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Dear Friend

October is one of the most fun months here at the library; we get to spend a few fall days and nights at the Boothbay Railway Village, and we top it all off with the best Halloween Parade in town. On Saturday, October 6, you will find the Children's Librarian, Miss Harolyn, at the kid's corner at the 51st Fall Foliage Festival at the Railway Village. She'll be serving up books and crafts all day alongside the Boothbay Sea & Science Center; and from Noon-4:00 PM Miss Meg will be painting faces. We'll be back at the Railway Village on October 26 & 27 hosting folks in the barn for a less scary, but very Halloween-y addition to the Ghost Train festivities. At last year's Ghost Train, we made the barn the our set for Charlotte's Web. At the end of the night, Wilbur the pig didn't want to go home. I heard my first pig scream and my life was forever changed. I'm looking to this year's lesson...

Joanna Breen
Executive Director
Author Mark Alan Leslie Presents
Maine Tracks:
The Underground Railroad in Maine

Wednesday, October 3
6:00 - 7:00 PM, Great Room

Maine’s connection to the famous Underground Railroad that helped free runaway slaves in the mid-1800s extends from Kittery to Fort Fairfield.
Join us as Leslie weaves the tale of the brave families who housed and fed slaves in hidden rooms, attics and elsewhere en route to the next secret “way station” in the “railroad.”

Mon. 10/8, 7:00 PM
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrook
Facilitator: Leslie Volpe, 633-0557
Wednesday, 10/17, 4:30 PM
Facilitator:  John O’Connell
The Defiant Woman
A Book Talk with Florence Rosenberg, daughter of Françoise PÉNE

Wednesday, Oct. 10
4:30 PM, Great Room

Please join us in the Great Room for a talk with Florence Rosenberg, the daughter of Françoise Péne, whose memoirs were recently translated from their original French and published in English.

Have you ever thought about writing a novel?

“NaNoWriMo” stands for  National Novel Writing Month . During the entire month of November, people from coast to coast accept the challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in those 30 days. If you’ve always wanted to write a novel, now’s your chance! 

Join author Elise Lorello at the Library on  Wednesday, 10/24 , at 5:30 p.m. for a “pre-planning” session. The group will continue to meet weekly in November, to check in, cheer each other on, and write.

Annual Halloween Parade
What would Halloween in Boothbay Harbor be without the annual Halloween Parade sponsored by so many generous local businesses? Come dressed in your spookiest, funniest, most creative costumes because the costume judging contest is back this year!

Well meet on the lawn beginning at 3:00 PM. Contest begins at 3:30 PM, and the parade starts at 4:00 PM.

Also note that we're changing the parade route to circle back to the library. This year, we'll leave from the corner of the lawn near the Used Book Store and turn right, then left down Boothbay House Hill Rd, left onto Commercial St,. right onto Townsend, left up McClintock St., and through the post office parking lot and back to the library.

Onlookers are welcome to dress up and hand out candy anywhere along the parade route!
Our Newest Book Groups
Books and Bites
The St. Andrews Village large-print book club meets at 2:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Contact Meg Donaldson at 633-3112 or for more information.
I Love a Mystery!
This mystery-lovers book group will meet at 10:15 AM on Saturday, 10/13. Bring your favorite mystery novel for a kick-off discussion! Call 633-3112 for more information.
Two Events at the Boothbay Railway Village
The library and Sea and Science Center will be back at the Fall Foliage Festival on Saturday, 10/6, with arts and crafts from 9 AM - 5 PM and face painting from noon - 4 PM!

Boo! Come find us in the haunted barn at the Ghost Train on Friday, 10/26, and Saturday, 10/27 from 4:30 - 8:00 PM. We'll have music, dancing, and of course, storybooks!

Storytime Schedule

Lighthouse Learning Center Preschool alternate Thursdays at 10 AM beginning 10/4; Open to the public.

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

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.
Jim Taliana Retrospective

September and October Art Show and Benefit
We are delighted to announce this special retrospective. Talania has painted some of the most beloved images of the Library that hang here today. His legacy of giving to BHML is continued with this show; 20% of all sales has generously been committed to benefit the Library.
Minecraft Club is back!
Back to school means back to Minecraft!

Minecraft Club meets every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:00 PM in the Children's Room.

BRES students can take bus 1 from school to the library with parental permission.

Bring your own tablet, or play on one of our iPads or laptops.
Used Bookstore Hours
Beginning on Friday, October 19, The Friends of the Library Used Bookstore will be open
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only
Donations of gently used books are always welcome!
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 heated 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