Programs

Children’s Programs ~ see Calendar and  home page for current program information

Story Times start again in September with Jane Cowen-Fletcher

Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 am 

is for active little ones (ages approximately 18 mos. to 3 years) and their parents or caregivers.  Toddler Time is a fun, short (approximately 30 minute) story program featuring books, songs, finger plays, flannel boards and movement activities to help develop your child’s language, pre-literacy and socialization skills.  Parents and care givers are strongly encouraged to participate with their child.  The more you engage with your child, the more attentive they will be!  Each program will include a library handout of songs and rhymes to enjoy at home.

20 – 25 minutes of activities are followed by optional play time for parent/child social interaction.

Baby Time – Wednesdays at 10:30  am

is a lapsit program for  newborns up to around 18 months old.  (Older siblings (up to 4 years) are welcome to join in, but might want to bring a stuffed toy to bounce and cuddle).  There will be 20 minutes of bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books to delight your child, stimulate their senses  and start building those pre-literacy skills!

Baby Time is designed to model and inspire parents and caregivers to sing, talk, rhyme, play and read with their babies every day.  Repetition is a necessary building block that allows babies to strengthen the connections in their brains to help them learn, so each 6 week session will feature  many of the same songs and rhymes.  After Baby Time, there is optional play time.  This is a great way to meet other families in the area.

**When schools are closed or have a delayed opening due to weather conditions, all Story Times will be cancelled.**

Second Saturday S.T.E.A.M Days are at 10:30 am on the second Saturday of every month.   

Ages 5 and up.  We’ll alternate between Science and Art so both sides of your brain will get a chance to come out and play.  Check the calendar  to see what we’re doing each month.

Family Art Nights are at 6  pm  on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.  

Ages 5 and up.  We’ll experiment with various art supplies and techniques and a variety of projects.  Again, check the calendar to find out what we’re doing each month.


 Teens & Tweens
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Video-Editing on iMacs with professional grade Apple software Final Cut and Motion

Flat Screen Monitor for Use for Gaming & Casting (sharing content on your laptop on a bigger screen for a small group). Bring in your game box and headsets and have fun with your friends or work on a project together.

Plan a Teen Program for You and Your Friends – just talk to a librarian about something you are interested in…

Knitters 

This group meets weekly in the library on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm to workPhoto of ladies knitting and socialize over hand work.  Join us for knitting, quilting, crocheting or whatever handwork you do!


 Adult Book Discussion ~ see slider on home page for current information

The South Berwick Public Library book group meets the first Wednesday of every month and alternates between fiction and nonfiction selections.   Copies of this month’s selection are available at the library for anyone who wants to join us.

Books Read in 2019

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Other Wise by Mary Lou Bagley

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu & Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

After the Eclipse: a Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amol Towles

 

 

Books Read in 2018
This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley
We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Fowler
The Road to Character by David Brook
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
Settled in the Wild by Susan Hand Shetterly
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption  by Bryan Stevenson
The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Books Read in 2017
Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey
Euphoria by Lily King
Thunderstruck by Eric Larson
Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Molly Spotted Elk by Bonnie MacBride
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
The Tenth of December by George Saunders

 


Digital Tutoring

One-on-One digital tutoring on computers or an electronic device.

Is the tablet or e-reader your son or daughter gave you still in its box since your birthday last fall?  Would you like someone to help you learn to take a picture and send it, or a text?  Meet with our staff with your tech device, or just your questions.  Call the Library and we will help you make an appointment for a convenient time.