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August 2017

Storywalk Series (rocks/seashore)

August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

#11 Tuesday, August 22th 3p-4p (Rocks/Seashore) Leaders: TBD, Garreth Helm Location: Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center 240 Bayview Rd, Orr’s Island, ME 04066 Nature topic/focus: During a visit to the Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center, experts will accompany attendees on a journey to learn about rocks and minerals. The rocks that jut out by the waterline present a learning opportunity to illustrate how rocks are formed and how they create a habitat for many tiny creatures who live near the…

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Storywalk Series (fields)

August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

#12 Wednesday, August 23th 3p-4p (Fields) Leaders: Phoebe Thompson, Garreth Helm Location: Merrymeeting Fields Preserve, Chops Point Rd, Woolwich Nature topic/ideas: Learners will accompany experts on a walk around Merrymeeting Fields Preserve to explore the native flowers that are found in the area. There is an impressive 125 acres to explore. Experts will identify as many types of flowers as possible. Learners will be taught to identify different parts of the flower and will discuss the role that flowers play…

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Storywalk Series (rocks)

August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

#13 Tuesday, August 29th 3p-4p (Rocks) Leaders: TBD, Garreth Helm Location: Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center 240 Bayview Rd, Orr’s Island, ME 04066 Nature topic/focus: During a visit to the Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center, learners will accompany experts to explore the wildlife and mini-ecosystems that exist under rocks. The rocks at the Center are home to a host of decomposers that learners will be able to identify. Learners will explore why and how these organisms live under these rocks…

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September 2017

Storywalk Series (seasons)

September 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

#16 Wednesday, September 6th 3pm-4pm Leaders: Garreth Helm Location: Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center, 240 Bayview Rd, Orr’s Island, ME Nature topic/ideas: Fall is an exciting time in Maine! Learners will engage in a nature walk to look for signs of the changing seasons. Expert will discuss how various animals, birds and plants prepare for the impending winter. Children will learn about bird migration and how non-migrating animals prepare for the frigid conditions. Books: Blexbolex. Translated by Claudia Bedrick. Seasons.…

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Friday Parent Talk Series

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a collaboration with Midcoast Maine Community Action’s Families CAN and G.E.A.R. Parent Network (Gaining Empowerment Allows Results). Educators will present the following Parent Talk Series, a parent support and quiet play group concept, to be held for parents with or without their children, Fridays, 10:30am-11:30am, in the Storytime Room. Attend all or one. Sign up kindly required: Parenting styles – September 8th Temperament – September 15th Take Action Against Bullying – September 22nd Communicating with Respect –…

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Lego Club

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 28, 2017

Create ~ Socialize ~ Explore Join us for LEGOs every Tuesday, 4:00-5:00pm, during the school year, starting September 12, ages 6 & up. If you’re a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. We supply heaps of Legos while kids provide the imagination. At the end of each session, you may add your creation to our special display case for the world to see! We don’t want you to lose your favorite pieces. If…

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Book Babies Storytimes

September 13 @ 10:30 am - 10:50 am
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Weekly on the same day until November 29, 2017

Book Babies ~ Wednesdays, 10:30am. Starts up September 13! Gather with your little one (babies & toddlers), for twenty minutes of fun rhyming stories, finger plays & songs while your child feels snug & secure on your lap. “Read to your bunny often. It’s twenty minutes of fun. It’s twenty minutes of moonlight, and twenty minutes of sun.”  ~ Rosemary Wells

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2’s & 3’s Storytimes

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until November 30, 2017

Two and Three Year Old Storytimes  ~ Thursdays, 10:30am-11:00am. Join the circle of little friends & enjoy short stories, songs, puppets & little craft. Starts up September 14!

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Dori’s Daring Girls Group

September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 16, 2017

Dori’s Daring Girls Group Dori Brillard, Children’s Room staff member, is starting a weekly gathering for girls ages 9 to 11, beginning Thursday, September 14th and continuing through the school year. The goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for girls to connect with each other, get in touch with their dreams and creativity, and explore common themes that come up during those formative years. As leader, Dori will be using tools such as arts and crafts, journal…

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