Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Let’s Talk America

First Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
Thursday, November 7
Topic: "How big an influence has the Tea Party had in Washington recently, and will they have a significant impact on the GOP's chances in 2014?"

Let's Talk America! forums are happening all around the country, bringing people together for inclusive, respectful dialogue about issues facing our communities, our state, and our nation. Come share your views—and consider new insights. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact local facilitator, Sam Kelley at cell 650-1814.

Monday, October 28, 2013

One Year of Reading in the Cloud

It has been a year since the Scarborough Public Library launched the 3M Cloud Library, a user-friendly eBook program. We have added over 600 titles to the Cloud Library collection this year and are happy to announce that you may now borrow 3 titles at a time. If you have not yet tried the Cloud Library, click here to find instructions for your device. We also have 3M eReaders available for loan if you do not own a device but want to give eBooks a try. If you need help, a librarian at the Reference Desk is available to assist you in person or by phone at 883-4723 option 4.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Come cheer on the Scarborough Public Library's team at Project G.R.A.C.E's Trivia Bee! Our team, the Piper Sures, is generously sponsored by Piper Shores. The Trivia Bee starts at 7:00pm on October 24th at The Landing at Pine Point. Doors open at 6:00pm for music, snacks, cash bar, raffles and games. "Project G.R.A.C.E. is neighbors helping neighbors in Scarborough, Maine"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Raising Literate Children

In this terrific article author Neil Gaiman says "The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them." He also talks about why he thinks "Libraries really are the gates to the future." We definitely agree!


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Monday Movie

Monday Movie
First Monday of the Month at 1:30 PM
Meeting Room
October 7
Les Miserables (2011)

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption; a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. A sweeping interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic tale—and the world's longest running musical. Starring to great acclaim: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Academy Award winner, Anne Hathaway. Shown in HD on a larger screen! Rated PG-13. 158 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Armchair Traveler Series Resumes

Armchair Traveler Series: Mark Follansbee
China: Misadventures Along the Yangtze River & Beyond
Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 pm

"Misadventures" is not an error in the title. Sometimes, exploring outside of your comfort zone can bring the most unexpected experiences. That was the case for Scarborough resident, Mark Follansbee. A seven-day trip in June to Beijing, Wuhan, Yichang, Wudang, and Xiangyang presented once-in-a- lifetime adventures—and yes, some misadventures as well.

Join us for a "pictorial journal" of Mark's travels and explore the rich cultures of this vast East-Asian country. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.

Next in the Armchair Traveler Series: November 3 at 2:00 PM. Travel to the Galapagos Islands with Dr. Kristine Hoyt.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Come Join the Fun

Story Times Resume September 17th

Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM in Meeting Room: Baby Lapsit - Ages birth to 18 months with an adult. Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, and finger play with Marilyn.

Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM in Meeting Room: Toddler Time - Ages 18 months and up with an adult. Picture books, rhymes, songs, and movement with Marilyn.

Every Thursday at 10:30 AM in Amphitheater: Family Story Time - Ages 3 to 7 with an adult. Promote the love of reading with all the family. Presented by Lauren.

Every Saturday at 10:30 AM in Amphitheater: Read to Me - Ages 3 and up with an adult. Great story time for families that work during the week! Presented by Lauren.

Every First Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 PM in Meeting Room: PAJAMARAMA! Ages 4 and up Pajamas in the Library? Absolutely! This monthly program has been a family favorite for years. Children can wear their comfiest PJs to this special story and craft time, presented by Lauren.

The Affordable Care Act 101

Image: ACA

Educate Yourself @ The Library!
The Affordable Care Act 101: Understanding The New Health Care Law
Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 PM

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will bring major changes to the health care system in the coming months. Please join us for this important discussion entitled: "The Affordable Care Act 101: Understanding the New Health Care Law," presented by Jake Grindle, Health Marketplace Navigator Program Specialist for Western Maine Community Action (WMCA). Jake will walk you through the basics of the law and the newly available resources you should know about. You'll explore what the coming changes will mean for individuals, families, and organizations. We hope you will make time to join us for this important discussion. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, contact the Library at 883-4723 option 4.
FMI about Affordable Care Act Marketplace Navigators read this Portland Press Herald article.

Author Visit Tonight!

Image: Eleanor Morse and Book Jacket

Eleanor Morse
White Dog Fell From The Sky
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 PM

In her much acclaimed book White Dog Fell From the Sky, Eleanor Morse paints a gorgeous and intimate portrait of Botswana and of three people whose intertwined lives are at once tragic and extraordinary. It is an absorbing and moving story, certain to leave you transformed. In addition to being one of our Library's "Staff Picks," Morse's book has also received impressive reviews from around the world. They can be found on her website at www.eleanormorse.com. This program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase/signing at the event.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Minerva Has A New Look!

You may have noticed that the Library's catalog, Minerva, has a new look. In response to comments made by library patrons and staff from Minerva libraries across the state, changes were implemented to make the catalog more user friendly. Please call the Reference Desk at 883-4723, option 4 if you need help navigating the new catalog.