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:


Twice-weekly preschool Story Time each Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:30 AM, September through May. Read, sing, and do crafts! Story Time will begin September 4th.

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!

10258000_549507121827146_6159699520527742363_oWeekly 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. Our therapy dogs will return beginning September 5th; call today to put your name on the list!


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 scheduled for Saturday,October 13th; half-hour slots are available 9:00-11:00 AM.

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 October 1st to discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly; contact Library staff to join or for more information.

Fall STEM program for grades 3-5. Join us at the Brewer Public Library for the 2018 six-week program, each Thursday at 3:45 PM, October 11th-November 15th. Kids will explore the physics behind everyday activities using games, experiments, and teamwork. Hosted by the Brewer Library and University of Maine Cooperative Extension/4-H; facilitated by University of Maine students.

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. Check our calendar for future dates and more information.


Children’s art workshop (for students in grades 2-5), various dates September through May. Check our calendar for future dates and more information.

Seasonal pre-opera talks, fall through spring. These talks 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, we are pleased to offer three pre-opera talks scheduled for 4:00 PM on October 10th, October 17th, and October 24th; check our calendar for more information.

2015 StoryWalk view

Seasonal StoryWalk® project, Memorial Day weekend through late October. The StoryWalk® will be closing for the season on October 27th, so make sure to stop by before then! Walks are located at Eastern Park (on South Main St.) and the Brewer Auditorium Park (Wilson & State); 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 in good standing. Visit the Library circulation desk, or call us for more information.

IMG_20150730_134538Annual 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.

Download our 2018 October calendar, or visit our online calendar which includes even more City of Brewer events!

Read ~ Connect ~ Discover