Press Release

February events at Bangor Public Library

Library Keeps the Public Entertained Throughout This Chilly February

The Bangor Public Library offers a variety of free programs and activities open to the public during the month of February. New programs for all ages, new art exhibitions and the selection of book groups gets more interesting!

February exhibits feature the Bangor Art Society in the Lecture Hall and McIntosh Studios in the Stairwell Gallery.

Other events happening in February:

Starting: Tuesday, February 4th- Free to public tax returns. Its tax season, come get your taxes done! AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be assisting the public with free tax returns at the library. They will be open for clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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)

Starting: Wednesday, February 5th- Usual Suspects Book Club. Are you a stone-cold mystery reader? New to the library is a group dedicated to mystery novels. Join local library lover, Cary Jenson, as you read through mystery-based novels. Meets the first Wednesday of the month (around 6 p.m. Board Room).

Thursday, February 20th & Monday, February 24th- Navigator “Lunch and Learn”. Having trouble signing up for healthcare coverage? Well pack yourself a brown-bag lunch and join us for the ins and outs of registering at (12 p.m. Lecture Hall)

Saturday, February 22nd- Fiber Art Exhibition. Looking for a new hobby? Or maybe you’d like to explore some beautiful local art? The Library is excited to hold our 4th Fiber Arts Exhibition on Saturday, Feb. 22 (10 a.m. -3:30 p.m.) 30+ local crafters, old favorites and new as well, will be scattered throughout the library from the Lecture Hall to the Children’s Room.

Friday, February 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 second film is Craft, a Brazilian film (subtitles in English). Bianca manages a precarious living as a talented but underemployed actress in Rio de Janeiro, performing for private events as female movie icons. Also a short discussion will immediately follow the viewing. Refreshments will be served. (6 p.m. Lecture Hall)

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.)

Candy Workshop- February 18th (11-11:45 a.m.); Shadow Puppet Theatre- February 19th (11-11:45 a.m.); Make Your Own Snow Globe- February 20th (11-11:45 a.m.); Paul Bunyan Look-A-Like Day- February 21st (11-11:45 a.m.) No registration required.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the February happenings, visit the Event Calendar at, or call (207) 947-8336.