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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.
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March month-long exhibit by photographer Judy Plouffe
Friday, Mar. 24
Beginning Wednesday, March 1 and continuing through the month, the photography of Judy Plouffe will be on exhibit in the library's main reading room. 

As a Massachusetts native, Judy spent many summers on the Cape and beaches of Maine enjoying the ocean. Having always wanted to live by the ocean, she moved from Montpelier, Vermont to Freeport in November 2011. After seeing her first sunrise in Freeport, she decided to take on a project of photographing the sunrise every morning for a year. 

Come spend some time this month appreciating Judy's artistic capturing of coastal sunrises through her photography.
 
 PROGRAM CANCELLED!!
PROGRAM CANCELLED!!!AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Saturday, Mar. 25, 10:30-11:00 am
PROGRAM CANCELLED
Join us for a free introductory class on American Sign Language
Ages: 5th grade and up
Limited to 12
Sign-ups are required
ARMCHAIR TRAVEL seri
ARMCHAIR TRAVEL series continues with HANS KRAHN taking us to Germany, Austria and Poland
Monday, Mar. 27, 6:30pm
Oktoberfest, the waltz, majestic castles, and plenty of old world charm!  This evening we'll explore Germany, Austria and Poland with Freeport resident, Hans Krahn.  With European roots, Hans will provide more of an insider's perspective on these three historic yet modern countries.
TUESDAY IS STORY TIM
TUESDAY IS STORY TIME!!!!
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 10:00am -11:00am
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs!
Infants & Toddlers 10:00-10:30 am
Preschoolers 10:30-11:00 am
 
BABY AND PARENT GET
BABY AND PARENT GET TOGETHER!!!!
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 11:30am
Parents, grandparents, and caregivers, we would love for you to come with your wee ones! Listen to some music, play with our new toys and meet some people!
Ages: Birth to 18 months


 
Adult Coloring Group
Adult Coloring Group meets every Wednesday at 10:30am
Wednesday, Mar. 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!
 
MISS LISA’S SO
MISS LISA’S SONGS & STORIES
Saturday, Apr. 1, 10:30am
Come sing and listen to old and new favorites.
Infants thru preschoolers.
 
Artwork of Freeport, Durham and Pownal (RSU 5) High School students on exhibit during month of April
Monday, Apr. 3
Each April the Freeport Community Library is very pleased to have the artwork of Durham, Freeport, and Pownal: RSU 5 High School students on display in its main reading room.  This large, mixed-media exhibit which showcases the immense artistic talent of over 70 area young people is sponsored and juried by the Freeport Woman’s Club.

The artwork on display is a testimony to the exceptional instruction provided by teachers Kim Medsker-Mehalic and Charles Andreson, and the creativity they inspire in their very talented art students. 

The exhibit will run through the end of April and can be viewed during normal library business hours found on this same website.   Don’t miss the amazing art in this exhibit!



 
BLACK HOLES, Neutron
BLACK HOLES, Neutron Stars and Magnetars with JON WALLACE
Monday, Apr. 3, 6:30PM
We've all heard of black holes but do you really know what they are or how they work?  Did you know that a teaspoonful of material from a neutron star weighs millions of tons?  Did you hear that scientists have recently discovered gravity waves?  Come explore the fascinating world of stars, their creation, and explore gravity at the extreme with the library's own "science guy" - Jon Wallace.  Jon encourages your participation and questions so it will be a really fun evening for everyone in the family!

Before retiring to Maine, Jon was an award-winning high school science teacher in Meriden, Connecticut for over 32 years. He is past president of the Connecticut Association of Physics Teachers and was an instructor in Wesleyan University’s Project ASTRO program. He has managed the Naugatuck Valley Community College observatory and run many astronomy classes and training sessions throughout Connecticut.
 
TUESDAY IS STORY TIM
TUESDAY IS STORY TIME!!!!
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 10:00am -11:00am
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs!
Infants & Toddlers 10:00-10:30 am
Preschoolers 10:30-11:00 am
 
YOGA FOR TODDLERS AN
YOGA FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS AT THE LIBRARY
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 10:30 am
Join us the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am for Yoga with Elizabeth!
BABY AND PARENT GET
BABY AND PARENT GET TOGETHER!!!!
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 11:30am
Parents, grandparents, and caregivers, we would love for you to come with your wee ones! Listen to some music, play with our new toys and meet some people!
Ages: Birth to 18 months


 
Adult Coloring Group
Adult Coloring Group meets every Wednesday at 10:30am
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 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!!!
LEGO CLUB!!!
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 3:30-4:30 pm
The FCL LEGO Club will meet in the library Community Room on the first Wednesday of every month from September 2016 through April 2017. No need to sign up, just show up and build (all LEGOs provided).FCL LEGO Club is for children ages 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Author MARK EVANS ta
Author MARK EVANS talks about his new book The Flame
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 6:30PM
Mark Evans, a recently published Maine author, will talk about his new book "The Flame" this evening beginning at 6:30pm.  This mystery follows the adventures of Julie, a high school freshman living in a small mid-coast Maine town who discovers she has a very rare ability which will alter her own future as well as her brother's.  They are the only ones who can solve the mystery at the boarding camp in the Maine woods where strangers from distant countries await them.

Mark appreciates and values creative collaboration and shared experiences.  A group of close friends and family produced the cover artwork his book as well as editing and publishing.  Everything was homegrown.  Everyone pooled their time, talents and creativity.  Mark lives with his wife, Lisa, in mid-coast Maine. 

Copies of "The Flame" will be available for purchase and signing this evening.
 
KRISTIN KRAUSE NAM a
KRISTIN KRAUSE NAM author of Last Voyage of the Hornet to give book talk
Monday, Apr. 10, 6:30PM
Author Kristin Krause Nam's recently released book Last Voyage of the Hornet tells the true story of Freeport native Captain Josiah Mitchell whose ship, the Hornet, burned in the Pacific in 1866. After the first mate accidentally sets fire to the ship, thirty-one men must flee in three small boats with only three day’s rations. The crewmen must contend with the natural world in the form of enormous waves, swordfish, and a tornado. As resources dwindle they increasingly contend with each other as well. There is talk of mutiny, murder, and even cannibalism.

Over the course of their adventure, they drift an astonishing 4300 miles - a feat that rivals the better known stories of Captain Bligh or the whale ship Essex. When they finally reach safety, they meet an ambitious, but frustrated young reporter named Samuel Clemens who recognizes this story as the break he needs. He writes up the tale and finds the fame he seeks as Mark Twain. Based on the diaries of Captain Mitchell and two passengers, Last Voyage of the Hornet is a tale of leadership, courage, and the refusal to surrender.

The library invites the public to attend this fascinating book talk free of charge.  Community Meeting Room doors will open at 6pm.
SPECIAL PUPPET STORY
SPECIAL PUPPET STORY TIME!!
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 10:00am
Mr. and Mrs. Bird Build a Nest will be told by Maine Coast Walforf teacher Lynn Wetterhorn!!
Lynn will tell a story which describes how many friends help the robins build a beautiful nest.
TUESDAY IS STORY TIM
TUESDAY IS STORY TIME!!!!
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 10:00am -11:00am
Join us for a fun morning with stories and songs!
Infants & Toddlers 10:00-10:30 am
Preschoolers 10:30-11:00 am
 
BABY AND PARENT GET
BABY AND PARENT GET TOGETHER!!!!
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 11:30am
Parents, grandparents, and caregivers, we would love for you to come with your wee ones! Listen to some music, play with our new toys and meet some people!
Ages: Birth to 18 months


 
Adult Coloring Group
Adult Coloring Group meets every Wednesday at 10:30am
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 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!
 
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