All Upcoming Adult Events

Library Genealogy Group

genealogy group, ancestry, research help

Next meeting is February 24. Whether you are just starting to explore your heritage or well into the process, this “drop in” gathering will introduce you to vetted resources for ancestral research. Don Taylor will be the group's facilitator, bringing a wealth of experience in Internet research and genetic genealogy. FMI, contact Adult Reference at 883-4723 option 4, or email askSPL [at]


Monday, February 24, 2020 - 1:30pm

Perspectives on Maine's Statehood

Dr. Liam Riordan, Scarborough Bicentennial Series, Maine Bicentennial

Dr. Liam Riordan will open our Bicentennial Series with the presentation Past and Present: Perspectives on Maine Statehood. This illustrated presentation explores the long statehood process in Maine that culminated in 1820 with formal separation from Massachusetts. That struggle engaged a range of challenging public issues that are still recognizable in contemporary Maine politics and culture.


Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

Monthly Drop-In Sketching Group

Drop In Sketching Group, Monthly, 2nd Friday

Our next gathering will be March 13.  This event is an Adult Programming series. Find your creative side! Noodling. Doodling. Dabbling. If a program description includes these words, you can be sure it will be relaxed and fun. Basic supplies provided, or bring your own sketch pad and pens/pencils. We'll be joined by retired illustrator, Michael Brown. This event is free to attend.


Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:00am

Mapping Maine With the Osher Map Library

Matthew Edney, Scarborough Bicentennial Series, Maine Bicentennial

Rescheduled from March 15. Dr. Matthew Edney is curator of the Osher Map Library’s Maine Bicentennial Exhibition, Mapping Maine: The Land and Its Peoples, 1677-1842. Using digital images of the exhibit and additional items from the OML collection, Dr. Edney will provide an overview of this special installation. Digital maps of Scarborough’s marshes – an important part of Scarborough’s early and present history – will also be included.


Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

Dawnland: Documentary and Discussion

Dawnland, Documentary, Scarborough Bicentennial Series, Maine Bicentennial

Scarborough is identified by and recognized for its 3,200-acre saltwater marsh. It inspired the town’s early Native American name, Owascoag: Land of Much Grass. This program will provide a meaningful opportunity to consider Scarborough’s indigenous history and the relationship between its native population and early settlers through the viewing of the documentary Dawnland – an exploration of Native American culture and intimate sacred moments of truth-telling and healing.


Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 2:00pm