We offer a variety of Library programs to help patrons connect with the community and the Library, and discover new interests and skills! These programs include the following:
Twice-weekly preschool Story Time each Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:30 AM, September through May. Read, sing, and do crafts!
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 program 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.
Drop-in 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 session is scheduled Monday, April 3rd, 2:00-4:00 PM. Check our calendar for other dates and more information.
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! Our April 3rd meeting will discuss The All-girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Call the Library for more information.
Regular adult nutrition classes, held every two months. These sessions help adults gain knowledge of how to have a more balanced diet, as well as provide delicious recipe ideas. The next class is scheduled for Friday, April 14, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM; call the Library to sign up. Other dates and more information will be posted periodically on our calendar.
Children’s art programs (for students in grades 2-5), various dates September through May. The next workshop is scheduled for Monday, April 10, 3:00-4:00 PM. Space is limited; call the Library to sign up. Check our calendar for other dates and more information.
Annual Summer Reading Program, six weeks in June through July, for children ages newborn through 12th grade. The 2016 “On your mark . . . get set . . . READ!” program had 100 students signed up; participants read over 2,500 books!
Seasonal opera lectures, fall through spring. These lectures are presented in cooperation with the Orono Friends of the Opera group 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, Paul Bauschatz will discuss the opera Eugene Onegin on Wednesday, April 19th, 4:00-5:30 PM; Jennifer Moxley and Steve Evans will discuss the opera La Traviata on Wednesday, April 26th, 4:00-5:30 PM. Call the Library for more information.
Seasonal StoryWalk® project, Memorial Day weekend through late October. The StoryWalk® is currently closed for the season. Call the Library for more information on the project!
One-day pass to the Maine Discovery Museum is available FREE to patrons in good standing. Visit the Library circulation desk, or call us for more information.
Read ~ Connect ~ Discover