Build a Pollinator Palace for Your Garden

Insect Hotel

Attract beneficial pollinating insects to your yard by creating an “insect hotel” or “pollinator palace” out of natural and recycled materials.  All materials will be provided, but if you like, you can bring useful materials from home: click here for details! 

Saturday, April 21
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Adults and families with kids of all ages welcome!

April School Vacation Week Programs

The Mad Wolf's Daughter, by Diane MagrasIn addition to most of our regular morning story times, we have some special events happening during school vacation week. Click on the links below for more details!

Explore Medieval Scotland with Author Diane Magras: Wednesday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Go Fly a Kite: Family Kite-Making Workshop: Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m.

Springtime Sing-Along with the High Spirits: Friday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Earth Day Event: Build a Pollinator Palace for Your Garden: Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Special Children’s Author Event! Story Time with Sandy Shapiro Hurt

Sylvia Rose and the Cherry Tree, by Sandy Shapiro Hurt

Join author and Cape Elizabeth resident, Sandy Shapiro Hurt, for a special story time featuring her newly published picture book, Sylvia Rose and the Cherry Tree

When bold, adventurous Sylvia Rose comes dancing through the forest, the woodland creatures just have to dance too. Enchanted, they beg her to come back every day. But the lovely, heartbroken cherry tree is too deeply rooted to dance, much less to fulfill her dream of seeing the wide world beyond the forest. Determined to help, Sylvia Rose enlists the animals to uproot the glorious tree, and the girl and the tree set off globetrotting together, seeing the wonders of the world from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House. Back home in the forest, however, the animals suffer without the food and shelter of their life-sustaining tree.

Will the tree give up her newfound freedom and return to her place in the forest ecosystem?

Find out at this special story time for ages 3 and up!

Saturday,  March 31
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The program will be followed by book sales and signing.