Upcoming Programs

DemeranvilleSeptember Artist of the Month: Steve Demeranville

Steve Demeranville of East Boothbay is a member of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation. Steve has been published 8 times with National Geographic. His latest publication in the March 2014 National Geographic Magazine reflected his first place award in an assignment called Spontaneous Adventure. Steve’s photography has also been seen on the big screens of Times Square, NYC, promoting the Maine Region and in National Geographic’s Getting Your Shot book for stunning photos published in May 2015. To view his award-winning photography, visit his website at  Drop in and visit Steve's work displayed in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Library. 

Photo: Reflecting Pool Taj Mahal, courtesy of Steve Demeranville



comfort foodLiterary Luncheons Are Back!

Literary Luncheons Kick Off with Chef, TV Host, Restaurant Owner and Author, Kerry Alterio, Fri Sept 18, 11:45 am, at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, with optional bagged lunched by East Boothbay General Store costs $10 per person.  Please contact the Library to reserve your spot and place your lunch order:  207-633-3112, or contact Caroline Roberts, Program Director, for more information: 207-633-3112 x203; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.


FlagU.S. Diplomacy and Current Issues with Dane Hartgrove, Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:30-6:30, p.m.

Join Mr. Dane Hargrove for an informative nonpartisan look at U.S foreign policy issues.  Mr. Hargrove worked for almost 30 years with the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.  His most recent position was Director for Research, National Historical Publications and Records Commission.  To register for this program, contact the library at 633-3112 or Caroline Roberts at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


BaloonBook Reading and Craft, “The Human Balloon” with children’s author, Laurie Burgdorff, Friday, September 4, 10 a.m.,

Join us in our upstairs multi-purpose room as children’s author and illustrator, Laurie Burgdorff, reads her newly published book, “The Human Balloon”, a sweet story of imagination, friendship, love and forgiveness, filled with her beautiful watercolor paintings, to the children at Story Hour. After the story, there will be a special craft and balloons for kids!


FluteNative American Flute Concert, with Laura Perkins and Kenneth Green of White Owl Duo, Wednesday, September 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,

Laura Perkins of The White Owl Duo will give a Native American Flute Concert on the library lawn on Sept 9th and offer a beginner class series at the library, Learn to Play the Native American Flute 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.  All 3 classes are free, but students are required to purchase their own book with CD for $24.95. Double barrel, 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.


NEW GROUP COMING SOON! Spanish Conversation starting Monday, September 7, 2015, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

SpanishHave you ever wanted to learn to speak Spanish or want to brush up on your conversation skills? Then this fun, new group is for you! Join us on the first Monday evening of each month at 6:30 p.m. for Spanish Conversation! For more information, contact Dolores Rollins at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




 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:

New Summer Groups!

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.

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