Programs & Events

All programs and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.

Featured Events  

At Home in the Victorian Era
June 28th - November 9th
Public opening June 27th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"At Home in the Victorian Era" offers a peek into the Victorian home using period furnishings, textiles, and bric-a-brac from the Saco Museum's collection. From entry hall to parlor to dining room, from sitting room to kitchen to bedroom, six room vignettes provide fascinating insights about 19th-century daily domestic life and the power of the ideas that defined the "happy household."

Dyer Community Gallery
River, Lake, Ocean: Inspired by a Body of Water
Dyer Community Gallery
August 1 - August 31

‘River, Lake, Ocean: Inspired by a Body of Water was the challenge taken up by members of Art Quilts Maine. The challenge quilts embark on a tour of Maine, beginning with the Dyer Library in Saco in August: stopping at libraries and galleries in Lewiston, Waterville and Skowhegan before returning to the artists in June of 2015. Art Quilts Maine supports members in their exploration of contemporary quilt art, inspires creativity and individuality, and promotes the understanding, appreciation, and recognition of contemporary quilters in the state of Maine.

19th Century Naturalist
August 7th, 10a.m.-2p.m.

Explore the world like a 19th century naturalist. Check out the Saco Museum's Natural History collection complete with mounted birds, an ostrich egg, sawfish saw, bony fish fossil and a mastodon molar! Discover what happens when you rub quartz together in the dark and investigate prehistoric spear heads and Native American tools. Embark on an outing to collect natural specimens to transform into paint prints back at the museum. Ages 6-10. Registration required:

Cursive and Calligraphy
Cursive and Calligraphy
July 31st, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Curling letters and beautiful script! How did people write so beautifully back then? Join us for this two hour workshop where we will learn the calligraphic alphabet,practice writing with pen and ink and explore historic documents written in perfect penmanship. Children ages 10 - 15. Registration required:

Book Sale
Book Sale
Saturday August 2 - Monday, August 11
Mon., Wed., and Fri.: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. and Thu.: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Drop by the Library during our open hours to peruse the thousands of used books for sale.

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