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Muslim Journeys Film Series A Program of the Maine Humanities Council October 1, 15, 22, 29, 2014
Facilitated by Reza Jalali

We are very excited to announce that the Library has been selected to host a new film/discussion series being offered by the Maine Humanities Council. Muslim Journeys film series will explore Islamic cultures through four screenings of acclaimed films: Koran by Heart, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, Prince Among Slaves, and Islamic Art Spots. Discussions on each film will be facilitated by Reza Jalali, a familiar scholar to the Library. Watch for registration details in our August issue of FootNotes Plus.



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 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.

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.

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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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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.

Coming Attractions:
September 8, 2014 (2nd Monday)
Billy Elliot (2000)

The life of 11-year old Billy Elliot, a coal miner's son in Northern England, is forever changed when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Soon he is demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by class instructor Mrs. Wilkinson. When his widowed father and overbearing brother discover that Billy has been squandering his boxing money on "less than manly" pursuits, he is forbidden to continue the class. Meanwhile, Mrs. Wilkinson encourages Billy to try out for the Royal Ballet School in London, where he can refine his craft while escaping his oppressive surroundings. Rated R for language. 111 mins.

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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.

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Arrow Let's Talk America
First Thursday of the Month: August 7 at 6:30p.m.
Location: Meeting Room
Topic: "Is there a solution to the Gaza/Israel/Palestinian endless wars?"

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 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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