The Bangor Public Library offers a variety of free programs and activities open to the public during the month of March. Come visit for new, informative programs, free books, DVD’s, computer classes and other services and events for the entire family to enjoy together!
March artist exhibits feature Art in the Heart, a group of teachers in Maine that have been together for over 20 years, in the Lecture Hall and Alison Dibble in the Stairwell Gallery.
Free to Public Tax Returns- It’s still tax season! AARP is offer free tax preparation at the Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Reading Room) until April 15th, 2014. For more information clients can call Rich Jung during the Tax Aide hours at the library. 207-947-8336 Ex. (142)
Saturday, March 8th – Congres Mondial Acadian 2014. Penobscot County Genealogical Society hosts representatives of Congres Mondial Acadian 2104. This program educates the public about this international event that takes place in the St. John River Valley on both sides of the border. One hundred twenty-two family gatherings will take place in three regions during this event, as they celebrate a proud heritage. Come learn more about how we can all join together in the spirit of internationalism and solidarity. (3-5 p.m. Lecture Hall)
Tuesday, March 10th – Job Seeker Expo with EMDC. Join local experts and EMDC staff for a Job Search Presentation designed to help individuals improve job seeking skills. Experts will be able to help by sharing: Resume techniques and critiques; interview do’s and don’ts; employment application tips; social media use in the job search; professional presentation; Workforce Investment Act Applications; and more!
Friday, March 28th – Global Lens Film Series. The Bangor Public Library is partnering with the River City Cinema in the Inaugural Global Lens Film Series. This foreign film series is an annual, curated program of narrative features
from Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin American and the Middle East. The third film of the local series is Grey Matter, a Rwanda film (subtitles in English). This radiantly self-referential film-within-a-film describes the vision and trails of a determined film maker named Balthazar as he tries to produce his first feature, The Cycle of the Cockroach.
Saturday, March 29th – The Splendor of Bees: a talk by Alison Dibble. Alison Dibble, Ph.D., a Conservation Biologist and Pollination Ecologist at the School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, will speak on the diversity of bees around the world and in Maine, their importance as pollinators, and ways to enhance their habitats in the home garden!
Children’s Reoccurring Programs:
Story Times; ABC Kids- Saturdays (11-11:30 a.m.); Chapter Chums- Alternate Tuesdays (4-4:45 p.m.); Creative Crafts Every 3rd Thursday (4-4:45 p.m.); Crochet Club-Fridays (4-4:45 p.m.); Goody Gang- Mondays (4-4:45 p.m.); Maryann’s Night Story Time- Thursdays (6-6:30 p.m.); Mother Goose-Wednesdays and Thursdays (10:15-10:35 a.m.); Tiny Tots-Wednesday and Thursdays (11-11:30 a.m.)
Special Children’s Events Happening in March:
Dr. Seuss Day Read Across America- Saturday, March 1st, 2014(2:30-3:15 p.m.) There will be lots of Seussical crafts and activities!
All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the March happenings, visit the Event Calendar at www.bangorpubliclibrary.org, or call (207) 947-8336.