Full Programs & Events

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

LITTLE WIGGLER BOOKS AND BABIES
April 6, 13 & 27 May 4, 11, 18 & 25
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
April 5, 12 & 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
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

LAUGHING WITH LOIS: PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
April 3, 10, & 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
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
April 12, 19 & 26 May 10, 17 & 24

The Pokemon League meets the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday evening of each month from 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.

DYER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
April 3 May 1
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
April 5, 12, 19 & 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
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
April 18 May 16
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
April 4, 11, 18 & 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
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

WEDNESDAY LOUNGE
April 4, 11 & 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

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 Club
April 27 May 25
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.

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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 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.

ABC Kids
Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 May 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thornton Academy is now offering an early learning
program for kids ages 3-6 whose parents want to get a head start on kindergarten level basics. Our student mentors want to teach your child how to count, read, and learn. While laying the groundwork for preschool or kindergarten, we hope to also build the framework for kids to learn and explore on their own!

Drawing Class With Mona Harmon
Monday, April 9, 23, and 30, 1:00 p.m.

A course in basic drawing will be taught by Mona Harmon in April at Dyer Library, Main Street. The classes will include value studies and composition. Subjects will be still life, flowers, and landscape. Students should bring paper, pencils, erasers, and sharpeners. Extra paper and pencils will be available. Cost is $30 with a Dyer Library card or $35 without. To register, contact zoebthomas@sacomuseum.org.

INTERACTIVE DANCE STORYTIME
Thursday, April 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us for an interactive story dance presented by students from Collective Motion Dance Studio. Children will be led in simple movements throughout the story during this interactive dance and story time.
Deering Room, Dyer Library

PARACHUTE PLAY
Thursday, April 19, 10:00 a.m
For ages 3 and under: enjoy songs and rhymes while playing with our colorful parachute.

SEEDS FOR EARTH DAY
Friday, April 20
Celebrate Earth Day with seeds! Stop by the children's room to plant a seed and bring it home to grow.