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Dear Friend

Here at the library we're life-long-learning enthusiasts. We strive to bring you creative ways to engage with the past and present to help shape the future.
I hope you can join us on August 4th at 2:00 PM for A Revolution of her Own , a one of a kind Revolutionary War reenactment about Deborah Sampson, the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military.
The performance is suitable for all ages, so bring your kids, your grandkids, any war buffs you run with…and come enjoy this critically acclaimed show. See you there.

Joanna Breen
Executive Director
A Revolution of her Own:
The Deborah Sampson Story
Saturday, August 4, 2 PM on the Lawn
Ragtime Jack
LIVE MUSIC: Friday, August 17
6:00 – 7:00 PM, Library Lawn

‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe has been performing for more than 45 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter as well. He also accompanies himself on the guitar and harmonicas and has lately added the fiddle to his arsenal of musical weapons.

John Butke
August Artist of the Month
Thursday, August 30
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Great Room (First floor)
Discussing: The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

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. 8/13, 7:00 PM
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Facilitator: Leslie Volpe, 633-0557
On break for the month of August!
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!
8/3 Mulan - This Disney cartoon tells the story of a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a man to fight the Huns. Watch it before you see the true Deborah Sampson story on Saturday, Aug. 4!

8/10 I Know A Man - A documentary about renowned Maine children's author Ashley Bryan.

8/17 The Sting - Follow our live ragtime music performance with this classic featuring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and a timeless ragtime soundtrack!

8/24 TBD - surprise!

Rain cancellations will be posted on our website and on Facebook by 4 PM day-of.
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! (Spoiler alert, it's a mug!)

Reviews will be posted anonymously throughout the summer!
Storytime Schedule
Storytime Picnic, Thursdays at 11:45 AM -12:15 PM, Harold Clifford Field; all ages.

Lighthouse Learning Center Preschool Story Hour, Thurs. 8/9 and Thurs. 8/23, 10 - 11 AM. Open to the public.

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

Scamper Camper Story Hour, 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Open to the public; ages 4 - 6.

Saturday Storytime on Demand: 10:00 AM - Noon; all ages.

Books and crafts always available in our Children's Room for your own leisurely reading/crafting pleasure.
Used Bookstore Hours
The Friends of the Library Used Bookstore is open:
Mon. to Sat., 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sundays, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Donations of gently used books are always welcome! Please remember that the bookstore cannot sell old textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines.
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 air-conditioned for the whole Boothbay Region to enjoy. Please consider donating to support your library today!
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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