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Dear Friend

Welcome to fall, one of the four most beautiful times of year in the Boothbay Region! We hope-- between seeing visitors off, back to school, temperature fluctuations, and taking the sweaters out of storage (if they ever made it there)--that you will find time for yourself to visit the Library. Whether for one of the events below or just to stop in and grab a book, remember the library is your place. We'll be here. Hope to see you.
Joanna Breen
Executive Director
Jim Taliana Retrospective
September and October Art Show and Benefit
Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Upstairs Community Room

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.
Finding the Path to Sustainability and Resiliency on an Oyster Farm
Wednesday, September 26
6:00 - 7:00 PM, Great Room

Join Bill Mook, owner of Mook Sea Farm for a discussion on the intersection between business and science as it applies to aquaculture and climate change.

There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of his talk.

Two talks with Author Mark Alan Leslie
Maine Burning:
The Ku Klux Klan Invasion
Wednesday, September 19
6:00 – 7:00 PM, Great Room

The State of Maine and the Ku Klux Klan. Improbable as it sounds, the KKK took root in Maine in the 1920s. This shocking time in Maine’s history, omitted from history textbooks for nearly 100 years, will be explored and discussed by author Mark Alan Leslie.

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. 9/10, 7:00 PM
Midnight at the Bright ideas Book Store
by Matthew Sullivan
Facilitator: Leslie Volpe, 633-0557
Wednesday, 9/19, 4:30 PM
Facilitator:  John O’Connell
Books and Bites: A St. Andrews Village Book Group
The St. Andrews Village large-print book club will resume meeting at 2:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Contact Meg Donaldson at 633-3112 or for more information.
Storytime Schedule

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.

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.
Fall hours begin October 19
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.
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!
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