Calendar

May
1
Wed
May Day Celebration
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May Day Celebration

Please come enjoy May Day here at the Library. We will have some tasty treats upstairs by the Main Circulation Desk and some crafts and treats through the afternoon in Youth Services!

May
11
Sat
Garden Planning
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

UMaine Cooperative Extension presents Garden Planning. Participants will learn how to evaluate their site for a vegetable garden, create a year-long planting schedule, plan your crop rotation, succession plantings, and cover crops. Participants take home their own plan. Funding provided by the Friends of the Bridgton Library. For more information contact the BPL at 207-647-2472.

Jun
8
Sat
Special Friends Meeting
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Special Friends Meeting

Join us for a special open meeting. Come find out what being a Friend of the Bridgton Public Library means and what you can do to help support our library!

Story walk
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at Youth Services and take a walk on the Storybook Trail along Stevens Brook. Miss Samantha will lead the way. Please bring some water to drink, and bug repellent may be a good idea with all of the rain we have had this spring!

Jun
14
Fri
Literary Club
Jun 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Luncheon. Please meet at the Library.

Jun
25
Tue
Pick up Summer Reading Packets!
Jun 25 all-day
Pick up Summer Reading Packets!

Our Youth Services Summer Reading program is Read for the Stars. Earn stickers, posters, prizes, and more! At the end we will have a party with pizza and ice cream and talk about your favorite books? First 50 kids to sign up will get an out-of-this-world space-themed drawstring bag!

Jul
13
Sat
Story walk
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at Youth Services and take a walk on the Storybook Trail along Stevens Brook. Miss Samantha will lead the way. Please bring some water to drink, and bug repellent may be a good idea with all of the rain we have had this spring!

Jul
20
Sat
Space Jam in Youth Services
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Description: Inviting all Jedi, space fairies, aliens, astronauts, and space princesses and princes to Space Queen Samantha’s Intergalactic Space Ball. Enjoy some space party games, music and dancing, make galaxy playdoh, and eat alien snacks! COSTUMES encouraged! (Come on Friday to make an alien mask!)

Aug
10
Sat
Art Journaling
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Have you ever thought about keeping a journal? Not the kind you write your thoughts and feelings in, but an “art journal.” You’ll learn how to document your days with basic drawing, painting, and pasting. Join me, local artist Kim Dubay, and I’ll show how I create a journal that’s personal and meaningful. Please bring: a permanent fine tip black pen, some double-sided tape or glue stick, a blank journal, and any personal papers or photos you’d like to include. I’ll bring some basic art supplies to share, no expensive art supplies needed. *I will have some high-quality journals and fine-tip pens available for purchase if you don’t have these, or would like to upgrade your supplies.

Please pre-register here:

Aug
17
Sat
Author Visit: Richard Blanco
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Only a few weeks old, Richard Blanco already belonged to three countries, a foreshadowing of the negotiations of cultural identity, community, and belonging that would shape his life and continue to inform his work. Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U. S. history, Richard Blanco is the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Author of The Prince of Los Cocuyos, his latest book of poems, How to Love a Country, both interrogates the American narrative, past and present, and celebrates the still un-kept promise of its ideals.

Please pre-register for your free ticket, available for pick up at the Main Circulation Desk. Seating is limited.

This is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Bridgton Library.