All Upcoming Library Events

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

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 6:30pm
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The Library will host a 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. Master Gardener panelists will join us for this early summer virtual workshop after gardeners have had a chance to get their hands dirty and experience a few gardening challenges! 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 one or more of the eight fifteen-minute videos here.

Click here to register for the Zoom link.

Mapping Maine With the Osher Map Library

Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 2:00pm
Matthew Edney, Scarborough Bicentennial Series, Maine Bicentennial

Dr. Matthew Edney will deliver this presentation virtually, via Zoom. Dr. Edney curated 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 in this virtual presentation. Digital maps of Scarborough’s marshes – an important part of Scarborough’s early and present history – will also be included. 

Registration is required. Click here to register to receive the Zoom link. If you registered for the in-person event that was scheduled in March 2020, please register again so you will be sure to receive the link. The lecture will be recorded so those who cannot attend virtually can view it at a later time. Please call 883-4723 option 4 or email askSPL [at] with questions. To request a link to the recording, please ljnorvell [at] (email) Lucy Norvell, Coordinator of Programming and Communications.  

Virtual Conversation with 2021 Read ME Author Matt Cost

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 6:30pm
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The Library will host a virtual conversation with Matt Cost. In addition to discussing his selection as a 2021 Read ME author, we’ll hear about his path to becoming a published author, the nuances of researching and writing mysteries versus historical fiction, and the creation of the fictional town Port Essex featured in his upcoming release Wolfe Trap, the first installment in his new Clay Wolfe mystery series. Cost is the author of the Goff Langdon Mainely Mystery Series as well as historical fiction, including I am Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution and the forthcoming Love in a Time of Hate: New Orleans During Reconstruction.

Registration is required for this program.

Click here to register to receive the Zoom link. 

Morning Book Discussion - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 10:00am
The Splendid and the Vile book cover

The best-selling author of Dead Wake draws on personal diaries, archival documents and declassified intelligence in a portrait of Winston Churchill that explores his day-to-day experiences during the Blitz and his role in uniting England.

The meeting will be held in the Library's Meeting Room. Please contact Catherine Morrison at cmorrison [at] if you would like to be added to the group's email list.

Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:30pm

An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House. If you have not attended the evening book discussion before, please contact Chris Libby at clibby [at]

Bicentennial Quilt Exhibit & Reception

Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 2:00pm
Scarborough Bicentenniall Quilt, Scarborough Bicentennial Series, Maine Bicentennial

The Scarborough Bicentennial Series will feature an exhibit of the Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt. In the fall of 2019, nearly 50 quilters from our community created individual squares representing themes related to our town and its history. The assembled quilt will be displayed at the Library during the week of August 23, 2021 on a bed owned by William King, Scarborough native and Maine’s first Governor. The bed is part of the Scarborough Historical Society’s collection. The exhibit will be open during regular library hours and will acknowledge the talented quilters who shared their time and creativity to make this commemorative quilt possible! 

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