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The Pittsfield Public Library’s Summer Reading kick-off event is Monday, June 26th from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. Drop in to register for the program and get a schedule of summer events. Pick-up free Sea Dogs baseball tickets and a free book. Enjoy refreshments, face painting and pet a pony. If you miss the Monday morning festivities, come anytime afterwards to register.
“Butterfly Guy” Jerry Schneider will be at the library Wednesday, June 28th at 1 PM to present a program on the lives and habitats of butterflies. Make your own butterfly tee-shirt with a white tee-shirt you bring from home or you can purchase one for $4.
Emily from Food Corp will present Kids in the Garden Thursday, July 29th at 10:30 AM. Join her for plants, snacks, and crafts. The library is located at 110 Library Street in Pittsfield.
Jerry Schneider, Butterfly Guy will be stopping by the Pittsfield Public Library to discuss butterflies.
The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) would like to announce the following 2017 Summer Children’s Programs. NCC Summer Reading Kick-Off will take place on Tuesday, June 27th from 4 to 6 PM. Help the library kick-off the summer reading program with an old-fashioned ice cream social. Build your own ice cream sundae with all the fixings, then enjoy a story with local author Gretchen Gehrke. Gretchen will be reading her book “Tegen Loves Lacrosse,” a simple tale about a first lacrosse practice and a child's dreams involving the Native American history of lacrosse. There is an edition for your girl or boy athlete. Copies of the book will be available to purchase for $10. For each purchase, a donation will be made to the Jonathan Bowman Memorial Trust. Mid-Maine Lacrosse players with be at the event to talk about their experiences with this great sport, and share information on summer lacrosse programs for youth. Pick-up a flyer featuring all the upcoming events, and sign-up for the summer reading challenge; Butterfly Guy, Jerry Schneider will stop by on Wednesday, June 28th at 11 AM (note time change). The “Butterfly Guy" will give a lively presentation on these fascinating and beautiful insects. Bring the whole family to this fun and educational event. The program concludes witha butterfly tee-shirt craft. Children may purchase heavy cotton tee-shirts at the event for $4 each, or bring on from home to decorate. Musical Story Time with Bruce Brown will be held on Friday, June 30th at 10 AM. Join local musician and music teacher Bruce Brown for stories, songs, movement, and music perfect for the whole family.
The NCC is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) where a free bag lunch will be provided for children up to age 18. The lunch is federally funded and administered by the Maine Department of Education. Lunch will be served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11:30 AM to 12 PM beginning on Tuesday, June 27th through Friday, August 11th. For additional information or to pre-register for programs visit, follow the NCC on Facebook or contact 368-5074. The library is located at 154 Main Street in Newport.