The Library will be CLOSED Saturdays for the summer beginning May 27th. We will reopen for Saturday hours on September 9th.


This May, we are pleased to offer the following special programs for adults:

Law Day
Monday, May 1st, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM & Wednesday, May 3rd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Need some legal advice but not sure where to start?  The Brewer Public Library will be hosting local lawyers Joel A. Dearborn, Sr., and Joseph L. Ferris for brief free legal consultations as part of Law Week 2017. Call the Library to sign up for your FREE 20-30 minute appointment

Composting: Black Gold from Green Waste
Wednesday, May 10th, 4:00-6:00 PM

To celebrate Maine Composts Week, the Library will be partnering with Brewer’s own Maple Street Community Garden for this FREE presentation! Call the Library for more information and to sign up.

Author talk
Monday, May 14th, 4:00-5:00 PM

Author and former Bangor resident Professor Hale Bradt will lead a discussion of his book Wilber’s War (abridged): An American Family’s Journey through World War II. The book chronicles the wartime journeys of the Bangor-area National Guard unit during its three-year deployment in the Pacific Theater, as well as presenting the difficult life choices made by those on the home front. This discussion is ideal for those who have read the book (available at the Library), but will be suitable for all interested attendees. Call the Library for more details and to sign up.

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! Our last Story Time of the school year will be May 17th.


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. 


keepcalm-smDrop-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, May 1st, 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 May 1st meeting will discuss Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner. 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. 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. 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! Sign-up begins June 5th for our 2017 Summer Reading Program– “Build a better world!” Call the Library for more details.


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 be discussing the opera Rusalka on Wednesday, May 17th, 4:00- 5:30 PM. Call the Library for more information.


2015 StoryWalk viewSeasonal StoryWalk® project, Memorial Day weekend through late October. The StoryWalk® is currently closed for the season; mark your calendars to visit our location at the Brewer Auditorium Complex after Memorial Day weekend! 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.


The Library will be CLOSED Saturdays for the summer beginning May 27th. We will reopen for Saturday hours on September 9th.

Download our 2017 May calendar, or visit our online calendar which includes even more City of Brewer events!


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