As 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.
Harvest 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
Lawn Concert and Children’s Harbor Costume Parade Saturday, October 31, 2015
3 - 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;
October 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 Are Back!
Literary Luncheon with Cheryl Blaydon, author of “Heart of Stone”: Friday, Oct. 9, 11:45- 1:15
Forthcoming Literary Luncheons:
Oct. 9: Cheryl Bladon, The Heart of Stone; Nov. 13: Gil Gilpatrick, Outdoor Adventure Trips; 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.
BACK 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!
NEW GROUP! SEPTEMBER 15th! Robotics Club, Ages 9 and up, Tuesdays, 3 – 4:15 p.m., Sept 15 – Dec. 15
For upcoming childrens programs in July see our Children's Page or click here for our events poster:
New Database at Maine State Library
The Maine State Library is currently offering a “Two-week Access E-Pass” to the Lynda.com Online Training Library. Lynda.com 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: http://www.maine.gov/msl/digital/lynda/
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: http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/authmaine.asp?db=lel
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