Most in-house programs have been postponed for the foreseeable future, but we will be offering online lectures on our Facebook page and through Zoom. 

Fall 2020 Programs!         

Knitting Social                                                                                                               Every Friday, 9:30 – 11:00 

Bring yarn projects of any sort and socialize outside in the shade of our playground. Experienced or new knitters and crocheters welcome!

Online Storytime (Facebook Live)                                                                         Every Tuesday, 10:00 – 10:30, Starting Nov. 3rd

Listen to three themed stories every Tuesday morning, and make sure pick up your related craft at the library! The crafts will be available all week beginning November 2nd during normal operating hours. There will be a new craft each week a storytime is scheduled.


Mission to Mars! (FULL – WAITING LIST ONLY)

FULL! We have reached the maximum number of participants for this program, but if you fill out the registration form, we will add you to the waiting list. If someone cancels, we will contact people on the waiting list in the order that they registered. Thank you!

Who: The intended ages are 9–14 years, typically grades 4–8. Parental assistance is needed for some activities.

What: 4-H Mission to Mars has four activities that explore the differences between Earth and Mars. Participants will learn about the surface of Mars, build a rover to explore the surface of Mars, build a agriculture module for growing crops and present your vision of Mars using computer science program Scratch.

Where: All trainings will be via Zoom. Live participation in the sessions is required.

When: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00, November 18th, (skip 25th), December 2nd, December 9th, and December 16th.

How:  To register, please click here or contact the Brewer Public Library at 989-7943 or

Registration is free and materials are provided. Donations are welcome – materials cost is $20 per participant.

A Funny Program About Funny Programs: The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time          Friday, December 4th, 6:00 PM (Zoom)

Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. He is the only author to actually rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld and The Big Bang Theory. He will show funny snippets from those shows and others such as M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Show and Modern Family, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation and content. This program is really entertaining so join in on the fun! To register, click

The Ultimate Presentation for Red Sox Nation                                                       Tuesday, December 15th, 6:00 PM (Zoom)

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Author Martin Gitlin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available online following the program. To register, click

Seasonal Pre-Opera Talks                                                                                           POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

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).

Monthly Adult Book Club                                                                                          POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

Discuss the book of the month with other members! Book Club will meet next on March 2; contact Library staff to join.

Maine Audubon Nature Explorer Backpacks

You can now check out three Maine Audubon Nature Explorer Backpacks! The birds, wildlife, and plant-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.


Board Games!

Check out one of our thirty-three different board games! From classics like Chess and the Game of Life to more obscure indie games like Zogar’s Gate and Four Tribes, we have something for everyone. Click here to see what we have and put one on hold!


Penobscot Theatre Tickets!

From December 5th until May 9th, the Brewer Public Library will offer our patrons free tickets to the Penobscot Theater’s digital performances! You can start reserving your tickets one week prior to each show’s opening . To do so, call 989-7943 or stop by the library. You will then be emailed a link to the performance, which you can watch from the comfort of your own home. For more information and a complete listing of shows and dates, visit Penobscot Theatre’s website. Only the Theatre’s “Main Course” shows are eligible for this offer.

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!


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


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