September 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 art4adventures.zenfolio.com. 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
Literary Luncheons Are Back!
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.
U.S. Diplomacy and Current Issues with Dane Hartgrove, Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:30-6:30, p.m.
Book 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!
Native American Flute Concert, with Laura Perkins and Kenneth Green of White Owl Duo, Wednesday, September 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,
BACK 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!
NEW GROUP! SEPTEMBER 15th! Robotics Club, Ages 9 and up, Tuesdays, 3 – 4:15 p.m., Sept 15 – Dec. 15
NEW GROUP COMING SOON! Spanish Conversation starting Monday, September 7, 2015, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For upcoming childrens programs in July see our Children's Page or click here for our events poster:
New Database at Maine State Library
The Maine State Library is currently offering a “Two-week Access E-Pass” to the Lynda.com Online Training Library. Lynda.com 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: http://www.maine.gov/msl/digital/lynda/
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: http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/authmaine.asp?db=lel
New Summer Groups!
Tri 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.
Meditation Group, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
"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)