All Upcoming Library Events

Virtual Story Time with Special Guest, Michael Rafkin

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 10:30am
Story Time

Michael Rafkin, founding Artistic Director of Mad Horse Theatre and affiliate artist of The Portland Stage Company will delight young children and their families with his theatrical reading of picture books.

Friday, April 23, 10:30 am via Zoom
All ages with an adult.

Registration is required. Please email kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org to request the Zoom link.

Mary Oliver: The Provincetown Connection

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:30pm
Provincetown, MA beach

Please join Anne Parsons Marchant for Mary Oliver: The Provincetown Connection. This 1.5-2.0 hour virtual workshop will explore the poetry of Mary Oliver within the context of Mary’s beloved outer Cape Cod. We will virtually “visit” Provincetown MA which Mary called home for 50 years. We will use pictures and videos to “see” the homes in which Mary lived – all a stone’s throw from each other, and view for ourselves the beauty of the Blackwater Pond area in the Provincelands. Whether you are a brand new or long-standing fan, you are invited to join this in-depth exploration of the life and work of an American treasure.

Anne Parsons Marchant has long loved words!  A member of the Transformative Language Arts Network, she loves storytelling and transformation of all kinds.  Mary Oliver is her favorite poet.

Click here to register and receive the Zoom link. This virtual presentation is free and open to the public; registration is required.
For additional information, contact Lucy J. Norvell, Coordinator of Programming and Communications at ljnorvell [at] scarboroughlibrary.org (subject: Mary%20Oliver%20Workshop) .

The Founder's Mentality: The Growing Power of Entrepreneurship & Lessons from the Great Founders

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00pm
Author Chris Zook

In this noontime Authors @ the Library talk, Chris Zook will share stories from The Founder’s Mentality to show how any leader—not only a founder—can instill and leverage a founder's mentality throughout their organization and find lasting, profitable growth. A "founder's mentality" behavior, typically embodied by a bold, ambitious founder to restore speed, focus, and connection to customers, is even more important during uncertain times. Based on the decade-long study of companies in more than forty countries, Zook and his co-author James Allen have identified three traits in companies of all kinds—not just start-ups—and their ability to sustain performance. The Founder's Mentality can be borrowed from the collection of the Scarborough Public Library. 

This virtual event is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required. Click here to receive the Zoom link. To submit questions in advance of the talk, please email ljnorvell [at] scarboroughlibrary.org (subject: The%20Founder's%20Mentality) (Lucy J. Norvell), Coordinator of Programming and Communications. 

Striped Bass in Scarborough Marsh, the Gulf of Maine and Beyond

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:30pm
Zach Whitener with striped bass

The Scarborough Public Library and The Friends of Scarborough Marsh have collaborated to host a virtual lecture by Zachary Whitener, Research Associate at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland. 

Zach’s research focuses primarily on fish populations, including age, growth, and stock structure. Zach received his BA in Anthropology from Brown University, where his studies focused on marine resource management. He later went on to receive his MS in Marine and Environmental Sciences from the University of the Virgin Islands. Outside of GMRI, Zach is a Registered Maine Guide and US Coast Guard licensed captain who owns and operates his own company, Anadromous Adventures Guide Service LLC, specializing in fly fishing for striped bass in Casco Bay. He has a passion for fishing, cooking, and (if he’s lucky) cooking fish.

Click here to register and receive the Zoom link. 
This virtual presentation is free and open to the public; registration is required. For additional information, contact Lucy J. Norvell, Coordinator of Programming and Communications at ljnorvell [at] scarborughlibrary.org

Vegetable Gardening 101: Victory Gardens for ME Video Series & Second Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 6:30pm
UMaine Cooperative Extension logo

The Library will host the second virtual panel discussion based on a series of short videos for Mainers growing their first vegetable garden. University of Maine Cooperative Extension created the videos. Pamela Hargest, Horticulture Professional on the Cooperative Extension staff withTom Witwicki, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2017 and Tyra Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2018 led the first panel discussion to address questions about the first four fifteen-minute videos (episodes 1-4). The second panel discussion will happen in very early summer after gardeners have had a chance to get their hands dirty! Participants are encouraged to view the next four fifteen-minute videos (episodes 5-8) prior to the discussion on Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 pm. View the eight fifteen-minute videos here.

Gary Hoyt, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2019, Tyra Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2018, and Sheri Fistal, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2014 and Master Food Preserver will join Pamela Hargest for the second panel discussion.People are invited to register for the second panel discussion, which is free and open to the public. A recording of the first panel discussion will become available by the end of April. 

Click here to register for the Zoom link for the second panel discussion.

We encourage you to submit questions for the panel in advance by emailing ljnorvell [at] scarboroughlibrary.org (subject: Vegetable%20Gardening%20101) (Lucy J. Norvell), Coordinator of Programming and Communications. Panelists will answer these in addition to questions that posed during the session.

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