This page is for Summer Reading for Grown-Ups!
How does it work?
Summer Reading starts on June 15 and ends on September 15. Pick up your reading log and bingo card from the library or print them out here:
Hand them in before September 15 (they don’t have to be completed) and you’ll be put in a prize draw for themed prizes!
All events are in the tent this year!
Jammin’ in June: Every Saturday in June at 1pm, we will host a music concert. More details are here.
Chewonki presents: Mammals of Maine, Friday, June 24, at 1pm: Designed for ages 8 and up, this exciting and interactive program introduces participants to our native warm-blooded vertebrates. This program also provides a living example of a non-releasable wild mammal.
Bowdoin Community Concert, Saturday, July 2, at 2pm: We’re extremely happy to welcome back the Bowdoin Community Concert featuring musicians from the Bowdoin Festival of Music.
Poetry Reading, Monday, July 11, at 2pm: Maine poets, Gary Rainford, Lynne Schmidt and John Reinhart will read from their latest publications. Their books will also be for sale.
Charlene D’Avanzo Author Event, Tuesday, July 12, at 6pm: Marine ecologist, award-winning environmental educator, and mystery novelist, Charlene D’Avanzo will discuss her fifth book, The Shark, The Girl, & The Sea, based on a shocking shark attack off Maine’s coast. Her series featuring Mara Tusconi, entertains and informs in the enjoyable setting of the Maine shoreline, and beyond.
Chewonki presents: Tide Pools, Friday, July 22, at 1pm: Designed for ages 4 and up, using a special interactive traveling display, participants can dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean’s most magnificent species. Presentation will be held outdoors, tide pools will be indoors.
Marine Mammals of Maine, Friday, August 5, at 1pm: Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) is a fast growing non-profit organization dedicated to marine mammal and sea turtle response, rescue, care, research, and education. Come learn about this amazing organization!
Joy Garden Party, Saturday, August 6, at 1pm: Join us in celebrating the Joy of Art, Joy of the Lens, and Joy of the Pen winners from the last year at a garden party in the library gardens!
Check out our ocean-themed displays and grab bags every month too!