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China's View of the World and of America

October 24 at 6:30 pm. Join Stephen Harder, international lawyer and Global Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University in Shanghai.

Crash Course in Digital Library Resources

October 26 at 10:30am. Learn how to use NEW digital library services, including Kanopy and Pronunciator!

Five Wishes: Aging With Dignity

October 30, 2018. Give your family a gift: plan in advance for the challenges that come with aging and illness.

Library Genealogy Group

October 22 at 1:00 pm. Find your roots and expand your family tree at our monthly Genealogy Group!

Teen Lock In

October 26 6pm - 8:30pm. Middle School students in Grades 6 through 8: Take over the Library for a fun night of “Halloween Carnival” activities.

Teen Writers Group

October 22 at 3:30pm. Click on "Learn More" to get all the details about this great monthly teen writers group!

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Yesterday

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, October 20th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

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  2. Saturday Story Time
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, October 20th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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Tomorrow

  1. Genealogy Group
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Monday, October 22nd
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Roots. Branches. Shoots. You may think we’re talking about trees – and in a way, we are. We’re talking about family trees! A new Scarborough Public Library Genealogy Group will be offered the fourth Monday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting October 23, 2017. Whether you are just starting to explore your heritage or well into the process, this monthly “drop in” gathering will introduce you to vetted resources for ancestral research.

      The group will be facilitated by Don Taylor, a retired Information Technology Security Specialist who became interested in Genealogy in the 1970s. Since 2005, Don has focused on genealogical research, specializing in Internet research and genetic genealogy. He is a member of the Maine Genealogical Society (MGS), New England Historic Genealogical Society, and is on the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Historical Society (SHS) where he helps others research their Scarborough roots. Don also manages a personal genealogy blog.

      Join us and start exploring your family tree; it’s free to attend! FMI, contact Adult Reference at 883-4723 option 4, or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  2. Teen Writers Group
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Monday, October 22nd
    • End time: 05:30pm
    • The Scarborough Teen Writers Group (STWG) for grades 6-12 is offered in collaboration with Portland Writers Group Maine (PWGM). Teen writers will have the chance to receive feedback on their work and comment on others’ writing. All genres are welcome, including fantasy, sci-fi, poetry, and nonfiction. Each workshop will include a short session about topics such as point of view, voice, characterization, and critiquing skills. Gatherings are held the fourth Monday of each month from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

      To register, email Renee at writerwrenee@gmail.com, or you can email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or call the Library at 883-4723 option 3.

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Tuesday, October 23rd

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, October 23rd
    • End time: 10:00am
    • Nursery rhymes, bounces, and songs with Marilyn

      Every Tuesday - Baby Lapsit Meeting Room 9:30 AM Ages Birth to 18 months with an adult

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  2. Rhymin' Time Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, October 23rd
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn. Every Tuesday - Rhymin' Time Story Time Meeting Room 10:30 AM Ages 18 months to 3 years with an adultLearn More

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  3. Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 24th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 24th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Come read and talk about books that you choose and do fun book-related activities: skits, games, reader's theater, video--whatever! For students in Grades 6 and up.
      For more information, contact Youth Services (207)883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  2. China's View of the World - and America
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 24th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • The Library in partnership with the Camden Conference will welcome Stephen Harder for our first program in this year's series. Stephen's talk, China’s View of the World – and of America, discusses important aspects of Chinese history, culture, economics and politics that shape a Chinese view of the world – and the Chinese view of America.

      Stephen Harder is an international lawyer and Global Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University in Shanghai. For 20 years, from 1996 through 2016, he was based in Hong Kong and Shanghai and led the China practice of an international law firm. He has acted as counsel to American, European and Japanese companies investing in China and also as counsel to China’s state owned investment funds and development banks in projects in Russia, South America and Africa. For several years immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he was based in Brussels, Warsaw and Moscow, where he advised the Russian and Polish governments on their privatization programs and sovereign debt negotiations.

      Stephen holds graduate degrees in law and business from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies from Princeton University. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. He is a native of Boston, and a resident of Rockport, Maine.

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Thursday, October 25th

  1. Thursday Family Story Time

Friday, October 26th

  1. Crash Course in Digital Library Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Friday, October 26th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • New season...new services! MARVEL is now Digital Maine Library. Join Catherine, our Assistant Director/Adult Services Manager, for a crash course on new features available through this great resource, including the language learning tool, Pronunciator. This exciting product replaces Transparent Language and offers over 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and even an app for your mobile device. Catherine will also introduce a new service we’re rolling out in October called Kanopy—an on-demand streaming video platform offering award-winning films and documentaries for free using your library card. Get started! Pre-registration is requested by calling 883-4723 option 4, or emailing askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  2. Teen Lock In
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Friday, October 26th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Middle School students in Grades 6 through 8: Take over the Library for a night of “Halloween Carnival” themed activities planned by our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Doors will open at 6:00 pm, then we’ll “lock in” everyone at 6:30 pm for two hours of games and special activities! Pick up is at 8:30 pm. Haunted stacks, arcade-style games, karaoke, snacks...and more are in the works! Pre-Register by 5:00 pm October 24. Minimum of 25 must be registered. Call Youth Services at 883-4723 option 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Saturday, October 27th

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, October 27th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Saturday Story Time
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, October 27th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Sunday, October 28th

  1. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, October 28th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • New Schedule: Every Fourth Sunday of the month starting January 28, 2018! Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.     

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  2. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, October 28th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • New Schedule: Every Fourth Sunday of the month starting January 28, 2018! Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.     

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Tuesday, October 30th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, October 30th
    • End time: 10:00am
    • Nursery rhymes, bounces, and songs with Marilyn

      Every Tuesday - Baby Lapsit Meeting Room 9:30 AM Ages Birth to 18 months with an adult

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Rhymin' Time Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, October 30th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn. Every Tuesday - Rhymin' Time Story Time Meeting Room 10:30 AM Ages 18 months to 3 years with an adultLearn More

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  3. Teen Advisory Board Meeting
  4. Five Wishes: Aging With Dignity
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, October 30th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Have you planned in advance for the challenges that may come with aging, serious illness, disability, or loneliness? Amy Miers, Social Worker for Compassionate Care Hospice located in Scarborough, will present Five Wishes—a program of the organization, Aging with Dignity. Attendees will receive a Five Wishes booklet to complete during the discussion or take home to finish at their leisure. This event is free to attend. No pre-registration is required.

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Wednesday, October 31st

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 31st
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Come read and talk about books that you choose and do fun book-related activities: skits, games, reader's theater, video--whatever! For students in Grades 6 and up.
      For more information, contact Youth Services (207)883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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