All Upcoming Library Events

What Happens When Sourdoughs Meet Mainahs?: A Cross-Country Cultural Exchange & Conversation co-hosted with Anchorage Public Library

A Cross-Country Cultural Exchange & Conversation, co-hosted with Anchorage Public Library

Thursday, October 29

3:00 – 4:30 pm
via Zoom

“Our force for counteracting chaos is connection.” –Jon Mooallem, This is Chance!

Thursday, October 29

3:00 – 4:30 pm
via Zoom

“Our force for counteracting chaos is connection.” –Jon Mooallem, This is Chance!

Take an afternoon break and join us for this virtual meet-up and conversation with the patrons and librarians of the Anchorage Public Library, in Anchorage, AK. Bring along your curiosity and your favorite warm beverage to enjoy as we virtually connect with our Alaskan friends. Coffee, tea and conversation — no agenda, just a chance to meet, chat and connect with fellow human beings living on the opposite side of the country (4500 miles away!!). Some of our guests from the West lived through the events of This is Chance! and the much more recent 2018 Alaskan earthquake. This afternoon of informal conversation will be a chance to learn about everyday life in Alaska from some real Sourdoughs, as well as an opportunity for us to be Mainah ambassadohrs to our friends “from Away.” Come join us in expanding the idea of just how big a Community can be!

Registration is required for this program.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:00pm

Communities of Kindness: Neighbor-to-Neighbor Outreach, with Sari Greene and the South Portland Community of Kindness

South Portland Community of Kindness

Thursday, October 29

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 29

6:30 – 7:30 pm
via Zoom

In times of crisis, our instinct is often to look out for our neighbors. But where do we start? How can we help? Join Sari Greene as she shares the story of how she founded the South Portland Community of Kindness, a community group intended as a resource to connect those who need assistance with those who can offer assistance as the community navigates the impact of COVID-19 together. Sari and a panel of representatives from local organizations will discuss the Community of Kindness’s trials and successes and will offer tips and inspiration for how to adapt this model to any community—from an entire town or neighborhood, all the way down to a single street.

About Sari Greene

Sari and her husband Eric live in SoPo and raised their two sons Benjamin and Max (SPHS classes of 2000 and 2008) there. She currently serves on the Bangor Savings Bank Board of Directors, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, the South Portland Middle School Building Committee and the City of South Portland Economic Development Committee. She is active in the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary club. She can often be found on Monday and Thursday mornings volunteering at the South Portland Food Cupboard. Professionally, Sari is a recognized cybersecurity entrepreneur, author and educator. In 2017, Sari and Eric had the opportunity to set off on a sailing sabbatical – sailing 24,000 nautical miles crossing the Equator, the Topic of Cancer, the Tropic of Capricorn and the Prime Meridian.

South Portland Community of Kindness was launched on March 16, 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now has 1,863 members! In the past  6.5 months, members have enthusiastically answered the call for volunteers to help out schools, give blood and distribute food. Neighbors have shared homeschooling resources, made sure pets were walked and fed, offered gardening advice, run errands, supplied diapers, made birthdays special with gifts, cakes and parades, wrote notes of encouragement, provided links to vital resource, supported local businesses, found housing, checked in on each other, mowed lawns, and so much more.

Please join us by registering below!

Registration is required for this program.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:30pm

Zoom Halloween Lock In

Zoom Halloween Lock in at the SPL

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is hosting a Zoom Halloween Lock In for Middle School Students: Grades 6 thru 8.

Take over the Library “virtually” for a night of “Halloween-themed" activities! The event will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 7:30 pm on October 30th. Participants can select from a variety of exciting breakout rooms:

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is hosting a Zoom Halloween Lock In for Middle School Students: Grades 6 thru 8.

Take over the Library “virtually” for a night of “Halloween-themed" activities! The event will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 7:30 pm on October 30th. Participants can select from a variety of exciting breakout rooms:

Halloween Kahoots, Jeopardy, Psychic Reading, Pictionary and a Zombie Apocalypse Hospital Escape Room!

Pre-Register by noon on October 30. Minimum of 10 must be registered. Call Youth Services at 883-4723 option 3 or email: kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org(link sends e-mail).  It will be a haunting good time!

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 6:30pm

Morning Book Discussion - Shadow Divers

Recounts the discovery of a sunken German U-boat by two scuba divers, tracing how they devoted the following years to researching the identities of the submarine and crew, correcting historical texts and breaking new ground in the world of diving.

If you are not already registered for the books group, please contact Catherine Morrison at cmorrison [at] scarboroughlibrary.org (subject: Tuesday%20Morning%20Book%20Group) to receive the Zoom link.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 10:00am

Don’t Take a Chance: Building Community Resilience through Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response, with Scarborough Fire Chief, B. Michael Thurlow

Thursday, November 5

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, November 5

6:30 – 8:00 pm
via Zoom

It’s essential for everyone to know how to be proactive, what to expect in the aftermath of a crisis, and the importance of individual and community resilience before and after disaster hits. Wherever you live, there are things you can do on a personal level—neighbors helping neighbors. Learn how federal, state, and local governments prepare for disaster and what you can do to help yourself, your family and your neighbors. Chief Thurlow’s 44+ year career with the Scarborough Fire Department has developed his expertise in crisis response and disaster preparedness. The Chief’s overview will last an hour and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Fire Chief B. Michael Thurlow is a life-long Scarborough resident who graduated from Scarborough High School and attended Southern Maine Community College.  He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncles by joining the Scarborough Fire Department as soon as he was old enough at the age of 16.  Michael has served as a member of the Pine Point fire company for nearly 45 years.  He was appointed the Town's part-time Emergency Management Director in 1980, a position he has held for 40 years.  Four days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 Michael was appointed as Scarborough's career Fire Chief.  Michael is married to his wife of 33 years Malvina, and they have a son, Michael, who was the 4th generation of the family to serve on the fire department, and now serves as a career Scarborough Police Officer.

Registration is required for this program.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:30pm

Virtual Book Discussion

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Discuss This Is Chance! with other readers!  The heart of the Community Read is the chance to discuss a common book with friends, neighbors and strangers from your community. These discussions are a chance for members of all three towns to meet one another and connect through great conversations about the book. All discussion sessions are open to patrons from each of the participating towns.

To sign up for this book discussion group, registration is required.  Participation will be capped at 15 participants.  This discussion group will be virtual, held online, using the Zoom platform.

Click here to register.

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Friday, November 6, 2020 - 10:30am

Our Town: A Live Reading

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Our Town: A Live Reading
Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Janie Downey

Saturday, November 7
2:00 pm
via Zoom

Our Town: A Live Reading
Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Janie Downey

Saturday, November 7
2:00 pm
via Zoom

Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play, Our Town tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners, NH and the everyday lives of its citizens during the early years of the 20th Century. Careful readers of our Community Read 2020 book selection, This is Chance!, will be aware of the central thematic role that Our Town plays in the book. Still one of the most performed plays anywhere after more than 80 years, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town is widely considered an American classic and a long-time staple of local and high-school theater productions. Come join us as a talented local cast drawn from the Lyric Music Theater, Royal River Community Players, and a host of other great local theaters performs a live reading of Our Town. You won’t want to miss this unique communal experience of watching Wilder’s classic celebration of community and human life along with your friends and neighbors. It’ll be an intimate COVID-style virtual theatrical experience! A Q&A with the cast and director will follow.

Registration is required for this program.

Click here to register. A confirmation won't be sent automatically. You will receive the Zoom link on Saturday, November 7.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Virtual Book Discussion

Online Book Discussion logo

Discuss This Is Chance! with other readers!  The heart of the Community Read is the chance to discuss a common book with friends, neighbors and strangers from your community. These discussions are a chance for members of all three towns to meet one another and connect through great conversations about the book. All discussion sessions are open to patrons from each of the participating towns.

To sign up for this book discussion group, registration is required.  Participation will be capped at 15 participants.  This discussion group will be virtual, held online, using the Zoom platform.

Click here to register.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 6:30pm

Everything Moves: Stories from the Great Alaskan Earthquake, co-hosted with Anchorage Public Library

Everything Moves: Stories from the Great Alaskan Earthquake 
co-hosted with Anchorage Public Library

Saturday, November 14
3:00pm-4:30pm
via Zoom

Everything Moves: Stories from the Great Alaskan Earthquake 
co-hosted with Anchorage Public Library

Saturday, November 14
3:00pm-4:30pm
via Zoom

We’ll be joined in this afternoon program by the patrons and librarians of Anchorage Public Library, who will be sharing their memories and photographs from the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964, and their reflections on how the effects of the quake have impacted Anchorage in the decades that followed. After the presentation, there will be time for questions and conversation with our friends from Anchorage, so be sure to bring your curiosity and your earth-shaking questions about life in Alaska, then and now. Come join us in expanding the idea of just how big a Community can be!

Registration is required for this program.

Click here to register. A confirmation won't be sent automatically. You will receive the Zoom link on Saturday, November 14.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 3:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons all-ages one-shot

Join us on November 17th for a Dungeons & Dragons one-shot adventure! All ages are welcome to participate in this adventure; registration is required.

Join us on November 17th for a Dungeons & Dragons one-shot adventure! All ages are welcome to participate in this adventure; registration is required. For more information, check out our information pages for teens and adults.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 4:00pm

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