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  1. FOPL Accepting Donations for Used Book Sale

    September 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 20, 2018, 3:00 PM @ Orono Public Library, front desk

    Our Friends of the Orono Public Library group is accepting donations of used books, audio books, CDs and DVDs that are in clean and usable condition for their upcoming used book sale. Donations may be brought to the front desk of the library during open hours from now until October 20. The FOPL Used Book Sale will be held on Saturday, October 27, from 9-2 at the Birch Street Senior Center. You'll be sure to find lots of great books for all ages at low prices and all proceeds benefit the library. If you'd like to help with the book sale or our Friends group, new volunteers are always welcome, please contact Allison: allibee55@gmail.com.

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  2. Maine Student Book Award Club

    October 16, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Maine Student Book Award Club for 4th and 5th graders (6th-8th graders can participate at Orono Middle School) meets one Tuesday a month to discuss MESBA nominated books, eat pizza, play trivia and more. Please let us know if you will be here each month so we can order enough pizza.

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  3. Everest The Hard Way

    October 16, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    No sherpas, no radios, no oxygen, up a never-before-attempted route! In 1988, Ed Webster did it. Join us for this riveting lecture and breathtaking slideshow. ED WEBSTER grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts and now lives in Harpswell, Maine. A veteran of seven Himalayan expeditions and pioneer of many new rock climbs of extreme difficulty, he is one of America’s best-known rock climbers and Himalayan mountaineers. The hardest of all his climbs is the subject of his presentation: his fabled first ascent of a brand new route up Mt. Everest. Up the peak’s remote and dangerous Kangshung East Face in Tibet as part of an international 4-man team in 1988, without the norms of oxygen bottles and radios, or even any Sherpa assistance. Webster’s 1988 Mt. Everest New Route has been hailed as “The Last of the Great Everest Expeditions” and among the most audacious mountaineering feats of all time. He recently returned from his first Expedition to Antarctica.

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  4. Tabletop Gaming for teens, tweens and upper elementary ages

    October 17, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Orono Public Library

    For 4th grade and up, join us for tabletop games. No devices allowed! This is a good time to show off your skills at negotiating and scheming! Bring a snack, and we will also provide popcorn, fresh bread, or whatever we come up with!

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  5. Story Time

    October 18, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Orono Public Library Children's Area

    Join us for stories, music and giggles. Designed for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, but we welcome everyone!

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  6. Chickadee Club

    October 18, 2018, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM @ Dana and Mary Ann Devoe Community Room

    A 6 week book club for 1st and 2nd graders. We'll read and discuss 10 Chickadee Award nominated picture books, participate in related activities, share snacks and vote for our favorite book. Registration opens September 1 on oronorec.com and enrollment is limited to 15 kiddos. We plan to meet Asa Adams students at school and walk to the library as a group.

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  7. Pajama Story Time

    October 18, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Orono Public Library Children's Area

    Join us for this evening story time one Thursday a month, PJ time Mark will read funny stories, you can chomp on some cereal and snuggle with your stuffie while you giggle. Designed for families with young children.

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  8. DIY Lego Club

    October 20, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Dana and Mary Ann Devoe Community Room

    Kids, bring your creative ideas and get busy with our big box of Legos in the community room. This will be a do-it-yourself activity (not supervised by staff) so make sure to bring a fun grown-up to hang out with you and plan to clean up whatever you take out of the box. We look forward to seeing what you can create!

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  9. Reader of the Pack

    October 23, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Teen Corner in the Library

    Participating in the Reader of the Pack program helps reluctant readers increase their reading confidence and skills! Call or email Louise to schedule stress-free time with Nala and Koda, certified therapy dogs, and their handler, Stacey. 866-5060, press 4. louise@orono.org.

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  10. Tabletop Gaming for teens, tweens and upper elementary ages

    October 24, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Orono Public Library

    For 4th grade and up, join us for tabletop games. No devices allowed! This is a good time to show off your skills at negotiating and scheming! Bring a snack, and we will also provide popcorn, fresh bread, or whatever we come up with!

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  11. Library CLOSED all day

    October 25, 2018, All Day

    We will be CLOSED all day Thursday 10/25, for mandatory Safety Training for all town employees. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thanks.

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  12. Story Time - CANCELLED TODAY

    October 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Orono Public Library Children's Area

    Join us for stories, music and giggles. Designed for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, but we welcome everyone!

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  13. Friends of the OPL Used Book Sale

    October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Birch Street Senior Center

    We'll have a big variety of used books for all ages at great low prices. All proceeds benefit the library (FOPL sponsors the Children's Museum pass, a State Park pass, children's programs and more!)

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  14. DIY Lego Club

    October 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Dana and Mary Ann Devoe Community Room

    Kids, bring your creative ideas and get busy with our big box of Legos in the community room. This will be a do-it-yourself activity (not supervised by staff) so make sure to bring a fun grown-up to hang out with you and plan to clean up whatever you take out of the box. We look forward to seeing what you can create!

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  15. Tabletop Gaming for teens, tweens and upper elementary ages

    October 31, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Orono Public Library

    For 4th grade and up, join us for tabletop games. No devices allowed! This is a good time to show off your skills at negotiating and scheming! Bring a snack, and we will also provide popcorn, fresh bread, or whatever we come up with!

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  16. Fall Festival! Trunk or Treat... Check Out Our Feet!

    October 31, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Orono - Mill Street, Parklet and Alley.

    For this year's Fall Festival with UMaine's Greek Life, the Orono Public Library is in cahoots with the town's "Trunk or Treat" event downtown on Mill Street. "Check out our feet" in the parklet with autumn stories (spooky or not!) and the return of our Library Fortune Teller! In the alley next to us will be games, face painting, pumpkin decorating and crafts hosted by UMaine students who have dared to come back for another holiday of collaborating! Wear your costumes if you must, have a little dinner downtown, and find out what is special about our feet. Heh, heh... BOO!

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Main Calendar

  1. Trash Pick Up

    October 18, 2018, 7:00 AM - October 19, 2018, 5:00 PM

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  2. Trash & Recycling Pick Up

    October 25, 2018, 7:00 AM - October 26, 2018, 5:00 PM

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  3. Council Committee-Community Development Meeting

    October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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  4. Council Workshop

    October 29, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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