Weaving Community

BonnieWeavingAs part of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library's Annual Appeal, Bonnie (in the picture)  and Ron Ginger, who Chair this year's Annual Appeal, have created a beautiful Loom which you'll find in the Library lobby, along with a basket of fabric, ribbon, and yarn to construct a community work of art that will represent all the people who use, appreciate, and support the special community resource that our Library is.

Everyone is invited to add a piece of fabric, ribbon or yarn to the weaving. Each piece added represents a service that our Library provides, culminating in a textile of many beautiful colors representing the whole of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. So come in, add a piece of fabric ribbon or yarn , and support your Library in whatever way you can. A healthy and vibrant Library is is the symbol of a healthy and vibrant community. We weave and we donate and in doing so we sustain our Library.

Upcoming Programs

HarborFestHarvest Fest!  Friday & Saturday, October 30 & 31, 2015
Join us for a special 2-day family celebration at the Library with these fun events!

Kids Story & Pumpkin Painting, Friday, October 30, 10-11 am.
BYOP-Bring your own (small) pumpkin and let’s paint it together after a story! Each child will earn a certificate or ribbon based on their talent and unique creativity, announced on the lawn, Sat, Oct 31, 3:45 p.m. Painted pumpkins may be picked up at that time. Please register ahead for this free event.

BHML’s Benefit Chili Cook-Off, Friday, Oct 30, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. upstairsin the Community Room
We are looking for ten entries to win the "Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Harvest Chili King or Queen 2015” title, crown, trophy, and bragging rights! The public will vote on the best entry and the winer will be announced at our "Elvis" Concert on the lawn on the 31st!  Please contact Caroline Roberts at the Library for more information on how to enter your "award winning" chili!: 207-633-3112 x203; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Lawn Concert and Children’s Harbor Costume Parade Saturday, October 31, 2015

EPRock3 - 3:45 E.P. Rock Lawn Concert! (Who is this? Hint: His death in August 1976 ROCKED the world…yet he has been spotted near the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, strange…Drop by to find out!

3:45 – 3:55 Kids Pumpkin Painting Awards & crowning of BHML Chili King or Queen 2015

4:00 – 5:00 Children’s Harvest Parade to Harbor front businesses with special parade guest, E.P. Rock legend!

Contact Caroline Roberts at the Library for more information on this family-fun two day event: 207-633-3112; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


GroffOctober artist of the month: Dana Groff, Jr.
Photo: Phantom Pony courtesy of Dana Groff, Jr.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tn.  He visits the Boothbay Harbor Region every other summer. Groff describes his acrylic and mixed-media eclectic art style as “Contemporary Realism”, showcasing his affinity for the power and beauty of creation.  We invite everyone to come in and experience Groff's powerful work.



Literary Luncheons Schedule:

GilpatrickNov. 13, 11:45 a.m., The Great Room in the Library: Gil Gilpatrick, Outdoor Adventure Trips

Legendary Maine Guide, Gil Gilpatrick, will share his 65 years of wilderness wisdom as he discusses the outdoor skills of hiking, camping, canoeing, hunting, and fishing. His handbook, Outdoor Adventure Trips, takes you step-by-step through every stage of planning and conducting a successful outdoors experience. It's packed with field-tested advice, handy checklists, real-life stories, and practical examples.  A delicious lunch is included for $10. To register for this fun program and order a lunch contact the library at 633-3112 or email Caroline Roberts at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  .

Forthcoming Literary Luncheons:
Dec. 11: Margaret Hathaway, Portland Maine Chef's Table; Jan. 15 Kevin Mannix, Weathering Shame.


Learn to Play the Native American Flute on Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21st, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Laura Perkins of The White Owl Duo will  offer a beginner class series at the library on Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21st, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the upstairs multi-purpose room.  The White Owl Duo teaches and performs throughout the United States. Laura Perkins is the author of the acclaimed “Native American Flute Tutor Book” and “Earth Mother Flute Songs” for the 6-hole Native American Flute. “The FluteTutor Book” comes with a learn-to-play one-hour CD.  Students are required to purchase their own book with CD for $24.95. Good quality, plastic flutes can be signed out for free or purchased for $70.  20% of all sales will be donated back to the Library. To register for these classes, call the library at 633-3112 or email Caroline Roberts at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

lego bricksBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Lego Mania! Ages, 7 and up, Fridays, September 18 & 25, 2015, 3 – 4:30

Calling all Lego enthusiasts!  If you like building Lego blocks, you will love this group for ages 7 and up that meets each Friday of the month from 3 to 4:30 from Sept 18th through December 18th. High School Student and Lego Pro, Tyler Field, will facilitate the group.  Just bring your own blocks and kits and we’ll build together!

RoboticsNEW GROUP! SEPTEMBER 15th!  Robotics Club, Ages 9 and up, Tuesdays, 3 – 4:15 p.m., Sept 15 – Dec. 15

Come build robots with us and use technology to program them! Boothbay teacher, Desiree Scorcia, will assist partners with their robot kits and laptop software to assemble their ultimate techno-bot! This group meets each Tuesday afternoon, 3 – 4:15 p.m. beginning September 15th through December 15th. For more information, contact Desiree at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the library at 633-3112.


 For upcoming childrens programs in July see our Children's Page or click here for our events poster:

New Database at Maine State Library

lynda.comThe Maine State Library is currently offering a “Two-week Access E-Pass” to the Online Training Library. is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. The site offers over 2,500 video courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. The program allows library patrons and staff throughout Maine to have access to all of the training content available on the Lynda website for two weeks.

Access to this powerful tool is available here:

And don't forget the self-education tool, LearningExpress Library™, available through the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library website.  LearningExpress helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. The LearningExpress Library™  provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement. Also included in this great resource are popular software tutorials, Internet instruction and basic computer instruction.

Access to LearningExpress Library™ is available here:

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