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Freeport Community Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Freeport Community Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Therapy Dog Story Ho
Monday, Jan. 21, 4:00-5:00
Kids of all ages can read to an attentive, loving dog. For your own special time with one of our dogs please call ahead to save your spot. Adult supervision required.
For questions or directions to the library, please visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.
Toddler Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10-10:30, 10:30-11am
Join Ali for a fun morning of stories and songs!
Infants & Toddlers have two times: 10-10:30 and 10:30-11am. If you can't make the first, please wait and join the second!
A note to caregivers: on the first Tuesday of the month, there is only the first session of Story Time, from 10-10:30.

Check out a PDF of Ali's Story Time songs (Hands Go Up, Hickey Pickety Bumblebee, and the Goodbye Song) by copying and pasting this URL in full:

http://www.freeportlibrary.com/pdfs/Toddler%20Story%20Time%20Songs.pdf

 

Adult Coloring Group
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:30-11:30am
Think coloring is just for kids? Think again!

Why all of this fuss over coloring books?  First of all, it’s just plain fun!  But current day research also indicates that coloring de-stresses and lessens anxiety in adults, providing a healthy break from our highly scheduled, technology-dependent lives.
 
The Freeport Community Library is providing a dedicated space every Wednesday morning for anyone 18 and older who would like to drop-in at 10:30am and color for an hour or so.  The library provides an assortment of materials including highly detailed coloring book pages for you to choose from, colored pencils, and a large assortment of crayons.  Or, bring your own coloring book pages to copy and share with the group!
Washi Tape Lanterns
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3:45PM-4:45PM
Light up the New Year with your own washi tape lantern. Each child will get their own glass jar to decorate with fun colors and patterns along with a candle to bring home. We can’t wait to see what you create! Sign-up required; limited to 30. Ages 5 and up.Adult supervision required for children under 11.

For directions to the library, or to view its business hours, call 865-3307 or visit www.freeportlibrary.com.
Preschool Story Time
Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:30-11:00AM
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs with Gunta!
This story time is designed for older, preschool-aged children. Adult supervision required.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions or directions to the library, please visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.

 
Therapy Dog Story Ho
Monday, Jan. 28, 4:00-5:00
Kids of all ages can read to an attentive, loving dog. For your own special time with one of our dogs please call ahead to save your spot. Adult supervision required.
For questions or directions to the library, please visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.
Toddler Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10-10:30, 10:30-11am
Join Ali for a fun morning of stories and songs!
Infants & Toddlers have two times: 10-10:30 and 10:30-11am. If you can't make the first, please wait and join the second!
A note to caregivers: on the first Tuesday of the month, there is only the first session of Story Time, from 10-10:30.

Check out a PDF of Ali's Story Time songs (Hands Go Up, Hickey Pickety Bumblebee, and the Goodbye Song) by copying and pasting this URL in full:

http://www.freeportlibrary.com/pdfs/Toddler%20Story%20Time%20Songs.pdf

 

Adult Coloring Group
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10:30-11:30am
Think coloring is just for kids? Think again!

Why all of this fuss over coloring books?  First of all, it’s just plain fun!  But current day research also indicates that coloring de-stresses and lessens anxiety in adults, providing a healthy break from our highly scheduled, technology-dependent lives.
 
The Freeport Community Library is providing a dedicated space every Wednesday morning for anyone 18 and older who would like to drop-in at 10:30am and color for an hour or so.  The library provides an assortment of materials including highly detailed coloring book pages for you to choose from, colored pencils, and a large assortment of crayons.  Or, bring your own coloring book pages to copy and share with the group!
Camden Conference: T
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:30PM start

 

IS THIS CHINA'S CENTURY?

The 32nd Camden Conference is all about China: its complex social, economic, environmental, and political affairs, as well as its relations with Asian neighbors, the U.S., and the international community at large. Freeport Community Library will present three events on the topic of China. All events take place in Freeport Community Library's Meeting Room and are free and open to the public.

The China Hustle is a 2018 documentary detailing the disturbing and ongoing multi-billion dollar heist playing out on Wall Street. Ignorance and greed rule the day in this film, wherein small Chinese companies are hyped up and sold by American investment banks to U.S.-based investors. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been lost so far, and in an increasingly deregulated financial world, this problem isn’t going anywhere. Forbes deemed The China Hustle as “the most important film of 2018.”

This film is 1 hour 22 minutes long and is rated R for language. We will use closed-captioning if available.

For questions or directions to the library, please visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.

Pinback Button Craft
Friday, Feb. 1, 3:00-4:30PM
What do coloring book pages, personal photos, drawings, song lyrics and opinions all have in common? You can fashion them into buttons! From 3:00-4:30PM, drop by and use our button makers to make yourself as many 2 1/4" buttons as you can manage.

This event is open to all ages and no pre-registration is required.

For questions or directions to the library, visit freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.
Preschool Story Time
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30-11:00AM
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs with Gunta!
This story time is designed for older, preschool-aged children. Adult supervision required.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions or directions to the library, please visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.

 
Therapy Dog Story Ho
Monday, Feb. 4, 4:00-5:00
Kids of all ages can read to an attentive, loving dog. For your own special time with one of our dogs please call ahead to save your spot. Adult supervision required.
For questions or directions to the library, please visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.
Toddler Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10-10:30, 10:30-11am
Join Ali for a fun morning of stories and songs!
Infants & Toddlers have two times: 10-10:30 and 10:30-11am. If you can't make the first, please wait and join the second!
A note to caregivers: on the first Tuesday of the month, there is only the first session of Story Time, from 10-10:30.

Check out a PDF of Ali's Story Time songs (Hands Go Up, Hickey Pickety Bumblebee, and the Goodbye Song) by copying and pasting this URL in full:

http://www.freeportlibrary.com/pdfs/Toddler%20Story%20Time%20Songs.pdf

 

YOGA FOR TODDLERS AN
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:30-11am
Join us the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am for Yoga with Elizabeth!
Adult Coloring Group
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30-11:30am
Think coloring is just for kids? Think again!

Why all of this fuss over coloring books?  First of all, it’s just plain fun!  But current day research also indicates that coloring de-stresses and lessens anxiety in adults, providing a healthy break from our highly scheduled, technology-dependent lives.
 
The Freeport Community Library is providing a dedicated space every Wednesday morning for anyone 18 and older who would like to drop-in at 10:30am and color for an hour or so.  The library provides an assortment of materials including highly detailed coloring book pages for you to choose from, colored pencils, and a large assortment of crayons.  Or, bring your own coloring book pages to copy and share with the group!
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6:30-7:30PM

Freeport Community Library is pleased to host its 18th Annual Chocolate Bash. From 6:30-7:30PM on Wednesday, February 6th, indulge in a plate heavy with delectable, handmade treats made especially for the chocolate tasting. Bring the whole family for a confectionery feast or share a plate for a cheap date! Raffle tickets will be sold for large desserts, treats bags, as well as an art basket produced and assembled by the Art Guild of Freeport. Live music will be provided by Cul de Sax. 

 

Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Chocolate tasting plates are priced at $2. All proceeds go directly back into the library. This event is open to the public.

SNOW DATE: Wednesday, February 13

 

For directions to the library, or to view its business hours, call 865-3307 or visit www.freeportlibrary.com.

Preschool Story Time
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:30-11:00AM
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs with Gunta!
This story time is designed for older, preschool-aged children. Adult supervision required.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions or directions to the library, please visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.

 
Board Game Café
Saturday, Feb. 9, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Freeport Community Library’s Board Game Café is the perfect way to try out new and upcoming games – for free! Diversions Puzzles and Games brings a different selection of games each month for you to choose from. This is a super fun time for the whole family, so bring the whole gang! Open to the public. Adult supervision required.
Therapy Dog Story Ho
Monday, Feb. 11, 4:00-5:00
Kids of all ages can read to an attentive, loving dog. For your own special time with one of our dogs please call ahead to save your spot. Adult supervision required.
For questions or directions to the library, please visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.
Author Talk: Deb Gou
Monday, Feb. 11, 6:30-7:30PM
Please join us Monday, February 11 for an Author Talk with Deb Gould. The event will run 6:30-730PM in Freeport Community Library's Meeting Room. 

In the 1990s, Gould bought an old Greek revival farmhouse on the Eastern River in Pittston, ME, and the research for that house brought her to Joel Thompson, who bought the land in 1811. Gould explored some of the neighboring garms as well, and soon had five families -- Thompson, Blodgett, Crocker, Call, and Stilphen -- who established an agricultural community there, one that stayed strong through four generations. 

Those five farmhouses (all but two gone now to cellar holes and sumac) provided the overall structure for The Eastern novels. Public records -- town meeting reports, agricultural census returns, deeds and wills, commentary and social notes from old Gardiner area newspapers -- helped her form members of those families into realistic characters in the novel. 

Patrons will listen to excerpts from The Eastern novels as well as take a look at documentation that went into creating them. Creative nonfiction writers and genealogists are sure to enjoy this Talk!

This event is free and open to the public. For questions or directions to the library, please visit freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.
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