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Monday and Friday
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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Patriot's Day
Mon, April 20
Memorial Day
Mon, May 25
Independence Day
Sat, July 04

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Welcome to the Scarborough Public Library's new website!

Gorilla Stories

Gorillas in the library? In pajamas? Come to our Pajamarama to find out!

One Book, One Community

What if everyone read the same book and joined to share the experience?

Let's Talk America! March Topic

Join in the conversation about the ISIS crisis.

Introducing Lynda.com

We are excited to offer our patrons a full subscription to Lynda.com, the world's top site for learning technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.

Unbroken

Come watch Louis Zamperini's harrowing and inspiring story of survival during WWII.

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Stop in and pick up your free copy of the latest issue of BookPage. This popular service is provided by the Friends of Scarborough Library. The new issue arrives the first of every month. Get your copy while they last!

Calendar

Yesterday

  1. Highclere Castle
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, March 1st
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • A Pictorial Tour of Highclere Castle
      Presented by Beth Bellemere

      Downton Abbey followers: Mark this date on your calendar! Beth Bellemere, former Library Trustee and Friends Board member, traveled to England this past summer. The highlight of her visit included the opportunity to tour and photograph Highclere Castle, the familiar “house” where Downton Abbey is filmed. Her tour included a bit of insider info on how certain locations in and around the castle are captured in the series—details she’ll gladly share!

      The program will follow the final episode of the series—a perfect opportunity to gather with fellow fans to talk about all things “Downton.” And of course, we’ll offer afternoon tea as well! Join us for this “virtual tour” of the Carnarvon family’s spectacular home.

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Today

  1. Movie Matinee
    • Start time: 01:30pm
    • End date: Monday, March 2nd
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • Monday Movie Matinee
      First Monday of Each Month

      Join us for a FREE viewing of contemporary and classic movies - from recent theater releases to old favorites. Check the homepage of our website for the monthly selection at www.scarboroughlibrary.org. This event is open to the public.

      Learn More

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Tomorrow

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, March 3rd
    • End time: 10:30am
    • 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, March 3rd
    • End time: 11:30am
    • 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. Fan Book Club
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, March 3rd
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • Our TAB teens invite all Harry Potter fans ages 10 and up to join in this Fan Book Club series. A Fan Book Club brings readers together to talk about favorite characters, themes, plot twists...basically anything that excites them about the books!

      TAB members chose the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling to launch the club.Meeting dates are from 3:30 to 4:30 pm on the following Tuesdays:

      February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, & April 14. You’ll discuss one book each week, starting with the 1st book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Can’t make all the dates? No problem. Come to as many as you can. And on April 14, everyone will vote on a Harry Potter movie to watch at a fun finale event on Tuesday, April 2

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  5. Pajamarama
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, March 3rd
    • 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.

      LEARN MORE

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Wednesday, March 4th

  1. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, March 4th
    • 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!

      LEARN MORE

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Thursday, March 5th

  1. Family Story Times
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, March 5th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Every Thursday: Family Story Time - Amphitheater
      10:30 AM Ages 3 to 7 with an adult

      Join Janet and promote a love for reading with members of your family...grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends - all are welcome! And Banjo Man, Duncan Perry, will join us every second Thursday of the month for a fun sing-a-long!

      Learn More

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  2. Let's Talk America!
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Thursday, March 5th
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Let's Talk America!
      Every First Thursday of the Month

      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. This program is free and open to the public. Check our website homepage a week prior for the monthly topic. For more information, contact local facilitator, Sam Kelley at cell 650-1814.

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Saturday, March 7th

  1. One Book, One Community
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, March 7th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • What if everyone in Scarborough read the same book...then joined together to share the experience? The Library, Scarborough Historical Society, and Scarborough Middle
      School present this One Book, One Community (OBOC) event focused on Civil War themes - part of our community’s participation in the year-long project, Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War.

      Visit the Library’s OBOC display to pick up a detailed brochure of weekend events. Copies of the selected books are also available to check out using your library card.

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  2. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, March 7th
    • 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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Sunday, March 8th

  1. One Book, One Community
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, March 8th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • What if everyone in Scarborough read the same book...then joined together to share the experience? The Library, Scarborough Historical Society, and Scarborough Middle
      School present this One Book, One Community (OBOC) event focused on Civil War themes - part of our community’s participation in the year-long project, Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War.

      Visit the Library’s OBOC display to pick up a detailed brochure of weekend events. Copies of the selected books are also available to check out using your library card.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Tuesday, March 10th

  1. Parent/Child Family Place Series
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End date: Tuesday, March 10th
    • End time: 10:15am
    • PLEASE NOTE: ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FULLY SUBSCRIBED
      WE WILL BE OFFERING A SECOND SERIES IN THE FALL.

      Tuesdays from March 10 through April 7, 2015
      10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

      The Parent/Child Workshop is a five-week program for toddlers ages 0 to 3 and their parents/caregivers. It includes open exploration of developmental materials to encourage playful learning. Each session will also include a professional who will serve as a resource for parents to encourage their role as the first teachers of their children. Specialist content areas will be:

      March 10 - Week One: Library Resources for Families
      March 17 - Week Two: Speech, Hearing & Language
      March 24 - Week Three: Child Development
      March 31 - Week Four: Nutrition
      April 7 - Week Five: Music, Play & Health

      Registration is required to participate by contacting Youth Services at 883-4723 option 3. Space is limited. Please note that Tuesday story times will not be offered during this series. We encourage families who are not participating in the workshop to visit us in our Youth Room!

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  2. Fan Book Club
    • Start time: 02:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, March 10th
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • Our TAB teens invite all Harry Potter fans ages 10 and up to join in this Fan Book Club series. A Fan Book Club brings readers together to talk about favorite characters, themes, plot twists...basically anything that excites them about the books!

      TAB members chose the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling to launch the club.Meeting dates are from 3:30 to 4:30 pm on the following Tuesdays:

      February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, & April 14. You’ll discuss one book each week, starting with the 1st book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Can’t make all the dates? No problem. Come to as many as you can. And on April 14, everyone will vote on a Harry Potter movie to watch at a fun finale event on Tuesday, April 2

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Wednesday, March 11th

  1. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, March 11th
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Do you love to read...talk about books...write? Check out our teen book club and get to know other like-minded young adults!

      LEARN MORE

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Thursday, March 12th

  1. Family Story Times
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Thursday, March 12th
    • End time: 10:00am
    • Every Thursday: Family Story Time - Amphitheater
      10:30 AM Ages 3 to 7 with an adult

      Join Janet and promote a love for reading with members of your family...grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends - all are welcome! And Banjo Man, Duncan Perry, will join us every second Thursday of the month for a fun sing-a-long!

      Learn More

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Saturday, March 14th

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End date: Saturday, March 14th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • 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