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Library Genealogy Group

October 28 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. The Library Genealogy Group returns after the summer hiatus. Note the new start time of 1:30pm!

Local Author Showcase

October 30 at 6:30pm. The Library’s Local Author Showcase series returns, featuring published authors from Scarborough and neighboring communities.

Minecraft Miner Day

Sunday, October 27: 1pm - 2pm for beginners. All levels from 2pm -4pm. Explore the Library's Minecraft world - and learn some coding too!

October Books On Tap

October 21 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: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Teen Lock In

October 25 from 6-8:30pm. Teens in Grades 6 thru 8: Take over the Library for a night of Spooktacular themed activities! Registration required.

Teen Writers Group

October 21 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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Today

  1. Teen Writers Group
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Monday, October 21st
    • 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, October 21st
    • 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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Tomorrow

  1. Mother Goose Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, October 22nd
    • 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, October 22nd
    • 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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Wednesday, October 23rd

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 23rd
    • 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, October 24th

  1. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, October 24th
    • 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, October 24th
    • 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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Friday, October 25th

  1. Spooktacular Lock In
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Friday, October 25th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Teen in Grades 6 thru 8: Take over the Library for a night of “Spooktacular” themed activities planned by the Library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Doors will open at 6:00 pm, then we’ll “lock in” everyone at 6:30 pm for two hours of games and fun activities! Pick up is at 8:30 pm. Haunted stacks, arcade-style games, fortune telling, crafts, snacks...and more are in the works! Pre-Register by 5:00 pm October 23. Minimum of 25 must be registered. Call Youth Services at 883-4723 option 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Saturday, October 26th

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, October 26th
    • 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, October 26th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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Sunday, October 27th

  1. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, October 27th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Every Fourth Sunday of the month. Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  2. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, October 27th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Every Fourth Sunday of the month. Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Monday, October 28th

  1. Genealogy Group
    • Start time: 01:30pm
    • End date: Monday, October 28th
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • Roots. Branches. Shoots. You may think we’re talking about trees – and in a way, we are. We’re talking about family trees! The Scarborough Public Library Genealogy Group is offered the fourth Monday of each month from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. 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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Tuesday, October 29th

  1. Mother Goose Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, October 29th
    • 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, October 29th
    • 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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Wednesday, October 30th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 30th
    • 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. Local Author Showcase
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 30th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Read Local! The Library’s Local Author Showcase series returns, featuring published authors from Scarborough and neighboring communities. Each guest author will talk about his or her work, then the audience will be invited to ask questions. Books will also be available for purchase and signing. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Featured authors will be:Kathy Billings, From a Distance: Scattered Memories and Stories of Love  A recounting of heartfelt stories that reflect on the world of dementia and the role that love and humanity have in our livesAndrew Downs, The Leah Hudson Thrillers  Elaborate plotting, intense storytelling, three-dimensional characters, and jaw-dropping endings will appeal to thriller fansSean Poage, The Retreat to Avalon  The first of a new series (The Arthurian Age) exploring the roots of the Arthurian Legends, grounded in the actual history and original stories of the WelshLois Stailing, Nearaway Places: Driving to a Meal in Maine Nearaway Places will introduce you to some of Maine’s most beautiful scenic and historic places - and direct you to a fabulous meal nearby.

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