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iPhone Basics

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 2:30pm
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National Digital Equity Center

This three-part course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPhone. This class starts with the basics of how to log on using multiple methods from passcode to touch id to face recognition technology. Apple’s iCloud service will be discussed as the benefits of this service help secure your data as well as allow your data to be used across multiple Apple devices. The App Store will be covered as a way to find additional applications that may meet your varied interest and needs.

May 2022 Books On Tap - The Anthropocene Reviewed

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Our May book is The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green. This very well received set of essays by the renown storyteller, John Green, explores the impact of humans on our planet. We've moved our meeting to the Nonesuch River Brewery down the road from the library on Rt. 114 (Gorham Rd). Come enjoy a beer (or beverage of your choice) while discussing books. What could be better! Email Tom at tcorbett [at] if you have questions.

If you haven't already, please register as a member on our BookClubs site.

Outdoor Story Time at Memorial Park

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 10:00am
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Outdoor Story Time at Memorial Park
Outdoor Story Time at Memorial Park with Guest Reader Kelly Pietrzak

Have you heard the peepers this spring? Kelly Pietrzak, homeschooling parent, Scarborough Land Trust volunteer, and community educator, will share frog-themed stories for a live audience at Memorial Park at this week's Outdoor Story Time! Young children and families are welcome to join us at the gazebo on Wednesday, May 18 at 10:00am. Please wear boots and bring a net and something to sit on.

This Outdoor Story Time will happen rain or shine.

Storytelling and the Art of Advocacy: How personal stories of connection with the earth can be used to advocate for the environment

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 5:30pm
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With our partner, the Scarborough Land Trust, we are delighted to host author Susan Inches on Tuesday evening, May 24, for Storytelling and the Art of Advocacy: How personal stories of connection with the earth can be used to advocate for the environment. We will gather at Memorial Park for the talk which begins at 5:30pm. Participants are invited to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic, as some do for the town's summer concerts in this venue. Books will be available for purchase and for Sue to sign. In the event of inclement weather, the talk will be held in the nearby Public Safety Building's meeting room. Scarborough Public Library does not currently have an indoor or outdoor space large enough to host this #Sustainable Scarborough series event, which is free to attend and open to the public. 

Click here to register. Registration is encouraged, but not required. We will email you if poor weather forces a change of location!

Ann P. Hammond Poetry Series - Inaugural Reading

Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 2:00pm
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Poetry Books of Maine Poet Laureate, Julia Bouwsma

Julia Bouwsma, recently named Maine’s sixth Poet Laureate, will visit the Scarborough Public Library on Sunday, June 5, to read from her poetry at 2:00pm. The poetry reading will be the inaugural event in the Library’s new Ann P. Hammond Poetry Series. The reading is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Click here to register.

Morning Book Discussion - And the World Played Chess by Robert Dugoni

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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"In 1979 recent high school graduate, Vincent Bianco, lands a job as a laborer on a construction crew. Working alongside two Vietnam vets, one suffering from PTSD, Vincent gets the education of a lifetime. Now forty years later, with his own son leaving for college, the lessons of that summer dramatically unfold in a novel about breaking away, shaping a life, and seeking one's own destiny."  

The meeting will be held in the Library Meeting Room with an option to Zoom in if desired. If you have not attended before, please email askspl [at] to be added to the group's email list.

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Let's Talk Scarborough: How the Town-Wide Community Survey results will inform future planning

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:30pm
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Let's Talk Scarborough will offer its next virtual program on Tuesday, June 7 at 5:30pm via Zoom. Two members of the Town Council, Jon Anderson (pictured right) and Ken Johnson (pictured left), will be interviewed by Dana Morris Jones and Janice Cohen from Scarborough Community Conversations. The topic is: "How will the results of the Town-Wide Community Survey inform future planning in Scarborough?"

The purpose of Let's Talk Scarborough is to offer opportunities to hear from and ask questions of town officials and others. This program is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. FMI about Let's Talk Scarborough, which grew out of the Library's civil discourse program Let's Talk America, contact Lucy Norvell, Coordinator of Programming and Communications at ljnorvell [at]

Please click here to register.

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