Winslow Public Library News

Special October Announcements:

  • Saturday Hours: The library will be open on the following Saturdays this month: October 3, 17, and 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our long-term goal is to be open most Saturdays hereafter, as we were before the pandemic. We are hopeful that progress dealing with the pandemic and increasing weekend usage will allow us to continue with our plans.
  • Faxing Services Again Available: Due to the pandemic, we have been unable to provide faxing services since March.  We are happy to report we’ve cleared a couple of roadblocks, and you can once again use the library’s faxing services.
  • CDC Fall Holiday Guidelines: The library staff has compiled a list of suggestions from the CDC to help you plan around COVID-19 for Halloween, Día de Muertos, and Thanksgiving. You can find the document on our website under the “CDC Fall Holiday Guidelines” link. If you don’t have a computer, you can get the information from a take-home-pamphlet we’ll give you at the library.
  • Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus DayThe library will be closed on Monday, October 12thin observance of Indigenous Peoples Day and Columbus Day.

Upcoming Events & Programs


“Robot Programming for Kids & Teens”—In-Person Instruction

Imagine the delight in your child’s or teen’s eyes when they learn to PROGRAM a robot! That’s exactly what they can experience this month. Kids and teens ages 6 to 18 can now get individual coding practice, using our very favorite local robots—Dash, Dot, and Cue.

Dash and Dot are geared toward younger children, and Cue toward ages 12 - 18. Each robot lights up, moves around, avoids obstacles, interacts, and makes sounds!

Reserve Your Slot Now: To respect social-distancing protocols, in-person 30-minute instruction slots will be available for 1 youth at a time. Slots are available on Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Please contact us at 872-1978 to reserve your slot!

“Walk-Up-Window Trick or Treating”

What spooky, funny, or crazy costume will YOU wear this Halloween? We want to see it! Stop by the library’s window for yummy candy and a to-go youth-oriented Halloween craft. All ages welcome!

Friday, October 30th (the day before Halloween)
12 to 4 p.m.

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Save Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Boyhood Home in Maine

Did you know the legendary author of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables grew up just 75 minutes south of here in Raymond, Maine? Now, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Boyhood Home is seeking urgent funds to make critical structural repairs, as just reported by WABI-TV News (please see link below). If you’d like to make a much-appreciated donation online, you can do so here. Checks payable to “Hawthorne Community Association” can be mailed to Hawthorne Community Association / PO Box 185 / South Casco, ME 04077.  Thank you for your consideration!   
https://www.wabi.tv/2020/09/24/group-working-to-save-maine-childhood-home-of-nathaniel-hawthorne/

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For additional information on children’s programming, please visit:
https://www.winslow-me.gov/departments/library/

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For complete information about Winslow Public Library, please visit:

https://www.winslow-me.gov/departments/library/

Winslow Public Library  •  136 Halifax Street.  •  Winslow, ME 04901
Phone: (207) 872-1978  •  Fax: (207) 872-1979

 

 

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