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March 2017

Lego League

March 28 @ 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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Books, Babies, Bubbles & Bells ~ Storytimes

March 29 @ 10:30 am - 10:50 am
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Weekly on the same day until May 31, 2017

Books, Babies, Bubbles & Bells ~ Wednesdays, 10:30am. Gather with your little ones (babies & toddlers), for twenty minutes of fun rhyming stories, finger plays & songs. Children’s author, Rosemary Wells says, “Read to your bunny often. It’s twenty minutes of fun. It’s twenty minutes of moonlight, and twenty minutes of sun.”

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Storytimes for 2’s & 3’s

March 30 @ 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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High School Film Society: “You Choose!” Film Series

March 31 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

On Friday, March 31, the Teen Library Council’s newly formed Teen Film Society will continue its “You Choose!” film series with a book-to-movie 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: The Perks of Being A Wallflower, The Shawshank Redemption, and Forrest Gump.  After that, we’ll show the winning movie and start the popcorn popping.   The group will meet twice a month:…

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April 2017

Library Ukulele Group Continues!

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you play the ukulele or want to learn? We are still strumming!  Lou Knost (MHS Class of 2019), a Teen Library Council member, continues to lead this group of aspiring musicians of all ages that gathers twice a month to learn, play, and sing. No experience necessary.  Bring your ukulele if you have one.  We’ll meet in Children’s Storytime Room (the room with the little red boat). Don’t have an instrument? If you want to come but need to…

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Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Issues: A High School Book Group

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This book group will provide high school students with the chance to talk about timely current issues as they are addressed in contemporary fiction.  The group is open to students in grade nine through twelve. The first book in the series, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini, tackles the issue of teen depression.  You can order a copy of the book through the Information Desk in the Reference Room.  We’ll meet to discuss it on Tuesday, April…

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Searching Science Thursday

April 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Searching Science Thursday, April 6, 3:30-4:30pm with With Manlio Calentti, Bowdoin College science student, who will share his GEOLOGY expertise using cool experiments & displays, ages 6-11.

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Red Cross Babysitter Training Course

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thanks to a generous gift from a generous donor, this Red Cross course will be offered at no cost to the first ten registrants.  The training is recommended for students between the ages of 11 and 15 who wish to learn how to responsibly give care for children and infants.  The course will be taught by Andrew Eckman of Community Life Safety, and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Registration opens Friday, March 17…

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PAWS for Reading

April 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

PAWS for Reading Saturday, April 8. Dog handler, Steph Danahy & her Bernese Mountain dog, Pilot, are available 10:30am-noon, ½ hour time slots, one child per 20 minute, sign up required. PAWS offers elementary school children the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. A dog is a loving and attentive audience — another fun reason to visit the Library! Children are empowered to become the teachers, learning vocabulary and comprehension as they explain…

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Children’s Violin Concert

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You’re invited to a Violin Concert, Saturday, April 8, 2:00-3:00pm, Storytime Room, with violin teacher, Susan Krongold  Enjoy the accomplishments of students and listen to Ms. Krongold play her favorite string instrument, as well!

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