Happy Thanksgiving!

ThanksgivingThe Library will be closing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and be closed all day Thanksgiving Day and the day after,  We will reopen at our regular time on Saturday.  A very Happy Thanksgiving to one and all from the Staff, Volunteers,  and Board of Trustees!


boothbaytreasures-300x169Begin the giving season by giving back! Support the Library and our other ‪#‎BoothbayTreasures‬ on Giving Tuesday - December 1st, 2015. ‪#‎GivingTuesday.

If you would like to support the Library on this special day, just click our site url here  and than select the Donate button on the home page.  It's easy and it will support our efforts on your behalf... and thank you for your support!

A great story about the local #GivingTuesday effort is here:

Thank You Volunteers!

champagneThis Thanksgiving season is the perfect time to say thank you to all our library volunteers, from those working at the circulation desk, to our Friends of the Library who run the Used Book Store, to our all volunteer Board of Trustees.  Without you we wouldn't exist, so here's to you!

Maine State Science Fair Webinar

JacksonLabMaine State Science Fair: learn more about the Maine State Science Fair and how we can support students' participation! Sponsored by Jackson Laboratory.

Maine State Science Fair recognizes high school students for their creativity, skillful use of the scientific method or engineering process and contribution to their field of study. We're holding a free informational webinar at *2:30 pm on November 30*. To sign up for the webinar, visit

Upcoming Programs

Homarus True Blue III Kigel watercolorNovember artist of the month: Jean Kigel
Photo: Homarus True Blue III courtesy of Jean Kigel

Our November artist of the month, Jean Kigel, is a specialist in Asian brush painting, gyotaku, and watercolor.  Jean has been featured in Down East magazine and many other publications.   Her work has exhibited throughour New England, and she celebrated a sell-out solo show on 2011 in Manhattan.  Come in ane enjoy Jean's wonderful work.



Literary Luncheons Schedule:

Dec. 11: Margaret Hathaway,author of Portland Maine Chef's Table

A delicious lunch is included for $10. To register for this fun program and order a lunch contact 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  .

Forthcoming Literary Luncheons:
 Jan. 15 Kevin Mannix, Weathering Shame.


DecorationSaturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 2nd floor Community Room: Decoration Creations, Art for Kids!

Each year the Library decorates a Christmas tree that will be displayed at the Opera House for the annual Festival of Trees and then donated to a family in our community.  Briing the kids to the Library to help with the decorations...treats will be served!


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.



Weaving Community

BonnieWeavingAs 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.

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:

Libraries are...

"Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas and differences of opinion, all the things we say we want in a free and open society. So keep 'em, fund 'em, embrace and cherish 'em".  Author David Baldacci (2014)

Upcoming Events

Tue Dec 01 @ 6:00PM
Boothbay Region Writers' Group
Fri Dec 04 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Dec 05 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Fri Dec 11 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Dec 12 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour

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