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October Parent & Child Workshop

Tuesday, October 17 from 9:30am to 11am. Enjoy play-based "exploration stations" with your wee ones. Our guest, Chelsea Beliveau, will share yoga practices for parents and wee ones.

October French Conversation Group

October 17 at 6:30 pm. Practice your French speaking language skills with this welcoming group!

Author Robert Atkinson, Ph.D.

October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm. Join us for an inspirational evening with Robert Atkinson, author of The Story of Our Time.

Crash Course in Digital Library Resources

October 20 @ 10:30am. Registration required.

Casco Bay Heat Pump Challenge

October 21 from 10am to 1pm. Are you winter-ready? Learn about efficient heating with heat pumps!

New! Library Genealogy Group

Monday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Join this monthly "drop in" genealogy group and fill your ancestral tree!

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Yesterday

  1. Wonder League Robotics Team
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Monday, October 16th
    • 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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Today

  1. Parent & Child Workshop
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, October 17th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • This special "drop in" workshop will be offered from 9:30am to 11:00am in place of our regular Tuesday story times on October 17. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. As a designated member of the Family Places Libraries network, we embrace the fact that literacy begins at birth, and libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Our play-based workshops offer “exploration stations” featuring developmental toys you can enjoy with your child(ren). Our guest, Chelsea Beliveau, a dedicated student/instructor of yoga for over 15 years will mingle through the room to share ways parents and wee ones can use yoga to align mind, body, and spirit - together! FMI, contact the Youth Room at 883-4723 option 3.

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  2. Teen Advisory Board Meeting
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, October 17th
    • 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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  3. French Conversation Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, October 17th
    • 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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Tomorrow

  1. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 18th
    • 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. Author Robert Atkinson, Ph.D. The Story of Our Time
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 18th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Join us as we welcome author Robert Atkinson for a discussion of his acclaimed book, The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness. During these chaotic times, with political divisiveness, terrorism, alarming climate changes, and an unknown future, people want answers. The Story of Our Time addresses these issues from a big-picture perspective illustrating how cycles of history coincide with built-in periods of strife and conflict, leading to transformation and renewal. Framed by 7 unifying principles that are guiding our evolutionary leap forward, this is a book that inspires readers with hope. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Books will also be available for purchase.

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Thursday, October 19th

  1. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, October 19th
    • 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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Friday, October 20th

  1. Crash Course in Library Services
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Friday, October 20th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • There’s lots of learning power behind your library card! We will be offering this “crash course” on a monthly basis to help new cardholders (and longstanding cardholders) maximize available services! Learn tips on searching the catalog, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, and exploring our online self-guided learning platforms. We’ll also share free resources available to you through the Maine State Library and Portland Public Library.

      Computers will be available or bring your laptop or mobile device. Registration required. Please call 883-4723 option 4 or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Saturday, October 21st

  1. Casco Bay Heat Pump Challenge
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, October 21st
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • Save the date! The Library will host this special event in partnership with our town’s Sustainability Department to introduce consumers to ways they can save on energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint, and improve the comfort of their home by installing a cold climate heat pump. Watch for more details coming soon. Until then, visit the Casco Bay Heat Pump Challenge website at http://wepowr.com/casco-bay to learn about heat pump systems.

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  2. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, October 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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  3. Saturday Story Time
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, October 21st
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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Monday, October 23rd

  1. Genealogy Group
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Monday, October 23rd
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Roots. Branches. Shoots. You may think we’re talking about trees – and in a way, we are. We’re talking about family trees! A new Scarborough Public Library Genealogy Group will be offered the fourth Monday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting October 23, 2017. 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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  2. Scarborough Teen Writers Group
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Monday, October 23rd
    • 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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  3. Wonder League Robotics Team
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Monday, October 23rd
    • 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, October 24th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, October 24th
    • 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, October 24th
    • 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, October 24th
    • 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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Wednesday, October 25th

  1. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 25th
    • 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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Thursday, October 26th

  1. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, October 26th
    • 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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