Saturday June 1 – Saturday August 31: Summer Reading!
Pick up a special bookmark at the library any time we’re open from June 1st through August 31st. Summer reading is fun and easy! Older kids (ages 3-12) color a bubble on the bookmark for every fifteen minutes spent reading this summer. There are lots of ways to read – alone, with a family member, or by listening to a book on tape or CD. You can earn lots of great prizes, including toys, gelato, a book of your choice, and a creativity kit! An extended reading program is also available if you finish your first bookmark, and the top five readers in that program will earn gift certificates to the movies, the candy store, and the toy store! Let’s find out just how much we can read!!! Don’t forget – every time you come to the library you can put a raffle ticket in the bucket for great weekly prizes! Younger children (babies, one, & two year olds) will have their own special reading program, with activities to complete with a caregiver. Earn a board book, a toy, and a chance at a gift certificate to Target, just for having fun! Don’t forget—every time you come to the library you can put a raffle ticket in the bucket for great weekly prizes!
Saturday, June 8 from 10 am – 1 pm: Library Birthday Party
Photo booth! Tie Dye (bring your own shirt, weather permitting)! Scavenger hunt! Matt Loosigian! Cookie decorating! Birthday cake! All ages celebration—fun for everyone!
Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 pm: Movie: E.T. The Extraterrestrial
Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join Elliot, Gertie and Michael as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 2 hours. Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements. Recommended ages 7 and up, but all are welcome!
Legos at the Library: Saturday June 22(cancelled on June 22 – sorry!), Tuesday July 16, Saturday July 27, Friday August 16, Saturday August 24 from 1 – 3 pm
Come build with our extensive Lego collection! Take one of our design challenges, get some inspiration from one of our cool Lego books, or go wild with your own creativity! Open to ages 6 and up!
Saturday, June 22 at 1pm: Movie: Muppet Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate tale takes on a life of its own in the hands of the hilarious Muppets! Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 39 minutes. Rated G. Recommended ages 6 and up, but all are welcome!
4-H Summer of Science: Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 and August 6 at 3:30 pm
You are a pirate seeking hidden treasure—use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real-world challenges to navigate your pirate ship! Ages 7-12, sign up required for the entire series.
Tuesday, July 2 at 5:30 pm: Movie: Men in Black
Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay and Jay, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor alien activity on Earth. The two MiB find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 38 minutes. Rated PG-13 for language and sci-fi violence. Recommended ages 12 and up, but all are welcome!
Saturday, July 6 at 1 pm: Movie: Wall-E
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 38 minutes. Rated G. Recommended ages 5 and up, but all are welcome!
Tuesday, July 16 at 5:30 pm: Movie: Flight of the Navigator
David Freeman is an ordinary boy destined for a most extraordinary adventure — aboard a spectacular, futuristic spacecraft. After a mystifying disappearance, David returns, possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the farthest reaches of the universe. With these sudden navigational powers, David is able to take the fantastic flying machine anywhere he desires, accompanied by both its wisecracking robotic commander, Max, and an assortment of bizarre extraterrestrial creatures! Embark on a fun-filled, fast-paced journey of fantasy and adventure as David takes off on the flight of a lifetime! Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes. Rated PG. Recommended ages 10 and up, but all are welcome!
Wednesday, July 17 at 10:30 am: Family Concert with Matt Loosigian
Matt is a folk singer/guitarist specializing in playful, funny songs about ecology and being green. Join him as he works his musical magic in this interactive and fun music show. Inspired by Matt’s incredibly dynamic voice and charismatic performance style, participants will sing, play, and dance along as this musical wizard pulls giggles out of his guitar. Designed for children, but all ages welcome. Limit first 100 people.
Friday, July 19 at 2 pm: Chewonki Presents: Mammals of Maine
This exciting and interactive program introduces participants to our native warm-blooded vertebrates: Maine mammals. We will study a mounted animal and observe its characteristics, such as teeth, feet, and fur. We use these observations as clues to understanding each mammal’s adaptations, niche, and habitat. A collection of skulls, study skins, and other specimens complements a discussion of adaptations and the role each animal plays in the food web. This program also provides a living example of a non-releasable wild mammal. Designed for ages 8 and up, but open to anyone who can sit quietly through a presentation. Limit first 100 people.
Saturday, July 20 from 1 – 3 pm: Galaxy Spray Paint
Learn how easy it is to create your own universe! This project will take place outdoors, be sure to dress for mess!! (rain date 7/27) Registration is required. Ages 10 & up.
Tuesday, July 23 from 4 – 7 pm: Board Game Night
Various family-friendly games will be available for drop-in play. Bring some friends and family and have some fun! Ages 4 and up!
Friday, July 26 at 10 am: Messy Art
We will experiment with different tools and techniques to create process-over-product art! Wear clothes that can get stained and painty! Designed for ages 4 and up, but all children are welcome with grownup help! Registration required.
Saturday, July 27 from 11 am – 1 pm: Drop-in Activities: Space
Marshmallow constellations, moon rocks, moon painting, straw rockets & more! Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to all children with adult supervision.
Saturday, July 27 at 1 pm: Movie: Treasure Planet
Robert Louis Stevenson’s TREASURE ISLAND gets a futuristic twist in this amazing tale of a brave young man’s thrilling journey to new frontiers aboard a flying ship. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes. Rated PG for adventure action and peril. Recommended ages 9 and up, but all are welcome!
Saturday, August 3 at 1 pm: Movie: Muppets from Space
Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it’s up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 27 minutes. Rated G. Recommended ages 5 and up, but all are welcome!
Friday, August 9 at 10:30 am: Lindsay & her Puppet Pals
Year round, Lindsay brings her Puppet Pals, lovingly crafted, giant hand puppets and marionettes, to child and family audiences across New England. Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart! Designed for ages 3—8, limit first 100 people.
Saturday, August 10 from 11 am – 1 pm: Galaxy Crafts
Make a galaxy jar, galaxy bauble, and galaxy slime! Designed for ages 8 and up, open to all ages (younger must have adult assistance). While supplies last!
Tuesday, August 13 at 2 pm: Rockets
Design and launch rockets with local scientist David Harmon! This is a 2 hour program. Ages 8-12, registration required.
Thursday, August 15 at 10 am: Stay & Play
We fill our big meeting room with toys—kids can play and their grownups can play AND catch up with other grownups! Ages birth to 5, registration required (must have at least 6 signups to run)
Friday, August 16 at 2 pm: Chewonki presesnts: Tide Pools
The tide pool is a home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Using this interactive traveling display, participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean’s most magnificent species. Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to anyone who can sit quietly through a presentation. Limit first 100 people.
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays July 3, 10, 24 & 31 at 10:15 am
At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 30-45 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!
Baby & Me: Thursdays July 11, 18 & 25 at 10 am
Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language and music while you spend time bonding together! We sing songs, participate in action rhymes, and share a board book! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.
Music & Rhyme Time: Thursdays July 11, 18 & 25 at 10:30 am
At each Music & Rhyme Time we sing songs, dance and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and read one short story. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-30 minutes. Designed for two-year-old children and their grownup!