Books in Boothbay 2015 Coming Soon!

Block paintingPainting by Thomas BlockMark July 11th on your calendar for the 11th annual Books in Boothbay, to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Railway Village on Rt. 27 in Boothbay.  Join us and visit with over 60 of Maine’s finest authors. Autographed books for sale!

Parking is free and plentiful. Admission to the book fair and signings is free. Admission to the Museum including a steam train ride is just $10 adults, $5 for children 3 – 18, Children under 3 are free.

For more information on our authors and their works check out the Books in Boothbay blog!



9:00 – noon: Youth & Young Adult Authors

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Adult Authors
Author Readings at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Author Readings:  

1:30 p.m., Brian Daniels Thoughts of an Average Joe,
and at 2:30 p.m., Kathryn Miles,
Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy.

Please Support Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library’s “Books in Boothbay” Cosponsors:


New Summer Programs!

SATSAT Prep Class, July & August, Tuesdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

SAT Prep Class offered for high-school students with teacher, Desiree Scortia, at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library on Tuesday afternoons, 2-3:30 p.m., for the months of July and August.  For more information or to register for this program, call Boothbay Region High School office at 633-2421.


TRI-CountyTri County Literacy Group, July 11, 18, 25, 2015, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Are you new to the country?  Would you like to learn English as a second language and/or discover more about our country? Do you know someone who would? Tri County Literacy Group will meet for the summer on Saturdays during July and August at BHML. For more information, call (207) 443-6384.


MeditationMeditation Group, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.

Need some tranquility? Join the summer meditation group in July and August led by Andrew Twaddle, an experienced meditator who has been sitting with Show Me Dharma for 13 years and whose teachers have been in the lineage of Ajahn Cha, a Thai forest monk in the Theravadan tradition. Experience in walking and sitting meditation will be shared as well as guidance for beginners.  This will be a low-key practice with minimal instruction and involving about a half hour of silent sitting with occasional short talks on aspects of practice which is open to discussion and revision by the group.  The public is welcomed to attend.  Please contact Andrew Twaddle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   for more information or to enroll.

Upcoming Programs

white-on-blueJune Artist of the Month: Brad Betts   

Drop in and visit our June art exhibit, a selection from the work of local artist Brad Betts, of Down East Gallery in East Boothbay.  Brad specializes in nautical themes and has exhibited throughout New England.  June is the perfect time to enjoy Brad's wonderful artwork.  The exhibit is available for viewing from June 2 - 29 in the second floor Conference Room.



WeeMateysWindjammer’s for Wee Mateys Lawn Event, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bring the kids and join us for Windjammer’s for Wee Mateys on the library lawn! You don’t want to miss the Aquarium Touch Tank, Art Crafts with Miss Mary, and of course, the yummy popcorn from the Coastal Maine Popcorn, Co.! This annual event kicks off our children’s summer reading program, June 23rd through Sept 1st.  This year’s summer reading theme is “Every Hero has a Story”. Sign-up sheets to participate in the reading program will be available at the event.


LindsayPuppet Show: Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals, Library lawn Saturday, June 27, 2015, 3 - 4 p.m.

Lindsay’s highly interactive, comedic performance delights the young and the young at heart! These jumbo sized, hand crafted puppets charm even the most timid audience members and provide lovable characters for thoughtful and memorable short tales. Kids are known to chatter about their favorite crazy puppets for weeks after a show!



boy-in-movie-theaterCelebrate the summer with our new Fun Family Movie Series!

  • Thursday, June 25, 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Nim's Island  - Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend to share in this island adventure and we'll supply some tropical snacks!
  • Thursday, July 17th, 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Ratatouille
  • Thursday, August 7th, 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Heaven is for Real



new growthMaine Farming Series: From Plot to Plate, Session 3, with Author & Photographer Peter Felsenthal and “New Growth”, Wednesday, July 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us in welcoming Boothbay resident and author Peter Felsenthal as he discusses his award winning new book "New Growth."  Small organic farms like the ones Peter writes about are part of a countrywide movement that is changing the way we look at what we eat, and this book, “New Growth” gives us an intimate view of the people and places behind this movement.  Join us for stimulating look at this contemporary issue.


For upcoming childrens programs in July: July_2015_Kids_Events.pdf

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Saturday Story Hour

Is it difficult for you to make Friday Story Hour?  Then, come on Saturday!  Thanks to our friend and faithful patron, Becky Alley, you can have that opportunity. 10:00 a.m. in the Children's Room.

Upcoming Events

Fri Jul 03 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Jul 04 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Tue Jul 07 @ 6:00PM
Boothbay Region Writers' Group
Fri Jul 10 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Jul 11 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour

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