July Artists of the Month: Brad Betts, Greg Laderer, & Bruce McDonald exhibit display July 1-31, upstairs Community Room.
Special Program Every Wednesday: Drop-In SAT Prep with Youth Services Librarian, Desiree Scorcia. Free and open to the public.
July PROGRAMS - ADULT
Hallowell Band Concerts on the Lawn, every Thusday 7:30 PM on the Library Lawn.
Current Events & Foreign Affairs, July 20, 5:30 - 6:30 PM. This is the second of four discussions facilitated by historian and foreign relations expert, Dane Hartgrove, Ph.D. Following meetings: August 24 and September 21.
NEW SERIES! Summer Friday Film Series...see schedule below.
Monday Night Book Group , June 13, 7 p.m. Meets 2nd Monday monthly to discuss books of fiction. The June 13 meeting will discuss “The Museum of Extraordinary Things” by Alice Hoffman. Facilitated by Laddie Drucker 633-5578.
JULY PROGRAMS - CHILDREN
KIDS WEEK AT THE LIBRARY
- Nature Journal Workshop ( Ages 7-13) July 12, 13 & 14, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Create a nature journal by exploring the outdoors, collecting, drawing, painting and writing. Children may bring photos of nature. Workshop covers the National Core Arts Standards. $10 fee for materials. Regiistration required - call the Librray at 207-633-3112.
- Maine eRailers Model Railroad Display, All day, July 13 - 14, in the Great Room. Visit this lively display by Maine 3Railers Model Railroad Club, the oldest and largest club of its kind in Maine. Don't miss the train!
- How Does a Chicken Lay an Egg? Friday, July 15, 10:30 AM, Upstairs Community Room. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about chickens and their eggs! How long does it take a chicken to lay an egg? How many can she llay in a week? And lots more. Registration is suggested.
- Pet Therapy Presentation, Saturday, July 16, 10:30 - 11:30 AM. Meet Sadie, a certified therapy dog with the Pet Therapy Program at Coastal Humane Society. Learn about the benefits that these easy going animals provide to people.
LEGO MANIA! Finished for the season. Check back later for our Fall 2016 dates and times.
Children’s Story Hour each Friday, 10 AM.
Scamper Camp Storytime, Fridays 1:00 - 2:00 PM.
New Movie Series on the Library Lawn
Free Friday Films, 8 p.m., 2015 films appropriate for kids, teens and/or adults. Films will be shown either on the front lawn, or in the upstairs Community Room. Popcorn provided!
June 17, EVEREST, PG-13, upstairs Community Room
Based on Book “Into Thin Air” A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster is a 1997 bestselling non-fiction book written by Jon Krakauer. 2h 30m
July 8, BRIDGE OF SPIES, PG-13
Bridge of Spies is partly based on the book “Strangers on a Bridge” by James Donovan, inspired by that account's record of the famed prisoner exchange. 2h 22m
July 15, INSIDE OUT, PG
Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. 1h 15min
July 22, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, PG-13
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. 2h 26m
August 5, MINIONS, PG
Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan... 1h 36m
August 12, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, PG-13
When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. 2h 35m
August 19, THE MARTIAN, PG-13
Based on the 2011 science fiction novel The Martian, by Andy Weir. When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. 2h 24m
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