Full Programs & Events

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

Saco Student Art Show
March 11 - April 29
Our biennial student art show exhibits art by Saco students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Visit this colorful, creative, explosion of imagination and support your local budding artists!

EMBELLISHMENTS IN VICTORIAN FASHION
May 13 - August 27, 2017

Sumptuous fabrics, vibrant colors and textures, masses of elaborate trims - all are defining elements of fashionable Victorian women's clothing. Nineteenth-century designers had very definite ideas of what constituted beauty, and these concepts had a widespread impact on art and design. Embellishments in Victorian Fashion focuses on how nineteenth-century aesthetics influenced women's clothing design and construction. It features fifty garments from five institutions in Maine and New Hampshire.

Yard Sale Fundraiser
Saturday, June 17, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come one, come all to the third annual colossal yard sale at the Dyer Library/Saco Museum. All proceeds of the yard sale benefit the programs offered at the Dyer Library/Saco Museum year round.

LITTLE WIGGLER BOOKS AND BABIES
May 5, 12, 19 & 26
June 2, 9 & 16
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

ROMP & RHYME TODDLERS
May 4, 11, 18 & 25
June 1, 8, 15 & 22
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

LEGO CLUB
May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
June 6 & 12
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.

LAUGHING WITH LOIS: PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
June 6, 13 & 20
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
May 11, 18 & 25
The Pokemon League meets Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Deering Room. League follows school schedule, if there is no school due to vacation or a snow day the Pokemon League will not meet.

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.

DYER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
May 2
June 6
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


KNITTING AND CRAFTING GROUP
May 4, 11, 18 & 25
June 1 8, 15, 22 & 29
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



BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
May 17
June 21
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

WATERCOLOR CLASSES WITH JUDITH KINSMAN
No class May
June/July 21, 28, 5 and 12
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. PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 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

WEDNESDAY LOUNGE
May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
June 7 & 14
Join us on Wednesdays for after school "lounge", where tweens and teens can be themselves. A safe and fun space for homework, socializing and/or participating in various group activities. Drop in for ten minutes for stay for an hour.

ANIME AFTERNOON
Friday, April 29 & May 26

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.

An Inside Look at the College Admissions Process
HOW DO COLLEGES REALLY CHOOSE STUDENTS?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Wendy Thompson, Westport Educational Consulting

High school students and their parents are invited to an informative, interactive, and entertaining presentation to help families understand the role college application essays, course choices, interviews, extracurricular activities, sports, and other factors play in the admissions decisions colleges make. Deering Room, Dyer Library

Saco Bay Garden Club Plant Sale
June 3rd, 8:00 a.m.
Don't miss the annual Saco Bay Garden Club plant sale held on the Saco Museum grounds!