• Appleton Library Offers New Books for Young Readers, purchased with a donation by Union Masonic Lodge. The Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library has over 50 new books for young readers, including numerous works of fiction, poetry, books focusing on race, gender, and social and political issues, and a number of graphic novels.
  • Children’s Memorial Book Lending Library in Union, at People’s United Methodist Church, 21 Depot Street, outside the sanctuary entrance. The books in the little house built by brothers Harold Wentworth Jr. and Jody Wentworth are for all children to enjoy, thanks to a bequest from the will of Ruth McKinley Herridge, who grew up on Depot Street.
  • Deadline for Entries to Strand Youth Film Fest Extended, to October 31. The festival is for people in midcoast Maine ages 9 to 18. Learn more at rocklandstrand.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • Rockport Public Library In-Person Storytimes, 10:30 a.m. For children up to age 5. Join Mr. Ben to read picture books and do a craft.
  • Storytime with Miss Katie at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. A themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and two books for toddlers to early elementary age.
  • Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group, Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The informal group provides interaction as well as individual assistance. Women wanting more information are also welcome. For online access: 301-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • LGBTQ+ Online Youth Group, for ages 9 to 13, Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Hang out, try a workshop, play games and connect with peers. Visit OutMaine.org for details.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Book Time for Babies with Camden Public Library’s Miss Amy, 10 to 11 a.m. Outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre for toddlers and babies on Wednesday mornings. Bring a blanket. Weather permitting. For more info, email alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Preschool Storytime at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Miss Katie reads favorite picture books on the lawn. Bring a hat and blanket.
  • LGBTQ+ Teen Group, for ages 13 to 17, via Zoom on Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. Hang out, try a workshop, play games and connect with peers. Go to OutMaine.org for details.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Preschool Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. Geared toward preschool-aged children. Bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. For more information, email alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Babytime with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. New and familiar nursery rhymes in a storytime is for little ones, with lots of songs and one short story at the end.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Emerging LGBTQ+ Leaders Online Meetings, for ages 16 to 22, Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. Out Maine hosts the virtual meet-ups where LGBTQ+ young adults can share knowledge and increase their leadership and facilitation skills. Email leah@outmaine.org for details.

COMING UP:

  • “Anime Your Way,” Wednesday, October 20, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, for kids in grade five and up. Former “The Simpsons” artist Carlos Nieto will teach kids how to create an anime character from scratch. All materials provided. Registration is required: 372-8961 or Sharon@jacksonmemoriallibrary.org.
  • Pumpkin Painting with the Rockport Public Library, Wednesday, October 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Park across from Rockport Public Library. This is a free all-ages event and pumpkins and painting supplies will be provided. You must sign up by calling the library at 236-3642 or by stopping in during open hours.
  • CMCA Launches ArtLab Intensives, with sessions running October 25–29 and November 15–19 at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in downtown Rockland. ArtLab Intensives are in-person, afterschool classes for students in grades five to eight, designed to empower young artists to dive deep into one area of study observing, critiquing and applying skills to personal artworks. Each of the intensives is taught by a leading artist working with the select media in their personal practice. Registration is $150 for non-CMCA members and $125 for CMCA members; limited to 10 participants. “Secret Spaces” with Tara Morin will be held October 25–29. “Concealed in Plain Sight” with Annie Bailey will be held November 15–19. Learn more at cmcanow.org/artlab.