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Summer is finally here! Welcome back to all of our summer patrons -- and to the year-rounders, we made it! We have a diverse menu of events this summer, including the best ever movie list for our Fair Weather Films series; an after-hours evening of T.S. Eliot's poetry ; Books in Boothbay at the Railway Village; a Friday night art reception; two philosophical lectures; and of course, storytimes. We'll be closed tomorrow for Independence Day, but the Boothbay Region Community Band will being playing on that lawn at 10:00 AM. Stay safe, stay hydrated, and keeping reading!
Summer wishes,
Joanna Breen
Executive Director
Books in Boothbay - Maine's Premier Summer Book Fair!
Saturday, July 14, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Boothbay Railway Village. Free admission!

Forty Maine authors will sell and sign books including children's books, mysteries, histories, and more!

Existential War and Inner Peace
Anger in Dante and St. Thomas Aquinas
Wednesday, July 11, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Examine the literary and philosophical treatment of anger in Dante's Inferno and in the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas with Dom Henry O'Shea, OSB, a Benedictine monk visiting from Glenstal Abbey in Co., Limerick, Ireland.

Inner Peace as a
Way of Life
Wednesday, July 25, 5:00 PM
Discussion and book talk with Janet Kathleen Ettele. Learn methods to develop inner peace. Ms. Ettele is the author of How Generosity Works, How the Root of Kindness Works, and How Patience Works.

Lynn and John Seitzer
July artists of the month
Friday, July 6, 11:15 AM join Susan Schadler for a reading of her new children's book, “Come Walk in the Fynbos With Me.”

The book's illustrations, by local artists John and Lynn Seitzer, will be on display in the upstairs Community Room throughout July. An art reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 PM on Friday, July 20. Refreshments will be served and copies of the book will again be available to buy.
Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals
Tuesday, July 17, 11:00 AM - Noon

Join us for a GIANT PUPPET show! Lindsay's highly interactive, comedic performances delight the young and the young at heart!

Thursday, July 26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Great Room (First floor)
Discussing: Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty

Registration is required as space is limited to ten. Please call 1-800-522-3304 or email

A light lunch will be provided.

This book discussion is hosted by New Hope for Women, the local Domestic Violence Resource Center.

Mon. 7/9, 7:00 PM
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Facilitator: Leslie Volpe, 633-0557

Weds. 7/18, 4:30 PM
Facilitator:  John O’Connell
Friday Films at the Library!
When it's too hot for a movie on the couch, come join us for a film in the fresh air at the Library!
7/6 Raiders of the Lost Ark
7/13 What About Bob?
7/20 Jaws
8/3 Mulan
8/10 I Know A Man...
8/17 The Sting
8/24 TBD -- surprise!
Movies will start at 8 PM, weather permitting. Cancellations will be made day-of, based on the WCSH6 forecast, and will be posted on our website and on Facebook.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair. We'll provide the popcorn and lemonade!
T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets
Friday, July 27, 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Tickets required, $5 suggested donation.
Join us for an after-hours reception and recitation from memory of T.S. Eliot's poetic masterwork with John Farrell of Figures of Speech Theater. Call, email, or stop by for tickets today!
Adult Summer Reading
Because why should kids have all the fun?

From June 9 - August 17, you can enter a six word book review for any titles you read this summer. Each entry will become a raffle ticket that could win you a FABULOUS prize! Reviews will be posted anonymously throughout the summer!
Storytime Schedule
Storytime Picnic, Thursdays at 11:45 AM, Harold Clifford Field. All ages.

Lighthouse Learning Center Preschool Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 AM. Open to the public, preschool ages.

Friday Storytime, 10:15 - 11:00 AM. All ages.

Scamper Camper Story Hour, 1:30 - 3:00 PM. Open to the public, preschool and kindergarten.

Saturday Storytime on Demand: 10:00 AM - Noon. All ages.
Attention Rising Seniors!
Wouldn't it feel AMAZING to start your last year of high school with your common application completed and an essay or two done?

Then come to the library on Wednesdays 4 - 7 PM or Fridays 10 - Noon to work with Jane Watkins, a college admission consultant who's donating her time to work with local teens this summer! She'll get you started with your applications, essays, and help you sort through possible majors, suitable colleges, and so much more. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library depends on donations from people like you. Contributions are used to buy new materials to lend, to fund programs, and keep the library doors open for the whole Boothbay Region to enjoy. Please consider donating to support your librarians today!
Contact Us
4 Oak Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME

Tuesday - 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday - 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday & Monday - Closed