Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear Friend,

The Indian fall festival, Diwali, kicked off the holiday season on November 12, and soon many of of us will be in full gear preparing for Thanksgiving and the many other holidays that follow that most American of celebratory meals.


At the library we recognize that this time of year can be quite stressful. So, if you feel that it’s all a bit much, consider joining our mind-body coaches, Laura Kraus and Bianca Godoy, for a session or two of yoga or qi gong. If your “happy place” leans more to crafts and creative activities, we have several options coming up, including Adult Craft Nights, Foraged Florals, and the annual Giving Week – it’s all at your library, and it’s all free!

I’m ending this note on a slightly sad note as we say au revoir (never good bye!) to our wonderful Youth Services Librarian, Allie DeCesare. Thank you, Allie, for everything you have done for our library and community. We will miss you!

With warm wishes for the holidays,


Fiber Arts Club Returns!

Mondays, 6-8 p.m. starting December 4.

We are delighted to welcome back our fiber craft enthusiasts to our popular fiber arts club. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crafter, you will find a welcoming social circle where you can find help and tips for completing your project. Long-time fiber arts practitioner, Martha Hall, will serve as our new program host.

Registrations are not required -- just come on in. Light refreshments will be served. 

Giving Week 2023

Monday, November 27-Saturday, December 2.

As per our annual tradition we offer a week of drop-in DIY projects for you to create and gift to a friend or loved one. Most projects are appropriate for both children, ages 8 and up, and adults. Some crafts might need a helping hand by an adult or older child.

Monday, November 27, Orange pomander take-and-make while supplies last.

Tuesday, November 28, 6-8 p.m.

Mug Rugs or Hot Pads fabric craft led by Martha Hall. Ages 16 and up.

Wednesday, November 29, 2-4 p.m.

Drop-In, DIY glass globe ornaments.

Thursday, November 30, 2-4 p.m.

Drop-in decorated picture frames.

Friday, December 1, 5-7 p.m.

Drop-in jingle bell necklaces and snowflake decorations. Take-and-make lemon/mint foot soak while supplies last.

Saturday, December 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Drop-in crafts.

Mark Your Calendars!

First Friday Fun

December 1, 5-7 p.m.

We look forward to celebrating First Friday on Main Street with crafts and cider in the library’s makerspace, and a return performance by our friends, Grace Notes, who will play holiday tunes on the porch.

All are welcome!

Upcoming Winter Events @ BHPL

Visit the library during November to participate in a Giving Week activity or stop by Fiber Arts Club! Check our website for announcements about additional exciting upcoming winter events.

November/December Events Calendar

New Web Address

We have shortened our web address from to Both addresses will be valid until December 2023, but please be sure to make a note of the change.

Staff Reading Suggestion

What You Are Looking for Is in the Library by Michiko Ayoama

This lovely little novel from Japan is a collection of slightly interconnected short stories of people who discover that the local library and its somewhat mysterious reference librarian can be the source of the inspiration and insights needed to embark on a fresh direction in life. The book is sweet and hopeful without being saccharine -- and it provides a fascinating glimpse into Japanese culture and community.

Request your copy of What You Are Looking For Is In The Library here.


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