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Arrow Library Book Discussion Group
First Tuesday of the month 10 a.m.
Conference Room:
May 6, 2014
Northern Borders by Howard Frank Mosher

Image: Northern Borders Book coverNorthern Borders is Mosher's nostalgic novel of life in northern Vermont's Kingdom County, as told by a man remembering his boyhood. In 1948 six-year-old Austen Kittredge III leaves his widowed father to live with his paternal grandparents on their farm in the township of Lost Nation. Escapades at the county fair, doings at the annual family reunion and Shakespeare performance, and conflicts at the one-room schoolhouse are all recounted lovingly in this enchanting coming-of-age story filled with luminous memories and the deepest of childhood secrets, as a boy is molded into a man.

For more information about this welcoming book group call 883-4723 option 4.
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Arrow Family Maker Day Friday
April 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Our new Electronic Snap Circuits can help you create over 100 kinetic objects. And our "Maker Space" will include an easy Kumihimo weaving project and a "word collage" center.

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Arrow George Daughan: Acclaimed Author and Historian Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM

We welcome George Daughan back to the Library to discuss his latest book, The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the USS Essex During the War of 1812. His previous book, 1812: The Navy's War, was hailed in reviews by the Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Dr. Daughan holds a Ph.D. in American History and Government from Harvard University and is a recipient of the 2008 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for his book If By Sea. Copies of The Shining Sea will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Noon to 1:00 PM

Libraries across Maine are partnering
with lawyers to speak with library patrons
about the challenges that arise when an individual is faced with a legal problem.

This state-wide event is organized by the Maine Justice Action Group Collaboration on Innovation, Technology and Equal Access to Justice (the Collaboration) which includes Maine's public libraries, the Maine State Bar Association, the Maine Bar Foundation, the State of Maine Judicial Branch, Maine's legal aid providers and other organizations interested in helping people access the legal resources they need.

The Scarborough Public Library will welcome Peter L. Hatem, a solo practitioner who has practiced law in Scarborough since 2002. Mr. Hatem has a civil law practice with an emphasis in real estate, civil litigation, and bankruptcy. He also represents clients in small estate planning matters including wills and durable powers of attorney. This program is free and open to the public. To learn more about Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day, you can visit the Lawyers in Libraries website.

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The Scarborough Public Library will host a book discussion series in May in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council (MHC). Let's Talk Graphic: Coming of Age Comics is a four-part book discussion series for Young Adults (YA) in grades 9-12.

The series covers mature coming-of-age themes. Harold Philbrook (artist) and Michael Trombley (English educator), are the discussion facilitators. Discussions will focus on the coming-of-age narrative through the point-of-view of four graphic novels: American Born Chinese, Skim, Persepolis, and Refresh Refresh.

This is a great opportunity for high school teens who read graphic novels and are interested in exploring how sequential and comic art is used to enhance the story.
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Friends Members--Save This Date!
Friends Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

More details will be coming soon, but be sure to mark this date on your calendar! This year, the Friends will return to their former tradition of bringing members together for a luncheon meeting. Invitations will be sent in April. Visit the Friends website at www.scarboroughlibraryfriends.org to learn more about this wonderful organization... to become a member.

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Arrow Monday Movie
First Monday of the Month at 1:30 p.m.
May 5, 2014 Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Shown in HD on our large screen

Image: Saving Mr. Banks coverWhen P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen, Disney meets a woman not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia. Approximately 125 min. Rating: PG-13; for thematic elements including some unsettling images.

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Arrow Let’s Talk America
May 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Room

Topic: "The forum will continue its conversation about what the United States/European response should be to the Russian activity happening in the Ukraine."

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Let's Talk America! forums are happening all around the country, bringing people together for inclusive, respectful dialogue about issues facing our communities, our state, and our nation. Come share your views—and consider new insights. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact local facilitator, Sam Kelley at cell 650-1814.



Next Closings: Easter Sunday, April 20 and Patriots Day, April 21. Returns may be placed in the book drop. They will be processed on the next business day.

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Arrow Children’s Weekly Programs Programs for children and families, including storytimes and special events I Love Books by Kate Follansbee appear on our Youth Services pages.

Follow this link for information about student After School Use of the Library for parents and guardians.

To register for youth programs e-mail the Youth Services Staff kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or phone 883-4723 extension 6278.

Check for program cancellations at 396-6288.

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Whether you've been knitting for decades or days, join this welcoming group of knitters in the Library's Conference Room, located near the public computers. Can't commit to every Saturday? No problem! Just come when you can. FMI, call the Library at 883-4723 option 3.

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Arrow Did you know? With your library card, you can borrow selected Museum and Park passes for 1 day. Learn more>>>

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Stop in and pick up your free copy of the latest issue of BookPage. This popular service is provided by the Friends of Scarborough Library. New issue arrives the first of every month. Get your copy while they last!


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Arrow Did you know? Your library card expires on an annual basis so that we can verify your address, phone number, and e-mail address. Library Key Card

Having an inactive card will temporarily restrict some of the online services you currently enjoy, like renewing a book, borrowing an eBook or eReader, or requesting a book from another library. If you've given us your e-mail address, we'll e-mail you when your card is about to expire. If another family member uses your e-mail, the email you receive may be related to their card(s) as well. Better check!

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