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Colin Woodard discusses his latest book

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Colin Woodard, author

Registration is FULL. 

Colin Woodard, author, reads from and discusses Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood.

This program will take place after hours in the center of our Library, where chairs can be "distanced." Masks are required for audience members. Registration is also required and seating will be limited. 

Tuesday Morning Book Discussion - Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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When Mary Anning uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home on the English coast, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight.The discussion will meet in the Meeting Room, masks required, with an option to Zoo

The Butterflies of Maine: Biology, Identification, and Conservation

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
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The Friends of Scarborough Marsh join the Library to present Dr. Phillip deMaynadier, who joins us virtually to introduce the butterflies of Maine, including those we can expect to see in Scarborough. Butterflies and moths (Order: Lepidoptera) are a diverse and ecologically important group of animals and, as with many other pollinating insects, are threatened by habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. Phillip’s state-wide research and conservation helps inform the advice he shares about best management practices for butterflies and other pollinators. Learn more about this important and intriguing insect from a wildlife biologist who has been studying at-risk wildlife and their habitats with Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for 22 years! Click here to register for the Zoom link.

Evening Book Discussion - Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Book cover of Afterlife

Reeling from her beloved husband’s sudden death in the wake of her retirement, an immigrant writer is further derailed by the reappearance of her unstable sister and an entreaty for help by a pregnant undocumented teen. If you have not attended the evening book discussion before, please email askspl [at] to be added to the email list. Please note the group will now meet at 6:00pm.

October Books On Tap - Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Our October book is Writers & Lovers by Maine's own Lily King.  We'll be meeting inside the library in our Meeting Room, as well as on Zoom. The Zoom link will be broadcasted to our Goodreads members a few hours before the meeting. Email Tom at tcorbett [at] to get the link resent to you.