Full Programs & Events

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

"Down East," Monotype Guild of New England juried show
September 8 - October 29
Reception and award presentation, Friday, September 15, 5:30-7:30

"Down East" features 50 monotypes and monoprints chosen by jurors Catherine Kerman and Josephine Graf from 115 works submitted by 84 artists. The Monotype Guild of New England is a nonprofit organization of contemporary artists creating unique impressions by working in the medium of monotypes and monoprints.

September 15, 22 & 29
October 6, 13, 20 & 27
Fridays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

We welcome our very youngest library patrons (up to 18 months) every Friday morning for baby bounces, songs, and stories in the Deering Room, with social and play time afterwards. This program stimulates language development and increases your baby's capacity for learning. Deering Room, Dyer Library

September 14, 21 & 28
October 5, 12, 19 & 26
Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

This special program for kids 18 months to three years old includes finger plays, songs, sign language, movement and stories with social time for parents and play time for children afterwards. Through repetition and fun challenges toddlers learn speech and listening skills. Make it part of your routine and join us every Thursday morning! Deering Room, Dyer Library

September 12, 19 & 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
3-4 p.m.

Calling children of all ages who love Legos! Join the after school lego club to create and build. Legos are provided. Children aged 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

September 12, 19 & 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Bring your 3-5-year-old preschooler to the library every Tuesday morning for a reading adventure! This program involves children's literature, songs, and a craft project and is designed to help children develop early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. Deering Room, Dyer Library

Pokemon League
September 14, 21 & 28
October 5, 12, 19 & 26

The Pokemon League meets Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Deering Room.

A Pokemon League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and have some fun. Using your own cards you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokemon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.

September 5 October 3
6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Join us for this book club at the Dyer Library that takes place after work! Contact Cheryl Spaulding, ext. 104 for the latest title.
Deering Room, Dyer Library

September 7, 14, 21 & 28
October 5, 12, 19, & 26
Drop in anytime Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Knit, crochet, embroider, hook rugs--just bring yourself and your latest project! Deering Room, Dyer Library

September 20, October 18
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Open to all who love to read and talk! Contact Chris at the Reference Desk for this month's book. Deering Room, Dyer Library

September 6, 13, 20 & 27
October 4, 11, 18 & 25
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced watercolorist, bring your paints to the Deering Room of the Dyer Library on Wednesday mornings. Learn new techniques or practice old ones with famed Saco Watercolorist Judith Kinsman. These classes are available in four-week sessions, $70 per session with a Dyer Library card or $75 without. To register contact zoebthomas@sacomuseum.org or (207) 283-3861 ext. 115.
Deering Room, Dyer Library

Friday, October 27 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Interested in Anime? Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Join us for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing. Meets the last Friday of each month.

The Story that Made Mark Twain Famous
Tuesday September 19 6:30 p.m.

Kristin Krause will share the story behind her book "Last Voyage of the Hornet: The Story that Made Mark Twain Famous". "Last Voyage" tells the true story of Maine native Captain Josiah Mitchell whose clipper ship burned in the Pacific in 1866. The crew were forced to flee in small boats. The Hornet's crew traveled 4,300 miles to safety, a feat unequaled in maritime history. Through it all, Captain Mitchell and two passengers kept daily diaries.
When they reached Hawaii, a down and out young reporter named Samuel Clemens interviewed the crew. His story was telegraphed across the country and around the world launching his career as Mark Twain.

The author has three years experience as a crew member on tall ships. Kristin has sailed Maine windjammers, 12 meter racing yachts, and historical replicas not unlike the Hornet.