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One World, Many Stories
One World, Many Stories

Ready, set, read! Get geared up for a summer of great books with our summer reading program, "One World, Many Stories." Join us in "visiting" a different part of the world every Friday morning in July and August at 11 a.m. A short visit to your library will take you far! Books, craft projects, cultural objects, and performers will be here to help you explore the world around you. Set your reading goal, log your books, and have a world of fun along the way! 

Starting Tuesday June, 28 the Children's Room will offer a weekly story time, meeting every Tuesday through August 16th. All ages are welcome from 10-10:30 am. The books we will be reading are stories from around the world pertaining to the country we are "visiting" that week. We will also offer a drop-in craft project throughout the week focusing on that country and Friday's performance. 

Saturday, June 25 at 11am 
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers 
Our kick off event is being generously sponsored by Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution. Bar Harbor's own Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will be performing their original, "The Legend of the Banana Kid." With an impressive set, fantastic puppets and superbly funny writing this country western puppet show by a brilliant trio of talented siblings is unforgettable for children and adults! 

Australia and New Zealand 
Friday, July 1 at 11am 
Murray Dellow is a teacher, photographer and native New Zealander living in Saco. He will share and compare the lives of children in Maine and New Zealand and tell stories from his homeland. A fun craft project will accompany his stories. 

Scandinavia 
Thursday July 7 at 5pm 
In conjunction with the Voyages exhibition at the Saco Museum, Brownie & Julie will perform as pirates on the mighty sea, traveling the coast of the Americas, singing sea chanteys with a variety of instruments. Come and listen to songs of work ´┐Żand danger- on the high seas! 

Friday, July 8 at 11am Sea Art Summer Solar Workshop 
Summer Solar Workshop, led by Camille and Laura, we will use the sun's rays and sunscreen to create seafaring styled art! Take a tour of the Voyages and the Great Age of Sail exhibit. Magically paint the ocean and float your own boat. 

India 
Friday, July 15 at 11am 
Veronica Foster is a Colby student and resident of Saco. She recently spent a month living in the foothills of the mountains of India teaching English to children. Her recollections of her trip will be accompanied by her incredible slides. 

India and Asia 
Friday, July 22 at 11am 
Dr. Neelam Shukla, a Saco resident, will host a talk on "A Day in the Life of India." She has a wealth of information on the culture and holidays and will have objects to share. She will also read and we will make a traditional Indian toy. 

Europe 
Friday, July 29 at 11am Music Together of Greater Portland will delight babies on up with sounds from around the world. This sing along is fun for everyone in the family. 

The Americas 
Friday, August 5 at 11am 
Tom Seiling is traveling from NY to entertain everyone with his music, many instruments and movement. He performs humorous, participatory songs for kids that engage the whole family. 

Africa 
Friday, August 12 at 11am Rob Duquette musician, teacher and performer from Saco is here to continue his series on world sounds. With percussion instruments we will learn different rhythms, feel the beat of musical history and play away! 

Maine, The Way Life Should Be Friday, August 19 at 11am 
Award winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb is an enchanting and skilled performer. She will tell many captivating multi-cultural legends that can carry you far. A perfect ending to an enriching summer!