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Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

November 18 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Join suicide loss survivors and gain understanding through shared stories of healing and hope.

New! Library Genealogy Group

Monday, November 27 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Join this monthly "drop in" genealogy group and fill your ancestral tree!

Jeff Thaler: Climate Disruptions and World Disorder

November 28 at 6:30pm. Camden Conference series: Jeff Thaler on global climate change.

Crash Course in Digital Library Resources

November 29 at 6:30 pm. Registration required.

Monday Movie Matinee: Maudie

Monday, December 4 @ 1:30pm

Morning Book Discussion - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The next meeting of the Morning Book Discussion Group is Tuesday, December 5.

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Today

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, November 18th
    • 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 18th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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  3. Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End date: Saturday, November 18th
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • The Library is honored to continue its partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to host this important day for families who have survived the loss of a loved one through suicide. Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. This event is free to attend. To register, visit the Survivor Day website at https://afsp.org/survivor_day/scarborough-maine/

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Monday, November 20th

  1. Wonder League Robotics Team
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Monday, November 20th
    • 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, November 21st

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, November 21st
    • 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, November 21st
    • 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. French Conversation Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, November 21st
    • 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 22nd

  1. Open Regular Hours

Thursday, November 23rd

  1. Closed - Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 24th

  1. Open Regular Hours

Saturday, November 25th

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, November 25th
    • 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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Monday, November 27th

  1. Genealogy Group
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Monday, November 27th
    • 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, November 27th
    • 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, November 27th
    • 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, November 28th

  1. Baby Lapsit
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, November 28th
    • 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, November 28th
    • 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, November 28th
    • 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. Jeff Thaler: Climate Disruptions and World Disorder
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, November 28th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Our Camden Conference programming will explore climate change through the topic, Climate Disruptions and World Disorder: Risks and Opportunities, presented by Jeff Thaler. Of the many growing threats to American and world security, global climate disruptions are much debated these days. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the causes and consequences of such disruptions, as well as economic and environmental risks and opportunities, from the Arctic to Maine and beyond, from changing oceans, forests and storms.

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Wednesday, November 29th

  1. Bookworms Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, November 29th
    • 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. Crash Course in Library Services
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, November 29th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • 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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