Upcoming Events

June 23, 2017

Story Time

Story Time is designed to give children an opportunity to increase their love of books and reading,

as well as develop important social skills.  Please join us every week for a fun and exciting program!

We will share books and stories, sing songs, do hand-rhymes and make crafts to take home

Start: June 23, 2017 10:00 AM
End: June 23, 2017 11:00 AM

June 27, 2017

NCC Summer Reading Kick-Off

Help us kick off our summer reading

program with an old-fashioned ice cream social!  Build your own ice cream sundae with all the fixings, then enjoy a story with local author Gretchen Gehrke. Gretchen will be reading her book Tegen Loves

Lacrosse, a simple tale about a first lacrosse practice and a child’s dreams involving the Native American history of lacrosse.

Copies of the book will be available to

purchase for $10.00. For each purchase, a donation will be made to the Jonathan

Bowman Memorial Trust. MidMaine

Lacrosse players with be at the event to talk about their experiences with this great sport, and share information on summer lacrosse programs for youth.

Pick up a flyer featuring all our upcoming events, and sign up for our summer reading challenge. Join us as we gear up for a summer of library fun!


Start: June 27, 2017 4:00 PM
End: June 27, 2017 6:00 PM

June 28, 2017

Butterfly Guy—Jerry Schneider

Butterfly Guy—Jerry Schneider

The “Butterfly Guy” will give a lively presentation on these fascinating and

beautiful insects. Bring the whole family to this fun and educational event!

The program concludes with a butterfly tee shirt craft – children may purchase heavy cotton tee shirts at the event for $4.00 apiece, or bring their own to decorate.


Start: June 28, 2017 11:00 AM
End: June 28, 2017 12:00 PM

June 30, 2017

Musical Story Time with Bruce Brown

Join local musician Bruce Brown for

stories, songs, movement, and music perfect for the whole family.


Start: June 30, 2017 10:00 AM
End: June 30, 2017 11:00 AM

July 5, 2017

LEGO Fun: Mini LEGO Paratrooper

Come design and create your own mini LEGO paratrooper, then build a LEGO structure for your

trooper and test your parachute!

All supplies will be provided. Just bring your imagination and your friends!


Start: July 5, 2017 10:00 AM
End: July 5, 2017 11:00 AM

July 6, 2017

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers—Everybody Loves Pirates

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers—Everybody Loves Pirates

Join us as we welcome the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers! They will be performing their show “Everybody Loves Pirates,” featuring 15 of their hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets, and an 8 foot paper-mache pirate ship! This family-friendly show is recommended for ages 4 and up.


Start: July 6, 2017 10:00 AM
End: July 6, 2017 11:00 AM

July 7, 2017

Story Time with Spruce Run

Join us as we welcome our friends from Spruce Run for our Friday story time.

They will be sharing their favorite stories and songs, along with a special craft.


Start: July 7, 2017 10:00 AM
End: July 7, 2017 11:00 AM

July 11, 2017

Meet Maine Children’s Author and Illustrator Hazel Mitchell

At this special pet-themed event, children’s author and illustrator Hazel Mitchell will read from her new book Toby, and teach kids how to draw animals and make a doggie craft! Toby is her author-illustrator debut, inspired by her real-life experience with a rescue dog. A representative from the Bangor Humane Society will also be at the NCC to collect donations for their shelter wish list. Help the Humane Society take care of our furry and feathery friends by bringing an item to donate! The NCC will be collecting donations throughout the month of July.

Visit https://www.bangorhumane.org/image_upload/wishlist.pdf to see the items the shelter needs. Donations can be dropped off at the NCC until Saturday, July 29th. Thank you for helping us support this cause!


Start: July 11, 2017 10:00 AM
End: July 11, 2017 11:00 AM

July 12, 2017

*Blast Off with the Challenger Space Center


Calling all young engineers! Come build a rocket using simple materials and learn about the engineering design process.

Suggested grades: K-8 – Space is Limited Preregistration is required


Start: July 12, 2017 10:00 AM
End: July 12, 2017 11:00 AM

July 13, 2017

African Drumming with Jordan Benisan

Please join us as we welcome West African master drummer Jordan Benissan! Jordan is a member of the Colby College music faculty. Audience participation is encouraged!


Start: July 13, 2017 10:00 AM
End: July 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Contact Information:

154 Main Street
Newport, ME 04953
Library circulation desk:
(207) 368-5074



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Sat: 9:30-1:30
Closed Sunday & Monday

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