of information, and a link to the library’s.

Happy reading!


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