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Welcome

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Teen Finale Party

Come celebrate a great summer of reading and fun at our Teen Finale party!

Story Time Guests

Deputy Police Chief David Grover will be our special guest on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

Let's Talk America! August Topic

This month's topic takes its cue from today's headlines: “Iranian Nuclear Agreement: Is it a good or bad deal?”  

Summer Program Finale!

Turn in your reading logs by Saturday and come celebrate with us!

Story Time Guests

Singalong with Duncan Perry.

Photo of the front of the library


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. StoryWalk
    • End date: Monday, August 3rd
    • From July 27 through August 3, the Library will exhibit the Susan McNamara Johnson Memorial StoryWalk™ on the Library grounds. The StoryWalk™ was made possible through generous donations given to the Library in Susan’s memory and reflects her love of literature, her personal appreciation for the Library, and her passion for bringing books to life among the young. Susan was a resident of Higgins Beach.

      The book selected for this special StoryWalk™ is The Secret Pool, written by Kimberly Ridley, illustrated by Rebekah Raye, and published by Tilbury House—all located in Maine. The book introduces young readers to the wonders right underfoot as the voice of a vernal pool shares its secrets through the seasons.

      StoryWalks™ are appearing in communities around the country as a way of mingling children’s literature with the outdoors. The original StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

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  2. Movie Matinee
    • Start time: 01:30pm
    • End date: Monday, August 3rd
    • 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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Today

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, August 4th
    • 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, August 4th
    • 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. Pajamarama
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, August 4th
    • 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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Tomorrow

  1. Teen Finale
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, August 5th
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Celebrate a successful summer of reading and programming at our “always awesome” Teen Finale event. Those who complete the reading challenges and turn in their reading logs by August 1, 2015 can attend and will receive book prizes too!

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Thursday, August 6th

  1. Family Story Times
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, August 6th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Every Thursday: Family Story Time
      Special Guest: David Grover and a Police Car
      10:30 AM Ages 3 to 7 with an adult

      Join Janet and David Grover and promote a love for reading with members of your family...grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends - all are welcome!

      Learn More

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  2. Let's Talk America!
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Thursday, August 6th
    • 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, August 8th

  1. Summer Hrs. 10am - 2pm
    • End date: Saturday, August 8th
    • Summer Weekend Hours change July through Labor Day. The Library will be open Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and will be closed on Sundays.

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  2. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, August 8th
    • 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, August 9th

  1. Closed: Summer Hours
    • End date: Sunday, August 9th
    • Summer Weekend Hours change July through Labor Day. The Library will be open Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and will be closed on Sundays.

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Tuesday, August 11th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, August 11th
    • 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. Toddler Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, August 11th
    • 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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Wednesday, August 12th

  1. Summer Reading Program Finale
    • Start time: 04:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, August 12th
    • End time: 06:00pm
    • All readers who complete the Summer Reading Program by turning in their reading logs (by August 8) will be invited to our fun finale party and receive a FREE BOOK. And our terrific sponsors, the Friends of the Scarborough Library, will host an ice cream social!

      Learn More

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Thursday, August 13th

  1. Family Story Times
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, August 13th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Every Thursday: Family Story Time
      Special Guest: Duncan Perry
      10:30 AM Ages 3 to 7 with an adult

      Join Janet and "Banjo Man" Duncan Perry and promote a love for reading with members of your family...grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends - all are welcome!

      Learn More

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  2. Independent Publishing Workshop
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, August 13th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Jane Karker, owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative and Custom Museum Publishing, Inc. will introduce aspiring writers to the new ways of producing and marketing their books. Technological innovations have created a boom in self-publishing and this free workshop will outline traditional and non-traditional ways to have your book published. You will find out how to get the technical assistance you need and how to avoid the potential pitfalls frequently encountered in the fast-changing world of independent publishing.

      This workshop is free to attend but registration is required. Please register by phone at 883-4723 option 4, by email at askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org (link sends e-mail) or by stopping by the Reference Desk.

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Saturday, August 15th

  1. Summer Hrs. 10am - 2pm
    • End date: Saturday, August 15th
    • Summer Weekend Hours change July through Labor Day. The Library will be open Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and will be closed on Sundays.

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  2. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, August 15th
    • 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, August 16th

  1. Closed: Summer Hours
    • End date: Sunday, August 16th
    • Summer Weekend Hours change July through Labor Day. The Library will be open Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and will be closed on Sundays.

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Thursday, August 20th

  1. Library Trustees
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Thursday, August 20th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Monthly meeting of the library Board of Trustees. Open to the public.

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Saturday, August 22nd

  1. Summer Hrs. 10am - 2pm
    • End date: Saturday, August 22nd
    • Summer Weekend Hours change July through Labor Day. The Library will be open Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and will be closed on Sundays.

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  2. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, August 22nd
    • 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, August 23rd

  1. Closed: Summer Hours
    • End date: Sunday, August 23rd
    • Summer Weekend Hours change July through Labor Day. The Library will be open Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and will be closed on Sundays.

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