All Upcoming Library Events

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.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

Teen Lock In

Teen Lock In, Crime Theme, TAB, Scarborough Public Library

Middle School students in Grades 6 through 8: Take over the Library for a fun night of “crime-themed” activities. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, then we’ll “lock in” everyone at 6:30 pm for two hours of games and special activities! Pick up is at 8:30 pm. Sleuth through the stacks. Plan an epic escape from jail. Activities will also include Wii, karaoke, crafts, snacks...and more! Must Pre-Register by 5:00 pm October 25.

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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jeffrey Ryan, Author of Appalachian Odyssey

Jeffrey Ryan, Appalachian Odyssey, Author Event

Maine based author and photographer, Jeffrey Ryan, will join us for a travelogue and discussion of his acclaimed book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail. In 1985, Jeff began “section hiking” the Appalachian Trail with a childhood friend, taking 28 years to complete the journey. Inspired by his trail journals, Appalachian Odyssey is not a “how to” guide, but an enduring story told through a refreshing blend of history, photography, and wit.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

Storyteller & Musician Odds Bodkin

Odds Bodkin, storytelling, music, Friends of Scarborough Library

Gather the family for this special performance by acclaimed storyteller, Odds Bodkin - presented by the Friends of the Scarborough Library and performed at the Scarborough Middle School Cafe. Odds will perform The Harvest: Stories of Thanksgiving using character voices, sound effects, and music on Celtic harp, African thumb piano, and 12-string guitar. This event is free to attend and fun for all ages! No tickets required.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1:00pm

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.

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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.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

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