Auburn Methodist Christmas Eve service

AUBURN — The United Methodist Church of Auburn’s Christmas Eve service will begin with a pre-service concert at 6:30 p.m. and the Lessons and Carols service at 7.

The UMC is at 439 Park Ave. Contact the Church Office at 782- 3972.

Candlelight service in Turner

TURNER — A Christmas Eve candlelight service will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at the First Universalist Church, Turner Center.

Everyone is invited to listen to the children singing, bell ringing and playing instruments.

The choir will also sing several special songs.

Everyone will be invited to sing along with Dr. Larry Catlett playing on the piano.

Open house at Mechanic Falls library

MECHANIC FALLS — The Mechanic Falls Public Library has received 81 children’s books through a grant from the Libri Foundation in Eugene, Ore., Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen.

To celebrate the wonderful addition of these books to the children’s collection of the library, an open house is planned for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29.

Events will kick off with story time, which will include a reading of the Caldecott Honor Book “Extra Yarn” by Mac Barnett at 9:30 a.m. followed by an arm knitting craft. There will be other readings and activities throughout the day.

The event is also an opportunity to see some of the changes that have taken place recently at the library, such as the new young adult room. 

For more information, call 207-345-9450 or email [email protected] The library is at 108 Lewiston St., third floor.