Upcoming Programs


July Artist of the Month: Ronald Salter

As a plein air painter of landscapes and seascapes, Salter finds his favorite motifs in rural New England, especially in the Boothbay region in Maine, where he spends his summers. He is a former member of the Winchester Art Association and current member of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation.  Salter says, “When people ask me why I paint, I may simply say that it is one of the most pleasurable, challenging and rewarding activities I can imagine.” Salter’s summer studio at Ocean Point, Salter Lane (Wall Street), East Boothbay, ME 04544, with numerous paintings on display, can be visited by appointment. Call (207) 633-4016 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


EssentialOils1Essential Oils with Serena Musick - Wednesday, August 5, 5:30- 6:30 p.m.

Come learn about the intriguing power of herbs! Are you suffering from allergies, heartburn, headaches, migraines, arthritis, anxiety, sinus infections, IBS, diabetes, to name a few? In this Essential Oils class with Serena Musick, you will learn about the fast-acting effectiveness of nature’s medicine without going to the doctor. This informative presentation will educate you on how high quality essential oils can help eradicate many chronic ailments and diseases and improve your life.


OrchulliJoe Orchulli in Concert, Friday, August 7, 3 - 4 p.m. - Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Lawn

Our August Artist of the Month is also a professional singer/songwriter! Joe Orchulli will be performing a musical concert on the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library lawn, Friday, August 7 , 3- 4 p.m., where he will play a variety of music including his own original compositions and selections from John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot and more. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy his musical talent! For more information, go to, call the library at 633-3112, or email Caroline Roberts atv This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


LymeMaine Tick and Lyme Talk with Dr. Beatrice Szantyr - Wednesday, August 19, 5-6:30 p.m.

Dr. Beatrice Szantyr, Lyme disease expert and medical advisor for MaineLyme, and Constance “Happy” Dickey,president and founding director of MaineLyme, will enhance our community’s awareness of a serious threat and suggest methods of prevention in a “Tick Talk” at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. 


SchlosserVacation Rentals According to Oz by Jason Schlosser - Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

If you're managing a vacation rental property, thinking about managing or know someone who manages a vacation rental, this informative talk is for you! Contact Jason Schlosser for more information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  To register for this event, contact 633-3112 or email Caroline Roberts at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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


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

Used Book Store Announcement

Because of space limitations the Friends of the Library have made the following changes to their policy for accepting used books.  Please be considerate and follow this policy when considering material for the store:

Space constraints force the Friends of the Library to request that donations include only gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and that all items be in saleable condition.  The Book Store cannot store, display or sell old textbooks, dictionaries or torn, soiled or musty books, all of which need to go to the dump. Pre-2005 travel guides, atlases or textbooks are also too space consuming and no one has purchased an encyclopedia in years.  With a heavy heart these must also be consigned to the dump.

If you have a collection you feel is worthwhile, please check the internet for these organizations: "", ""and "" as well as "", all of which purport to accept, even collect used books. In the meantime, come to the Book Store and buy! buy! buy! and free up space for more donations to come

Thank you for your generosity and cooperation!
The Friends of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Position Available

The Library is seeking a qualified person as Assistant Library Director.  Applications will be received until the position is filled.  Please send a cover letter and resume to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For a full job description click 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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Upcoming Events

Fri Jul 31 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Aug 01 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Tue Aug 04 @ 6:00PM
Boothbay Region Writers' Group
Fri Aug 07 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Aug 08 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour

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