Baxter Memorial Library

Gorham, ME


Here's what's happening @ your library!

Monday July 4, 2022
Wednesday July 6, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What's the Buzz? (8-14-registration required)

Join the Youth Service team and ambassadors from the GHS Bee Club for a hands-on series of 4H-sponsored STEAM programs all about bees and pollination! We’ll meet 10:00-11:00 am on Wednesdays, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, and 7/27, on the library lawn.  Ages 8-14.  Please contact the library to register for the full series.  Please committ to at least 3 of the programs in the series.  Space is limited to 12 children.  

Join the Youth Service team and ambassadors from the GHS Bee Club for a hands-on series of 4H-sponsored STEAM programs all about bees and pollination! We’ll meet 10:00-11:00 am on Wednesdays, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, and 7/27, on the library lawn.  Ages 8-14.  Please contact the library to register for the full series.  Please committ to at least 3 of the programs in the series.  Space is limited to 12 children.  

Thursday July 7, 2022
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1:00 PM
Learn on the Lawn: Kettlebells and Jump Rope

July 7, 1 pm: Kettlebells and Jump Rope with Mackenzie O'Brien

Come learn the basics of one of the most versatile pieces of equipment - the kettlebell! Though there are many ways to use it, we will be learning some of the most common kettlebell movements and incorporating some jump roping as well! This class is designed for those looking to try something new who have little to no experience with kettlebells or jumping rope. Let’s make it fun and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

July 7, 1 pm: Kettlebells and Jump Rope with Mackenzie O'Brien

Come learn the basics of one of the most versatile pieces of equipment - the kettlebell! Though there are many ways to use it, we will be learning some of the most common kettlebell movements and incorporating some jump roping as well! This class is designed for those looking to try something new who have little to no experience with kettlebells or jumping rope. Let’s make it fun and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

Monday July 11, 2022
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9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Baby Discovery Time (birth-18months)

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Discovery Time (18 months- 3 years)

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Tuesday July 12, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Obstacle Course (all ages)

Join us on the lawn, for an obstacle course that will have you jumping, crawling, running, and spinning. (all ages)

Join us on the lawn, for an obstacle course that will have you jumping, crawling, running, and spinning. (all ages)

Thursday July 14, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Art in the Park (all ages)

Bring your snacks and a blanket as we enjoy art in the park together.  We will supply the paints and paper and you supply the creativity.  This is one of our most popular summer events.  (All ages).  In the event of inclement weather this program will be cancelled.  

Bring your snacks and a blanket as we enjoy art in the park together.  We will supply the paints and paper and you supply the creativity.  This is one of our most popular summer events.  (All ages).  In the event of inclement weather this program will be cancelled.  

 
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1:00 PM
Learn on the Lawn: Dance

July 14, 1 pm: Dance with Mariel Roy of Atlantic Dance Arts

 

July 14, 1 pm: Dance with Mariel Roy of Atlantic Dance Arts

 

Friday July 15, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Scavenger Hunt - Shaw Park (all ages)

Join Mr. Jeff at Shaw Park, located off of Rt. 237 on Partridge Lane, for a fun-filled Nature Scavenger Hunt! Bring your sense of adventure, keen observation skills, and love for all things nature. All ages welcome.

Join Mr. Jeff at Shaw Park, located off of Rt. 237 on Partridge Lane, for a fun-filled Nature Scavenger Hunt! Bring your sense of adventure, keen observation skills, and love for all things nature. All ages welcome.

Monday July 18, 2022
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9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Baby Discovery Time (birth-18months)

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Discovery Time (18 months- 3 years)

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Tuesday July 19, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Blue Block Party (all ages)

Come to our Big Blue Block Party on the lawn!  Big Blue Blocks are large foam blocks that encourage kids to explore the 4 c's of STEM: collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  15-20 kids can work together at one time and we will have bubbles for children who are waiting their turn to build.  (all ages) 

Come to our Big Blue Block Party on the lawn!  Big Blue Blocks are large foam blocks that encourage kids to explore the 4 c's of STEM: collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  15-20 kids can work together at one time and we will have bubbles for children who are waiting their turn to build.  (all ages) 

Thursday July 21, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fantasy Scapes: Creating Stories from Nature (11-18)

Learn to create fantasy landscapes that will be the seedlings of your next stories. “There are universes waiting to be discovered in our backyards, in a tide pool or the roots of a tree.”

Join author/illustrator Kevin Hawkes on the library lawn as he shares techniques for building worlds based on close up observations of nature and the use of creative imagination.  We will have drawing supplies for attendees use.  (Ages 11-18)

Learn to create fantasy landscapes that will be the seedlings of your next stories. “There are universes waiting to be discovered in our backyards, in a tide pool or the roots of a tree.”

Join author/illustrator Kevin Hawkes on the library lawn as he shares techniques for building worlds based on close up observations of nature and the use of creative imagination.  We will have drawing supplies for attendees use.  (Ages 11-18)

 
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1:00 PM
Learn on the Lawn: Yoga

July 21, 1 pm: Yoga with Theresa Labrecque

Monday July 25, 2022
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9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Baby Discovery Time (birth-18months)

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Discovery Time (18 months- 3 years)

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Tuesday July 26, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Veggie Land (all ages)

Join us on the lawn for the most creative event of the summer!  We will play the game Veggie Land (think Candy Land without the cavities) with our bodies as the pieces and use the lawn as our game board.  Navigate through Tomato Tunnel? Oh no, don't get stuck in Squash Swamp! Game finishers will receive their choice of fresh produce from our very own Gorham Famers Market.  SNAP-Ed will be on hand with handouts, recipes, incentives, and a special family food activity. (all ages)

Join us on the lawn for the most creative event of the summer!  We will play the game Veggie Land (think Candy Land without the cavities) with our bodies as the pieces and use the lawn as our game board.  Navigate through Tomato Tunnel? Oh no, don't get stuck in Squash Swamp! Game finishers will receive their choice of fresh produce from our very own Gorham Famers Market.  SNAP-Ed will be on hand with handouts, recipes, incentives, and a special family food activity. (all ages)

Thursday July 28, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Art in the Park (all ages)

Bring your snacks and a blanket as we enjoy art in the park together.  We will supply the paints and paper and you supply the creativity.  This is one of our most popular summer events.  (All ages).  In the event of inclement weather this program will be cancelled.  

Bring your snacks and a blanket as we enjoy art in the park together.  We will supply the paints and paper and you supply the creativity.  This is one of our most popular summer events.  (All ages).  In the event of inclement weather this program will be cancelled.  

 
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1:00 PM
Learn on the Lawn: West African Dance

July 28, 1 pm: West African Dance with Marita Kennedy-Castro

Friday July 29, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Scavenger Hunt - Little River Preserve (all ages)

Join Mr. Jeff at the Little River Preserve Trailhead, located on Rt. 202 across from The Hop Yard, for a fun-filled Nature Scavenger Hunt! Bring your sense of adventure, keen observation skills, and love for all things nature. All ages welcome.

Join Mr. Jeff at the Little River Preserve Trailhead, located on Rt. 202 across from The Hop Yard, for a fun-filled Nature Scavenger Hunt! Bring your sense of adventure, keen observation skills, and love for all things nature. All ages welcome.

Monday August 1, 2022
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9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Baby Discovery Time (birth-18months)

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Discovery Time (18 months- 3 years)

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Tuesday August 2, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Big Blue Block Party (all ages)

Come to our Big Blue Block Party on the lawn!  Big Blue Blocks are large foam blocks that encourage kids to explore the 4 c's of STEM: collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  15-20 kids can work together at one time and we will have bubbles for children who are waiting their turn to build.  (all ages) 

Come to our Big Blue Block Party on the lawn!  Big Blue Blocks are large foam blocks that encourage kids to explore the 4 c's of STEM: collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  15-20 kids can work together at one time and we will have bubbles for children who are waiting their turn to build.  (all ages) 

Wednesday August 3, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Book Art Crafts (Multigenerational)

Join us for a multigenerational book arts program.  We will use pages from books that can no longer be circulated to make scrabble tile necklaces, bookmarks, buttons and magnets.  (Multigenerational- adults and children)

 

Join us for a multigenerational book arts program.  We will use pages from books that can no longer be circulated to make scrabble tile necklaces, bookmarks, buttons and magnets.  (Multigenerational- adults and children)

 
Thursday August 4, 2022
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1:00 PM
Learn on the Lawn: Belly Dance

August 4, 1 pm: Belly Dance with Rosa Noreen of Grace Academy

August 4, 1 pm: Belly Dance with Rosa Noreen of Grace Academy

Monday August 8, 2022
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9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Baby Discovery Time (birth-18months)

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Join Ms. Dani on the lawn as she leads families in a lapsit baby story time.  Bring a blanket and enjoy books, babies, and music together.  (ages birth-18 months).  In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Discovery Time (18 months- 3 years)

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Bring a blanket and join Ms. Dani on the lawn for fun books, music, and movement activities. (18 months- 3 years). In the event of inclement weather we may have to cancel. We've purchased 2 big canopies for sprinkly days but best to call the library or check facebook the day of the program to see if it was cancelled.  

Thursday August 11, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Art in the Park (all ages)

Bring your snacks and a blanket as we enjoy art in the park together.  We will supply the paints and paper and you supply the creativity.  This is one of our most popular summer events.  (All ages).  In the event of inclement weather this program will be cancelled.  

Bring your snacks and a blanket as we enjoy art in the park together.  We will supply the paints and paper and you supply the creativity.  This is one of our most popular summer events.  (All ages).  In the event of inclement weather this program will be cancelled.  

 
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1:00 PM
Learn on the Lawn

August 12, 1 pm: Instructor TBA

Friday August 12, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Scavenger Hunt - Shaw Cherry Hill Farm (all ages)

Join Mr. Jeff at Shaw Cherry Hill Farm, located on Main St. behind the Sebago Brewing Tasting Room, for a fun-filled Nature Scavenger Hunt! Bring your sense of adventure, keen observation skills, and love for all things nature. All ages welcome.

Join Mr. Jeff at Shaw Cherry Hill Farm, located on Main St. behind the Sebago Brewing Tasting Room, for a fun-filled Nature Scavenger Hunt! Bring your sense of adventure, keen observation skills, and love for all things nature. All ages welcome.


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