Chewonki and the Science of Biomimicry

Abbott Room

Are you a future engineer or inventor? Look to nature to show adaptations of plants and animals to help humans overcome challenges. Chewonki educators will bring a few animals, such as an owl, a salamander and maybe a snake or a turtle to illustrate adaptations known as biomimicry. Ages 6 and older Abbott Room, Monday, […]

Event Series School Age Reader’s Crew

School Age Reader’s Crew

Abbott Room

Gather, eat snacks and talk about books. Bring your current favorite book  or tell us about something you read recently. This group will not focus on one book at a time. Instead it will be a discussion of current reading interests. School Age readers—Come once or every time: Tuesday, June 25, Thursday, July 11, Tuesday, […]

Meeting the Neighbors : An Introduction to Local Birds

Abbott Room

Photographer and naturalist  Evan Henerberry will take older children on a bird hike from our chairs this summer. Nature is all around us and we share our yards with lots of interesting creatures. Using projected photos and some basics of birding, you will get to know some of your most colorful and talkative neighbors.  From the Northern […]

Event Series School Age Reader’s Crew

School Age Reader’s Crew

Abbott Room

Gather, eat snacks and talk about books. Bring your current favorite book  or tell us about something you read recently. This group will not focus on one book at a time. Instead it will be a discussion of current reading interests. School Age readers—Come once or every time: Tuesday, June 25, Thursday, July 11, Tuesday, […]

The Museum of Maritime Pets : Maine Lighthouse Mascots

Abbott Room

Patricia Sullivan, director of the Museum of Maritime Pets, will present illustrated exhibit panels and stories about some of Maine’s many lighthouse celebrities and mascots. These endearing animals provided companionship for Keepers and their families, but also performed acts of bravery, service and entertainment. Ages 6 and older Friday, July 12, 4:00-5:00pm, Abbott Room  

The Butterfly Guy – Jerry Schneider

Abbott Room

Learn all about butterflies through beautiful projected pictures and well-told stories from Jerry Schneider—The Butterfly Guy. Discover how to attract them to your yard and garden, the difference between butterflies and moths, and how they behave in the wild. Then create your own butterfly t-shirt. Bring your own shirt (heavy 100% cotton, please!) or we’ll […]

Preschool Storytimes at Belfast City Park (June 14 in Abbott room due to rain)

City Park or Abbott Room

~Stories shared through books, puppets, felt, songs and an easy craft. Fridays, 10:00-11:00am June 14 (in Abbott Room) and 21 July 19 and 26 August 23 and 30 Northport Avenue in Belfast, on the grass next to bridge to playground. Bring a blanket and chairs as needed. Rain location: Abbott room, Belfast Free Library 106 […]

A Riot In the Garden ~ Songs and Stories for a Small Planet with Jackson Gillman

Abbott Room

Songs & Stories for a Small Planet  with Stand-up Chameleon Jackson Gillman With a background in ecology, Gillman  delights audiences with his storytelling, song, dance, mime , humor and imagination. Be sure to bring your imagination.   ~ All Ages ~ Thursday, July 25 ~ 11:00-12:00pm ~ Abbott Room