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April 2017

Storytimes for 2’s & 3’s

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

Storytimes for 2’s & 3’s~ Thursdays, 10:30am-11:00am. Join the circle of little friends and enjoy some stories and songs.

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Hair Braiding Workshop for Middle and High School Students

April 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Looking for the perfect summer or prom look?  Betsy Varian, owner and stylist at Betsy’s Salon and Spa, will teach techniques for making beautiful, natural hair braids. Participants will learn five-strand braids, flower power braids, fish tails, and how to plait with ribbons. The workshop is free for students in grades six to twelve, and will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Community Room.  Space is limited, so please register by calling 443-5141, ext. 12, to sign…

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High School Film Society: “You Choose!” Film Series

April 28 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

On Friday, April 28, the Teen Film Society will continue its “You Choose!” film series with a “Sci-Fi Classics” theme.  Moviegoers should arrive at the Community Room by 2:45 p.m. in order to have a brief but lively discussion of the merits of three favorites: Alien, Ghostbusters (the original), and E.T.  After that, we’ll show the winning movie and start the popcorn popping. The group is open to all high school students; the movie and popcorn are free.

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International Tabletop Game Day

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 1990s saw a resurgence of interest in board games. Games like Settlers of Catan, which first came out in 1996, have helped spawn a huge industry and following.  International Tabletop Game Day is for people and families who love to engage around board games involving strategy, a love or history or geography, fantasy worlds, and more. The event is free and open to all.  No prior experience with board games is necessary, although most games are best for ages…

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Make Shift Coffee House: Exploring Our Political Divides

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Why do YOU think that the country is so divided? How did we get this way? Will it get worse? What would it take for the divide to get smaller; for us to become more politically aligned? And why are conversations about politics so hard? Has it always been this way? Does our ability to have on-line conversations inhibit our ability to have face-to-face conversations? Do YOU feel more adversarial now than you used to towards people with different political views?…

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May 2017

Annual Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

In Honor of Children’s Book Week, our Annual Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale, will take place Tuesday, May 2, 10:00am-7:30pm; Wednesday, May 4, 10:00am-7:30pm; and Thursday, May 5, 10:00am-2:00pm, in the Storytime Room. If you have book donations, please bring them to the Library Book Store, 194 Front Street, before the sale. Your support helps the Children’s Room.

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Magic on Tuesdays!

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our regular group of Magic Cards enthusiasts is switching its regular meeting date to Tuesdays.  If games run long, play can continue past 5 p.m., since we’re open until 8 p.m. All are welcome.   Join us at the table just outside the Teen Space!

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Knitting Circle

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day

For more information, call Dawn Nadeau at 607-0575.

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Lego League

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

Lego League ~ Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5:00pm, for ages 6+. Join Tanager Karchenes, high school student & seasoned Lego builder, who will be on hand to encourage awesome structures. Thanks to a major donation, we have thousands of Lego pieces to use at the Library or bring your own collection in a bin.

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Maine People’s Alliance

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is not a library event. FMI call 890-3546.

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