All Upcoming Adult Events

Library Genealogy Group

genealogy group, ancestry, research help

Join us for our monthly Scarborough Public Library Genealogy Group. 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.


Monday, October 22, 2018 - 1:00pm

China's View of the World and of America

Stephen Harder, Camden Conference, China's View of the World

The Library in partnership with the Camden Conference will welcome Stephen Harder for our first program in this year's series. Stephen's talk, China’s View of the World – and of America, discusses important aspects of Chinese history, culture, economics and politics that shape a Chinese view of the world – and the Chinese view of America.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

Crash Course in Digital Library Resources

Digital Library Services, Kanopy, Digital Maine Library

New services! MARVEL is now Digital Maine Library. Join Catherine, our Assistant Director/Adult Services Manager, for a crash course on new features available through this great resource, including the language learning tool, Pronunciator. This exciting product replaces Transparent Language and offers over 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and even an app for your mobile device.


Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:30pm

Five Wishes: Aging With Dignity

Five Wishes, Compassionate Care Hospice, Advance Directives

Have you planned in advance for the challenges that may come with aging, serious illness, disability, or loneliness? Amy Miers, Social Worker for Compassionate Care Hospice located in Scarborough, will present Five Wishes—a program of the organization, Aging with Dignity. Attendees will receive a Five Wishes booklet to complete during the discussion or take home to finish at their leisure. This event is free to attend. No pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:30pm

Monday Movie Matinee - Won't You Be My Neighbor

Won't You Be My Neighbor Movie

One of America's most beloved children's show hosts, Mr. Rogers remains an iconic television figure for families worldwide. This documentary takes a closer look at the person behind the show that helped define what it meant to be a good person and part of a healthy community. Mr. Rogers inspired a generation by not skirting real world issues and confronting issues of social justice in a way that was approachable to kids and appreciated by the entire family. Rated PG-13; 94 minutes.


Monday, November 5, 2018 - 1:30pm

Sacred Landscapes: Healing the Land

Sacred Landscapes, Feng sui, geomancy, Ted Carter Landscaping

The second program in our Camden Conference series will explore ancient Chinese techniques for bringing ourselves into harmony with our surroundings. With over 100 years of collective experience, special guests Jini and Calen Rayne and Ted Carter will focus on how information related to traditional feng shui, geomancy, and landscape design can better situate us in our fast-paced mobile society.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

Meeting the Challenge of a Rising China

Susan Thornton, Camden Conference, A Rising China

Our final program in the Camden Conference series will feature Susan A. Thornton, foreign policy leader and expert on U.S. foreign relations on the Eurasian continent. Susan will bring her 28-year career as a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, including Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, to her discussion of China’s rise and its effects on American diplomacy.


Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00pm