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6/25: Wee Mateys

Join us on the library lawn for Windjammers for Wee Mateys and our Summer Reading Kick Off!

Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Face painting
  • Arts & crafts
  • Explore sea life in a touch tank from the Maine State Aquarium
  • Summer reading sign up: get your passport to read!

7/20: Summer Evening of Jazz

A Summer Evening of Jazz with Marcus & Riza Printup Quartet

To benefit 2 Boothbay Region Non-Profits dedicated to Preserving the Past & Propelling the Future…

The Boothbay Sea and Science Center
& Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

*** C L I C K   H E R E   T O  P U R C H A S E   T I C K E T S ***

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Doors at 6:30 pm
7 – 10 p.m. (2 sets)
Place: The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor
120 Commercial Street, Building #5
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Cash bar. Complimentary coffee and desserts at the set break. Extra Special: Ticket holders may also attend a tour of The Shipyard at 6 p.m. The tour and talk will feature  the Schooner Ernestina, currently undergoing restoration.


Read more about The Boothbay Sea and Science Center

The Schooner Ernestina, or Marcus Printup or the harpist, Riza Printup

Cancellation & Refund Policy
30 days or more before event: 100% refund;
15 – 29 days before event: 50% refund;
14 days or less before event: 0% refund. It’s a fundraiser, your purchase does not go to waste!

7/21: I Have A Song Inside My Heart

This is a free event, but you must order tickets to attend.  Reserve Tickets.

A Children’s Jazz Concert with Riza Printup & Friends
I Have A Song Inside My Heart Based on Riza and husband Marcus Printup’s children’s book Theodore and Hazel and the Bird, I HAVE A SONG INSIDE MY HEART is a program developed for young audiences utilizing literacy and jazz.

Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Place: The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor
120 Commercial Street, Building #5
Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Presented in partnership with the Boothbay Sea and Science Center.

Adults must be accompanied by a child.

This is a free event, but you must order tickets to attend.  Reserve Tickets.

You can help support this event!

So that all children can attend the concert, this event is free.  Please consider helping to make this possible with a tax deductible gift by using the link below. Many thanks for helping to put a smile on every child’s face.

7/24: Performance | Rachel Revere

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Library Lawn

It is May 2, 1775 and Rachel Revere has only heard from her beloved husband Paul once since his legendary midnight ride on the 18th of April. Still isolated from one another due to the Siege of Boston, Rachel desperately tries to create a plan which shall safely take her children: six step-children from Paul’s first marriage and a newborn baby of their own, from the reach ofthe British Regular Army in Boston. In this program, you will help Rachel, as she carefully considers the dangers and demands of each plan. Find out if Rachel is successful in her perilous mission to unite her family, amidst the wake of an American Revolution.


Rendezvous with Rachel Revere is a production of History At Play.  Founded in 2010, History At Play travels nationwide to chronicle the stories of influential and often forgotten women through immersive living history.

7/27: Books in Boothbay XV

The 15th annual Books in Boothbay: Maine’s Summer Book Fair will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2018 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Boothbay Railway Village in scenic Boothbay, Maine. Over 30 authors from around the state will attend to sign their books, discuss their writing, and meet their fans. Join us for this one-of-a-kind event!



Charlotte Agell
Danielle Bannister
Carol Bass
Jen Blood
Kelly Brooks-Bay
Steve Burt
Barbara Burt
Kay Hardy Campbell
Tommy Carbone
Richard Cass
Laurie Chandler
William A Chanler
Diana Coleman
Mary Morton Cowan
Brian Daniels
Charlene D’Avanzo
May Davidson
Gail Donovan
Irene Drago
Jean Flahive
Kate Flora
Tory Gates
Katherine Hall Page
James Hornor
Craig Lancaster
Dan and Leslie Landrigan
Barbara Kent Lawrence
Elisa Lorello
Douglas W. Milliken
Jake Morrel
Sandra Neily
Mindy Pollack-Fusi
Susan Ross
Darcy Scott
Lyn Smith
Lisa Steele-Maley
Thomas J. Torrington
Wendy Ulmer
Sandra Waine
Lea Wait
Tom Wells

7/31: Author Talk | Diana Coleman


By Diana Coleman

Twenty-six dynamic women, 50s through 80s, share their captivating, risk-taking stories with grit and humor in the book Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50. Donating a kidney to a stranger, building schools in Ethiopia, racing around a Roller Derby track … these women pursue adventures, interests and life changes. Feisty, tough and determined, despite fears and challenges, they triumph over obstacles and persevere. Risk-taking tips and stimulating discussion questions are also featured. From Maine to California, Costa Rica to Kenya, these women’s enlightening stories celebrate resilience and will inspire you to take meaningful risks.



Believing in female fortitude and risk-taking power, Diana Coleman shares compelling stories of women enjoying new experiences, riveting adventures, and life-changing risks in her book Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50. She has lectured around the country about women and girls overcoming daunting challenges. A former administrator and fundraiser for organizations including Save the Children, the University of California, Berkeley, Pen Bay Healthcare, and the International Museum of Women, Diana’s work and studies have taken her to Central America, Africa and Asia. Her travel essays are published in the Goose River Anthology. She serves on the board of Mpanzi, supporting women and girls in Kenya. Diana has a BA from Russell Sage College and an MA from American University, Washington, DC. Originally from Massachusetts, Diana lived thirty years in San Francisco and, when not traveling, resides in Maine. Her website is

8/1: Author Talk | Jim Hornor

Thursday, August 1, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Join us for an author talk with James Author, author if Victoria Falls.

About the book:

James Monroe is a sophisticated American professional on mission for The World Bank in Africa during the early 1990’s. Despite his worldiness, his actions betray a late twentieth century innocent abroad who embodies both the bravado and the debilitating insecurities of the modern American male.

Set in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Bombay, India, Mr. Monroe’s journey into authenticity results in a series of failed relationships that reveal the dark, enigmatic recesses of his complex personality and eventually land him in a hellhole prison in Bombay. His tragedy unfolds into an ending that no one, especially Monroe, could have possibly predicted or imagined.

In its exploration of American male stereotypes and in its suggestion of vulnerability as a key to masculine authenticity, Victoria Falls dares to embrace those humane qualities of love, kindness and creativity that have of late been extolled as the provenance of soul searching women but have been largely ignored in American fiction about men.

About the author:

James Hornor is an educator, writer and speaker who lives with his wife and two children in Brunswick, Maine. For the past forty years he has taught and lectured at both the secondary school and college levels and has served as Academic Dean at boarding schools in both Maine and New Hampshire. Mr. Hornor recently completed a six year tenure as a board member at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC.

A published poet, James Hornor has taught both film and literature courses and has been a presenter at the Annual College Board Advanced Placement Conference for his work in advocating Advanced Placement for students in rural communities nationwide. He is also a former examiner for the International Baccalaureate and he has served as a consultant to the AFREA Division of The World Bank. As a World Bank consultant, Mr. Hornor was on mission in both Zimbabwe and Kenya, and his work helped to identify public relations issues that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were experiencing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Currently Mr. Hornor teaches English composition at Southern Maine Community College in S. Portland, Maine. He also works in the college Writing Center helping students to realize their full potential as aspiring writers. He and his wife, Eileen, are the owner and proprietors of The Brunswick Inn, a sixteen room boutique hotel located next to the campus of Bowdoin College. Mr. Hornor is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and he received his masters degree in English from The State University of New York at Stony Brook.

8/3: A Seal’s Journey

Saturday, August 3, 2019
11:00 AM

Join Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) as they take you through a seal’s
journey from stranding to release, and all of the obstacles in between.
Starting with seal basics such as: whether it’s normal for them to be out
of the water and why you might see a baby on its own, and then dive into
when and why seals need our help.

You will learn what MMoME is, what they do, the animals they care for, and how you can help.




8/14: Lecture | Project Apollo: Origins, Missions and the Legacy

Join Robert Stengel, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, as he reflects on the 50th anniversary of the July 1969, Apollo moon landing.

The talk will examine Project Apollo from the viewpoint of his time spent at the Draper Laboratory from 1968-73 where he was principal designer of the Apollo Project Lunar Module manual control logic used for all moon landings and where he went on to create a preliminary design for the Space Shuttle atmospheric flight control system.

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