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Teen Writers Group

Scarborough Teen Writers Group, Portland Writers Group, Scarborough Public Library, teen writing

For Grades 9 thru 12. First date is October 21. The Scarborough Teen Writers Group for high school teens returns the third Monday of the month with a new format! Renee Cote with Portland Writers Group Maine will introduce different ways to inspire your work—from prompts and storyboards, to online tools like Twine, an onliine tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. The last gathering in May will offer a chance for writers to share their work with friends and family.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

October Books On Tap

Books on Tap October Selection

The selection for the October 21 Books on Tap will be Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Please note that we'll be starting 30 minutes earlier in order to overlap less with the live Irish music (stay after to enjoy!). Please arrive at O'Reilly's between 5:00 and 5:30 and we'll start our discussion right at 5:30 and wrap up at 6:30.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 5:30pm

Teen Book Club

teen book group, Grades 6 thru 9

Students Grades 6 thru 9: Do you like reading books, talking about books, writing about books, illustrating book themes, and creating fun skits about books? If “yes” is your answer, Teen Book Club is the group for you! Join Connie and fellow teens for this weekly gathering. Sign up to participate by calling the Youth Room at 883-4723 option 3, or emailing kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

Teen Lock In

Spooktacular Lock In, TAB, Scarborough Public Library

Teen in Grades 6 thru 8: Take over the Library for a night of “Spooktacular” themed activities planned by the Library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Doors will open at 6:00 pm, then we’ll “lock in” everyone at 6:30 pm for two hours of games and fun activities! Pick up is at 8:30 pm. Haunted stacks, arcade-style games, fortune telling, crafts, snacks...and more are in the works! Pre-Register by 5:00 pm October 23. Minimum of 25 must be registered.

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Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Minecraft Miner Day

Minecraft Miner Day, Scarborough Public Library

Libraries across the country are using Minecraft to introduce technology literacy to kiddos in their communities. Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in!

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Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 1:00pm

Library Genealogy Group

genealogy group, ancestry, research help

Note the NEW TIME from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Whether you are just starting to explore your heritage or well into the process, this “drop in” gathering will introduce you to vetted resources for ancestral research. Don Taylor will be the group's facilitator, bringing a wealth of experience in Internet research and genetic genealogy.

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Monday, October 28, 2019 - 1:30pm

Local Author Showcase

Local Author Showcase, Kathy Billings, Andrew Downs, Sean Page, Lois Stailing

Read Local! The Library’s Local Author Showcase series returns, featuring published authors from Scarborough and neighboring communities. Each guest author will talk about his or her work, then the audience will be invited to ask questions. Books will also be available for purchase and signing. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Featured authors will be:

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:30pm

Monday Movie Matinee - They Shall Not Grow Old

Movie They Shall Not Grow Old

Marking the centenary of the First World War, internationally renowned director Peter Jackson (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies) uses the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. Footage has been colorized and transformed with modern production techniques to present never-before-seen detail. Rated R; 99 minutes.

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Monday, November 4, 2019 - 1:30pm

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