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Looking for things to do this summer?

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Visit museums for free – or at deeply discounted rates!

museum pass Thanks to Curtis Friends, library cardholders can visit seven different museums, from Portland to Augusta, for free – or at deeply discounted rates.  Plus, Cornerstones of Science offers passes to the Boston Museum of Science and Maine State Aquarium.  Click here to learn more about the museums available and how to reserve your family pass today!

Henna for Hands

Friday, June 7th, 2013

HennaHeart        Since the first event was so popular, we’ve added a second date!

Henna is a safe and ephemeral way to decorate skin. These temporary tattoos are used in many cultures around the globe, always linked to a celebratory event. So celebrate the start of summer by getting a unique  henna design on your hand.

Henna for Hands takes place in the Morrell Meeting Room on Tuesday July 2, 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Registration begins Monday June 24 at 9:30am, is limited to 15 teens, and fills quickly.

To register, email: or call 725-5242 x225

Bring a design of your own or draw one while waiting for your turn. Be prepared to not go swimming for 24 hours after the henna paste has been applied and leave your favorite outfit at home  in case in case of staining. These beautiful designs last a few weeks.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: an interactive viewing of The Wizard of Oz

Friday May 10, 8 – 10pm

Click your heels three times and take a trip – not to Kansas – but to Oz. Follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City with Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion with this interactive viewing of the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz.

We’ll sing, suck on lollipops, and search for courage during this evening show for teens. Come in costume if you wish. Extra treats for those who bring a stuffed dog. No registration required. Free and open to all teens in grades 6 – 12.  Call 725-5242 x227 for more information.


Friday Crafternoon – April 19th, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Friday, April 5th, 2013

anna-craft-box1It’s a box, it’s a book, it’s both!

Create a small objects container that can also be a tiny journal for big thoughts.

Anna Simmons will present a workshop on how to make your own.

This program is free and the library will provide almost all of the materials.

Registrants should bring a small keepsake treasure – no larger than 1 and 1/2 inch diameter or length.

No crafty thumb necessary to attend but registration is required, opening Monday April 8, and limited to 12 teens.

Call 725-5242 x225 to sign up.

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Melissa Orth 725-5242 x225 |


Brunswick High School Book Club – Thursday, March 28, 2:15 – 3:30 PM

Monday, March 25th, 2013

V for Vendetta“Remember, remember, the fifth of November!”

Revolutions and rebellions, terrorism and torture, and one person’s struggle to make sense of it all.

This month’s book club pick is the thought-provoking V for Vendetta by Alan Moore.

This club meets at the Brunswick High School Library one Thursday a month.

The students will choose what we read and also help plan special events.

Talk, fill up on provided snacks and drinks, and just relax and have fun.

Date and time: Thursday, March 28, 2:15 – 3:30 PM

Location: Brunswick High School Library

Contact: Melissa Orth 725-5242 x227

Save at the Children’s Museum

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Exhib-DiscWoodsstream-fullDid you know that the Library offers passes  for discounted admission to the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine? Located in downtown Portland, the museum features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and activies for children and families. From science of motion exhibits to a kid-sized rock-climbing wall to a tide pool touch tank and theatre productions, there’s something for everyone! For more information, visit the museum’s website:  To reserve a pass, call the library: 725-5242. This museum pass is sponsored by the Curtis Friends.

February Vacation Events

Friday, January 18th, 2013



Tuesday February 19, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Yummmm…..chocolate! Celebrate this marvelous mini-month with mouth watering treats. There will be chocolate in all forms and activities centered on this delicious delight. Be prepared to eat sweets and be tested in your knowledge of chocolate confections. Registration required and begins Monday February 11: limit 20 teens. Call 725-5242 x225 or email

Kittery to Fort Kent, Self-propelled – Tuesday January 15, 7pm

Friday, January 11th, 2013

self-propelledFarmington resident Jim Andrews traveled from Kittery to Fort Kent switching from canoe, to mountain bike, to road bike, to backpacking and back again to traverse the entire state under his own power in one month. You can decide if it was a month well-spent!

Public cordially invited for Jim Andrews’ presentation at 7pm. Sponsored by the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Please use 207-361-1210 and more importantly education@amcmaine.orgfor a public email contact.

Program: “Kittery to Fort Kent, Self-propelled”

Contact: John Mullins 361-1210

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Movie – Heist Film Series – Friday, January 4, 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

charadeJoin us Friday, January 4th for the first in a 3-film heist series.

Directed by Stanley Donen, this romantic, cat-and-mouse thriller was filmed on location in Paris and features two of the most charming stars to ever grace the screen.

Film enthusiasts Robert Long and Melissa Orth will briefly introduce this enigmatic “Hitchockian” film with trivia and historical tidbits.

Drink hot cider, munch popcorn and enjoy the company of your fellow classic movie fans at this free event to be held in the Library’s Morrell Meeting Room.

A casting coup and a 1963 box office smash, you can expect the unexpected when they play…”Charade.”

“Of course, you won’t be able to lie on your back for a while but then you can lie from any position, can’t you?”
— Reggie Lampert

Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group – Tuesday, January 8, 6:30pm

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

turn of mindOn Tuesday, January 8th, the Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group will convene to discuss the best crime novels of 2012. On Tuesday, January 8th, the Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group will convene to discuss the best crime novels of 2012.

All of you mystery aficionados and sweet course enthusiasts are cordially invited to attend!

Desserts are potluck-style so you are welcome to bring something to share.

This month’s theme: The Year’s Best Crime Novels from Booklist magazine

Date and time: Tuesday, January 8th, from 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room

Contact: Sarah Brown – 725-5242 ext. 229 –

Schedule and reading list: Just Desserts Discussion Group

Family Make and Takes – Tuesday, January 8, 5 to 7pm

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Q-Tip Snowflakes: Celebrate winter by making a few snowflakes.

Drop in any time between 5-7:00 PM.

Location: Children’s Area


More Graphic Novels @ Curtis Teens

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Raina Telgemeier’s “Drama”

A wider and deeper selection of graphic novels is heading your way.

Curtis Memorial Library was recently informed that it was awarded a grant from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

The funds will be used to expand the graphic novel collection for young adults at Curtis.

Graphic novels are original literary works combining illustrations and words in the tradition of comic books, and are popular with all age groups.

With the clear, stylish art, the strongly appealing characters and just the right pinch of drama, this book will undoubtedly make readers stand up and cheer. Brava!
― Kirkus, starred review

Kids Gift Books

Friday, November 30th, 2012

optical illusionsLooking for gift ideas for the young people in your life?  See a sample of our book suggestions below, view the entire list  of Gift Books, or pick up a copy of the list at the Youth Services desk.

DK Optical Illusions
A colorful collection of more than 50 mind-bending illusions. Ages 7-13

Lost Trail
by Don Fendler
The classic story of survival in Maine’s wilderness told in graphic format. How will he survive nine days alone on Mount Katahdin? Ages 9-12

Santa from Cincinnati
by Judi Barrett, pictures by Kevin Hawkes
Very funny account of Santa’s early life with comical illustrations by Maine illustrator Hawkes. Ages 5-8 (fun for adults, too!)

Job Training

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

computer userThe Maine State Library offers a web portal that brings together resources to help visitors learn new skills find jobs. The portal, found here, can be accessed from home or from within the Curtis Library.

It offers more than 80 free career and digital literacy courses, webinars, and resources.

Additionally, the portal offers free access to the Learning Express Library, a platform featuring more than 770 practice tests, tutorials, and e-books on job searches, workplace skills enhancement, GED exam preparation, certification and licensing exam preparation, and college and graduate school admissions exam preparation.

The Learning Express Library includes popular video-based tutorials on Microsoft Office, Adobe products, and other software used in the workplace today.

You can access these resources from home or from our public computers.

More Information

We’re here to help! Please ask a Curtis librarian for assistance.

725-5242 ext. 510 or

Library and Community Photos

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Library Snapshot Day 2012If you’re a visually oriented type of person and want to see what’s been happening at the Library (and in our community), please visit our Flickr photostream: