Full Programs & Events

All programs and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.

"Down East," Monotype Guild of New England juried show
September 8 - October 29
Reception and award presentation, Friday, September 15, 5:30-7:30

"Down East" features 50 monotypes and monoprints chosen by jurors Catherine Kerman and Josephine Graf from 115 works submitted by 84 artists. The Monotype Guild of New England is a nonprofit organization of contemporary artists creating unique impressions by working in the medium of monotypes and monoprints.

October 6, 13, 20 & 27
November 3 & 17
Fridays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

We welcome our very youngest library patrons (up to 18 months) every Friday morning for baby bounces, songs, and stories in the Deering Room, with social and play time afterwards. This program stimulates language development and increases your baby's capacity for learning. Deering Room, Dyer Library

October 5, 12, 19 & 26
November 2, 9, 16 & 30
Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

This special program for kids 18 months to three years old includes finger plays, songs, sign language, movement and stories with social time for parents and play time for children afterwards. Through repetition and fun challenges toddlers learn speech and listening skills. Make it part of your routine and join us every Thursday morning! Deering Room, Dyer Library

October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
November 7, 14, 21 & 28
3-4 p.m.

Calling children of all ages who love Legos! Join the after school lego club to create and build. Legos are provided. Children aged 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
November 7, 14, 21 & 28
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Bring your 3-5-year-old preschooler to the library every Tuesday morning for a reading adventure! This program involves children's literature, songs, and a craft project and is designed to help children develop early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. Deering Room, Dyer Library

Pokemon League
October 5, 12, 19 & 26
November 2, 9, 16 & 30

The Pokemon League meets Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Deering Room.

A Pokemon League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and have some fun. Using your own cards you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokemon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.

October 3 November 7
6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Join us for this book club at the Dyer Library that takes place after work! Contact Cheryl Spaulding, ext. 104 for the latest title.
Deering Room, Dyer Library

October 5, 12, 19, & 26
November 2, 9, 16 & 30
Drop in anytime Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Knit, crochet, embroider, hook rugs--just bring yourself and your latest project! Deering Room, Dyer Library

October 18
November 15
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Open to all who love to read and talk! Contact Chris at the Reference Desk for this month's book. Deering Room, Dyer Library

October 4, 11, 18 & 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced watercolorist, bring your paints to the Deering Room of the Dyer Library on Wednesday mornings. Learn new techniques or practice old ones with famed Saco Watercolorist Judith Kinsman. These classes are available in four-week sessions, $70 per session with a Dyer Library card or $75 without. To register contact zoebthomas@sacomuseum.org or (207) 283-3861 ext. 115.
Deering Room, Dyer Library

October 4, 11, 18 & 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Join us on Wednesdays for after school "lounge", where tweens and teens can be themselves. A safe and fun space for homework, socializing and/or participating in various group activities. Drop in for ten minutes for stay for an hour.

Friday, October 27 & November 24
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Interested in Anime? Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Join us for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing. Meets the last Friday of each month.

Holiday Gala
Saturday, November 18, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Get gussied up and bring your friends for an evening of holiday cheer. Enjoy wine and refreshments imbued with the magic of Christmas. First chance to buy raffle tickets! $20 Gala tickets available in advance or at the door. To buy a ticket call 207-283-3861 ext 113 or email croy@sacomuseum.org.

Festival of Trees: Winter Celebrations
The 13th Annual Festival of Trees
November 24 - December 30, 2017

Be part of this magical community event to benefit the Dyer Library and Saco Museum. The Festival opens at noon on Friday November 24th! Come visit the Festival and indulge in the joy of Christmas. Enjoy a forest of beautifully decorated trees, festive wreaths, raffle items of all kinds, and holiday room vignettes. If your family or business would like to sponsor a tree or wreath, email croy@sacomuseum.org.

Saturday, December 9, Seatings at 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Call 283-3861 x102 to reserve a spot for you and your favorite child.

Saturday, December 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Calling all children to the Dyer Library to make holiday decorations for your tree and home.

Sunday, December 10, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Children, grab your parents and come tell Santa your wishes of hope and love for Christmas.

Dahlov Ipcar Mini Exhibit
October 1-30

The Saco Museum has a Dahlov Ipcar mini exhibit up for the month of October.

Saturday, December 9, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Custom-made bows for your holiday decorations and gifts.