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For over 160 years, the Witherle Memorial Library has served the public in the town of Castine, Maine, and its environs by providing diverse informational, recreational, and educational resources for all age groups. Housed in a beautiful Beaux Arts facility built in 1913, the Witherle combines traditional qualities of personal service provided by well-trained staff in a comfortable setting with the latest tools in online research and materials access. The library is part of Castine’s historic district listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

Whether you wish to tour a landmark, peruse the collection, check your email using high-speed internet, attend a program or book discussion, or simply enjoy a quiet place to read, you are welcome at the Witherle.

On Exhibit: Russian Boxes

Curated by Robin Mass. On display through December 2019.

An extraordinary display of Russian boxes and related ephemera is currently on display in the library rotunda. Featuring articles from the collections of Leila and Jim Day, Barbara Griffiths and David Schoonover, Sam and Bob Friedlander, Theresa Kudlak, and Debby Neve, the exhibit focuses on intricately painted lacquered boxes and nesting dolls.

 

Coming in January: Penobscot Theater Tickets for Don't Dress for Dinner

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONE WEEK BEFORE DESIRED SHOWTIME. UP TO 4 TICKETS PER PERFORMANCE. CONTACT THE LIBRARY FOR SHOWTIMES AND RESERVATIONS.

by Marc Camoletti, Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Adapted from the French play Pyjama Pour Six this wildly funny sequel to Boeing-Boeing ran for over six years in London’s West End. This nifty farce draws audiences in with its delicious web of mistaken identities, marital treachery and gourmet cooking! Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress while his wife is away. He has invited his best friend Robert along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Smart writing mixed with hilarious hijinks, this labyrinth of twists will have you laughing until the final twist and turn. Starring an all-star cast of comedians including Jen Shepard, Michelle Weatherbee, and Dominick Varney!