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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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Sunday, January 18, 2015
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Broadturn Farm: More Than a CSA
Library Meeting Room

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Over the past eight years, Stacy Brenner and John Bliss have been dedicated stewards of Broadturn Farm—a property protected by the Scarborough Land Trust through a conservation easement. Hear the story of how Stacy and John developed this full working farm that includes Community Supported Agriculture memberships (CSA), farming education programs, summer camp experiences for youth, a floral design studio - Flora Bliss, a sought-after wedding venue, and organic food provisions for local business. The program is free and open to the public and will offer light refreshments.

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Camden Conference @ the Library

We are pleased to serve as a community partner with the Camden Conference to bring the following original program to Scarborough. It explores the theme "Russia Resurgent"—the focus of the 2015 conference being held February 20-22 in Camden, Maine. The conference will examine Russia's role in the world, including both the risks and opportunities it faces in its efforts to remain a world power.

We are honored to offer the following presentation—free and open to the public. No registration required. For additional information about this event contact the Library at 207-883-4723 option 4. To learn more about the Camden Conference and how you can attend, visit their website at www.camdenconference.org

Film Screening and Discussion
Sunday, November 23, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin presented by Paul Mitchell and Sarah Wallis

Image: Film cover Russia's Open BookCo-directors Paul Mitchell and Sarah Willis will join us to screen/discuss their acclaimed film Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin. The documentary premiered nationally on PBS in New York in December. We are thrilled that our program coincides with their travels to the US from their home in England.

Hosted by actor, author, and activist Stephen Fry, the film celebrates contemporary Russian authors carrying on the greatest literary traditions of Tolstoy, Gogol, and Dostoyevsky. These authors are interviewed extensively in the film, and excerpts from their recent works are brought to life by vivid animated sequences created exclusively for the film—with Fry providing dramatic readings in English.

Paul Mitchell won a 2012 Peabody Award for the BBC/NatGeo television series, "Putin, Russia and the West." Since 1990 Mitchell has lived in the UK, producing award-winning films for the BBC, Channel 4, France Television, and PBS, among others. Sarah Wallis won the DuPont Peabody Award and an Emmy for "Master Race", an episode of the PBS series The People's Century. Wallis is a Russian speaker and a published author with over 20 years of documentary film experience, including eight years with the BBC.

Story Times

We WILL offer Story Times on November 25!

Every Tuesday: Baby Lapsit - Meeting Room 9:30 AM
Ages birth to 18 months with an adult
. Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, and finger play with Marilyn.

Every Tuesday: Toddler Time - Meeting Room 10:30 AM
Ages 18 months and up with an adult
. Picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement with Marilyn.

Every Thursday: Family Story Time - Amphitheater 10:30 AM Ages 3 to 7 with an adult. Promote a love for reading with Janet—the newest member of our Youth staff. Many of you may recognize Janet from her many years as a Library Tech at Wentworth Intermediate School. We're thrilled to welcome her to our library family!

And don't forget: every second Thursday of the month (December 11!), "Banjo Man" Duncan Perry will return to the Library to add a fun sing-along to our story time.

Arrow Monday Movie Matinée
First Monday of the Month at
1:30 p.m. Library Meeting Room
December 1, 2014 Jersey Boys (2014)

Image: Jersey Boys coverAdapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons—one of the key pop groups of the early 60's responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man," and "Big Girls Don't Cry." Clint Eastwood directs, from a screenplay by the co-authors of the original musical, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Rated R for language; 134 minutes. Light refreshments served.

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Arrow Library Book Discussion Group
First Tuesday of the month 10 a.m.
Conference Room
December 2, 2014 Reader's Choice (Fiction)

Image: Fiction book jacketsThis is your opportunity to "booktalk" about a favorite work of fiction you've read. What is a booktalk? It's an opportunity for you—the reader—to give other members of the book group a glimpse of a book without giving away the ending. (That's essentially what our librarians do when they make a book recommendation.) You may influence others to give your pick a try! FMI, call 883-4723 option 4. Click here to view upcoming Book Discussion Group selections.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Sea Wings: A Pairing of Poems and Photography
Reading by Ann P. Hammond featuring photographs by Dr. Kristine Hoyt

Image: Ann P HammondAnn P. Hammond believes it's never too late to find one's passion. Through the support of her mentor—author and poet Molly Peacock—Ann found her calling for writing poetry in the years following her retirement as an educator. Her early works drew from her vivid memories of childhood during World War II, but her latest book of poetry was inspired by the coastal beauty of Maine where Ann now makes her home.

Ann will join us for a reading of selected works from her book, Sea Wings. Her words will be paired with breathtaking photographs taken by Dr. Kristine Hoyt—a familiar presenter of many memorable "Armchair Traveler" series offered here at the Library.

The event is free to attend, and light refreshments will be served. Copies of Sea Wings will be available for purchase and signing at the event, with proceeds to benefit the Library. FMI call 207.883.4723 option 4.




Closed Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and Wednesday/Thursday, December 24, 25 for Christmas. 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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Library Knitting Group
Every Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Meeting Room

Whether you've been knitting for decades or days, join this welcoming group of knitters. Can't commit to every Saturday? No problem! Just come when you can.

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Let's Talk America
First Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 4
Location: Meeting Room
Topic: TBA
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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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Next time you visit us, don't forget to "check out" our beverage thermos, euro-style car decal, and Library Blend coffee (created by Scarborough Grounds) featuring our new logo! All proceeds benefit the Library.

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