February Vacation Week: Tuesday 2/18 – Saturday 2/21
Each morning @ 10:30 AM
2/18: Dino-Tuesday – dinosaur stories, craft, and activities
2/19: Wheels on Wednesday – make cars, and hot wheels tube-racing
2/20: Teddy Bear Thursday – BYO teddies for an indoor teddy bear picnic and storytime
2/21: Mardi Gras Friday – stories and beads
Drop-in Lego Bonanza
Each day, Noon – 4:00 PM
Take it easy during February break and come hang out in the Children’s Room for drop-in Legos. Bring your own or build with ours! Munchies will be on hand.
Play chess? Join the club!
We’d like to start up a chess club at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library that meets twice a month.
Please join Pavel Sulyandziga, member of the U.S. Chess Federation and the Maine Chess Association, for an inaugural meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 PM.
Also joining us for this first meeting will be Michael Dudley, president of the Maine Chess Association. He will talk about chess activities in Maine.
Snacks will be served, chess boards will be present, and a bi-weekly meeting schedule will be set.
If you can not make this meeting, please email Joanna (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the library to let us know you would like to participate in the chess club.
Saturday, February 8, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Meet with District 89 Representative Holly Stover
Public office hours provide local residents a chance to meet with their elected officials, ask questions and get help with legislative or state matters.
All are welcome to come – the more the merrier.
See this event on Facebook.
It’s not every day that a public library transforms into a radio station.
But that’s just what’s going to happen at BHML when ham radio operator and library friend Al Sirois sets up a portable station W1L (whiskey 1 lima) in the Great Room and an antenna on the lawn as part of the Amateur Radio Relay League’s Maine Bicentennial Special Event.
On Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., patrons of all ages will be able to initiate and receive calls to and from amateur radio operators all over the world.
The ARRL’s Maine Bicentennial Special Event will involve eleven other special event call signs in both Maine and Massachusetts. Each represents one of Maine’s nine original counties, plus three special locations that have historical significance. These include the city of Boston (K1B), which was the capital of the District of Maine while it was still part of Massachusetts; Jameson Tavern in Freeport (K1J), where the papers were signed that separated Maine from Massachusetts; and the town of Portland (K1P), which was Maine’s first capital. The original nine counties will be represented by the following call signs during the event: Cumberland (W1C), Hancock (W1H), Kennebec (W1K), Lincoln (W1L), Oxford (W1O), Penobscot (W1P), Somerset (W1S), Washington (W1W), and York (W1Y).
Certificates will be awarded to hams who contact special event stations, with endorsements available for bands, modes, and a clean sweep for contacts with each of the Maine 200 Special Event call signs.
Please visit: https://maine200specialevent.com/ for more information and announcements leading up to this special on-air activity.
Visit BHML to get your new 14-digital library card to become eligible to participate in the Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program.
The Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows anyone with a valid library card from one of 68 participating libraries to visit any of the other participating libraries and check out materials in person. It’s referred to as “walk-in” borrowing because it essentially turns your local library card into a “statewide” library card!
The program launched in September 2019 as a one year pilot test. Following review of the pilot in August 2020 and incorporating any needed changes, the Maine State Library hopes the program will be formalized and grow over time.
Stop by the library to pick up your new card, and then map out a Reciprocal Borrowing road trip! Some libraries where your new library card will work are: Skidompha Public Library (Damariscotta), Rockland Public Library, Camden Public Library, and Witherle Memorial Library (Castine).
New BHML library cards feature art by three local artists. It’s a miniature piece of fine art that unlocks the world of culture and literature throughout the state of Maine. Pretty awesome!
Saturday December 14, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday December 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Come enjoy some hot cocoa and listen to stories that include some of winter’s favorite characters at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. Come both Saturdays for new stories and new friends!
Saturday, December 14
10:00 AM – Noon
Drop by BHML for a Census job information session.
2020 Census Jobs pay $17.50/hour and up plus $0.58/mile
“The United States Census Bureau will be hiring for 2020 Census Jobs, a great chance to do enjoyable work with paid training and very flexible hours, right in your local community. BHML will have a member of the Census Bureau available onsite to help people fill out an application, or to answer any questions about these local job opportunities.
If interested, visit www.2020census.gov/jobs for more information or to apply online.”
Books in Boothbay 2020
July 11, 2020, 9 AM – 1:00 PM, Boothbay Railway Village
Books in Boothbay gathers contemporary Maine authors from around the state (and those with a connection to the Pine Tree State) for an afternoon of meeting fans and fellow authors in celebration of Maine’s literary heritage.
Authors eligible to apply should live, write, or have a connect to the state of Maine, and have had a book published within the last 18 months prior to the fair (special circumstances will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Books in Boothbay Committee). To be considered as a selling author for Books in Boothbay 2020 please fill out the application form below.
You spoke, we listened. BHML will now be open more hours to the public.
Beginning this fall, BHML is now open at 9:30 AM Tuesday – Friday. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to us.
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday