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Colin Woodard: Journalism in the Age of Trump

December 12 at 6:30pm. Award-winning journalist and author, Colin Woodard, discusses Fourth Estate in the current administration.

Evening Book Discussion - The Book of Joy

The next meeting of the Evening Book Discussion Group is Wednesday, December 13.

December Teen Writers Group

December 18 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Click on "Learn More" to get all the details about this great monthly teen writers group!

Star Wars Event

December 19 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For Grades 4 thru 8. Star Wars themed games, crafts, and more! Register by December 15.

December French Group

Join us December 19 at 6:30pm. Practice your French speaking language skills with this welcoming group!

Morning Book Discussion - The Perfect Horse

The next meeting of the Tuesday Morning Book Discussion Group is January 2.

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Today

  1. Wonder League Robotics Team
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Monday, December 11th
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Youth ages 6-12: Join our Library Wonder League Robotics team and learn real-world coding challenges using our Dash & Dot robots. Teams will participate in three rounds of missions to become eligible for a Wonder Workshop Invitational Round in Spring 2018. To participate, call Tom Corbett at 883-4723 ext. 6271 or email tcorbett@scarboroughlibrary.org. Parents of children under 10 must remain in the library.

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Tomorrow

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, December 12th
    • End time: 10:00am
    • Every Tuesday: Baby Lapsit - Meeting Room 9:30 AM
      Ages birth to 18 months with an adult
      Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn.

      Learn More

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  2. Toddler Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, December 12th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Every Tuesday: Toddler Time - Meeting Room 10:30 AM
      Ages 18 months and up with an adult
      Picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement with Marilyn.

      Learn More

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  3. Teen Advisory Board Meeting
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, December 12th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • The Scarborough Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens in grades 6-10 who are interested in becoming more involved in the library. Meetings are on Tuesdays from 3pm to 4pm. Help lead/create programming; volunteer at events; organize community service projects; and influence how the library serves teens. For more information, contact Youth Services Room, 883-4723, option 3

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  4. Colin Woodard: Journalism in the Age of Trump
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, December 12th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • The final program in our Camden Conference series will explore the changing role of the press during the current presidential administration. In a world of “alternate facts” and “fake news,” how is the Fourth Estate moving forward with its obligation to report factually—and how is it being perceived by the public.

      Colin is an award-winning author and journalist. He is currently State and National Affairs Writer for the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram, where he was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist and received a 2012 George Polk Award for his investigative reporting. He is also a contributing editor at Politico and writes for Washington Monthly and The Chronicle of Higher Education and reviews books for the Washington Post. A native of Maine, he has reported from more than fifty foreign countries and seven continents, and lived for more than four years in Eastern Europe. In 2014 he was named one of the "Best State Capitol Reporters in America" by the Washington Post and Journalist of the Year by the Maine Press Association.

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Wednesday, December 13th

  1. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, December 13th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Do you love to read...talk about books...write? Check out our teen book club and get to know other like-minded young adults! Contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 for more information.

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  2. Book Discussion Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, December 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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Thursday, December 14th

  1. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, December 14th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Bring moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles—whoever is "family" to you—to our Family Story Time with Sarah, offered every Thursday at 10:30 am in the Youth Room. This program is for children ages 3 and up.

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Saturday, December 16th

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

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Monday, December 18th

  1. Scarborough Teen Writers Group
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Monday, December 18th
    • End time: 05:30pm
    • The Scarborough Library is pleased to offer a teen writing group for grades 6-12, offered in collaboration with Portland Writers Group Maine (PWGM). Teen writers will have the chance to receive feedback on their work and comment on others’ writing. All genres are welcome, including fantasy, sci-fi, poetry, and nonfiction. Each workshop will include a short session about topics such as point of view, voice, characterization, and critiquing skills. The Scarborough Teen Writers Group (STWG) will meet every fourth Monday of the month. To register, call the Youth Room at 883-4723 opt. 3, email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org, or visit the PWGM's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/pwgmwriterssocialgroup/

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  2. Wonder League Robotics Team
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Monday, December 18th
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Youth ages 6-12: Join our Library Wonder League Robotics team and learn real-world coding challenges using our Dash & Dot robots. Teams will participate in three rounds of missions to become eligible for a Wonder Workshop Invitational Round in Spring 2018. To participate, call Tom Corbett at 883-4723 ext. 6271 or email tcorbett@scarboroughlibrary.org. Parents of children under 10 must remain in the library.

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Tuesday, December 19th

  1. Star Wars Event
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, December 19th
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Register to attend by Friday, December 15 by emailing kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or calling the Youth Room at 883-4723 option 3. In a Library far, far away (it’s really our Library) members of the Jedi Order (also known as our Teen Advisory Board) planned a special mission (a fun Star Wars themed event) for future members of the Jedi Order (kiddos in Grades 4 thru 8). Alright...back to our galaxy! Our TAB team has planned a fun “pre-vacation” event! Play Storm Trooper Bowling, ping pong, and Kahoots. Make an origami Yoda or decorate your own alien. Act out different Star Wars characters in a game of Charades. It’s free to attend and refreshments will also be included!

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  2. French Conversation Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, December 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, December 20th

  1. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, December 20th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Do you love to read...talk about books...write? Check out our teen book club and get to know other like-minded young adults! Contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 for more information.

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Saturday, December 23rd

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, December 23rd
    • 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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Sunday, December 24th

  1. Closed - Christmas Eve

 

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