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Monday January 22, 2018
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LV - Ellen H.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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LV - Sheila
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: LV Room 3rd Floor
 
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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LV - Meridith
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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Gmail 101
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn email skills crucial for staying connected in today's world!

•View emails, add contacts and download attachments
•Compose, send, and reply to messages
•Attach a photo or document
•Organize your mail into folders

Join us for Google Drive 101 next week on Tuesday, January 30th for a great follow up class to put your skills to even greater use! 

*Must have a Gmail account created PRIOR to start of class* Please call 947-8336 ext 126 to register. 

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Book Bunch
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Book Bunch is for Middle Schoolers who love to read!  Make some great friends and read some great books!  All participants get a copy of the book being read.  Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Grades 6 through 8

We meet every other Tuesday at 4:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Carol Dana-atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series.   Carol is a language resource for Indian Island, serves in the Penobscot Cultural Historic Preservation Office, and is a Penobscot Elder promoting their culture.  Carol holds a Master's Degree in Education and is a grandmother.

Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. 

LOCATION: Bleacher area
 
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Teen Game Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Game Night is a FUN place to hang out after school and try to prove yourself as the Game Master Supreme!  Come in and play various card, board, and video games with people like you who love to play all kinds of games. 

Grades 6 through 12

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
Thursday January 25, 2018
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Bangor Reads-A Man Called Ove-film showing and discussion
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own bagged meal and enjoy the evening.

This is a foreign film with subtitles.  A discussion will follow the film and be hosted by Bangor Public Library staff.

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms.

Film trailer

Release date: August 26, 2016 (USA)

DirectorHannes Holm

Languages: Persian, Swedish

AwardsEuropean Film Award for Best European ComedyMORE

NominationsAcademy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
Friday January 26, 2018
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BPL Search Committee
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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TGIF at BPL
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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Make A Video Game w/Godot
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

A more advanced program for video creators.  Using Godot 2.0, we will learn, create and type code to create fun games.  Experience is not required but general knowledge will be helpful.

Space is limited.  Please register with the Teen Librarian by calling 947-8336 ext 111 or by email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

For 9 - 12 grade

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday January 27, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Unified Play Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

~~Are you searching for a way to connect with other families who can assist with navigation in the world of special needs?

A play/support group for parents of young children with disabilities and/or special needs meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Bangor Public Library Story Room.  This group is open to the public for families with children up to about age 6. There will be an interactive activity with the children and time for open conversation and play.  
 
 
Join our Facebook group, Special Mommies 4 Special Children at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1761597804072024/.

 

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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BANGOR READS - Snow Date
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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Kids Celebrate Frankenstein
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
 
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Play Reading Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

~Play Reading Schedule  2017-2018  Rule, Britannia!

September, Saturday 9/16 from 2-5
The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

October, Saturday 10/21 from 2-5
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

November, Saturday 11/18 from 2-5
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

December, Tuesday 12/12 from 5:30-8:00
London Assurance by Dion Boucicault

January, Saturday 1/27 from 2-5
A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde

February, Saturday 2/24 from 2-5
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

March, Saturday 3/24 from 2-5
Betrayal by Harold Pinter

April, Saturday 4/28 from 2-5
Equus by Peter Shaffer

May, Saturday 5/19 from 2-5
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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Faircloth Press Conference
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium
Monday January 29, 2018
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LV - Ellen H.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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LV - Sheila
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: LV Room 3rd Floor
 
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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BPL Search Committee
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Google Drive 101
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Take your basic skills to the next level with Google Drive. You will learn how to save files online using your Gmail login and see how to access Google's word processor so you can create documents on any computer/tablet and even your smart phone.

*You must have a Gmail address prior to the class*, join us for the Gmail 101 class the week before this one, on Tuesday, January 23rd to get a handle on using Gmail. 

Please call the Reference Desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for the class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium
 
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Chapter Chums
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Fourth and Fifth graders meet Tuesday afternoons to read and discuss a great book.  To add to the fun, puzzles, games and plays will be a part of the plan.  A book will be provided for each participant. 

 

Registration required. Contact the Children's Department t 947-8336 ext 111 or email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

LOCATION: Shirley H. Sibley Reading Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Amistad Facilitator Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Carol Dana-atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series.   Come settle into our Bleacher Public Performace area and listen.  Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. 

LOCATION: Bleacher area
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Amistad Facilitator Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board Room, Lecture Hall
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Cook's Corner
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Cook's Corner is a program for teen "foodies" who love to cook and talk about food.  This program contains cooking demonstrations, creating recipes, and, of course, tasting all of the food we make!
 
Grades 6 through 12


For further information, you can email Shane at slayman@bpl.lib.me.us.

Cook's Corner will gather every other Thursday at 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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AMC - Presentation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MAINE CHAPTER OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB PRESENTS

~~Tales of Adventure on a Winter Evening
-Gerry Sawyer - volunteer work trips with the AMC building canoe-in campsites
-Bev Wilson - walking on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain
-Brian Roth - Icelandic forestry in the face of a changing climate
-Kip Nelson - An epic thru hike of the AT
-John Wilson - A solo journey across country by bicycle
-Laurie Chandler - The first solo woman paddler to complete the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (2015)
- Paul Halvach – a ski trip to the AMC lodges

Join us for a melange of the tales of adventure provided by explorers in our area. Everyone who stepped up to the plate has 10 minutes to tell of their memorable adventure and 5 minutes for Q&A while we sip hot cocoa with marshmallows. Our stories include walking on the Camino Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Icelandic forestry in the face of a changing climate, an epic thru hike of the AT, canoe camping while building AMC campsites, a solo journey across country by bicycle, the first solo woman paddler to complete the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, and a ski trip to the AMC lodges. Join us on a whirlwind adventure.

   

(snow date Feb. 15)

 

 

LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
Friday February 2, 2018
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Amistad Facilitator Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make a Video Game w/Bloxels
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Collaborate with friends and peers to create a video game with nothing more than a few pieces of plastic, a tablet and a whole lot of imagination with the online game making app, Bloxels.  From creating characters, to designing the layout, to telling the story, we will create a fully playable 13-bit, retro video game that we can upload to the web and challenge players from around the world.

For Grades 6-12. We meet every other Friday @ 4:00 (beginning January 19)

Space is limited so please register with the Teen Librarian by Friday, January 12th. Call 947-8336 ext 111, email slayman@bpl.lib.me.us or stop by the Library.

LOCATION: Teen Study Room B
Saturday February 3, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Bangor Humanities Day-Celtic Music
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Come enjoy the music of a local Celtic Quartet performing Irish and Scottish tunes and songs. Pauleena MacDougall on fiddle, Nancy Neff on accordion, Cathy Segee on flute and whistle, and Daryne Rockett on harp."

LOCATION: Atrium
 
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Bangor Humanities Day-Grant Writing Workshop
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

This informal panel is designed to help cultural workers in the arts and humanities to learn about the broad range of grants that are available to provide financial support for public cultural programs. Representatives from the Maine Humanities Council and the Bangor Commission on Cultural Development will discuss their grant programs, will provide tips on what makes a winning application, and will answer audience questions.

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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Bangor Humanities Day-Oral History Workshop
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Ever wanted to record family or community stories but not sure how to go about it? Join folklore archivist Katrina Wynn and learn the basics of doing oral history recordings. Then starting at 3pm Katrina will be demonstrating by collecting stories from anyone in the community who'd like to contribute from the prompt: "What habit, acquisition, or event made you feel like you had become an adult?

LOCATION: Camden National Bank meeting room
Monday February 5, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Lit Chicks Book Group
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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Book Bunch
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Book Bunch is for Middle Schoolers who love to read!  Make some great friends and read some great books!  All participants get a copy of the book being read.  Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Grades 6 through 8

We meet every other Tuesday at 4:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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DSA
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Carol Dana-atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series.   Come settle into our Bleacher Public Performace area and listen.  Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. 

LOCATION: Bleacher area
 
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Teen Advisory Board
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Calling All Teens  The Library needs your help!  We are looking for teens grades six through twelve to join TAP!  The Teen Ambassador Program!  This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. We need you to serve as liaisons to other students, review and recommend materials for the YA collection, help develop new programming and more!
 

Attendance in this group looks great on College and Job Applications.  It even counts as volunteer hours!

 

Grades 6 - 12

LOCATION: Teen Study Room A
 
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The Usual Suspects - A Book Club for Mystery Readers
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Mystery lovers continue to discuss this genre through the winter!  The group meets the FIRST Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm in the Library's Board Room.  

This group is open to the public and registration is not required; feel free to drop in at anytime!  For more information, go to https://www.bpl.lib.me.us/book-groups/ or contact the Library's Business Manager, Tina Hustus, thustus@bpl.lib.me.us.

 

 

LOCATION: Edward O Darling meeting room
Thursday February 8, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Bangor Celtic Committee Meeting
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Edward O Darling meeting room
 
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LGBTQ Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

~~ A book group for queer (LGBTQ+), questioning, and allied readers in the Bangor area.

We meet the second Thursday of every month at 6pm. This is an open group, and anyone can join or drop in, as this is a registration free event.

Find us on Facebook (LGBTQ Book Club).

January:  Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

February:  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

March:  Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

 

LOCATION: Board Room
Friday February 9, 2018
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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Make A Video Game w/Godot
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

A more advanced program for video creators.  Using Godot 2.0, we will learn, create and type code to create fun games.  Experience is not required but general knowledge will be helpful.

Space is limited.  Please register with the Teen Librarian by calling 947-8336 ext 111 or by email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

For 9 - 12 grade

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday February 10, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Unified Play Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

~~Are you searching for a way to connect with other families who can assist with navigation in the world of special needs?

A play/support group for parents of young children with disabilities and/or special needs meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Bangor Public Library Story Room.  This group is open to the public for families with children up to about age 6. There will be an interactive activity with the children and time for open conversation and play.  
 
 
Join our Facebook group, Special Mommies 4 Special Children at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1761597804072024/.

 

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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THE CAMDEN CONFERENCE IN BANGOR
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ARCHITECTURE, LOCAL OR GLOBAL – SHIFTING GOALS IN A SHRINKING WORLD

Presenters: J. Brooke Harrington and Judith Bing

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

The impacts of globalism and nationalism are not new to cultural debates. Starting in the 19th century, as nations established modern identities and professions emerged to serve modern societies, architects began to create built environments that negotiated inherited classical ideals with newly-valued local traditions and growing urban settings. Through the 20th century to the present, large architectural firms have maintained international practices, drawing ideas from and working within the far reaches of the globe. Modern technologies and speedy communications have simply intensified the process. Yet at the same time, widespread appreciation for historic contexts and sense of place counteract notions of an “international style.”

Looking at the building types–dwellings, libraries, museums, schools, government buildings– that have served national (whether official or purely economic) purposes, this presentation will examine the historic and contemporary tensions in architecture between serving local or national identities and global ambitions.

This presentation is hosted by the Bangor Public Library and offered as a free community event in anticipation of the 31st Annual Camden Conference –New World Disorder and America’s Future, February 16-18, 2018.

Photo Credit:  Unilever Nederland, Rotterdam, JHK Architecten, 2007. Photograph by Jeff Titelius, http://www.eurotravelogue.com/2012/09/Holland-The-Netherlands-Postcards.html

LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Monday February 12, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Chapter Chums
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Fourth and Fifth graders meet Tuesday afternoons to read and discuss a great book.  To add to the fun, puzzles, games and plays will be a part of the plan.  A book will be provided for each participant. 

 

Registration required. Contact the Children's Department t 947-8336 ext 111 or email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

LOCATION: Shirley H. Sibley Reading Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Book Group for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

~~Bangor Public Library and the Penobscot Valley Senior College are partnering to offer a Winter Book Group for Seniors during November, December of 2017 and January and February, 2018.  The book group will meet at the library on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month at 1 p.m. (Snow dates are the Thursday following the scheduled date). The Winter Book Group for Seniors will meet at the library on: 

• Wednesday, November 8, 2017         To discuss – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (Snow Date -  Thursday, November 9)
• Wednesday, December 13, 2017       To discuss – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Snow Date - Thursday, December 14)
• Wednesday, January 10, 2018           To Discuss – Road to Character by David Brooks (Snow Date - Thursday, January 11)
• Wednesday, February 14, 2018         To Discuss – Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  (Snow Date - Thursday, February 15)

In addition to discussing the four books, the library facilitator will provide tips for participants to start a book group or book groups of their own.
In the month prior to each discussion, participants can borrow copies of the books at the library or through inter-library loan from another Maine library.
Stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor of the library for assistance.

 

LOCATION: Edward O Darling meeting room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Carol Dana-atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series.   Come settle into our Bleacher Public Performace area and listen.  Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. 

LOCATION: Bleacher area
 
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Teen Game Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Game Night is a FUN place to hang out after school and try to prove yourself as the Game Master Supreme!  Come in and play various card, board, and video games with people like you who love to play all kinds of games. 

Grades 6 through 12

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
Thursday February 15, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Snow Date only - Book Group for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

~~Bangor Public Library and the Penobscot Valley Senior College are partnering to offer a Winter Book Group for Seniors during November, December of 2017 and January and February, 2018.  The book group will meet at the library on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month at 1 p.m. (Snow dates are the Thursday following the scheduled date). The Winter Book Group for Seniors will meet at the library on: 

• Wednesday, November 8, 2017         To discuss – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (Snow Date -  Thursday, November 9)
• Wednesday, December 13, 2017       To discuss – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Snow Date - Thursday, December 14)
• Wednesday, January 10, 2018           To Discuss – Road to Character by David Brooks (Snow Date - Thursday, January 11)
• Wednesday, February 14, 2018         To Discuss – Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  (Snow Date - Thursday, February 15) -  will meet only if the library is closed on February 14th

In addition to discussing the four books, the library facilitator will provide tips for participants to start a book group or book groups of their own.
In the month prior to each discussion, participants can borrow copies of the books at the library or through inter-library loan from another Maine library.
Stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor of the library for assistance.

 

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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Cook's Corner
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Cook's Corner is a program for teen "foodies" who love to cook and talk about food.  This program contains cooking demonstrations, creating recipes, and, of course, tasting all of the food we make!
 
Grades 6 through 12


For further information, you can email Shane at slayman@bpl.lib.me.us.

Cook's Corner will gather every other Thursday at 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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AMC - Presentation (SNOW DATE)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MAINE CHAPTER OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB PRESENTS


~~Tales of Adventure on a Winter Evening
   
Overview PENDING

 

(snow date Feb. 15)

 

 

LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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NYOBG
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Edward O Darling meeting room
Friday February 16, 2018
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URSUS DIRECTORS MEETING
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make a Video Game w/Bloxels
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Collaborate with friends and peers to create a video game with nothing more than a few pieces of plastic, a tablet and a whole lot of imagination with the online game making app, Bloxels.  From creating characters, to designing the layout, to telling the story, we will create a fully playable 13-bit, retro video game that we can upload to the web and challenge players from around the world.

For Grades 6-12. We meet every other Friday @ 4:00 (beginning January 19)

Space is limited so please register with the Teen Librarian by Friday, January 12th. Call 947-8336 ext 111, email slayman@bpl.lib.me.us or stop by the Library.

LOCATION: Teen Study Room B
Saturday February 17, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Olympic craft and activity
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Universal Class
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for this free class to learn about the myriad of courses that this great database offers. 

UNIVERSAL CLASS offers over 500 online continuing education courses taught by real instructors with 24/7 access via the internet. Video-based courses include arts and photography, business, career training, crafts & hobbies, how-to, office skills, pet and animal care, self-help, teacher tools, and many more! Continuing Education Units (ECU) are available on selected courses. 

Please call the Reference Desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for the class. 

LOCATION: Computer Lab
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Olympic craft and activity
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Carol Dana-atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series.   Come settle into our Bleacher Public Performace area and listen.  Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. 

LOCATION: Bleacher area
 
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Teen Movie Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Movie Night is for teens grades 6 through 12. We will meet every third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM to watch a great movie.  Enjoy popcorn, refreshments and the company of peers.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
Thursday February 22, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Olympic craft and activity
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Story Room
Friday February 23, 2018
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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Olympic craft and activity
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make A Video Game w/Godot
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

A more advanced program for video creators.  Using Godot 2.0, we will learn, create and type code to create fun games.  Experience is not required but general knowledge will be helpful.

Space is limited.  Please register with the Teen Librarian by calling 947-8336 ext 111 or by email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

For 9 - 12 grade

LOCATION: Computer Lab
Saturday February 24, 2018
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Fiber Extravaganza
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

info pending - exhibits throughout the Library

LOCATION: BPL
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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Play Reading Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

~Play Reading Schedule  2017-2018  Rule, Britannia!

September, Saturday 9/16 from 2-5
The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

October, Saturday 10/21 from 2-5
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

November, Saturday 11/18 from 2-5
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

December, Tuesday 12/12 from 5:30-8:00
London Assurance by Dion Boucicault

January, Saturday 1/27 from 2-5
A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde

February, Saturday 2/24 from 2-5
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

March, Saturday 3/24 from 2-5
Betrayal by Harold Pinter

April, Saturday 4/28 from 2-5
Equus by Peter Shaffer

May, Saturday 5/19 from 2-5
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

LOCATION: Edward O Darling meeting room
Monday February 26, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Learning Express
2:00 PM

This class will take you through the ins and outs of this super resource! 

LearningExpress helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. The LearningExpress platform provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement. Also included in this great resource are popular software tutorials, Internet instruction and basic computer instruction.

Please call the Reference Desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register.

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Chapter Chums
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Fourth and Fifth graders meet Tuesday afternoons to read and discuss a great book.  To add to the fun, puzzles, games and plays will be a part of the plan.  A book will be provided for each participant. 

 

Registration required. Contact the Children's Department t 947-8336 ext 111 or email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

LOCATION: Shirley H. Sibley Reading Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Carol Dana-atlohkewi, Penobscot Winter Stories
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series.   Come settle into our Bleacher Public Performace area and listen.  Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 &2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck. 

LOCATION: Bleacher area
 
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Teen Game Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Game Night is a FUN place to hang out after school and try to prove yourself as the Game Master Supreme!  Come in and play various card, board, and video games with people like you who love to play all kinds of games. 

Grades 6 through 12

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
 
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Penobscot County Genealogical Society
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lize Ashe and Ronda Savage will give a talk with slideshow titled, "Walking the Old Veazie Railroad" at this meeting of the Penobscot County Genealogical Society.  The public is invited to attend.

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
Thursday March 1, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Cook's Corner
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Cook's Corner is a program for teen "foodies" who love to cook and talk about food.  This program contains cooking demonstrations, creating recipes, and, of course, tasting all of the food we make!
 
Grades 6 through 12


For further information, you can email Shane at slayman@bpl.lib.me.us.

Cook's Corner will gather every other Thursday at 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Story Room
Friday March 2, 2018
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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McCormick Student Recital
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make a Video Game w/Bloxels
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Collaborate with friends and peers to create a video game with nothing more than a few pieces of plastic, a tablet and a whole lot of imagination with the online game making app, Bloxels.  From creating characters, to designing the layout, to telling the story, we will create a fully playable 13-bit, retro video game that we can upload to the web and challenge players from around the world.

For Grades 6-12. We meet every other Friday @ 4:00 (beginning January 19)

Space is limited so please register with the Teen Librarian by Friday, January 12th. Call 947-8336 ext 111, email slayman@bpl.lib.me.us or stop by the Library.

LOCATION: Teen Study Room B
Saturday March 3, 2018
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Fiber Extravaganza
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

info pending - exhibits throughout the Library

LOCATION: BPL
 
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Shirley H. Sibley Reading Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday March 5, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Talk by Shauna Shames
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

~~Reception and talk by Shauna Shames cosponsored by the Library, the League of Women Voters and the Scholars Strategy Network on Monday, March 5.  The reception will be at 5 and the talk, 5:30 – 7:00.

LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Lit Chicks Book Group
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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Book Bunch
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Book Bunch is for Middle Schoolers who love to read!  Make some great friends and read some great books!  All participants get a copy of the book being read.  Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Grades 6 through 8

We meet every other Tuesday at 4:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
misc_none
Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Teen Advisory Board
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Calling All Teens  The Library needs your help!  We are looking for teens grades six through twelve to join TAP!  The Teen Ambassador Program!  This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. We need you to serve as liaisons to other students, review and recommend materials for the YA collection, help develop new programming and more!
 

Attendance in this group looks great on College and Job Applications.  It even counts as volunteer hours!

 

Grades 6 - 12

LOCATION: Teen Study Room A
 
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The Usual Suspects - A Book Club for Mystery Readers
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Mystery lovers continue to discuss this genre through the winter!  The group meets the FIRST Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm in the Library's Board Room.  

This group is open to the public and registration is not required; feel free to drop in at anytime!  For more information, go to https://www.bpl.lib.me.us/book-groups/ or contact the Library's Business Manager, Tina Hustus, thustus@bpl.lib.me.us.

 

 

LOCATION: Edward O Darling meeting room
Thursday March 8, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
misc_none
Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

~~ A book group for queer (LGBTQ+), questioning, and allied readers in the Bangor area.

We meet the second Thursday of every month at 6pm. This is an open group, and anyone can join or drop in, as this is a registration free event.

Find us on Facebook (LGBTQ Book Club).

January:  Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

February:  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

March:  Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

 

LOCATION: Board Room
Friday March 9, 2018
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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Make A Video Game w/Godot
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

A more advanced program for video creators.  Using Godot 2.0, we will learn, create and type code to create fun games.  Experience is not required but general knowledge will be helpful.

Space is limited.  Please register with the Teen Librarian by calling 947-8336 ext 111 or by email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

For 9 - 12 grade

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday March 10, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Unified Play Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

~~Are you searching for a way to connect with other families who can assist with navigation in the world of special needs?

A play/support group for parents of young children with disabilities and/or special needs meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Bangor Public Library Story Room.  This group is open to the public for families with children up to about age 6. There will be an interactive activity with the children and time for open conversation and play.  
 
 
Join our Facebook group, Special Mommies 4 Special Children at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1761597804072024/.

 

LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Monday March 12, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Chapter Chums
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Fourth and Fifth graders meet Tuesday afternoons to read and discuss a great book.  To add to the fun, puzzles, games and plays will be a part of the plan.  A book will be provided for each participant. 

 

Registration required. Contact the Children's Department t 947-8336 ext 111 or email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

LOCATION: Shirley H. Sibley Reading Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
Wednesday March 14, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Teen Game Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Game Night is a FUN place to hang out after school and try to prove yourself as the Game Master Supreme!  Come in and play various card, board, and video games with people like you who love to play all kinds of games. 

Grades 6 through 12

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
Thursday March 15, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Cook's Corner
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Cook's Corner is a program for teen "foodies" who love to cook and talk about food.  This program contains cooking demonstrations, creating recipes, and, of course, tasting all of the food we make!
 
Grades 6 through 12


For further information, you can email Shane at slayman@bpl.lib.me.us.

Cook's Corner will gather every other Thursday at 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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NYOBG
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Edward O Darling meeting room
Friday March 16, 2018
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URSUS DIRECTORS MEETING
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make a Video Game w/Bloxels
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Collaborate with friends and peers to create a video game with nothing more than a few pieces of plastic, a tablet and a whole lot of imagination with the online game making app, Bloxels.  From creating characters, to designing the layout, to telling the story, we will create a fully playable 13-bit, retro video game that we can upload to the web and challenge players from around the world.

For Grades 6-12. We meet every other Friday @ 4:00 (beginning January 19)

Space is limited so please register with the Teen Librarian by Friday, January 12th. Call 947-8336 ext 111, email slayman@bpl.lib.me.us or stop by the Library.

LOCATION: Teen Study Room B
Saturday March 17, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Mad Science - Maine Science Festival
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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Maine Science Festival-Land Conservation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Monday March 19, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Skype/Video Chat 101
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about using Skype, Zoom, and Google Video Chat to connect with friends and family or have business meetings online! Bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop or you can use the desktop computers in the lab. 

You must have an email address prior to the class. 

Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Book Bunch
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Book Bunch is for Middle Schoolers who love to read!  Make some great friends and read some great books!  All participants get a copy of the book being read.  Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Grades 6 through 8

We meet every other Tuesday at 4:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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AMC - Presentation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MAINE CHAPTER OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB PRESENTS
 

Citizens Climate Action: a highly acclaimed policy plan for combatting climate change

~~A Promising Method to Combat Climate Change: Carbon Fee and Dividend has received accolades and commitments from both sides of the aisle in Congress, and from leading scientists and economists who tout it as the best method to combat climate change. The cities of Bangor and Portland have endorsed CF&D. Come learn about it from Peter Garrett, the Maine Chair of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, as well as members of the Bangor Chapter, which is one of 456 chapters of this national grassroots organization.

LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Teen Movie Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Movie Night is for teens grades 6 through 12. We will meet every third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM to watch a great movie.  Enjoy popcorn, refreshments and the company of peers.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
 
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Penobscot County Genealogical Society
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Vinny O'Malley of the Irish Heritage Center will present a talk to the Penobscot County Genealogical Society.  The public is invited to attend.

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
Thursday March 22, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
Friday March 23, 2018
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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Make A Video Game w/Godot
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

A more advanced program for video creators.  Using Godot 2.0, we will learn, create and type code to create fun games.  Experience is not required but general knowledge will be helpful.

Space is limited.  Please register with the Teen Librarian by calling 947-8336 ext 111 or by email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

For 9 - 12 grade

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday March 24, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Unified Play Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

~~Are you searching for a way to connect with other families who can assist with navigation in the world of special needs?

A play/support group for parents of young children with disabilities and/or special needs meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Bangor Public Library Story Room.  This group is open to the public for families with children up to about age 6. There will be an interactive activity with the children and time for open conversation and play.  
 
 
Join our Facebook group, Special Mommies 4 Special Children at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1761597804072024/.

 

LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
 
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Play Reading Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

~Play Reading Schedule  2017-2018  Rule, Britannia!

September, Saturday 9/16 from 2-5
The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

October, Saturday 10/21 from 2-5
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

November, Saturday 11/18 from 2-5
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

December, Tuesday 12/12 from 5:30-8:00
London Assurance by Dion Boucicault

January, Saturday 1/27 from 2-5
A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde

February, Saturday 2/24 from 2-5
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

March, Saturday 3/24 from 2-5
Betrayal by Harold Pinter

April, Saturday 4/28 from 2-5
Equus by Peter Shaffer

May, Saturday 5/19 from 2-5
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

LOCATION: Board Room
Monday March 26, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Ebooks and Digital Magazines
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Did you know the library has ebooks and audiobooks that you can use on your smart phones, tablets, and computers? And we have a great digital magazine service called Flipster that offers you over 80 of the most popular magazines including Consumer Reports, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone!
 
This class will help get you going on how to access all these great reads (and listens!).
 
You need a valid Bangor Public Library card and an email address to use these services. All Maine residents are eligible for a Bangor Public Library card.
 
Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.
LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Chapter Chums
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Fourth and Fifth graders meet Tuesday afternoons to read and discuss a great book.  To add to the fun, puzzles, games and plays will be a part of the plan.  A book will be provided for each participant. 

 

Registration required. Contact the Children's Department t 947-8336 ext 111 or email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

LOCATION: Shirley H. Sibley Reading Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Maine AllCare Bangor Chapter
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Lecture Hall
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Teen Game Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Game Night is a FUN place to hang out after school and try to prove yourself as the Game Master Supreme!  Come in and play various card, board, and video games with people like you who love to play all kinds of games. 

Grades 6 through 12

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
Thursday March 29, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Cook's Corner
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Cook's Corner is a program for teen "foodies" who love to cook and talk about food.  This program contains cooking demonstrations, creating recipes, and, of course, tasting all of the food we make!
 
Grades 6 through 12

For further information, you can email Shane at slayman@bpl.lib.me.us.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Eckankar Spiritual Experiences
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

~~Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?
•    Explore dreams, visions, and divine love
•    Try a spiritual exercise
•    Share your stories and experiences!
Free Workshop
Thursday, February 22, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Public is cordially invited to attend.
                   
                           For more information: (207) 947-8413 or www.eckinme.org
                  Presented by the Maine Satsang Society, A Chartered Affiliate of ECKANKAR.
                            Copyright © 2013 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.  The terms ECKANKAR, ECK, EK, MAHANTA, SOUL TRAVEL, and                  
                            VAIRAGI, among others, are trademarks of ECKANKAR, PO Box 2000, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2000 USA.
 

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
Friday March 30, 2018
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LV - Kate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Sm. Conf. Rm. 2nd floor
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make a Video Game w/Bloxels
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Collaborate with friends and peers to create a video game with nothing more than a few pieces of plastic, a tablet and a whole lot of imagination with the online game making app, Bloxels.  From creating characters, to designing the layout, to telling the story, we will create a fully playable 13-bit, retro video game that we can upload to the web and challenge players from around the world.

For Grades 6-12. We meet every other Friday @ 4:00 (beginning January 19)

Space is limited so please register with the Teen Librarian by Friday, January 12th. Call 947-8336 ext 111, email slayman@bpl.lib.me.us or stop by the Library.

LOCATION: Teen Study Room B
Saturday March 31, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Monday April 2, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Lit Chicks Book Group
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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Book Bunch
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Book Bunch is for Middle Schoolers who love to read!  Make some great friends and read some great books!  All participants get a copy of the book being read.  Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Grades 6 through 8

We meet every other Tuesday at 4:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
Wednesday April 4, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Teen Advisory Board
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Calling All Teens  The Library needs your help!  We are looking for teens grades six through twelve to join TAP!  The Teen Ambassador Program!  This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. We need you to serve as liaisons to other students, review and recommend materials for the YA collection, help develop new programming and more!
 

Attendance in this group looks great on College and Job Applications.  It even counts as volunteer hours!

 

Grades 6 - 12

LOCATION: Teen Study Room A
 
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The Usual Suspects - A Book Club for Mystery Readers
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Mystery lovers continue to discuss this genre through the winter!  The group meets the FIRST Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm in the Library's Board Room.  

This group is open to the public and registration is not required; feel free to drop in at anytime!  For more information, go to https://www.bpl.lib.me.us/book-groups/ or contact the Library's Business Manager, Tina Hustus, thustus@bpl.lib.me.us.

 

 

LOCATION: Edward O Darling meeting room
Thursday April 5, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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BRLI class visit
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
 
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AMC - Presentation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MAINE CHAPTER OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB PRESENTS
 

US Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist Danielle D'Auria - studying and tracking Great Blue Herons

~~Danielle D’Auria will tell us about her fascinating work and findings with Maine's Great Blue Herons on April 5th. A wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, she has been monitoring their movements across state and international borders for eight years.

 

 

LOCATION: Crofutt Community Room
Friday April 6, 2018
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Make A Video Game w/Godot
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

A more advanced program for video creators.  Using Godot 2.0, we will learn, create and type code to create fun games.  Experience is not required but general knowledge will be helpful.

Space is limited.  Please register with the Teen Librarian by calling 947-8336 ext 111 or by email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

For 9 - 12 grade

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday April 7, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Monday April 9, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday April 10, 2018
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Minerva Cataloging Roundtable
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Chapter Chums
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Fourth and Fifth graders meet Tuesday afternoons to read and discuss a great book.  To add to the fun, puzzles, games and plays will be a part of the plan.  A book will be provided for each participant. 

 

Registration required. Contact the Children's Department t 947-8336 ext 111 or email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

LOCATION: Shirley H. Sibley Reading Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
Wednesday April 11, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Teen Game Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Game Night is a FUN place to hang out after school and try to prove yourself as the Game Master Supreme!  Come in and play various card, board, and video games with people like you who love to play all kinds of games. 

Grades 6 through 12

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  See you there.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
Thursday April 12, 2018
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Atrium, Board & Crofutt
 
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Cook's Corner
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Cook's Corner is a program for teen "foodies" who love to cook and talk about food.  This program contains cooking demonstrations, creating recipes, and, of course, tasting all of the food we make!
 
Grades 6 through 12


For further information, you can email Shane at slayman@bpl.lib.me.us.

Cook's Corner will gather every other Thursday at 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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LGBTQ Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

~~ A book group for queer (LGBTQ+), questioning, and allied readers in the Bangor area.

We meet the second Thursday of every month at 6pm. This is an open group, and anyone can join or drop in, as this is a registration free event.

Find us on Facebook (LGBTQ Book Club).

LOCATION: Board Room
 
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NYOBG
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Edward O Darling meeting room
Friday April 13, 2018
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Children in grades 1 through 5 meet for creative fun with LEGOS!  Children will build and have a chance to share their creations.  All masterpieces will be displayed in our LEGO showcase!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make a Video Game w/Bloxels
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Collaborate with friends and peers to create a video game with nothing more than a few pieces of plastic, a tablet and a whole lot of imagination with the online game making app, Bloxels.  From creating characters, to designing the layout, to telling the story, we will create a fully playable 13-bit, retro video game that we can upload to the web and challenge players from around the world.

For Grades 6-12. We meet every other Friday @ 4:00 (beginning January 19)

Space is limited so please register with the Teen Librarian by Friday, January 12th. Call 947-8336 ext 111, email slayman@bpl.lib.me.us or stop by the Library.

LOCATION: Teen Study Room B
Saturday April 14, 2018
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ABC Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy stories, games and crafts every Saturday.  Each Saturday will feature a letter of the alphabet.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Green Jobs Forum
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship, University of Maine

LOCATION: Atrium & Crofutt Community Room
 
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Unified Play Group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

~~Are you searching for a way to connect with other families who can assist with navigation in the world of special needs?

A play/support group for parents of young children with disabilities and/or special needs meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Bangor Public Library Story Room.  This group is open to the public for families with children up to about age 6. There will be an interactive activity with the children and time for open conversation and play.  
 
 
Join our Facebook group, Special Mommies 4 Special Children at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1761597804072024/.

 

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
 
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Children's Vacation Specials
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Transparent Language
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This class will help you get set up and start learning a new language or brushing up on one you already know. You will need a current library card to login. The following week, on Tuesday, April 24th from 2-4pm is a great follow up class for planning trips online-you can start learning a language for your next destination!
 
Please call the reference desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for the class.
 
Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution. With this flexible program, library patrons can quickly and easily learn new languages with our variety of courses and activities.
 
--Over 95 different languages, with 1,500 to 2,000 words and phrases for every language
--English learning for speakers of 25+ languages, including intermediate-level immersion courses
--A flexible learning structure, including supplemental learning material and dozens of learning activities designed to engage your brain for rapid learning and maximum retention
--Access to the full site on any PC, Mac, or tablet
--Learning on the go via the Transparent Language app for iPhone® and AndroidTM devices
--Culture and social connections for a full learning experience
LOCATION: Computer Lab
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Children's Vacation Specials
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Drop-in Computer Lab
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Computer Lab
 
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Bangor Brewer Yugioh Group
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Balcony 2nd floor
 
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Teen Movie Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Movie Night is for teens grades 6 through 12. We will meet every third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM to watch a great movie.  Enjoy popcorn, refreshments and the company of peers.

LOCATION: Teen Lounge
 
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Penobscot County Genealogical Society
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Penobscot County Genealogical Society.  The public is invited to attend.

LOCATION: Lecture Hall
Thursday April 19, 2018
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Children's Vacation Specials
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Story Room
Friday April 20, 2018
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URSUS DIRECTORS MEETING
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
 
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Children's Vacation Specials
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make A Video Game w/Godot
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

A more advanced program for video creators.  Using Godot 2.0, we will learn, create and type code to create fun games.  Experience is not required but general knowledge will be helpful.

Space is limited.  Please register with the Teen Librarian by calling 947-8336 ext 111 or by email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

For 9 - 12 grade

LOCATION: Computer Lab
Saturday April 21, 2018
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Play Your Cards Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Monday April 23, 2018
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Full Steam Ahead
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Adult Coloring Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to color away some stress and brighten your day. We supply the coloring sheets and pens/pencils/crayons and you bring your creativity. Sometimes it's nice to color inside the lines.

No registration needed, just come on by!

LOCATION: 1912 Reading Room
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Tuesday Tales
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to join Maryann in the Story Room for 45 minutes of stories, games and crafts!  Warning!  Maryann may start spouting out poetry, break into a song, or try to tell a joke! Results may vary, but laughter is always appreciated!

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Chapter Chums
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Fourth and Fifth graders meet Tuesday afternoons to read and discuss a great book.  To add to the fun, puzzles, games and plays will be a part of the plan.  A book will be provided for each participant. 

 

Registration required. Contact the Children's Department t 947-8336 ext 111 or email, slayman@bpl.lib.me.us

LOCATION: Shirley H. Sibley Reading Room
 
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Full Steam Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books.  Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!  **Space is limited to 12 children per program.  Due to high participation numbers, registration is  required (for the semester)!

LOCATION: Story Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Mother Goose
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Come, sing, clap and bounce along to action rhymes, songs and stories with Miss Megan!

Recommended for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tiny Tot Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A 30-minute program for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a participating adult, filled with stories, games, songs and finger plays.

LOCATION: Story Room