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June 2017

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories with Jackson Gillman

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Just So Stories with renowned storyteller, Jackson Gillman, Tuesday, June 27, 2-3:00pm,ages 6-11 (Ice Cream Social to follow)

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Summer Storywalk Series #1

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Let’s Walk Together . . . Wednesday, June 28, 4-5p (Rivers) Leaders: Garreth Helm, Marina MacKinnon Location: *Thorne Head Preserve *Whiskeag Trail in Bath. Nature Topic/Focus: This activity includes an easy hike along the river. Children will learn about the significance of estuary systems and how they interact with adjacent water bodies. They will gain an understanding of what natural forces cause tides and should be able to view the tidal mouth of the Kennebec River, where it dumps into…

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July 2017

Summer Storytimes

July 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Summer Storytimes, 10:30am, July 5 to August 10                                                                                                                                             Wednesdays ~ 2 & Unders  Thursdays ~ 3’s to 5’s  

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Engineering with 4H

July 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Science ~ Engineering with 4H, Wednesdays, July 5, 12 & 19, 3-4:00pm, with Maisy Cyr, 4H Community Education Assistant, ages 8-11, @Community Room

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Summer Storywalk Series #2

July 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let’s Walk Together . . . Wednesday, July 5, 3-4p (Woodlands) Leaders: Phoebe Thompson, Garreth Helm Location: Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary, Fosters Point Rd, West Bath Nature Topic/Focus: Children will explore this pristine nature sanctuary situated on a peninsula between New Meadows River and Back Cove. This is an incredibly diverse ecosystem in a relatively small area, ranging from woodland to salt marsh to tidal flats. Children will learn the names and characteristics of common woodland creatures. They will look for…

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Chewonki’s Animal Adaptions: Survival in the Wild

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Thursday, July 6, 2-3:00pm, Chewonki’s Animal Adaptations: Survival in the Wild, all ages, @Community Room, (Sponsored by the Merrymeeting Bay Trust Grant), Ice Cream Social to follow  

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PAWS for Reading ~ July & August ~ Sign Up Required

July 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 a story to a new canine friend. Our methods are based on those pioneered by the National R.E.A.D. Program. Fri, July 7, 21, Aug 4 & 18 with Chris Sprague…

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Friday Family Films

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Friday Family Films, 1-3:00pm: July 7, The Jungle Book, 2016, PG, 105min; July 14, Tale of Despereaux, 2008, G, 93min; Jul 21, Finding Dory, 2016, PG, 103min; Jul 28, Jungle Book 2, 2003, G, 73min, @Community Room

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Mad Science’s Fire & Ice

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, Jul 11, 3-4:00pm, Mad Science’s Fire & Ice, @Community Room, ages 6 & up Ice Cream Social to follow, (Sponsored by the Bath Sunrise Rotary Club)

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Engineering with 4H

July 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Science ~ Engineering with 4H, Wednesdays, July 12 & 19, 3-4:00pm, with Maisy Cyr, 4H Community Education Assistant, ages 8-11, @Community Room

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