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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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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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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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Children’s Book Sale

May 3 @ 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 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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Books, Babies, Bubbles & Bells ~ Storytimes

May 3 @ 10:30 am - 10:50 am
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Weekly on the same day until May 24, 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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Last Day of Children’s Books Sale

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In Honor of Children’s Book Week, our Annual Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale, will take place, 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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Mayfair “Maker Fair” Events at Patten Free Library

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in and around the Library on Saturday, May 6, for a variety of Mayfair events and activities! The Teen Library Council and other volunteer organizations and individuals are offering many activities, including face painting and nail painting, an “open mic” event in the Gazebo, a “garden in a glove” activity (by the Longreach Girl Scouts), an improv workshop, a variety of DIY craft tables (including origami, earring making, and sharpie tie-dye t-shirts!). There will also be a 3-D…

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Library Ukulele Group Continues!

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you play the ukulele or want to learn?  Our group (of all ages and abilities) is slowly building a repertoire. Lou Knost (MHS Class of 2019), a Teen Library Council member, continues to lead this group of aspiring musicians that gathers twice a month to learn, play, and sing. Bring your ukulele if you have one.  We’ll meet in Community Room this time. Don’t have an instrument? If you want to come but need to borrow a ukulele, contact Roberta…

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Slime It Up with Dr. Valerie Smith, MD!

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s slime time! Searching Science, May is Chemistry Month. Join us Wednesday, May 10, 4:00-5:00pm, for Slime It Up with Dr. Valerie Smith, MD, ages 6+. Learn about the basics of chemistry with very fun experiments.

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Storybook Walks ~ Exploring Nature Through Story with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust.

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Storybook Walks ~ Exploring Nature Through Story with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust. Join naturalist, Becky Kolak, at the Thorne Head Preserve, 10:00am-11:30am, to read a story, to use your senses to explore the blooming understory, and create a nature kit to share your discoveries. Children are required to be accompanied by an adult. Long pants and closed‐toed shoes are recommended. To get to Thorne Head Preserve, go north on High Street which dead ends into the parking lot of the…

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