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. 

Summer 2020 Programs!         

Dog Ears Reading Therapy                                                                                       Every Tuesday starting August 18th, 10:30 – 12:00

Our Dog Ears Reading Therapy program is back! Starting Tuesday, August 18th, Jade our tail waggin’ tutor, will return at her new time. Call (207) 989-7943 to reserve a thirty minute spot to read to Jade. She’d love to see you!

Knitting Social                                                                                                               Every Friday, 9:30 – 11:00 (OUTSIDE)

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

Fall 2020 PROGRAMS!

Everything You Wanted to Know About College Admissions (Zoom)                            Monday, October 5, 7:00 pm

During this Zoom Q&A session, Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting will answer all your questions about college admissions, even the ones you’ve been afraid to ask! You might be wondering: When should I start planning for college? How many colleges should I apply to? Or, how can I write a great college essay? Get answers to these questions and others from an admissions expert. Please register for the event by calling 989-7943 or emailing

Wendy served on the admissions staff at Bowdoin College from 2000-2012, where she evaluated thousands of applications and conducted hundreds of interviews. Her admissions career spans thirty years and she has been advising students in the college search, selection, and application process since 2003.

200 Years of Stories: Home Now                                                                                 CANCELLED – TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021

Due to a continued need to social distance in order to keep all patrons safe, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 200 Years of Stories series for the year. We hope to reschedule it for next summer with the same speakers. Thank you for understanding!

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.

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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