All Upcoming Adult Events

Listening Sessions with Larissa Crockett, Asst. Town Mgr.

Listening Sessions with Assistant Town Manager, Larissa Crockett, budget thoughts

The Library will welcome Larissa Crockett, Assistant Town Manager, for two “Listening Sessions” to offer Scarborough residents the opportunity to share their thoughts on the annual budget process. Larissa will be available in the center of the Library for informal conversations between 11:30am and 1:30pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. She'll return to the Meeting Room on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM when residents can share their thoughts in a group setting.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

February French Conversation Group

French Conversation Group, Scarborough Public Library

February date changed to Feb. 28! Advance your French speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. A monthly theme is selected to help guide the conversation - en français! If you would like more information before joining in, contact Adult Services at  883-4723 option 4. Covered beverages are allowed in the Conference room.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

March Let's Talk America

Let's Talk America! March 2 Forum

The best answer to a question begins with a meaningful conversation! The Let's Talk America! forum offers a respectful environment to dicuss contemporary issues happening locally and globally. The March topic will be: "Is Freedom of the Press in the USA in jeopardy...fake news?" FMI, contact the forum's facilitator, Sam Kelley, at 650-1814.


Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Monday Movie Matinee - Arrival

Arrival Movie

Dr. Louise Banks is a remarkably talented linguist who has spent most of her life discovering how languages work. She is the ideal candidate, then, for the monumental task of trying to communicate with the alien civilization whose ships have landed on Earth. No one knows what these visitors intend, but tensions run high, and Louise is desperate to learn why these aliens have come as soon as possible.


Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:30pm

Morning Book Discussion - The Underground Railroad

book cover Underground Railroad

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora: an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:00am

Evening Book Discussion - Orhan's Inheritance

Orhan's Inheritance book cover

When Orhan's brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather's will raises more questions than it answers. Moving between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1990s, Orhan's Inheritance is a story of passionate love, unspeakable horrors, incredible resilience, and the hidden stories that haunt a family.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm

6th Annual Textile Day

textile day 2017, fiber artists, spinning, carding, weaving, rug hooking, embroidery, bobbin lace

Spinning Wheels. Looms. Weaving. Wool Carding. Felting. Rug Hooking and Braiding. Embroidery. Bobbin Lace. Quilting. Knitting. Join us for a celebration of fiber and textile arts. The Library will be filled with demonstrations and hands-on activities FOR ALL AGES presented by talented artisans from around Maine. Many of the original works and kits on display will be available for purchase as well! This event is free to attend. Gather family and friends and join in the fun!


Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Crash Course in Digital Library Resources

Tech Crash Course in Library Service

Join us for an introduction to the Library’s many digital resources. Learn tips on searching the catalog. Find out what the Library offers for eBooks and eAudiobooks. Discover our self-guided learning platforms, Learning Express, and our newest online learning tool, Transparent Language Online. We will also highlight free resources available to you through the Maine State Library and Portland Public Library. Computers will be available or bring your laptop or mobile device.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

Evening Book Discussion - Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming book cover

In celebration of National Poetry Month, we're reading Jacqueline Woodson's moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm