We offer a variety of regular Library programs to help patrons connect with the community and the Library, and discover new interests and skills. These programs include the following:
This month, come out for our annual Take Your Child to the Library celebration on Saturday, February 9th! Join us at 10:30 AM for a robotics demo by Brewer High School’s Orange Chaos robotics team; snacks and other activities will follow. No need to sign up!
Twice-weekly preschool Story Time each Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:30 AM, September through May. Read, sing, and do crafts with our children’s librarian!
Weekly adult knitting social each Friday, 9:30-11:00 AM, year-round. Bring yarn projects of any sort and socialize in our comfortable conference room. Experienced or new knitters and crocheters welcome!
Weekly Dog Ears reading therapy each Wednesday, September through June, 3:30-5:00 PM! Contact library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to one of our Tail Waggin’ Tutors! These visits are shown to increase the skills and confidence of reluctant or struggling readers. Call today to reserve a slot to read to these friendly therapy dogs!
Personalized Tech Help for those who have questions or want to learn more about technology use. These sessions aim to be relaxed and focused on the individual’s needs and questions. Our next Tech Help event session is scheduled for Saturday, February 9th, 9:00-11:00 AM; call the Library to reserve your half-hour personalized slot.
Monthly adult Book Club on the first Monday of the month, September through May, 5:45 PM. Discuss the book of the month with other members! Book Club will meet next on January 7th to discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah; contact Library staff to join or for more information.
Seasonal pre-opera talks, fall through spring. These talks are presented in cooperation with the Orono-based Collins Opera Outreach Committee and present information to help attendees make the most of their experience with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (presented at the Collins Center for the Arts). This month, members of the Collins Opera Outreach Committee will be discussing Carmen at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 6th; and La Fille du Regiment at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 27th. A drawing will be held each evening for a pair of tickets to the MetLive showing at the Collins Center for the Arts!
Fall STEM program for grades 3-5. Hosted by the Brewer Library and University of Maine Cooperative Extension/4-H; facilitated by University of Maine students. Please contact Library staff if you are interested in future programs.
Seasonal Lego Fun at the Library. Children of all ages are invited to the Brewer Public Library for Lego free-build time on specific dates in the winter months. This month, Lego Fun is scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Contact Library staff with any questions!
Children’s art workshops (for students in grades 2-5), various dates September through May. Check our calendar for future dates and more information.
Seasonal StoryWalk® project, Memorial Day weekend through late October. The StoryWalk® is now closed for the season; call the Library for more information on the project.
One-day pass to the Maine Discovery Museum (admits up to 4 individuals) and a day pass to Maine State Parks (admits up to a 17-passenger vehicle to many state parks) are available FREE to patrons with a Library card in good standing. Visit the Library circulation desk, or call us for more information.
Annual Summer Reading Program, six weeks June through July, for children ages newborn through 12th grade. Our 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock!” saw participants reading over 3,000 books in the six weeks! Call the Library with any questions or for more information about future Summer Reading Programs.
Read ~ Connect ~ Discover