We will not be taking passport appointments from Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23. We will reopen for passports on Monday, August 26. Sorry for any inconvenience.


We offer a variety of regular Library programs to help patrons connect with the community and the Library, and discover new interests and skills. Join Brewer’s mailing list to learn about new programs as they become available.

Questions on Upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment?

Join us for a free informational seminar on Thursday, September 5 at 10 am. 

Eastern Area Agency On Aging will be on-hand to answer questions about the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment Season (October 15-December 7), scam and fraud awareness, and share information regarding EAAA’s many programs and services.

Guest speaker will be Jennifer Sheaff, Aging & Disability Resource Center Specialist and Certified Medicare Counselor.

Coming in September! FREE Parenting Classes! 

We’re hosting free parenting classes September 12 and September 18. The classes will be provided by the Penquis CAN Council on managing stress, nurturing-based discipline, and parenting tips.

Managing Stress, Self-Care & Parenting Thursday, September 12   11:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Join the Penquis CAN Council for a fun and interactive workshop on dealing with stress and incorporating self-care into your everyday routine. Lunch is provided.

How Do Discipline, Nurturing & Praise Overlap? Wednesday, September 18   5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The focus of this interactive workshop will be nurturing-based discipline. Learn more about setting rules, understanding your family’s morals and values, establishing limits and boundaries, alternatives to spanking, and praising children for their success. Dinner is provided.

Note: These workshops are for adults only, please. Child care will not be available.  For more information and to register, please contact Jessica Lanphere at 974-2488.

IMG_20150730_134538Annual Summer Reading Program, six weeks, June through July, for children ages newborn through 12th grade. Our 2019 Summer Reading Program has ended for the year. Stay tuned for the 2020 Summer Reading program, Imagine Your Story!

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.


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! Story Time will be back in September!

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! Visits are shown to increase the skills and confidence of reluctant or struggling readers. Call today to make an appointment with these friendly therapy dogs!

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 in September; contact Library staff to join.

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).  Our next opera talk will be held at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 29th, featuring members of the Collins Opera Outreach Committee discussing Dialogues des Carmelites. A drawing will be held 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 and spring months. 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, summers. The StoryWalk® is now closed for the season; call the Library for more information on the project.

Download our 2019 August calendar, or visit our online calendar which includes even more City of Brewer events!

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