Baxter Memorial Library

Gorham, ME


Here's what's happening @ your library!

Saturday April 13, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Board Game Saturday

Join us for Board Game Saturday! Come play an old favorite or learn a new game.

Geared for ages 3-17.

Children under the age of 8 must have an adult with them.

Join us for Board Game Saturday! Come play an old favorite or learn a new game.

Geared for ages 3-17.

Children under the age of 8 must have an adult with them.

Tuesday April 16, 2024
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Big Blue Block Day

Build something BIG with our Big Blue Blocks

Drop in any time between 10:00am-2:00pm!

 

Build something BIG with our Big Blue Blocks

Drop in any time between 10:00am-2:00pm!

 

Wednesday April 17, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fakemon Creations

Do you love Pokemon?

Join us in our very first Fakemon Creation event. Each child will get to create their very own Pokemon with model magic. Bring your Pokemon cards for inspiration! Limited supplies available. No registration required. Children under 8 years old need an adult present.

 

Do you love Pokemon?

Join us in our very first Fakemon Creation event. Each child will get to create their very own Pokemon with model magic. Bring your Pokemon cards for inspiration! Limited supplies available. No registration required. Children under 8 years old need an adult present.

 
Thursday April 18, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cool Collage

Drop into Youth Services any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm to make a cool collage. We will have all types of craft supplies available for you to explore!

All ages welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop into Youth Services any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm to make a cool collage. We will have all types of craft supplies available for you to explore!

All ages welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

 
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6:00 PM
Author Event: Cheryl Gillespie and Lisa Beecher: A Conversation on Mental Health

Cheryl and Lisa will present a unique look at mental health care, including treatment, stigma, and the toll on patients’ families, etc., from both an historical perspective to present day. Cheryl is the daughter of a young woman who experienced involuntary hospitalization after three suicide attempts and displaying paranoid behavior in the fall of 1948 in Augusta, Maine. She was diagnosed with what was then called dementia praecox, now called psychosis. Lisa is the wife of a retired police officer who has experienced psychotic breaks more recently in Portland, Maine. They hope to talk candidly with their audience about what is and isn’t available for the mentally ill. They also will touch on things such as societal stigma, differences in attitudes between men and women, need for more training of people who deal with those coping with mental illnesses, and anything else that comes up in the discussion.

Cheryl and Lisa will present a unique look at mental health care, including treatment, stigma, and the toll on patients’ families, etc., from both an historical perspective to present day. Cheryl is the daughter of a young woman who experienced involuntary hospitalization after three suicide attempts and displaying paranoid behavior in the fall of 1948 in Augusta, Maine. She was diagnosed with what was then called dementia praecox, now called psychosis. Lisa is the wife of a retired police officer who has experienced psychotic breaks more recently in Portland, Maine. They hope to talk candidly with their audience about what is and isn’t available for the mentally ill. They also will touch on things such as societal stigma, differences in attitudes between men and women, need for more training of people who deal with those coping with mental illnesses, and anything else that comes up in the discussion.

Tuesday April 23, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Discovery Time

Tuesday at 10am

Our Family Discovery Time is a theme based story time, with a letter of the week, music and movements, a craft or science project, and a take-home sheet for caregivers and children. Geared for ages 2-5, however everyone is welcome!

Tuesday at 10am

Our Family Discovery Time is a theme based story time, with a letter of the week, music and movements, a craft or science project, and a take-home sheet for caregivers and children. Geared for ages 2-5, however everyone is welcome!

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dogs Dig Reading

Sign up to read a story to one of our three amazing therapy dogs!

Visit the Youth Services or call 222-1190 to sign up.

Sign up to read a story to one of our three amazing therapy dogs!

Visit the Youth Services or call 222-1190 to sign up.

Wednesday April 24, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Baby Discovery Time

Wednesday at 9:30am

Join us in the youth services program room as we lead families in a fun baby story time! Enjoy books, babies, rhymes and songs together. Geared for ages birth-18mos.

Wednesday at 9:30am

Join us in the youth services program room as we lead families in a fun baby story time! Enjoy books, babies, rhymes and songs together. Geared for ages birth-18mos.

Thursday April 25, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Discovery Time

Thursday at 10am

Join us every week in the youth service program room. We will read books,
sing songs, and move our bodies! Geared for ages 18mos-3years.

Thursday at 10am

Join us every week in the youth service program room. We will read books,
sing songs, and move our bodies! Geared for ages 18mos-3years.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sewing Club

This is the last sewing club before summer.

Learn to sew. A variety of textile techniques and
projects will be explored. Children aged 7 & up
are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must have a
parent or other caregiver, over age 14, in attendance. This
activity is a drop in event; come when you can and leave when
you must.

This is the last sewing club before summer.

Learn to sew. A variety of textile techniques and
projects will be explored. Children aged 7 & up
are welcome to attend. Children under 8 years old must have a
parent or other caregiver, over age 14, in attendance. This
activity is a drop in event; come when you can and leave when
you must.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Art Hour for Adults

Join us on Thursday April 25th and learn the meditative art of Zentangle. We will then use these beautiful designs and make a Victorian Puzzle Purse.

This class is for adults 18+

No artistic experience is needed to attend this class!

Join us on Thursday April 25th and learn the meditative art of Zentangle. We will then use these beautiful designs and make a Victorian Puzzle Purse.

This class is for adults 18+

No artistic experience is needed to attend this class!

 
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6:00 PM
Author Event: Ed Judd

Edward Judd, a resident of Auburn who taught music in Lisbon for 22 years, will give a talk on his book, View from the Podium. Judd was also a marching band staff member at Edward Little High School for 10 years, and taught music at the Hillview Center in Lewiston.

The book is a memoir tracing Judd's 46 years as a music educator. Although Judd has been a high school music teacher for most of his career, the book also includes many of his experiences as a music teacher from elementary school through his time as Band Director at Holy Cross College. In addition, Judd, a former president of the Maine Music Educators Association, also relates his experiences in professional organizations as a leader on the state and regional levels. The book has been described as "heartfelt", "illuminating", and "an uplifting story told in a straightforward way".

Copies of Judd's book will be available, and he will autograph copies at the conclusion of the event.

Edward Judd, a resident of Auburn who taught music in Lisbon for 22 years, will give a talk on his book, View from the Podium. Judd was also a marching band staff member at Edward Little High School for 10 years, and taught music at the Hillview Center in Lewiston.

The book is a memoir tracing Judd's 46 years as a music educator. Although Judd has been a high school music teacher for most of his career, the book also includes many of his experiences as a music teacher from elementary school through his time as Band Director at Holy Cross College. In addition, Judd, a former president of the Maine Music Educators Association, also relates his experiences in professional organizations as a leader on the state and regional levels. The book has been described as "heartfelt", "illuminating", and "an uplifting story told in a straightforward way".

Copies of Judd's book will be available, and he will autograph copies at the conclusion of the event.

Saturday April 27, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
RPG Club

Have you always wanted to learn about playing RPGs ?

Join us the 4th Saturday of every month from 11-12:30 for RPG Club!

Have you always wanted to learn about playing RPGs ?

Join us the 4th Saturday of every month from 11-12:30 for RPG Club!

Tuesday April 30, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Discovery Time

Tuesday at 10am

Our Family Discovery Time is a theme based story time, with a letter of the week, music and movements, a craft or science project, and a take-home sheet for caregivers and children. Geared for ages 2-5, however everyone is welcome!

Tuesday at 10am

Our Family Discovery Time is a theme based story time, with a letter of the week, music and movements, a craft or science project, and a take-home sheet for caregivers and children. Geared for ages 2-5, however everyone is welcome!

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dogs Dig Reading

Sign up to read a story to one of our three amazing therapy dogs!

Visit the Youth Services or call 222-1190 to sign up.

Sign up to read a story to one of our three amazing therapy dogs!

Visit the Youth Services or call 222-1190 to sign up.

Wednesday May 1, 2024
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6:00 PM
Author Event: Matt Cost

Matt Cost, a.k.a. Matthew Langdon Cost, was a history major at Trinity College. He owned a mystery bookstore, a video store, and a gym, before serving a ten-year sentence as a junior high school teacher. In 2014 he was released and began writing. And that’s what he does. He writes histories and mysteries.

His Clay Wolfe/Port Essex series follows the highly lauded Mainely Mystery series by Cost. Acclaimed author Gerry Boyle selected the first in that series, Mainely Power, to be the Maine Humanities Council Read ME fiction book of the year.

Cost's historical fiction titles include Love in a Time of Hate, about a young man from Maine fights for social equality in New Orleans after the Civil War while pursuing a serial killer, becoming enmeshed in voodoo, and falling in love; At Every Hazard, which traces Joshua Chamberlain's evolution from an arrogant, overbearing professor to unwitting and unlikely hero and leader of men. Interwoven are subplots including the coming of age of his young orphaned aide, a complicated marriage, and of course, lots of rousing battle scenes; and I Am Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, a historically accurate novel detailing society, politics, war, and love in Cuba in the 1950s.

Matt Cost, a.k.a. Matthew Langdon Cost, was a history major at Trinity College. He owned a mystery bookstore, a video store, and a gym, before serving a ten-year sentence as a junior high school teacher. In 2014 he was released and began writing. And that’s what he does. He writes histories and mysteries.

His Clay Wolfe/Port Essex series follows the highly lauded Mainely Mystery series by Cost. Acclaimed author Gerry Boyle selected the first in that series, Mainely Power, to be the Maine Humanities Council Read ME fiction book of the year.

Cost's historical fiction titles include Love in a Time of Hate, about a young man from Maine fights for social equality in New Orleans after the Civil War while pursuing a serial killer, becoming enmeshed in voodoo, and falling in love; At Every Hazard, which traces Joshua Chamberlain's evolution from an arrogant, overbearing professor to unwitting and unlikely hero and leader of men. Interwoven are subplots including the coming of age of his young orphaned aide, a complicated marriage, and of course, lots of rousing battle scenes; and I Am Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, a historically accurate novel detailing society, politics, war, and love in Cuba in the 1950s.

Thursday May 2, 2024
Friday May 3, 2024
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Spring Book Sale and Train Show

Spring Book Sale and Train Show
Sponsored by the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library
Friday, May 3th 9am-6pm
Saturday, May 4th 9am-1pm
Shaw Gym (next door to the Library in the Rec building)
We have thousands of books for all ages and interests.
All proceeds benefit the activities of the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library.
For more information about the Maine 3-Railers, visit their website at www.maine3railers.org.

 

Spring Book Sale and Train Show
Sponsored by the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library
Friday, May 3th 9am-6pm
Saturday, May 4th 9am-1pm
Shaw Gym (next door to the Library in the Rec building)
We have thousands of books for all ages and interests.
All proceeds benefit the activities of the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library.
For more information about the Maine 3-Railers, visit their website at www.maine3railers.org.

 

Saturday May 4, 2024
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Spring Book Sale and Train Show

Spring Book Sale and Train Show
Sponsored by the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library
Friday, May 3th 9am-6pm
Saturday, May 4th 9am-1pm
Shaw Gym (next door to the Library in the Rec building)
We have thousands of books for all ages and interests.
All proceeds benefit the activities of the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library.
For more information about the Maine 3-Railers, visit their website at www.maine3railers.org.

 

Spring Book Sale and Train Show
Sponsored by the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library
Friday, May 3th 9am-6pm
Saturday, May 4th 9am-1pm
Shaw Gym (next door to the Library in the Rec building)
We have thousands of books for all ages and interests.
All proceeds benefit the activities of the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library.
For more information about the Maine 3-Railers, visit their website at www.maine3railers.org.

 

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LEGO Club

LEGO Club is back!

Drop into Youth Services any time between 10-12pm to make some LEGO creations

All ages are welcome!

Children 8 and under need adult supervision.

LEGO Club is back!

Drop into Youth Services any time between 10-12pm to make some LEGO creations

All ages are welcome!

Children 8 and under need adult supervision.

Tuesday May 7, 2024
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
French Language Discussion Group

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Thursday May 9, 2024
Tuesday June 4, 2024
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
French Language Discussion Group

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Thursday June 6, 2024
Thursday June 13, 2024
Tuesday July 2, 2024
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
French Language Discussion Group

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Tuesday August 6, 2024
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
French Language Discussion Group

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Tuesday September 3, 2024
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
French Language Discussion Group

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Tuesday October 1, 2024
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
French Language Discussion Group

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 

Group de discussion en français!  

French Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Baxter Memorial Library, and the fourth Thursday of the month at Scarborough Public Library.   

 


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