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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:
TUESDAY IS STORY TIME!!
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10-10:30, 10:30-11
Join us for a fun morning with 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!
Preschool Story Time with Gunta will follow, from 11-11:30!

A note to parents: on the first Tuesday of the month, there is only the first session of Story Time, from 10-10:30, and no Preschool Story Time with Gunta, because Yoga for Toddlers happens at 10:30-11am instead.

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

 

Preschool Story Time with Gunta!
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 11:00-11:30am
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs with Gunta!

This story time is designed for older, preschool-aged children.

 
Adult Coloring Group
Adult Coloring Group
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 10:30am
Think coloring is just for kids?  Not anymore!

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, which numbered eight coloring enthusiasts at the first meeting!
 
LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY (Thanksgiving)
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 5:00pm-close
The library will close at 5pm on Wednesday and remain closed until Monday the 27th. 
LIBRARY CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
Thursday, Nov. 23, all day
The library is closed for Thanksgiving weekend until Monday the 27th. 
LIBRARY CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
Friday, Nov. 24, all day
The library is closed for Thanksgiving weekend until Monday the 27th. 
LIBRARY CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
Saturday, Nov. 25, all day
The library is closed for Thanksgiving weekend until Monday the 27th. 
TUESDAY IS STORY TIME!!
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10-10:30, 10:30-11
Join us for a fun morning with 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!
Preschool Story Time with Gunta will follow, from 11-11:30!

A note to parents: on the first Tuesday of the month, there is only the first session of Story Time, from 10-10:30, and no Preschool Story Time with Gunta, because Yoga for Toddlers happens at 10:30-11am instead.

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

 

Preschool Story Time with Gunta!
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:00-11:30am
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs with Gunta!

This story time is designed for older, preschool-aged children.

 
Adult Coloring Group
Adult Coloring Group
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10:30am
Think coloring is just for kids?  Not anymore!

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, which numbered eight coloring enthusiasts at the first meeting!
 
Author Talk with Bru
Author Talk with Bruce Coffin!
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:30-7:30pm
Because of the early November power outage, Bruce Coffin has kindly rescheduled! Please join us Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30pm with the author of Among the Shadows and, more recently, Beneath the Depths
 

Coffin is a former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years of law enforcement under his belt. By the time he retired from the Portland police department, he was supervising all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city.

 

Discouraged by an unfulfilling and frustrating college creative writing class, Coffin didn’t start writing until much later in his life. But this long incubation period gave way to tight investigative thrillers that capitalized on his law enforcement background. His debut novel, Among the Shadows, was published in 2016, and Beneath the Depths a year later in August 2017. Both books are published through Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins. In addition to his John Byron Mysteries, Coffin's short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, including 2016 Best American Mystery Stories, Busted!: Arresting Stories from the Beat, and Red Dawn: Best New England Crime Stories.

 

Paul Doiron writes for the Portland Press Herald: “Portland is a distinctive little city with an old shipping and fishing heritage, waves of immigrants from Asia and Africa who have made a real impact on the culture, and a recent hipster trend. Bruce really gets how unusual Portland is, and you sense it beneath the story.”
Crafting Stories with Ali
Thursday, Nov. 30, 10:00-11:00am

Join Ali for Crafted Stories, a themed story hour every Thursday!

During this story hour we will read books that have a common theme, followed by an art project inspired by our stories!

Activities are geared toward ages 3-5, but older/younger siblings are welcome to attend.

Christmas Songs and
Christmas Songs and Stories!
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:30-11am
Join us Saturday for Christmas Songs and Stories with Miss Lisa! Kids will sing along to classic Christmas tunes and read holiday-themed books. This program is designed for infants and preschoolers.
Therapy Dog Story Hour!
Monday, Dec. 4, 3:30-4:30pm
We will have three therapy dogs visiting that love to be read to! Kids can bring their favorite book from home or choose one from the library shelves and read to an attentive, loving dog. If you have any questions, call the library at 207-865-3307.
TUESDAY IS STORY TIME (No Second Session)!
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10-10:30am
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs!
Infants & Toddlers only have one story time session on the 1st Tuesday of the month -- 10-10:30am. There is no second session or Preschool Story Time with Gunta, as we have Yoga for Toddlers immediately following at 10:30-11am.

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
YOGA FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS AT THE LIBRARY
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10:30-11am
Join us the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am for Yoga with Elizabeth!
Preschool Story Time with Gunta!
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11-11:30am
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs with Gunta!

This story time is designed for older, preschool-aged children.
Adult Coloring Group
Adult Coloring Group
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10:30am
Think coloring is just for kids?  Not anymore!

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, which numbered eight coloring enthusiasts at the first meeting!
 
Lego Club!
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3:30-4:30pm
The FCL Lego Club will meet on the first Wednesday of every month!

For children ages 5-11. Must be accompanied by an adult. 

Stop by the library or call us for details. 



 
Author Talk with And
Author Talk with Andy Young
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:30-7:30pm

Andy Young will be presenting his book Young Ideas: Twelve Extraordinary Thought-Provoking Essays (and 58 Others) by an Exceptionally Ordinary Human Being. With a quotation of Robert Louis Stevenson on the cover of his book, he sets the stage: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” In this book, humor and delight in the everyday come together to weave a tapestry of humility and grace. With essays, vignettes, and photos, Young testifies to the inspiration in the everyday.

 

Young is currently an English teacher at Kennebunk High School. He spent many years as a sportscaster across the US, was a member in the Peace Corps, and worked as a substitute teacher and high school coach. He has written for several publications for sports writing, including but not limited to the Portland Press Herald and the Falmouth Community Leader. He resides in Cumberland, Maine.

 

This event is free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase from the author for $12.95, cash or check.

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