Baxter Memorial Library

Gorham, ME


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Wednesday April 15, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
POSTPONED: A Conversation with Poets, WILL RESCHEDULE

Join us for a poetry reading with poets Caledonia Kearns and Susan Lilley

Clear-eyed and persistent, the virtue of “A Daughter’s Work Is Heartless by Nature” by Caledonia Kearns is its straightforward,accessible lyric, its relentless search for beauty in the day-to-day.

In a voice both lyrical and conversational, Orlando Poet Laureate Susan Lilley interprets various stages of womanhood while parsing the beauty and decay of her beloved homestate of Florida.

Join us for a poetry reading with poets Caledonia Kearns and Susan Lilley

Clear-eyed and persistent, the virtue of “A Daughter’s Work Is Heartless by Nature” by Caledonia Kearns is its straightforward,accessible lyric, its relentless search for beauty in the day-to-day.

In a voice both lyrical and conversational, Orlando Poet Laureate Susan Lilley interprets various stages of womanhood while parsing the beauty and decay of her beloved homestate of Florida.

Thursday April 16, 2020
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10:00 AM
Book Club

Discussion of The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Tuesday April 28, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Preschool Discovery Time (3-5 yrs)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

Wednesday April 29, 2020
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9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Baby Discovery Time (Birth-18mos)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff (birth to 5)

Explore a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, and stories. Geared toward ages from birth to 5 but open to all. 

*Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff is not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

Explore a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, and stories. Geared toward ages from birth to 5 but open to all. 

*Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff is not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

Thursday April 30, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddler Discovery Time (18mos-3yrs)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

 
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10:00 AM
Book Club

Discussion of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Friday May 1, 2020
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Train Days

Train Days

Friday, May 3rd 10am-4pm

Saturday, May 4th 9-11:30am

 

The Maine 3-Railers, an O-Gauge model railroad club from all over Maine, will bring trains of all kinds to the library. The Maine 3-Railers is Maine's premier O-gauge model railroad club. This group is currently the largest and oldest club in the state dedicated exclusively to the enjoyment and advancement of the O-gauge, 3-rail model railroad hobby. Membership in the club is open to adults and children alike.
For more information about the club visit their website at www.maine3railers.org.

 

 

Train Days

Friday, May 3rd 10am-4pm

Saturday, May 4th 9-11:30am

 

The Maine 3-Railers, an O-Gauge model railroad club from all over Maine, will bring trains of all kinds to the library. The Maine 3-Railers is Maine's premier O-gauge model railroad club. This group is currently the largest and oldest club in the state dedicated exclusively to the enjoyment and advancement of the O-gauge, 3-rail model railroad hobby. Membership in the club is open to adults and children alike.
For more information about the club visit their website at www.maine3railers.org.

 

 

Saturday May 2, 2020
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9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Train Days

Train Days

Friday, May 3rd 10am-4pm

Saturday, May 4th 9-11:30am

 

The Maine 3-Railers, an O-Gauge model railroad club from all over Maine, will bring trains of all kinds to the library. The Maine 3-Railers is Maine's premier O-gauge model railroad club. This group is currently the largest and oldest club in the state dedicated exclusively to the enjoyment and advancement of the O-gauge, 3-rail model railroad hobby. Membership in the club is open to adults and children alike.
For more information about the club visit their website at www.maine3railers.org.

 

 

Train Days

Friday, May 3rd 10am-4pm

Saturday, May 4th 9-11:30am

 

The Maine 3-Railers, an O-Gauge model railroad club from all over Maine, will bring trains of all kinds to the library. The Maine 3-Railers is Maine's premier O-gauge model railroad club. This group is currently the largest and oldest club in the state dedicated exclusively to the enjoyment and advancement of the O-gauge, 3-rail model railroad hobby. Membership in the club is open to adults and children alike.
For more information about the club visit their website at www.maine3railers.org.

 

 

Tuesday May 5, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Preschool Discovery Time (3-5 yrs)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Baxter Digs Reading

Baxter Memorial Library is pleased to have our friend Baxter available again! Baxter is a Standard Poodle Therapy Dog who loves to be read to! He will be visiting the library the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Call (222-1190) or visit the library to sign up for your 15 minute slot to read to Baxter.
 

Baxter Memorial Library is pleased to have our friend Baxter available again! Baxter is a Standard Poodle Therapy Dog who loves to be read to! He will be visiting the library the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Call (222-1190) or visit the library to sign up for your 15 minute slot to read to Baxter.
 
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Baby Discovery Time (Birth-18mos)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff (birth to 5)

Explore a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, and stories. Geared toward ages from birth to 5 but open to all. 

*Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff is not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

Explore a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, and stories. Geared toward ages from birth to 5 but open to all. 

*Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff is not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

Thursday May 7, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddler Discovery Time (18mos-3yrs)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

Saturday May 9, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lego Club (All Ages)

Drop in between 10am-12pm the second Saturday of the Month for Lego Club.  We supply the Legos!  You supply the imagination! 

Drop in between 10am-12pm the second Saturday of the Month for Lego Club.  We supply the Legos!  You supply the imagination! 

Tuesday May 12, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Preschool Discovery Time (3-5 yrs)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess Club

Kids ages 11-18, join us for Chess Club!  Boards will be provided along with snacks.  Drop in, between 3:00 and 5:00pm the second Tuesday of the month, to learn how to play or continue advancing your skills.   

Kids ages 11-18, join us for Chess Club!  Boards will be provided along with snacks.  Drop in, between 3:00 and 5:00pm the second Tuesday of the month, to learn how to play or continue advancing your skills.   

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friends Annual Meeting & Author Event

With Jeff Ryan, author of Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte

When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. Almost 130 tears later, we still don’t. A world traveler that spoke six languages fluently, Whyte came to town with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to himself. It was clear that Whyte was hiding from something—enough to make even the FBI eventually come looking. But even the Feds couldn’t imagine how Whyte, who lost every penny he had when WWI broke out, amassed another fortune before he died. Based on the true story, Hermit follows one man’s quest to discover all he can about Whyte’s secret life before it’s too late.

With Jeff Ryan, author of Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte

When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. Almost 130 tears later, we still don’t. A world traveler that spoke six languages fluently, Whyte came to town with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to himself. It was clear that Whyte was hiding from something—enough to make even the FBI eventually come looking. But even the Feds couldn’t imagine how Whyte, who lost every penny he had when WWI broke out, amassed another fortune before he died. Based on the true story, Hermit follows one man’s quest to discover all he can about Whyte’s secret life before it’s too late.

Wednesday May 13, 2020
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9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Baby Discovery Time (Birth-18mos)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff (birth to 5)

Explore a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, and stories. Geared toward ages from birth to 5 but open to all. 

*Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff is not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

Explore a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, and stories. Geared toward ages from birth to 5 but open to all. 

*Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff is not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

Thursday May 14, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddler Discovery Time (18mos-3yrs)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

 
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10:00 AM
Book Club

Discussion of Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Tuesday May 19, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Preschool Discovery Time (3-5 yrs)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Baxter Digs Reading

Baxter Memorial Library is pleased to have our friend Baxter available again! Baxter is a Standard Poodle Therapy Dog who loves to be read to! He will be visiting the library the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Call (222-1190) or visit the library to sign up for your 15 minute slot to read to Baxter.
 

Baxter Memorial Library is pleased to have our friend Baxter available again! Baxter is a Standard Poodle Therapy Dog who loves to be read to! He will be visiting the library the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Call (222-1190) or visit the library to sign up for your 15 minute slot to read to Baxter.
 
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Baby Discovery Time (Birth-18mos)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff (birth to 5)

Explore a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, and stories. Geared toward ages from birth to 5 but open to all. 

*Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff is not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

Explore a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, and stories. Geared toward ages from birth to 5 but open to all. 

*Music Fun w/ Mr. Jeff is not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

Thursday May 21, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddler Discovery Time (18mos-3yrs)

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

All of our Discovery Times are designed to introduce children to books and libraries in a positive and enjoyable way.  We use stories, music, and movement to present and enhance early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.  Every week we offer 3 different age-specific programs and one all-ages music program.

*Discovery Times are not held during regular Gorham school vacations and holidays or when they are closed due to inclement weather.

 

Thursday September 17, 2020
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6:00 PM
A Story of Maine in 112 Objects

Founded in 1836, the Maine State Museum is America’s oldest state museum. It is known as “Maine’s Smithsonian” because of the breadth and diversity of its collections—nearly a million objects representing almost everything about Maine and its cultural, environmental, and natural history.

Bernard Fishman, the museum’s director, has recently edited and published a book, A Story of Maine in 112 Objects, which tells the whole story of Maine through a choice selection of 112 objects in the museum’s collections. From a 400-million-year-old fossil, through the only authentic Viking object found in the United States, to a genuine 200-year-old sawmill moved to the museum and rebuilt piece by piece inside it, Fishman will share the fascinating stories of how you create a museum and its contents, how these special objects got to the museum, and what they and the characters that made or used them have added to the richness of Maine.

Bernard Fishman grew up in New York City and trained as an Egyptologist at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked in Egypt for three years, for the University of Chicago. His family owned several five and ten cent stores in Maine under the name of the M.H. Fishman Company, and he spent eleven years at summer camps in Maine during his early years. He directed history museums in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Rhode Island before coming to the Maine State Museum in 2012.

Founded in 1836, the Maine State Museum is America’s oldest state museum. It is known as “Maine’s Smithsonian” because of the breadth and diversity of its collections—nearly a million objects representing almost everything about Maine and its cultural, environmental, and natural history.

Bernard Fishman, the museum’s director, has recently edited and published a book, A Story of Maine in 112 Objects, which tells the whole story of Maine through a choice selection of 112 objects in the museum’s collections. From a 400-million-year-old fossil, through the only authentic Viking object found in the United States, to a genuine 200-year-old sawmill moved to the museum and rebuilt piece by piece inside it, Fishman will share the fascinating stories of how you create a museum and its contents, how these special objects got to the museum, and what they and the characters that made or used them have added to the richness of Maine.

Bernard Fishman grew up in New York City and trained as an Egyptologist at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked in Egypt for three years, for the University of Chicago. His family owned several five and ten cent stores in Maine under the name of the M.H. Fishman Company, and he spent eleven years at summer camps in Maine during his early years. He directed history museums in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Rhode Island before coming to the Maine State Museum in 2012.


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