All Upcoming Adult Events

October French Conversation Group

French Conversation Group, Scarborough Public Library

Next gathering is October 17 at 6:30 pm. 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, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm

Crash Course in Digital Library Resources

Tech Crash Course in Library Service

 There’s lots of learning power behind your library card! We will be offering this “crash course” on a monthly basis to help new cardholders (and longstanding cardholders) maximize available services! Learn tips on searching the catalog, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, and exploring our online self-guided learning platforms. We’ll also share free resources available to you through the Maine State Library and Portland Public Library.


Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:30am

Casco Bay Heat Pump Challenge

Casco Bay, Heat Pump Challenge, Efficiency Maine

Save the date! The Library will host this special event in partnership with our town’s Sustainability Department to introduce consumers to ways they can save on energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint, and improve the comfort of their home by installing a cold climate heat pump. The event will begin at 10:00 am. From 10:30am to 11:00am, there will be a presentation by event organizers, including a customer testimonial and introduction to the Heat Pump Challenge installers.


Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am

New! Library Genealogy Group

genealogy group, ancestry, research help

Join us for the first gathering or our monthly Scarborough Public Library Genealogy Group, offered the fourth Monday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Whether you are just starting to explore your heritage or well into the process, this “drop in” gathering will introduce you to vetted resources for ancestral research. Don Taylor will be the group's facilitator, bringing a wealth of experience in Internet research and genetic genealogy.


Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

Jeffrey Ryan, Author of Appalachian Odyssey

Jeffrey Ryan, Appalachian Odyssey, Author Event

Jeffrey Ryan will join us to discuss his acclaimed book, Appalachian Odyssey - a story of his adventure hiking the Appalachian Trail. When two friends went for a one-day hike in Maine in 1985, they had no idea they were actually starting a 2,100 mile, 28-year adventure. Inspired by the author’s trail journals, Appalachian Odyssey is not a “how to” guide, but an enduring story told through a refreshing blend of history, photography and wit.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

Monday Movie Matinee: Loving

Loving Movie Poster

The real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry - and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. Rated PG-13; 123 minutes.


Monday, November 6, 2017 - 1:30pm

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2017, Scarborough Public Library,

The Library is honored to continue its partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to host this important day for families who have survived the loss of a loved one through suicide. Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. This event is free to attend.


Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm