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Arrow Let's Talk America
First Thursday of the Month: August 7 at 6:30p.m.
Location: Meeting Room
Topic: TBA

Since 2008, our Library has been honored to serve as the location for this monthly discussion on topics ranging from local to international issues. Come share your views—and consider new insights. FMI call facilitator, Sam Kelley at 650-1814.

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Arrow Did you know? With your library card, you can borrow selected Museum and Park passes for 1 day. Learn more>>>


We Did It...Together

Image: Library Thank You posterJune 30th marked the end of our fiscal year, and we are excited to share the great news that we have met our annual appeal goal and in fact, exceeded it. This achievement was possible through hundreds of valued donations and an end-of-year boost from matching donations made by Piper Shores and an anonymous donor. We extend our sincere thanks to all who support the library and all who value and use our services. We're making a difference—together!

Family Events @ the Library

Image: Michael ParentMichael Parent—Storyteller
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Family Event for All Ages

Enter this into your calendar: Plan an early dinner. Head to the Library for Michael Parent's performance. Stop for ice cream on the way home. (Well, that last bit is our suggestion.) We are excited to welcome renowned storyteller, Michael Parent, back to the Library for an entertaining evening for all ages! Since the mid-seventies, Michael has been performing stories and songs throughout the United States—and library events continue to be one of his specialties. His recognitions and awards are impressive (and too extensive to note in this limited space). Join us for a FREE evening with this "raconteur extraordinaire!"


Arrow Story Times Resume in July! Our summer schedule of weekly story times (and our monthly Pajamarama! - hosted by Marilyn!) will resume Tuesday, July 1, 2014 and end Thursday, August 14, 2014. Details here > >

Mrs. C has invited some special guests to join her at these Thursday Family Story Times starting at 10:30 am:

  • July 24: Fire Chief Michael Thurlow will be here with a fire truck.
  • July 31: Deputy Police Chief Marla St. Pierre will bring a police cruiser.
  • August 7: Dr. Deborah Fuchs-Ertman will bring some of the medical tools she uses as a doctor.
  • August 14: Director of Public Works Mike Shaw will bring a Public Works truck.

Classic Tales Puppet Theater with Mrs. C and Marilyn Wednesday, July 23 at 3:30 PM All Ages!
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Teens! Let's Watch a Movie! July 23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM We'll screen Back to the Future...with popcorn too! Pre-registration required. Details here > >

Medieval Maps & Monsters with the Osher Map Library Wednesday, July 30 at 3:30 PM Grades 2-5. What monsters roamed the earth in the times of the Middle Ages and Renaissance? This unique (and very cool!) program uses Medieval maps, activity books, and a fun game to reveal distant parts of the earth—and the creatures and monstrous people that seafarers feared. Pre-registration required. Details here > >

Summer Reading Program Finale Wednesday, August 13 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. All readers who complete the Summer Reading Program 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! Details here > >

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Arrow Library Book Discussion Group
First Tuesday of the month 10 a.m.
Conference Room: August 5, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Image: Book coverMy Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court, tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir told with startling candor and intimacy.

Tuesday, September 2 at 10 a.m.
Reader's Choice: Choose a book with a Roaring Twenties Theme

For more information about this welcoming book group call 883-4723 option 4.
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Image: All is LostArrow Monday Movie
First Monday of the Month at 1:30 p.m.

July 7, 2014

All is Lost (2013)

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man played by Robert Redford, wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas.

August 4, 2014
Trouble With the Curve (2012)

Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been a top baseball scout for decades, but age has caught up with him. The Atlanta Braves' front office is questioning his judgment, especially with a hot batting phenom on deck for the draft. Enter Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an ambitious attorney on the partner track who joins him on a scouting trip, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Rated PG-13. 111 mins. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Whether you've been knitting for decades or days, join this welcoming group of knitters in the Library's Conference Room, located near the public computers. Can't commit to every Saturday? No problem! Just come when you can. FMI, call the Library at 883-4723 option 3.



Returns may be placed in the book drop. They will be processed on the next business day.

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Monday and Friday

10:00am-5pm (10am - 2pm; July & August)
1-5pm (closed during July & August)

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Arrow Children’s Weekly Programs Programs for children and families, including storytimes and special events I Love Books by Kate Follansbee appear on our Youth Services pages.

Follow this link for information about student After School Use of the Library for parents and guardians.

To register for youth programs e-mail the Youth Services Staff kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or phone 883-4723 extension 6278.

Check for program cancellations at 396-6288.

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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. New issue arrives the first of every month. Get your copy while they last!


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Arrow Did you know? Your library card expires on an annual basis so that we can verify your address, phone number, and e-mail address. Image: Keycard

Having an inactive card will temporarily restrict some of the online services you currently enjoy, like renewing a book, borrowing an eBook or eReader, or requesting a book from another library. If you've given us your e-mail address, we'll e-mail you when your card is about to expire. If another family member uses your e-mail, the email you receive may be related to their card(s) as well. Better check!

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