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It’s Thursday, and it’s kind of rainy today but the forecast for the weekend looks great. Here are three things you might want to check out this weekend!

1) Old Town’s Family Fun Day

When: Saturday June 12, 10-1

Where: Herbert Sargent Community Center, 342 Bennoch Road, Old Town

What’s happening: The grand opening of the Born Learning Trail, a half-mile trail that displays interactive signs that encourage families to talk and get active, and a bike safety station. Lunch will be served from 11-1.

2) Meet Donn Fendler

When: 10 am

Where: Bangor Public Library, Story Room

What’s Happening: Meet Donn Fendler: “In 1939, a 12-year-old New York boy scout, Donn Fendler captured the hearts and imagination of the country, when, after nine days lost and alone in the Maine wilderness, he emerged from the north woods, foot-sore and half-starved, but alive. Many older Maine folks remember this young boy’s ordeal vividly, but successive generations have also learned of and been inspired by Mr. Fendler’s courage and determination.” — BPL

3)  Picnic at the Waterfront

When: Whenever!

Where: Bangor’s Waterfront

What’s Happening: Up to you. It’s supposed to be a gorgeous weekend, and a favorite way for us to  enjoy a nice day  is to get sandwiches from Angelo’s (or one could make your own) and roll out a blanket on the grass at Bangor’s waterfront. Kids can watch the boats go by, and the planes, and the trains (if you’re there at the right time, of course) and feed the gulls. The waterfront has changed so dramatically in the last decade, it’s good to celebrate what a great place we live in by taking advantage of all it has to offer. A waterfront picnic is a perfect (and really cheap) way to do that.

Have an upcoming weekend event you’d like to let Bangor families know about? Email me: bangorbaby AT gmail DOT com — I’d love to include it.

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Maine’s beloved childrens’ singer/songwriter, Rick Charette, will be performing on the lawn at Bangor Public Library on Monday, June 22, at 6 pm. This event is free! In case of rain, the show will be moved to the Penobscot Theater.

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Bangor Public Library is offering a Spanish language storytime:

“Enjoy singing and stories in Spanish!
For parents and children ages 0 – 6. Alternate Friday afternoons from 4 to 4:30 in the Story Room of the Bangor Public Library.

Dates: 10/19 11/2 11/16 11/30″

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Vocalist Kristyn Murphy will present a program of Christmas music on Thursday, December 13, at 6:30 pm, in the Story Room at Bangor Public Library.

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From the Bangor Public Library’s newsletter:

With the theme “Rise Up Reading,” this year’s celebration (Nov. 12-18) once again encourages young people and their caregivers to discover new authors, new stories & new ideas. You are invitid to a Book Week party which takes place on Wednesday, November 14 at 4pm. Four children’s authors will be celebrated with skits, theatre, games & snacks. There will also be a Book Week Scavenger Hunt, with a week to finish. All correctly completed entires will go into a drawing for a gift certificate to the Briar Patch.”

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Bangor Public Library has released the calendar for the spring semester. Storytimes start on January 22, and the calendar has been updated to reflect all programs through May 12.

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Old Town Public Library will be holding a bedtime story hour on the following dates:

November 15, 2006

December 20, 2006

January 24, 2007

February 28, 2007

From old-town.org:

There will be a bedtime story hour at the Old Town Public Library. Children are encouraged to come in their pajamas and be ready to listen to some stories read by community members. This program starts promptly at 6:15 p.m. and after the books are read there will be a bedtime snack for all to share. If you have any questions please call the library at 827-3972.

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Preschooler (0-K) storytime at the Glenburn Library is held on Thursdays from 9:15-9:45. The Glenburn Library is located at the Glenburn School, at 991 Hudson Road. Their number is 942-9897.

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Bangor Public Library has released it’s Fall storytime schedule. All storytimes have been added to the Google calendar, and the library has the schedule on its website, linked below.

BPL Storytimes

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Bangor Public Library, with the help of a grant from the City of Bangor Commission for Cultural Development, offers free passes to the Maine Discovery Museum, located in downtown Bangor.

One pass per day is given on a first-come, first-serve basis (for one group of 2-4, with at least one child) to card-carrying members of the Bangor Public Library.

Full details at the BPL website.

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