Family Nature Writing Workshop This Saturday!

Shadows of family on grass

Offered in Partnership with Unwritten Roads

Explore the great outdoors as a family! Laura Cowie and Kate Nicoll from Unwritten Roads will host a nature walk with experienced trail guide Karin Nicoll. Families will spend two hours outside on the Greenbelt trail collecting specimens and marking their naturalistic findings, and then return to the library to draw pictures and add writing to their field notebooks. Please click here for complete details and registration information!

After Hours Event: Meet Author Maile Meloy Today!

The Apothecary, by Maile MeloyWhile on her book tour for her new adult novel, Maile Meloy, author of the popular “Apothecary” series of middle grade/young adult fantasy novels will stop by the library to sign books and meet with young readers at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 (the library closes at 1:00 today, but we will reopen at 3:45 for the event only.) Meloy will be appearing in Portland at Longfellow Books in the evening on Saturday, June 17 to sign copies of her new adult novel. FMI: Please click here!

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!

James Sulikowski, “Dr. Shark,” to Discuss Sharks in the Gulf of Maine on June 1

In this month’s entry in our Maine Wildlife Lecture Series, James Sulikowski, also know as “Dr. Shark,” will discuss the species of sharks found right here in Maine. Dr. Sulikowski has masters’ degrees in marine biology and physiology as well as a PhD in Zoology.  His work has been featured on such media outlets as the BBC series “Rise of Animals” hosted by David Attenborough, the “ocean mysteries series” hosted by Jeff Corwin, Discovery Channel’s Shark week 2016 and 2017, as well as many other local, regional and national affiliates. His talk will take place on Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. FMI: Please click here.