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It's been 25 years since we opened the doors to our current library. What better way to celebrate the "quarter-century" anniversary of this building then with a new look… A NEW LOGO! Our sincere thanks to its creator, Ian Weidner, a graphic designer who lives here in Scarborough. We are hard at work on a new website design that will incorporate our new logo. Stay tuned!

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Friends Program Series
Resumes in October

The Friends of the Scarborough Library resume their annual programming series with a theme that reflects the bounty of our town—and our state: From Farm to Table—Production to Healthy Eating. Mark the first event on your calendar! Image: ArrowClick here for more information about the Friends.

Dave Colson, Director of Agricultural Service at MOFGA
Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dave Colson will present a program for home gardeners who are interested in organic methods, including approachable information about Organic Certification. In addition to the importance of organic farming, Colson will discuss MOFGA's role in Maine and will welcome questions following his presentation. This event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be offered.

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Muslim Journeys Film Series: A Program of the Maine Humanities Council October 1, 15, 22, 29, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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.

The series is free and limited to 25 participants. To register, email askspl@scarboroughlibrary.org, call 883-4723 option 4, or stop by the Adult Reference Desk during Library hours.

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Arrow Let's Talk America
First Thursday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 2
Location: Meeting Room
Topic: "Does the USA/the world have a sensible strategy on dealing with ISIS?"
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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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October 6, 2014
Awakenings (1990)
1:30 p.m. Library meeting room

Image: Awakenings coverIn this moving film, Robin Williams stars as Dr. Malcom Sayer, a neurologist in charge of seemingly catatonic patients in a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Introduced to the effects of a drug called L-DOPA in treating degenerative-diseases, Sayer is given permission to test the drug on a patient: Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro). Gradually, Lowe comes out of his shell, encouraging Sayer to administer L-DOPA to the other patients. Rated PG-13; 121 mins. Light refreshments served.

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Arrow Library Book Discussion Group
First Tuesday of the month 10 a.m.
Conference Room
October 7, 2014
The Traitor's Wife by Kathleen Kent

Image: Traitor's Wife book coverIn the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin's household, and Thomas Carrier labors for the family. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of his part in the English Civil War. But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present.

For more information about this welcoming book group call 883-4723 option 4.
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Arrow Partners for World Health: Local Organization Makes Global Impact
Elizabeth McLellan RN MSN MPH, President & founder of PWH October 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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Ms. McLellan will discuss the organization's mission to collect discarded medical supplies destined for landfills and bring them to severely underserved parts of the world, along with critical medical care.

PWH is entirely staffed and funded by volunteers. It is estimated that over 5,000 volunteers have given of their time in support of the organization in the past five years, with many traveling on medical missions to Tanzania, Senegal, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Cambodia, and Bangladesh.

Of particular significance is PWH's environmental impact in collecting thousands of pounds of discarded medical supplies, all sorted and stored locally before being redistributed to developing countries with the need for medical intervention. Both Ms. McLellan and the organization have received numerous awards and recognitions for their humanitarian and environmental efforts.

This program is free to attend and open to the public. For additional information about PWH, visit their website at www.partnersforworldhealth.org.


Closed Monday, October 13, 2014 for Columbus Day. Returns may be placed in the book drop. They will be processed on the next business day.

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

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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.

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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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