Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, the Brewer Public Library will close to the public. We will open as soon as is possible. Thank you for your understanding.


All programs have been postponed for the foreseeable future. We hope to reschedule all programs once we reopen. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring 2019 PROGRAMS!
Chapter Chat: Farmer Boy                                                                                           Homeschool Students, Grades 2 – 5                                                                             POSTPONED

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 next book is Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Participants must provide their own copy of the book.

Maine & Brewer Help Save the Union                                                                        Brian Swartz                                                                                                                   POSTPONED

Civil War historian and author Brian F. Swartz will present the well-illustrated program “Maine and Brewer Help Save the Union in 1861 and 1862” at the Brewer Public Library at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 18. His program will focus on how Maine and Brewer responded when civil war tore apart our country in the early 1860s.

A Brewer native and a Bangor Daily News reporter and editor for 27 years, Brian launched his Maine at War column in April 2011 and his weekly Maine at War blog in March 2012. Brian and his wife, Susan, live in Hampden with their cat, Miss Getty, short for “Gettysburg.”

Story Time!                                                                                                                     POSTPONED

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

Seasonal Pre-Opera Talks                                                                                           CANCELLED UNTIL WE REOPEN

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                                                                                                               CANCELLED UNTIL WE REOPEN

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

Dog Ears Reading Therapy                                                      CANCELLED UNTIL WE REOPEN    

TDI, which organizes our Dog Ears program, has cancelled all of their dog therapy programs for the time being. We look forward to seeing Jade and Joey again soon!

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 on March 2; 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.

Maine Audubon Nature Explorer Backpacks

You can now check out two Maine Audubon Nature Explorer Backpacks! The birds and wildlife themed packs make it easier for families to get outside, connect to nature, and learn about Maine’s habitat year-round. The backpacks are made possible by Maine Audubon and the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. The Brewer Public Library is one of seven libraries that will be piloting this program throughout the winter and spring.

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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