Full Programs & Events

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

May 13 - August 27, 2017

Sumptuous fabrics, vibrant colors and textures, masses of elaborate trims - all are defining elements of fashionable Victorian women's clothing. Nineteenth-century designers had very definite ideas of what constituted beauty, and these concepts had a widespread impact on art and design. Embellishments in Victorian Fashion focuses on how nineteenth-century aesthetics influenced women's clothing design and construction. It features fifty garments from five institutions in Maine and New Hampshire.

Saturday, July 22 - Monday, July 31
Mon., Wed., and Fri.: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. and Thu.: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Drop by the Library during our open hours to peruse the thousands of used books for sale. Don't miss this chance to pick up wonderful children's books, useful cookbooks, engaging paperbacks, and more books books books! Interested in volunteering at the sale? email zoebthomas@sacomuseum.org

Pokemon League
June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
July 6, 23, 20 & 27

The Pokemon League meets Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Deering Room. League follows school schedule, if there is no school due to vacation or a snow day the Pokemon League will not meet.

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.

June 1 8, 15, 22 & 29
July 6, 13, 20 & 27
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

June 21
July 19
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

June/July 21, 28, 5 and 12
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. PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 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

June 7 & 21
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.

Little Builders
June 29 June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, August 3 & 10
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. for ages 4 and under

Come join us for a playing and building program. Play with Mega Bloks and Duplo blocks while socializing and making new friends!

June 28, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Many people conjure up images of slimy skin and bloodthirsty monsters when they hear the word "reptile". This hands-on program works to dispel some of those fears by allowing students to examine snake skins, turtle shells, skeletons, and other unique reptilian artifacts.

All Ages Story Time
Friday June 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, August 4 & 11 10:00 a.m.

The children's room staff uses a combination of their expertise in baby, toddler, and preschool story times to present a fun story time for all ages full of songs, movement and stories!

Builders Afternoon for ages 5 and up
July 3 & 10 August 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a builders hour with hands on building activities along with building games on our WiiU.

Building Workshop with Home Depot
July 11th at 10:00 a.m.

This building program, sponsored by Home Depot, is for ages 5 and up. *Registration required* (Register at the Children's Room Desk)

July 11th at 2:30 p.m.

For ages 10 and up. Enjoy craft making including melty beads!!

Snacks in the Stacks
July 12th 3:00 p.m.

Nancy from the Eat Well Nutrition program at the UMaine Cooperative Extension will lead hands on demonstrations on making delicious, easy, and healthy snacks to help build a better you!

Conjuring Carroll Buildings Block Magic Show
August 8th 3:00 p.m.

Magician Conjuring Carroll will perform a spectacular magic show for kids of all ages. This show will be the finale for our summer reading program "Building a Better World".

Cupcake Decorating Wars
August 11th 1:00 p.m.

Ages 10 and up. *Registration required*(Register at the Children's Room Desk)

Three Dresses Up Close and Personal
Friday, July 21, 6:00 p.m.

Join guest curator Astrida Shaffer as she delves into the details of, and stories behind, three fascinating dresses in our current exhibit, Embellishments in Victorian Fashion. View the construction and hidden design of each dress as Shaffer undresses them from their manikins and reveals their underpinnings.