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Camden Conference: Kathleen Sullivan

Sunday, November 17 at 2pm. The Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring. Explore this topic at the second of three Camden Conference events at the Library.

Camden Conference: Richard Valdmanis

Wednesday, November 13 6:30pm. The Case for Unbiased News. Explore this topic at the first of three Camden Conference events focusing on the media revolution.

Evening Book Discussion - Postponed

Evening Book Discussion - Postponed to December 11

November Books On Tap

November 18 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: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

November French Group

November 19 at 6:30pm. Practice your French speaking skills in a welcoming group setting.

Teen Writers Group

November 18 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. Click on "Learn More" to get all the details about the new format for this teen writers group for high schoolers!

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Yesterday

  1. CLOSED - VETERANS DAY

Today

  1. Mother Goose Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, November 12th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Join Jaclyn in this program that is filled with nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. Ages birth to 3 years with an adult.

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  2. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, November 12th
    • 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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Tomorrow

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, November 13th
    • 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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  2. Book Discussion - Postponed
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, November 13th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • The Library's evening book discussion group meets in the Conference Room on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.

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  3. Richard Valdmanis Camden Conference
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, November 13th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • A significant change in the news media in recent decades has been the shift toward partisan coverage. Technological and political factors have been major contributors, from the impact of presidential tweets on financial markets to how the US is struggling with the realities of climate science. In his presentation, The Case for Unbiased News, Richard Valdmanis will discuss how this trend under-serves news consumers and can lead to poor decision making - from the halls of finance, to Congress, and to the voting booth. Valdmanis will make the case for news outlets and news consumers to make a better effort to produce and seek out coverage that is free from partisan bias.

      Richard Valdmanis joined Reuters in 1999 as a news assistant on the energy desk in New York, becoming Editor in Charge of Americas Energy in 2005. He left New York in 2009 to become Deputy Bureau Chief for West and Central Africa, where he covered the war in Mali, the revolution in Tunisia, and was part of the team of reporters that earned a Pulitzer nomination for coverage of Gadaffi’s overthrow in Libya. Valdmanis returned to the States in 2013 as Boston Bureau Chief, expanding his responsibilities to become part of the greater U.S. energy team in 2015.

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Thursday, November 14th

  1. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, November 14th
    • 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, November 14th
    • 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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Saturday, November 16th

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, November 16th
    • 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, November 16th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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Sunday, November 17th

  1. Kathleen Sutherland Camden Conference
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, November 17th
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • World regimes’ use of social media in their reactions to popular uprisings reflects the new power of modern technology...and the varied users’ skill in employing it. In her presentation, The Role of Social media in the Arab Spring, Kathleen Howard Sutherland will discuss the various forms of media that were used to promote political action on the streets against authoritarian regimes across the Middle East - including the video posted by a young Egyptian woman that cut across classes and sectors of society to help spark a remarkable mass uprising.

      Kathleen Howard Sutherland, PhD, is Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Women’s Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio (BGSU) specializing in Middle East Studies. She taught at the American University in Cairo, the city of her birth and long time residence, prior to joining BGSU. Kathleen’s publications focus on the role of women in public life in Egypt and Morocco, the latter of which was supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in Morocco. She visited Iraq in 1985 as a guest of the Iraqi Federation of Women as part of the U.S. delegation to the Iraqi Federation’s Conference on Women and interviewed Afghan women refugees in Peshawar, Pakistan. Kathleen joined the OLLI faculty in 2005. She was President of the World Affairs Council of Maine 2016 to 2019 and continues serving on its Board of Directors.

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Monday, November 18th

  1. Teen Writers Group
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Monday, November 18th
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • The Scarborough Teen Writers Group (STWG) for grades 9-12 is offered in collaboration with Portland Writers Group Maine (PWGM). Gatherings are held the third Monday of the month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in October, November, December, March, and May, and the second Monday in April. Each gathering will introduce different ways to inspire your work—from prompts and storyboards, to online tools like Twine, an online tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

      To register, email Renee at writerwrenee@gmail.com, or you can email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or call the Library at 883-4723 option 3.

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  2. Books on Tap @ O'Reilly's Cure
    • Start time: 05:30pm
    • End date: Monday, November 18th
    • 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, November 19th

  1. Mother Goose Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, November 19th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Join Jaclyn in this program that is filled with nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. Ages birth to 3 years with an adult.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, November 19th
    • 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

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  3. French Conversation Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, November 19th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Every Third Tuesday of the Month: French Conversation Group
      6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Conference Room

      Our 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, November 20th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, November 20th
    • 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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Thursday, November 21st

  1. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, November 21st
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Join Sarah for a half hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays. No registration required.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Girls Who Code
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Thursday, November 21st
    • 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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