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10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday
10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday
1:00pm-5:00pm

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Mon, May 28
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Wed, July 04
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Mon, September 03

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Crash Course in Digital Library Resources

May 11 at 10:30am. Learn how to access digital resources to maximize the power of your library card!

Evening Book Discussion - The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

The next meeting of the Evening Book Discussion Group is Wednesday, May 9.

Library Genealogy Group

Date Changed to April 24 at 1:00 pm. Find your roots and expand your family tree at our monthly Genealogy Group!

Living Well With Chronic Pain

Series Starts April 26 at 9:00am. SMAA will present this six-part workshop on living with chronic pain. Click "Learn More" for registration details.

Monday Movie Matinee: The Post

Two Showings: Monday, May 7 and Friday, May 11 @ 1:30pm

Morning Book Discussion - Never Caught

The next meeting of the Morning Book Discussion Group is Tuesday, May 1.

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Calendar

Yesterday

  1. Earth Day Festival
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, April 22nd
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Join the Scarborough Public Library for an Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from Noon to 3:00pm.The event will celebrate two new ReVision Energy solar installations at theLibrary: an electric vehicle (EV) charging station and a rooftop solar panelarray.  Earth Day activities will include an appearance byNews Center Maine meteorologist Jessica Conley and weather van Stormy, livemusic by The Incredulous String Band, electric vehicle demonstrations by PapeChevrolet, exhibits by community environmental organizations, and a MinecraftLab where players can build virtual solar arrays in the Library’s Minecraftworld. An official ribbon cutting of the EV charging stationwill take place at 1:00 pm. This event is free to attend. For more information,contact the Scarborough Public Library at 883-4723. A complete list ofexhibitors and festival activities can also be found on the Library’s websiteat www.scarboroughlibrary.org.

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Today

  1. Scarborough Teen Writers Group
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Monday, April 23rd
    • End time: 05:30pm
    • The Scarborough Library is pleased to offer a teen writing group for grades 6-12, 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. The Scarborough Teen Writers Group (STWG) will meet every fourth Monday of the month. To register, call the Youth Room at 883-4723 opt. 3, email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org, or visit the PWGM's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/pwgmwriterssocialgroup/

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Tomorrow

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, April 24th
    • End time: 10:00am
    • Every Tuesday: Baby Lapsit - Meeting Room 9:30 AM
      Ages birth to 18 months with an adult
      Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn.

      Learn More

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  2. Toddler Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, April 24th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Every Tuesday: Toddler Time - Meeting Room 10:30 AM
      Ages 18 months and up with an adult
      Picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement with Marilyn.

      Learn More

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  3. Genealogy Group
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, April 24th
    • 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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  4. Teen Advisory Board Meeting
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, April 24th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • The Scarborough Public Library Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who are interested in becoming more involved in the library. Teens work with the Youth Services librarian to give input on the Young Adult collection; help lead/create programming; volunteer at events; organize community service projects; and influence how the library serves teens. Contact Youth Services at 883-4723 opt. 3 or stop by the Youth Room for more information!

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  5. MHC Book Discussion
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, April 24th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Week 2: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee WilliamsMaine Humanities Council’s Let’s Talk About It book discussion series The Way We Were, The Way We Are: Seasons in the Contemporary American Family invites readers to explore a selection of books on a central theme. The five-part series will challenge readers to define or redefine the meaning of “family” today, and in so doing, to discover something of themselves. Facilitated by MHC scholar, Anna Rockwell. To register for the series, call 883-4723 opt. 4 or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Wednesday, April 25th

  1. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, April 25th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Do you love to read...talk about books...write? Check out our teen book club and get to know other like-minded young adults! Contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 for more information.

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Thursday, April 26th

  1. Living Well With Chronic Pain
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End date: Thursday, April 26th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Presented by Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Thursdays, April 26-May 31, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM The Library will serve as the location for this six-part workshop being offered by Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA). Are you or someone you love dealing with chronic pain due to a condition? Is it leaving you exhausted, frustrated, or sad? Trained facilitators associated with SMAA will present techniques to help you cope with your pain. Over the course of the series, topics will address sleep, nutrition, communicating with family and providers, gentle exercises, action planning, and emotional support. The series is free to attend, however registration is required. Contact SMAA at 396-6578, or send an email to sadams@smaaa.org .

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  2. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, April 26th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Bring moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles—whoever is "family" to you—to our Family Story Time with Sarah, offered every Thursday at 10:30 am in the Youth Room. This program is for children ages 3 and up.

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Saturday, April 28th

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 28th
    • 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, April 28th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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Tuesday, May 1st

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, May 1st
    • End time: 10:00am
    • Every Tuesday: Baby Lapsit - Meeting Room 9:30 AM
      Ages birth to 18 months with an adult
      Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn.

      Learn More

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  2. Book Discussion Group
  3. Toddler Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, May 1st
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Every Tuesday: Toddler Time - Meeting Room 10:30 AM
      Ages 18 months and up with an adult
      Picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement with Marilyn.

      Learn More

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  4. Teen Advisory Board Meeting
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, May 1st
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • The Scarborough Public Library Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who are interested in becoming more involved in the library. Teens work with the Youth Services librarian to give input on the Young Adult collection; help lead/create programming; volunteer at events; organize community service projects; and influence how the library serves teens. Contact Youth Services at 883-4723 opt. 3 or stop by the Youth Room for more information!

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  5. Pajamarama
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, May 1st
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Pajamas in the library? Absolutely! Children ages 4 and up are invited to wear their coziest pajamas and bring their favorite thing to cuddle for this special story time filled with books and crafts, presented by Sarah. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required by calling the Youth Room at 883-4723 option 3, or emailing kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Wednesday, May 2nd

  1. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, May 2nd
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Do you love to read...talk about books...write? Check out our teen book club and get to know other like-minded young adults! Contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 for more information.

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Thursday, May 3rd

  1. Living Well With Chronic Pain
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End date: Thursday, May 3rd
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Presented by Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Thursdays, April 26-May 31, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM The Library will serve as the location for this six-part workshop being offered by Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA). Are you or someone you love dealing with chronic pain due to a condition? Is it leaving you exhausted, frustrated, or sad? Trained facilitators associated with SMAA will present techniques to help you cope with your pain. Over the course of the series, topics will address sleep, nutrition, communicating with family and providers, gentle exercises, action planning, and emotional support. The series is free to attend, however registration is required. Contact SMAA at 396-6578, or send an email to sadams@smaaa.org .

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  2. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, May 3rd
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Bring moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles—whoever is "family" to you—to our Family Story Time with Sarah, offered every Thursday at 10:30 am in the Youth Room. This program is for children ages 3 and up.

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  3. Let's Talk America
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, May 3rd
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Let's Talk America! forums are happening all around the country, bringing people together for inclusive, respectful dialogue about issues facing our communities, our state, and our nation. Come share your views—and consider new insights. These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact local facilitator, Sam Kelley at cell 650-1814.

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Saturday, May 5th

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, May 5th
    • 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

 

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