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Flash Book Sale

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 10:00am
Friends Flash Book Sale

Please join the Friends for a Flash Sale outside the Scarborough Public Library on Saturday, June 25th 2022 from 10am to noon. Cash and checks accepted as payment.

Special Outdoor Story Time at Pleasant Hill Preserve

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:00am
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Outdoor Story Time at the Survivor Elm
Guest Reader Kelly Pietrzak Returns for Outdoor Story Time at Pleasant Hill Preserve

In partnership with the Scarborough Land Trust, this 10:00am story time will feature books about trees! Join Kelly under the Survivor Elm at the Scarborough Land Trust Pleasant Hill Preserve. The Elm is located in the field on the right hand side of the parking lot and can be reached with a minimal, easy walk to the mowed grass just past the kiosk. Please bring a blanket to sit on and be prepared for mosquitoes and ticks. At the conclusion of Story Time (10:30am) join Kelly and her kids on a hike to explore the property. An ADA-accessible trail will lead us towards the barn on the property for a mini nature lesson. Families can return on the same trail back to the parking lot; those interested in exploring the property can continue on with Kelly.

Morning Book Discussion - Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Book cover for Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

"Jahren tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and the disappointments, triumphs and exhilarating discoveries of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend."  

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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July 2022 Books On Tap - Crying in H-Mart

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Crying in H-Mart book cover

Our July book is Crying in H-Mart, a powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American by Michell Zauner.  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.

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