The Brewer Public Library will be closed on Monday, April 15th in observance of Patriot's Day


Spring 2024 Programs!

Story Time!
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:15am 
Brewer Public Library

Join Miss Shelley for stories, a craft, and a snack. The program is good for newborns to five-year-olds.




Book Club
The first Monday of each month 
Group 1, 12:30 – 1:30pm. Group 2, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Currently closed to new members. Call to register for the time that works best for you! In April, members will discuss Only the Beautiful, by Susan Meissner.


Dog Ears Reading Therapy
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00pm 
Brewer Public Library

Have your child read to one of our Tail Waggin’ Tutors, Jade and Andie. Please call 989-7943 to register.



Summer 2024 Programs!

Follow the Cannon, with Lynne Lydick
Monday, June 24th, 6pm
Joseph L. Ferris Community Center Conference Room

Join Lynne McKenney Lydick on Monday, June 24th at 6pm in the Joseph L. Ferris Community Center Conference Room as she brings Clara Barton to life in Follow the Cannon.

Clarissa Harlow Barton, Clara, born on Christmas Day, 1821, in North Oxford, Massachusetts, earned the name Angel of the Battlefield for her limitless courageous and unfailing spirit in bringing supplies to the battlefields of the Civil War.


Author Philip C. Baker
Thursday, June 27th, 6pm
Brewer Public Library Cayford Room

Join author Philip C. Baker at the Brewer Public Library on Thursday, June 27th for a discussion of and reading from his first novel Hunger Hill.

In Hunger Hill, an exciting crime thriller set in Portland, Maine, Detective Basil Keene must solve the murder of the unlikeable butcher of Hunger Hill. The cast of characters ranges from the sinister Russian, Silk Rhenko, to the charming Eileen Mack, an underaged bartender to oligarch Fyodor Umarov, the mastermind behind an underground scheme of money laundering and human trafficking.

Philip C. Baker is a graduate of Colby College. He has traveled on five continents and driven over a million miles. He managed a drill rig in Nevada, prospecting for gold. He searched for precious metals in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. He has sold sporting goods and snow and ice removal equipment in New England. He grew up in Falmouth, Maine, sailing on Casco Bay and enjoying where the land meets the sea. He now lives in southern Maine with his family and two rescued beagles, who find great sport in growling at blowing leaves, barking at squirrels, and, of course, baying at the moon.

Maine Underground Railroad
Monday, July 1st, 7pm
Brewer Public Library Cayford Room

Mainers from Kittery to Fort Kent were crucial to helping runaway slaves escape to Canada in the 1800s, defying the federal Fugitive Slave Act as they operated as “station managers,” “conductors,” and “financiers” in the famous Underground Railroad. Among those who put their selves and their fortunes at risk were a number of Eastern Maine families, including the Holyokes of Brewer.

Their collective story will be told in a Powerpoint presentation at 7 p.m., July 1 at the Brewer Public Library at 100 South Main St. by award-winning author Mark Alan Leslie. A book signing will follow Leslie’s talk.

After a 30-year journalism career — in which he won six national magazine writing awards — Leslie has devoted his time to writing 13 books. Among them are True North: Tice’s Story about one slave’s escape over the Underground Railroad, which was named a Publishers Weekly Featured Book, and A Cause Most Splendid, which in 2022 was named the Best Novel of the Year by the American Family Association.


The Brewer Public Library has more than fifteen Penworthy STEAM and Literacy Kits. The kits include a game, a book, and at least one activity and were developed for grades Pre-K – 3 and 4+. Subjects include dinosaurs, money, magnets, circuits, exploring nature, and much more!


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.


Seasonal Programs


This seasonal project will be up at the Brewer Rec., Memorial Day through Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Please call the Library for more information on the project.



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


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