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Morning Book Discussion - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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"As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise."

The meeting will be held in the Library's Meeting Room with an option to Zoom into the meeting. If you have not attended before, please email askspl [at] to be added to the group's email list.

Evening Book Discussion - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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In an epic history covering the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, a Pulitzer Prize winner chronicles the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families. Please note the group will now meet at 6:00pm.

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"Pre-Dawn" Wonders

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Orion StarBlast Telescope

When we talk about the "night sky," we usually mean around 9:30 in the evening. But stargazing at odd times can reveal so much more of what the night sky has to offer.

In November we have the Leonid meteor shower — one of the best of the year — peaking in the early morning of the 17th. We're also lucky enough to see a near-total lunar eclipse from approximately 2am to 6am on the 19th!

So for all you celestial early birds out there, the Scarborough Public Library is partnering with Seth Lockman, Solar System Ambassador, to show you some of the less-observed wonders of the night sky. We'll also focus on night sky objects that can easily be viewed from a small telescope like the Orion StarBlast telescope available through our Library.

Friday, November 12 at 7:00 pm
Teens, Adults, and children accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required. (Please email Lucy Norvell at ljnorvell [at] to receive the Zoom link)

November Books On Tap - Vesper Flights

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Our November book is Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk.  We'll be meeting at a new location this month where you'll be able to bring your own beverage, so stay tuned for location and directions. However, there will still be a Zoom option. The link will be broadcasted to our Goodreads members a few hours before the meeting. Email Tom at tcorbett [at] to get the link resent to you.

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