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May Artist of the Month: Kwiltz 4 Kidz   

QuiltThe Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library is happy to host a colorful variety of displayed quilts by Kwiltz 4 Kidz from May 1st through May 29th. The library invites the community to stop by and admire the detailed craftsmanship of these beautiful pieces of art that share love and bring smiles to so many faces. All pieces are for sale and will benefit those in need.

 

 Join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30-6:30 p.m., for a special series of programs on the state of farming and our food production system:  From Plot to Plate.  Session #1 will be a movie showing & discussion, “Growing Local,” with Ellen Sabina of the Maine Farmland Trust, to be held in the upstairs Conference Room.  

FarmerWhile “buying local” is on the rise, the stories in "Growing Local" make clear that small farms and access to locally produced food is not a sure thing.  In three short vignettes, we meet the young farm couple Ben and Taryn, who, on risky sweat-equity, have revitalized a famously fertile piece of farmland into a thriving community food hub. We meet artisanal butcher, Ben, who helps us better understand how healthier, thoughtful meat production can be supported and sustained, and we meet Richard and Adam, father/ son organic dairy farmers struggling to keep their family farm going. These poignant stories help us understand the interconnected fates of Maine’s small farms, consumers and the local food movement. Produced by Seedlight Pictures and Maine Farmland Trust.  Special guest, Ellen Sabina, with Maine Farmland Trust will discuss the film and answer questions. Register early for this event as seats are limited. Call  the library at 633-3112, or email Caroline at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   .


 saluteSession #3: Wednesday, May 20th, 5:30-6:30 p.m., European WWII Tour: “From France to Germany:  “Kilroy was Here - Wasn’t He?” with Dane Hartgrove

 

 

 

JenkinsIntroduction to Martial Arts, Part 2: Tai Chi with John Jenkins, Friday, May 22, 2015, 1 – 2:00 p.m., to be held in the upstairs Conference Room, all ages welcome

Join us for a presentation of the basics of Martial Arts, with Mr. John Jenkins who has more than 35 years of successfully lecturing and training throughout the U.S., Japan, and the People’s Republic of China. This is an interactive presentation open to all ages.  Wear comfortable clothing.  Register for this event by stopping, calling the library at 633-3112, or email Caroline at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Astronomy Night at Clifford Park ball field, with Fay MurphyFriday, May 29, 2015, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Orion telescope2Come join us, weather dependent, at Clifford Park ball field (lower parking lot behind the Boothbay Baptist Church off Chapel Street) with amateur astronomer, Fay Murphy, for a fun filled evening of exploring beautiful “night lights” here on the Maine coast!  We’ll see moon, stars, constellations, planets, galaxies and might even see the manned ISS, International Space Station, go by!  We will be able to share the Library’s very own telescope with you this evening. Please bring your own binoculars or telescope, folding chair, bug spray, blanket or coat, and a sense of awe!  Let’s look up together! Register for this event by stopping, calling the library at 633-3112, or email Caroline at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   .

 

JapanSession #4: Wednesday, June 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,  Japan Journey & Book Review “Not One Thing” by Author & Traveler, Carolyn Locke

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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 May 22 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat May 23 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Fri May 29 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat May 30 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Tue Jun 02 @ 6:00PM
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