09/01/17 - 09/30/17 at All Day
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month at Curtis! A World of Possibility awaits you at Curtis Memorial Library, with nearly 140,000 books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, audio and e-books/e-magazines available to library cardholders, as well as hundreds of free educational programs, films, hands-on workshops and more.
Learn more about acquiring a Curtis Library Card (free to all Brunswick and Harpswell residents – fee for others), click here.
|09/15/17 - 09/16/17 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
09/16/17 at All Day
Passengers who ride on the Amtrak Downeaster between August 19 and September 24, 2017, will be able to see Northern New England like never before! Amtrak’s Great Dome rail car is returning to Maine and will travel along with the Amtrak Downeaster on four trips each day. The vintage Dome was built in 1955 and features an upper level with windows on all sides (including the roof) that will offer passengers panoramic views of the scenic villages, coastline, marshes, streams and landscapes located all along the Downeaster route.
The seats in the upper level of the dome car are available at no extra cost, but they are unreserved and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers are encouraged to rotate in and out of the Dome car to allow all passengers the ability to enjoy this unique experience.
The Great Dome Car is available on the following Downeaster trains*:
M-F Weekday Train #682, #683, #688, #689
Saturday Trains #692, #693, #696, #697
Sunday Trains #690, #691, #698, #699
09/16/17 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Make. Learn. Create. Have Fun.
We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for Curtis’ 4th annual free How-To Festival and Block Party. Talented individuals and local business owners donate their time and talent to teach people of all ages a variety of fun and interesting skills.
Last year we had over 700 attendees and we are aiming for even more this year! We are expanding the FREE mini-workshops to include even more information tables, food and fun. Middle Street will be closed to vehicles to accommodate events happening at the library and in the street. There will be food trucks, demonstrations, giveaways, face painting, and live music with local musicians.
Attendees can learn about stargazing with a telescope, weatherizing windows, researching your family history, painting kindness rocks, crafting, preparing family meals on a budget, making a festival hat —and much more! There will be plenty of how-to presentations that showcase technology and online resources such as accessing free magazines on mobile devices, how to scan photos, and 3D printer demonstrations.
The How-To Festival is part of the Curtis Library’s ongoing mission of lifelong learning. We recognize the power of information and the joy of discovery and strive to provide a variety of quality resources and programs to meet community needs. If you’ve ever found yourself saying, “I wish I could learn how to…,” then this event is for you! For more information go to curtislibrary.com. A full schedule will be available a week prior to the event. — SB
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