Our Summer Hours Begin June 17

Child's Shovel and Pail at the BeachFrom June 17 through September 2, the library will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  All other hours remain the same. Regular full-day hours on Saturdays will resume on September 10.


All All American Total Solar Eclipse, with Astronomer Kevin Manning

Looking Into the Mysteries of Eclipses
and Other Celestial Events in the Universe

(a special after-hours event!)

This exciting family program for ages 8 to 100 lasts includes an indoor presentation, followed by time outdoors viewing celestial objects in the night sky through a powerful telescope, such as the rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc., (weather permitting.)

In addition to currently lecturing across our nation, Kevin Manning has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories and with Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 5 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn About Piping Plovers in Cape Elizabeth on July 6

Piping PloverRegional wildlife biologist Brad Zitske from Maine’s Department of Inland FIsheries & Wildlife will discuss endangered Piping Plovers in Maine and efforts to protect them, including those right here in Cape Elizabeth. Join us for this month’s entry in the Maine Wildlife Lecture Series to learn about this important species and what you can do to help. Click here for more information.

Middle and High School Students: Sign Up to Become Part of Our Summer Shadow Puppetry Troupe!

TML Shadow Puppet Theater

Students try our tabletop shadow puppet theater at the CEMS Festival of Curiosity on 6/2/17.

If you are in middle school or high school and are interested in art, storytelling, and theater, this program is for you. We are seeking a group of volunteers to create shadow puppets, and write and perform shadow puppet plays for young children throughout the summer. FMI: Please click here!

June Exhibit in the Stier Family Gallery

Underneath, by Marguerite Lawler

Marguerite Lawler: New Works in Oils

Marguerite Lawler’s exhibited works are a part of an ongoing painting project that reflects the effects of the mid-day light in the natural world. The project is funded by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment of the Arts.

Marguerite is represented by Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine.