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Saturday
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Sunday
1:00pm-5:00pm

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Monday Movie Matinee: Concussion

Drama based on true events to be shown Monday, May 2 at 1:30pm.

May Pajamarama!

Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm. Wear your favorite PJs and hear some funny stories with "bedtime" themes!

SBW: Jim Milliken-Life is a Project

May 4 at Noon. Join us for this Lunch N' Learn event. Click "Learn More" for registration information.

Annual Law Day

Annual Lawyers in Libraries event to be held May 4 at 6:00pm.

May Let's Talk America

Thursday, May 5 at 6:00 pm. The topic will be: "Why is the imprisonment rate so high in the USA versus other countries?"

Library Day @ Scarborough Grounds

May 7 from 7am to 4pm. A portion of sales will benefit 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

Today

  1. Movie Matinee
    • Start time: 01:30pm
    • End date: Monday, May 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, May 3rd
    • 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 3rd
    • 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. Pajamarama
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, May 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, May 4th

  1. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Wednesday, May 4th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Every Wednesday: Family Story Time
      10:30 AM Ages 3 and up with an adult

      Join Mrs. C 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. SBW Jim Milliken
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, May 4th
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • The Library will host a Small Business Week Lunch N' Learn event featuring Jim Milliken, Project Management consultant and author of Life is a Project. Jim will discuss how to make more of your day and create a better personal future by focusing on the do-able actions that create the changes and results you want. Follow the link provided for more information, including how to register.

      Learn More

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  3. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, May 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

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  4. Annual Law Day
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, May 4th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • The first week in May is Lawyers in Libraries Law Week when libraries across Maine partner with lawyers to provide general guidance and information on legal resources and discuss access to the courts and justice in the 21st Century. On Wednesday, May 4 at 6pm the Library will welcome Peter L. Hatem, a solo practitioner who has practiced law in Scarborough since 2002. Mr. Hatem has a civil law practice with an emphasis in real estate, civil litigation, and bankruptcy. He also represents clients in small estate planning matters including wills and durable powers of attorney. After his presentation, Mr. Hatem will be available to meet privately for brief one-on-one consultations with attendees.

      This event is organized and presented by the Maine Justice Action Group Collaboration on Innovation, Technology and Equal Access to Justice which includes the Maine State Bar Association, The Maine Bar Foundation, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Maine public libraries, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the State of Maine Judicial Branch and other organizations committed to furthering the cause of access to justice.

      This program is free and open to the public.
      No pre-registration is required.

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Thursday, May 5th

  1. Janet's Book Group
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, May 5th
    • End time: 03:45pm
    • Calling all students in grades 4 & 5! If you love reading and talking about books, then join us on Thursdays beginning April 14 from 3:00pm to 3:45pm for Janet’s Book Group. Our next book will be Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs.

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Saturday, May 7th

  1. Library Day @ Scarborough Grounds
    • Start time: 07:00am
    • End date: Saturday, May 7th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Saturday, May 7 is “Library Day @ Scarborough Grounds.”
      Scarborough Grounds is the creator of our Library Blend coffee - which tastes delicious in our covered beverage thermos featuring our logo! Scarborough Grounds will offer a portion of the proceeds from each beverage sale at their Rt. 1 location to benefit the Library! They’ll be open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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  2. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, May 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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  3. Saturday Story Time
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, May 7th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Every Saturday: Family Story Time
      11:00am in the Youth Room
      All Ages

      Work all week? This story time is a great way to spend quality time together as a family! Janet will be joined by Brenda for a mix of stories and song.

      Learn More

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Tuesday, May 10th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, May 10th
    • 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

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Toddler Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, May 10th
    • 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

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  3. Scarborough Writers Workshop
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, May 10th
    • End time: 07:45pm
    • Writing is a solitary art. Finding welcoming opportunities to discuss your work with other writers is important to the creative process. The Library is partnering with the Portland Writers Group to offer the Scarborough Writers Workshop (SWW). This new monthly gathering is for both aspiring and published authors. At SWW you may share your work and receive feedback from other writers. Search for portlandwritersgroupmaine on Yahoo! Groups online for more attendance and submission information. This monthly group is free to attend!

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Wednesday, May 11th

  1. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Wednesday, May 11th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Every Wednesday: Family Story Time
      10:30 AM Ages 3 and up with an adult

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

      Learn More

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, May 11th
    • 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
  3. Book Discussion Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, May 11th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • The Library's new evening book discussion group meets in the Conference Room on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.

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  4. Senior Series: Medicare Fraud
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, May 11th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • The Scarborough Public Library has partnered with professionals in the financial and adult services fields to offer a three-part series on important consumer information for older adults. Most instances of Medicare fraud have a common goal: to collect funds from the Medicare program illegitimately. Paul Doherty with Southern Maine Agency on Aging will discuss the importance of protecting your Medicare number and the "do's and dont's" your should follow when dealing with your health care providers and pharmacies. To register for this free event, contact Adult Services at 883-4723 option 4, or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Thursday, May 12th

  1. Meet Your School Librarian
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, May 12th
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Is your child entering kindergarten in the fall? Library staff from the Scarborough primary schools will share what your child can expect when they visit their school library. Principals will also be there to answer questions. This is a wonderful way for your child to make a connection before they start school. And as always, it’s free to attend!

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  2. Janet's Book Group
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, May 12th
    • End time: 03:45pm
    • Calling all students in grades 4 & 5! If you love reading and talking about books, then join us on Thursdays beginning April 14 from 3:00pm to 3:45pm for Janet’s Book Group. Our next book will be Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Saturday, May 14th

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, May 14th
    • 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, May 14th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Every Saturday: Family Story Time
      11:00am in the Youth Room
      All Ages

      Work all week? This story time is a great way to spend quality time together as a family! Janet will be joined by Brenda for a mix of stories and song.

      Learn More

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Monday, May 16th

  1. Library Telescope Training
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End date: Monday, May 16th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • The Library recently received an Orion telescope from Cornerstones of Science (link is external) and it will soon be available to borrow from the Library. To get ready, we've invited Ron Thompson, astronomer and volunteer telescope liaison with Cornerstones, to review the mechanics of the telescope and introduce us to the night sky.

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