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Fridays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015, 3 - 4:30 p.m.  , Lego Mania!  Ages, 7 and up, Conference Room

Lego2Calling all Lego enthusiasts!  If you like building with Lego blocks, you will love this NEW group for ages 7 and up that meets each Friday of the month, 3 to 4:30, from April 3rd through June 12th in the upstairs conference room. High school student and Lego pro, Tyler Field, will facilitate the group.  Just bring your own blocks and kits and let’s build together! For more information, contact the Mary Pinkham at the library, 633-3112, ext. 202.

 

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library presents, ETTY, Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Book Discussion 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Play Performance 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pleae note: appropriate for ages 14 and up.

org-ettyplay-susan-stein-in-the-role-of-etty-hillesumIt is the great pleasure of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library to present a day of reflection devoted to 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a book discussion and play. These two events will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in the library’s upstairs conference room and in the main room. We invite the public, ages 12 and up, to come listen, learn and share in the emotional experience with Susan Stein, as she discusses her book “ Etty”, based on the diary by Etty Hillesum, at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., and performs “Etty”, a one-woman play of selected diary entries, that same evening, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please register early as seats are limited: 633-3112.

Photo by Ricardo Barros

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Money Smart Workshops at the Library with Shelly Taylor:  Budgeting Basics, 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.; Debt Reduction, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

MoneyThese workshops are being facilitated by Shelly Taylor from Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community.  Shelly has been offering career and money management workshops in the greater Bath/Brunswick area for over 14 years.  She has a M.S. in Adult Education and certification as a Money Management Volunteer through Money Management International.  Seats are limited so please register early for these workshops. Last day to register is Saturday, April 4th .  Call us at 633-3312 or email Caroline at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Friday, April 10, 2015, 11:45 a.m.  Memorial Literary Luncheon with Author, D. Allan Kerr, “Silent Strength”, Boothbay Harbor Town Hall

SilentStrengthOn April 10, 1963, the submarine USS Thresher, built in Kittery, Maine, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, sank off the New England coast. The loss of 129 officers, sailors, and civilian technicians is the world's worst submarine trajedy. The compelling series of articles published by Seacoast Online and the Portsmouth Herald during this solemn anniversary year that form this remarkable book tells powerful stories that will never be forgotten. With its title taken from the USS Thresher's official motto, Silent Strength is at times heartwarming, often heartbreaking, and always inspiring."  (From the Foreword by U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins).  Our April 10th Literary Luncheon with optional, delicious, catered lunch by East Boothbay General Store costs $10 and commemorates the anniversary of this tragedy. All proceeds from book sales go toward the USS Thresher Memorial in Kittery.  Please register early for this event as space is limited. To reserve your lunch, payment is due at registration. Registration closes on Thursday, April 9th.  Please stop by or call us at 633-3112 to register.

 

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, Earth Day, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chewonki Bugmobile: Magnifying the World of Arthropods

bugCelebrate Earth Day by turning fear into fascination with a mobile “bug” presentation! Is a bug an insect? Is a spider a bug? Chewonki’s “Bugmobile” will transport you into the world of arthropods - insects and their relatives.  Chewonki offers “Content-rich, interactive, educational programs about intriguing aspects of the natural world and the relationships between people and the environment.” All ages are welcomed to attend. Please register early for the event by stopping by the library or calling 633-3112.

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Earth Day, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Poetry Outloud.  Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Reading Room

poetryFrom Shakespeare to Kuntiz, Whitman, to Oliver…April is National Poetry Month! Come share and discuss your favorite poem with us over light refreshments. Please register for this event at the front desk or call 633-3112.

 

 

Saturday, April 24, 2015, 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Introduction to Martial Arts, with John Jenkins, all ages welcome, Library Conference Room

JenkinsJoin us for a presentation of the basics of Martial Arts, with Mr. John Jenkins.  John has more than 35 years of successfully lecturing and training throughout the U.S., Japan, and the People’s Republic of China. He is an inducted member in the: Lewiston/Auburn Sports Hall of Fame, Maine State Sports Hall of Fame, & World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This is an interactive presentation open to all ages.  Wear comfortable clothing and come ready to laugh, learn.  Please register for this event by stopping by or calling 633-3112.

 

Spring Armchair Traveler Series, Session #2, Wednesday, April 29th, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Haitian Hope: Progress in Haiti– Is it just a Dream?”, with Barb and Chuck House

HaitiWe invite you to listen to the fascinating adventures of Barb and Chuck House as they share their experiences building houses, and a church and school in Haiti.  Join us for this fascinating story of their exploits in Haiti in following their dream of a better life for those they love.

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Saturday Story Hour

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