The library will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr., Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21.


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.

Winter 2019 PROGRAMS!

Chapter Chat: Little House on the Prairie                                                                  Homeschool Students, Grades 2 – 5                                                                             January 28, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Homeschool children grades 2 – 5 are invited to participate in a book club led by Children’s Librarian Shelley Arnold. Each month, participants will read and discuss a few chapters of a classic book. Our first book will be Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Participants must provide their own copy of the book.

How Not To Be A Phony: A YA And Middle Grade Workshop                                      Megan Frazer Blakemore                                                                                          February 29, 10:00 – 2:00 PM                                    

The Brewer Public Library will host a Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance (MWPA) workshop led by critically acclaimed, award-winning author Megan Frazer Blakemore. Attendees will peel back the rosy layers of nostalgia and explore how to write authentically for children and teens. Through readings, film clips, and writing exercises, attendees will gain a better understanding of voice as it relates to children and teens. FEE: $50 for MWPA members; $110 for non-members. Brewer Library Patrons are eligible to apply for a scholarship for the workshop. Click here or contact the MWPA at (207) 228-8263 or for more information.

Story Time!                                                                                                                     Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. – May, 10:30 – 11:15 AM

Read, sing, and do crafts with our children’s librarian! Click here for more details.

Seasonal Pre-Opera Talks                                                                                           Select Wednesdays, Oct.  – May, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

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).

Knitting Social                                                                                                               Fridays, year-round, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Bring yarn projects of any sort and socialize in our comfortable conference room. Experienced or new knitters and crocheters welcome!

Dog Ears Reading Therapy                            Wednesdays, September – 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                                                                                          First Monday of the month, Sept. – May, 5:45 – 6:45

Discuss the book of the month with other members! Book Club will meet next in September; contact Library staff to join.

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.

Upcoming Seasonal Programs

Seasonal StoryWalk® project, Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Please call the Library for more information on the project.

Annual 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!

The STEM Climate Change Program is for Grades 2-5! throughout October and November. Kids will learn about a specific scientific topic during this fun six-week program packed with crafts and experiments. The series is hosted by the Brewer Library and University of Maine Cooperative Extension/4-H, and facilitated by University of Maine students.

Visit our online calendar which includes even more City of Brewer events!

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