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Author Jeffrey Ryan

Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30pm. Author Jeffrey Ryan returns to discuss his latest book, Hermit. Learn about this mid-20th Century recluse who lived in the woods of Piscataquis County.

Marilyn's Retirement Open House

September 17 from 9:30am to 11am. Join us for this Open House to celebrate Marilyn Taylor and honor her as she retires from our Youth Services team!

September Books On Tap

September 16th at 5:30 at O'Reilly's Cure on Rt 1. Arrive between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Discussion begins at 5:30pm. Book selection: After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry.

September French Group

The French Group will not be meeting September 17 at 6:30pm. Next gathering will be October 15. Practice your French speaking skills in a welcoming group setting.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting

September 17 at 3:00pm. Students in Grades 6-12: Join us for our TAB meeting.

Teen Book Club

Wednesdays at 3:00pm. For Grades 6 thru 9 who love to read, write, create, illustrate and talk about books!

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Yesterday

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 14th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

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Tomorrow

  1. Books on Tap @ O'Reilly's Cure
    • Start time: 05:30pm
    • End date: Monday, September 16th
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • NOTE TIME CHANGE. Books. Bites. Brews. What a great combination! We’ve partnered with O’Reilly’s Cure here in Scarborough to offer a new book group—Books on Tap—moderated by Tom Corbett, our Systems Librarian (and beer enthusiast). Here’s how it works: Arrive between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm and settle into the lounge area; purchase bites and beverages from O’Reilly’s menu; then share good conversation about the book selected for the month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Visit our website at http://www.scarboroughlibrary.org/adults/events/series/books-tap-reading-group

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Tuesday, September 17th

  1. Marilyn Taylor's Retirement Open House
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, September 17th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Marilyn Taylor has been a much-loved member of our Youth Services team since 1994. No doubt there are many of you who attended her early literacy story times with your now older children. In fact, many of you may have attended as children yourselves and are now bringing your own wee ones to Baby Lapsit or Rhymin’ Time. Whatever your connection might be, we invite you to join us for a special Open House to celebrate Marilyn’s many years of service to our community and to wish her well as she retires. The morning will be informal. Drop in any time between 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Share your favorite “Marilyn moments.” And don’t be surprised if the guest of honor offers a spontaneous story or song for all to enjoy. Hope you can be there. All ages are welcome!

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  2. Marilyn Taylor's Retirement Open House
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, September 17th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Marilyn Taylor has been a much-loved member of our Youth Services team since 1994. No doubt there are many of you who attended her early literacy story times with your now older children. In fact, many of you may have attended as children yourselves and are now bringing your own wee ones to Baby Lapsit or Rhymin’ Time. Whatever your connection might be, we invite you to join us for a special Open House to celebrate Marilyn’s many years of service to our community and to wish her well as she retires. The morning will be informal. Drop in any time between 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Share your favorite “Marilyn moments.” And don’t be surprised if the guest of honor offers a spontaneous story or song for all to enjoy. Hope you can be there. All ages are welcome!

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  3. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 17th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Our TAB group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members organize fun teen events at the library and help with other volunteer efforts too! For more information about joining, contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  4. Sept French Group Cancelled
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 17th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • The Group will not be meeting on Sept. 17. Join us on October 15!Every Third Tuesday of the Month: French Conversation Group6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Conference RoomOur new French Conversation Group will give intermediate to advanced French speakers the chance to do just that, although beginners are welcome to come and absorb as much as they can! Learn More

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Wednesday, September 18th

  1. Your Government, Your Neighborhood
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 18th
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Senator Angus King created the initiative Your Government, Your Neighborhood to get members of his staff out of the office and into communities. These informal “drop in” sessions offer constituents the opportunity to share concerns. Stop by between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. For more information about these events, call Senator King’s office at 1-800-432-1599.

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  2. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 18th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • If you are in Grades 6 and up and like reading books, talking about books, writing about books, illustrating book themes, and creating fun skits, this book club is for you! For more information, contact Youth Services at 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  3. Author Jeffrey Ryan
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 18th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Jeffrey Ryan will return to the Library to discuss his latest book, Hermit, about a mysterious Maine hermit who lived in the woods of Piscataquis County. Maine State Historican, Earle G. Shettleworth, had this to say about the book. "Jeffrey Ryan tells an engaging story about a mysterious Maine hermit who lived in the woods of Piscataquis County near the Appalachian Trail. The author takes us back to the mid-20th century in the Maine woods with a descriptive force and a gentle nostalgia that realistically evoke both time and place. Hermit will resonate with many readers who have experienced the mystique and beauty of the Maine wilderness." Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

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Thursday, September 19th

  1. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, September 19th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Join Sarah for a half hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays. No registration required.

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  2. Girls Who Code
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Thursday, September 19th
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • We're excited to be partnering once again with Rachel McDonnell, Alayna Hebert, and Chrystine Muncherian to host another Girls Who Code Club at the Library on Thursdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm starting September 12 and ending December 19. Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for girls (in this case, Grades 6-8) to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models to use computer science to change the world. The curriculum focuses on a Girls Who Code Project where girls work in teams to solve a real world problem they care about through code. To participate, send an email to gwcscarborough@gmail.com, and Rachel, Alayna, or Chrystine will provide information on how to register through the Girls Who Code platform.

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  3. Library Trustees

Saturday, September 21st

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 21st
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

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  2. Saturday Story Time
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 21st
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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Sunday, September 22nd

  1. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, September 22nd
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Every Fourth Sunday of the month. Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  2. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, September 22nd
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Every Fourth Sunday of the month. Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Monday, September 23rd

  1. Genealogy Group
    • Start time: 01:30pm
    • End date: Monday, September 23rd
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • Roots. Branches. Shoots. You may think we’re talking about trees – and in a way, we are. We’re talking about family trees! The Scarborough Public Library Genealogy Group is offered the fourth Monday of each month from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Whether you are just starting to explore your heritage or well into the process, this monthly “drop in” gathering will introduce you to vetted resources for ancestral research.The group will be facilitated by Don Taylor, a retired Information Technology Security Specialist who became interested in Genealogy in the 1970s. Since 2005, Don has focused on genealogical research, specializing in Internet research and genetic genealogy. He is a member of the Maine Genealogical Society (MGS), New England Historic Genealogical Society, and is on the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Historical Society (SHS) where he helps others research their Scarborough roots. Don also manages a personal genealogy blog.Join us and start exploring your family tree; it’s free to attend! FMI, contact Adult Reference at 883-4723 option 4, or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Tuesday, September 24th

  1. Mother Goose Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, September 24th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Mrs. C will be offering this story time filled with nursery rhymes, movement, picture books, and songs while we search for a new Youth Services Assistant. Ages birth to 3 years with an adult.

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  2. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 24th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Our TAB group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members organize fun teen events at the library and help with other volunteer efforts too! For more information about joining, contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Wednesday, September 25th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 25th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • If you are in Grades 6 and up and like reading books, talking about books, writing about books, illustrating book themes, and creating fun skits, this book club is for you! For more information, contact Youth Services at 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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