March 15, 2020 marked the 200th anniversary of Maine’s Statehood. The Scarborough Public Library and Scarborough Historical Society began to bring a series of programs to our community in celebration of this bicentennial benchmark in early March. The series was made possible through the financial partnership of the Scarborough Public Library and Scarborough Historical Society, and through a grant awarded by the Maine Humanities Council; all events are free to attend. The first program was held at the Library prior to the pandemic. Dr. Liam Riordan, Adelaide and Alan Bird Professor of History at the University of Maine, delivered his talk Past and Present Perspectives in Maine Statehood on the afternoon of March 1, 2020 in the Library's Meeting Room. Click here to view the recording.Bicentennial Quilt logo

Please call 883-4723 option 4 or email askSPL [at] with questions about the up-coming rescheduled events in the series.

Click here to learn more about the Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt. 

Click here to watch a recording of our Mapping Maine With the Osher Map Library program held on September 21st.