Richard Rubin, author of Last of the Doughboys Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth 7 p.m. Tuesday. thomasmemorialibrary.org
Halloween author reading, Jen Blood, Patrick Shawn Bagley and Katherine Silva, Rockland Public library 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (207) 594-0310
Tom Verde, author of Maine Ghosts and Legends, Sherman's Books and Stationery, Freeport, 1 p.m. Saturday (207) 869-9000
Liza Gardner Walsh, author of The Maine Coon Cat, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta, 11 a.m. Saturday. mainecoastbookshop.com
Monica Wood author of When We were the Kennedys, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, 2 p.m. October 27 maineirish.com
Curtis Memorial Library (Brunswick Public Library):
The following story time sessions are held from September through mid-May, with breaks during school vacations. Special story times are usually held during the summer as well. Children attending story time programs must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Finger Fun Lapsit and Play Group
10:30 a.m. on Fridays
Babies and toddlers explore the wonderful world of language through fingerplays, songs, and rhymes, followed by time for reading and play. A great way for parents, grandparents, and babies to meet new friends!
Time for 2s
10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays
Books, movement, songs, and crafts for active 2-year-olds.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m. on Thursdays
Stories, music, and crafts for 3-to-5 year-olds.
OTHER ONGOING PROGRAMS
Cornerstones of Science
COS sponsors a variety of science-themed programs for all ages at the library. Check the calendar for current events.
Monthly; check calendar for dates and times.
Informal building and play sessions with LEGO bricks. Ages 5-11
2 trained therapy dogs – China and Josie – are available by appointment for children who enjoy reading aloud in a friendly environment. The dogs are terrific listeners, and great motivation to keep kids reading!
Weekly Children’s Programs
Preschool Story-time (Ages 3-5): Mondays at 10:00am and 2:00pm, Thursdays at 10:00am
Books with Babies Sing-along: Thursdays at 4:00pm and Fridays at 10:00am
Gaming in the Library: On Saturdays from 2:30-4:30, join us for a gaming session with all sorts of board games, card games and Wii games with a focus on team play, fairness, and good sportsmanship.
Monthly Children’s Programs (Registration Required)
Science Sensations with Mr. Will and Science Sensation with 4H: Twice each month we meet to explore science topics with fun, hands-on experiments! One of these sessions is in cooperation with local 4H leaders, and the other is put on by our very own Mr. Will Space is limited, so please call or check in with our children’s staff to find out when the events are and to register to attend!
Story and Craft Hour is a fun and relaxing activity that begins with the reading of a small selection of picture books with themes appropriate for the crafting activity that follows. Our crafts come in many different forms, but they’re all fun outlets for a creative spirit! Due to the occasional use of materials such as paint, glue and staples, adult supervision is required for those 8 and under.
Reading with Emmie- We have a special guest who loves to make regular visits to the library, Emmie the Golden Retriever and her owner Mindy. Emmie is a fully licensed and insured therapy dog, and she’s wonderfully gentle and kind. She also just adores getting to spend time with children in the library, and listening to all sorts of stories! It can be a lot more fun to read to Emmie than by yourself, and she loves getting to hear from reluctant readers most of all! Please call or visit the library to find out when Emmie's next visit will be and to sign up to get to read to him!
Baxter Memorial Library (Gorham Library):
Here you will find a host of programs and resources for babies, toddlers, kids and teens. These programs are usually held downstairs at the library. We have a dedicated professional staff here to help you get the most out of our wonderful collections. If you don't see what you need, just ask! We will do our very best to fill your need.
Weekly Story Times
Pre School Story Time, Tuesdays 9:30
Suggested for age 3-5 years
Baby and Me, Thursdays 9:30
Suggested for age birth -18 months
Toddler Time, Thursdays 10:00
Suggested for 18-36 months
Story Time will not be held during school vacations; for more detailed information on all our programs see our Calendar of Events or call 222-1190
Portland Public Library:
Manga and Comics Workshop, Wednesdays, Sept. 25 - Nov. 13, 2-3pm, Meeting Room 2
In this 8 week workshop you will be introduced to the exciting world of graphic storytelling! Learn how to create your own characters and build your own world through sequential art. Whether you're a fan of Naruto or Spider-Man, or even if you don't like comics at all, you'll learn to express yourself through words and pictures. Each class will focus on a different aspect of cartooning with activities that you can do in the library and at home. Participants will receive a sketchbook and Japanese brush pens will be provided. At the end of the course we will produce a comic book and blog that includes our finished work! Pre-registration is required. Contact the Teen Librarian, Dave Kiersh. email@example.com or 207-871-1700 ext 772.
South Portland Public Library:
Knit Chat - Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.
Toddle Town- Wednesday, 10:30 am
After School Adventures! -Wednesday, 3:30 pm
Book Bambinos - Thursday, 10:30 am
Letter Zoo - Friday, 10:30 am
Pumpkin Patch Party October 26th, 1:00 p.m.
Walker Memorial Library (Westbrook Library):
Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30
Stories, songs and fingerplays to help your child learn and grow!
Baby & Me Lapsit: Wednesdays at 10:30
Bonding time for baby & mom or dad while singing, reading and playing.
Windham Public Library:
Books and Babies
Tuesday 10:00 am (call to verify, occasionally not held)
For ages 6-24 months includes songs, fingerplays, and a story. The program lasts approximately twenty minutes. The purposes of this program are to provide early experience for children with the spoken word, provide a chance for parents/caregivers to share activities with children, and create enjoyment for all during story time. It is very helpful for the adults to model the activities by participating with their child.
Mondays 10:30 am & 1:00 pm (year round) (call to verify, occasionally not held)
Thursdays 10:30 am (September – Mid-June) (call to verify, occasionally not held)
Children up to age 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays. Story time is about 20-30 minutes.
Merrill Memorial Library (Yarmouth Public Library):
Fall Story Hours start Sept. 5th and 6th
Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5, Thursday 10:15 – 11 AM or 2:00 – 2:45 PM
Baby Story Time. Friday 10:15 – 10:35 AM
Two Year Old Story Time, Friday 11 – 11:30 AM
After School Activities for children in grades 3/4
We do crafts, science activities and games. Registration is required and will begin on Monday Sept. 16th at 10AM
Session 1 will run Wednesday Oct. 3rd thru Wednesday Oct. 30th
3:30pm – 4:30 pm
3rd/4th Grade Book Club will begin meeting on Monday Oct. 7th
Registration is required and will start on Monday Sept. 16th
Infant Lapsits (Infants to two years old)
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Come for a program of stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes.
Preschool Story Hours
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages 3-5.
MONTHLY PROGRAMS --Our special monthly programs are offered during the school year from October - May.
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