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Maine Nonprofit Day

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

100snippet-259x300On February 13th we celebrated Maine Nonprofit Day.

Curtis Memorial Library is honored to be a part of Maine’s nonprofit community.

On Maine Nonprofit day (and every other day!), we celebrate all the volunteers, contributors, business and community partners, patrons, advocates and friends who help Curtis Memorial Library to thrive.

Thank you for making Curtis such a special community.

Friday night film

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Are your four favorite food groups candy, candy cane, candy corn and syrup? Do you like to smile because smiling is your favorite? Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny mugginz and watch the best holiday movie ever, Elf.

Elf, starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel and rated PG,  95 minutes.

Friday December 6, 7 – 8:30 pm in the Morrell Meeting Room.

Please use the Middle Street entrance for this after hours event. Free, no registration required.

Musical Story Time with Jud Caswell – Thursday, November 14, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Musical Story Time with Jud Caswell

Brunswick musician Jud Caswell will rock this story time with sound effects and song!

Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Youth Services 725-5242 x225

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Party – Friday, November 22, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

dr-who-party-teensThe Doctor in all his incarnations has been around for 50 years.

Are you a Whovian – a fan? The BBC America 50th Anniversary episode will air Saturday 11/23 but we decided to get the party started earlier with some Anglophile fun. There will be activities, crafts and food.

Come in the costume of your favorite character as we celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who. Alas, we do not have the rights to show any episodes but we will have fun and treats at this party for teens.

Registration is required and begins Monday November 18 at 9:30AM with a limit of 50 teens in 6th – 12th grade.

Call 725-5242 x225 or email

Location: The Library’s Morrell Meeting Room

Teens’ Top Ten Voting now open

Monday, August 19th, 2013

If you visit the TeenZone and see a blue cart sitting near the comfy chairs, you will find the 25 books nominated for the Teens’ Top Ten.

It is up to YOU to narrow down what titles will make the final ten favorites. VOTE now!

You have until October 18 to cast your ballot. Then wait until the end of Teen Read Week on October 22 to learn which books made the Teens’ Top Ten 2014.


Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party – Thursday, July 25

Friday, July 19th, 2013

stuffed animal sleepoverAttention Teens! Would you like to be a stuffed animal “caregiver”?

On Thursday, July, 25th, young children will bring in their favorite stuffed animals, fill out a permission slip and then leave the care of their creatures for teens to babysit during a “sleepover” in the library.

Between 6:30 and 7:45 pm, teens will then take pictures of all the fun adventures the animals get up to when no one is around in the library and create photographs  for the child of his or her stuffed friend.

This is a creative program involving the devising of cute/clever vignettes and then taking photos.

Teen caregivers will be like Santa – the kids will never really know how it all happened!

Registration required but space is not limited, sign up is currently in progress.


Call 725-5242 x225 or email

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party – Thursday July 25

Friday, July 19th, 2013

SalBring in a favorite stuffed animal any time on Thursday, July 25 before 6:15 PM to the Youth Services desk.

Fill out a permission slip, and then leave the care of your stuffed friend for a sleepover in the library with lots of other stuffed animals.

When you pick up your critter on Friday, you’ll receive pictures showing what your stuffed friend did while you were sleeping!


Children’s Area


Call 725-5242 x225 for more information
or send an email to

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