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February 2017

Lego League

February 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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March 2017

Books, Babies, Bubbles & Bells ~ Storytimes

March 1 @ 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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Library Ukulele Group

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you play the ukulele or want to learn?  Lou Knost (MHS Class of 2019), a Teen Library Council member, is looking for music lovers of all ages who would like to be part of a group that gathers 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?  Don’t worry! We’ll have some extras on hand for…

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Storytimes for 2’s & 3’s

March 2 @ 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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Chewonki’s Bugmobile!

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 8, 4:00-5:00pm, Chewonki’s Bugmobile: Magnifying the World Arthropods: of Arthropods. Is a bug an insect? Is a spider a bug? Chewonki’s “Bugmobile” transports the world of arthropods—insects and their relatives—into the classroom. Using models, costumes, and live specimens, we explain the unique characteristics of four major groups of arthropods. Our live “bug” species will introduce you to some of the fascinating adaptations essential for survival, such as mimicry, camouflage, armor, and the use of venom. This program is…

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Bug Science with Manlio

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 16, 2017

Bug Science Thursdays, March 9 & 16, 3:30-4:30pm, with Manlio Calentti, Bowdoin College science student, who will share his science expertise using cool, interactive experiments!

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Saturday PAWS for Reading

March 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

PAWS for Reading Saturday with dog handler, Steph Danahy & her Bernese Mountain dog, Pilot, who will be here 10:30am-noon, Saturday, March 11, ½ hour time slots, one child per 20 minute, sign up required. Though the March 25 session has been cancelled, please look forward to these future Saturday sessions: April 6 & 22, May 6 & 20.

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4-H Club is Coming!

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

4-H is coming, Wednesday, March 15, 4:00-5:00pm, Maisy Cyr, 4H Community Education Assistant, for Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties, will present “Curious about creepy crawlies?” Come find out more about all the bugs that bug us. Are insects and bugs the same thing?  How do bugs eat? Do bugs talk to each other? Come learn the answers to all that and more with 4-H Science!

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Chewonki’s Bats of the World

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 22, 4:00-5:00pm, Chewonki’s Bats of the World: Bringing their secret lives to light, kindergarten-11 years old: Bats comprise nearly one-quarter of the world’s approximately 4,000 mammal species, yet humans continue to fear and misunderstand them. Bats do so much to help us survive, but now they need our help. Our engaging slideshow, and interactive demonstrations, will introduce participants to the role bats play in ecosystems ranging from the Maine woods to the South American rainforests, to help dispel…

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Caldecott Honor Winner, Children’s Author & Illustrator, Melissa Sweet Visit

March 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Caldecott Honor winner, children’s author & illustrator, Melissa Sweet, will be visiting us Thursday, March 23, 3:30-4:30pm, to talk about her newest picture book, Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White.  The Mustard Seed Book Store will be on hand for book purchasing & Ms. Sweet will be happy to sign your copy for you! Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word and A River of Words: The Story…

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