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Nathan Campbell: Artist of the Month
During the month of March, paintings by local artist, Nathan Campbell will be on display at BHML’s community room, open to public during library’s regular hours. Campbell’s work has gained recognition throughout his life time. He was awarded 1st place in Maine’s First District’s Congressional Art Competition, as a junior at BRHS in 1983. Later on, his work was given 3rd place in Artist’s Magazine’s Best Art of 2001, Still Life Category; and was selected as one of the Top Artists of 2002 by Pastel Journal.
More recently, Nathan’s acrylics have been selected for exhibit in Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s Annual juried Art in ME show, where he has won the “People’s Choice Award” three times. He regularly shows his work at the BRAF Gallery and the Red Cup during the summer season. Currently, several selected pieces of Campbell’s work can be seen in the lunch room at Capers Deli.
Nathan’s viewing gallery and studio space, East Side Gallery West, is located at 11 Commercial Street, over Orne’s Candy Store. He is available for art lessons, commission work and is open by appointment.
Contact: 207 350-6657 or visit www.ncartist36.com to view fine art prints by NC
This Let’s Talk About It series provides new and experienced mystery and detective fans with an opportunity for in-depth conversation about how this fiction has incorporated the contemporary world’s globalism; dilemmas of race, gender, ethnicity and class; religious conflict; historical revision; and others.
Get the books: Copies of each title are available for checkout at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. Call the Library (207-633-3112) to reserve a copy, or drop by.
Facilitated by Larissa Vigue Picard, discussions will take place in the Great Room of the Library.
Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.
To refresh the whodunit, participants will read from a selection of novels by writers more marginal and contemporary than Doyle and Christie – though in some cases playing off of the classics –and ponder questions of the mystery’s relationship to history and culture. Does the mystery merely reflect its cultural environment or does it help to elucidate or even change that same environment? What do contemporary mysteries bring today’s readers that we really need, though we may not have known we need it? How much social change can a formulaic plot generate or reflect?
The perpetual argument about mystery fiction claims the publishers determine the possible plots, the plots determine the outcome and the genre determines plots again for every writer. Yet there must be some potential for social change or effect if Native American, women’s, gay and lesbian, Jewish, and other categories of mystery fiction are emerging for publishers, marketing departments, and consumers – and if the reinventions of Sherlock Holmes and Victorian England are even more fun than the originals. This series samples writers from these categories and asks of ourselves how they are different, what they are teaching us, and what our pleasure in the mystery is – while providing the immense joy of reading and talking together about this popular but sophisticated and very modern genre.
About the Facilitator: A native of Maine, Larissa Vigue Picard has been executive director of Brunswick’s Pejepscot Historical Society since 2015. Larissa holds a B.A. in English Literature from Bates College and an M.A. in English Literature from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. She lives in Topsham with her husband and son and enjoys supporting local organizations and initiatives.
Mystery Book Discussion series starting in February at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. Second Saturdays at 10:30 AM.
February 10: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
March 10: Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
April 14: The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison
May 12: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow
June 9: Murder at the Nightwood Bar by Katherine V. Forrest
Second Saturdays at 10:30 AM starting in February
Saturday, February 10, 10:30 AM: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
Saturday, March 10, 10:30 AM: Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
Saturday, April 14, 10:30 AM: The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison
Saturday, May 12, 10:30 AM: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow
Saturday, June 9, 10:30 AM: Murder at the Nightwood Bar by Katherine V. Forrest
Back by popular demand (only a little different)! Please join us for our first Author Afternoon, formerly known as Literary Lunches. We’ve simplified it a bit: in lieu of a catered lunch, light refreshments will be served. Participation is free and no registration is required.
Saturday, January 13, at 12:30 PM
Author Afternoon with Sandra Neily
“Nature-themed Mysteries & Thrillers and … Truth”
Debut author Sandra Neily offers readers both entertainment and discovery. “I wrote this book to take people who love Maine (those who know its woods well and those who don’t) on a field trip into a world at risk. I wanted to create a story that urged readers on from page to page, so they’d arrive at the last page, feeling like they had pitch on their hands and a clear view of what might be lost.”
Join award winning author Neily at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library as she shares her novel “Deadly Trespass,” and how she and other authors have crafted story telling around urgent and timely stories that feature our natural world. Neily won a national Mystery Writers of America McCloy award, was a national finalist in the Women’s Fiction Writers Association’s “Rising Star,” contest, and recently was a fiction finalist in Maine’s “Joy of the Pen” competition.
A native of East Boothbay, she’s been a local business owner, a Maine Guide, the Director of the Maine Conservation School, and Maine Audubon’s Outreach Coordinator. Sandra reads passages from “Deadly Trespass,” (reviewed as “…a beautiful book that brilliantly captures the battle to conserve Maine’s mythical woods…”) and shares her own list of outdoor based mysteries and thrillers and the issues they illuminate. She hopes guests will bring their favorite out-door fiction to help grow her list.
Talk will be held in the Library’s Great Room on the first floor. Light refreshments will be served, no registration is required.
Weather date: Saturday, January 20.
Do you like reading? Discussing characters? Expanding your horizons? Yummy homemade treats?!
Books & Bites
in St. Andrews Village
Wednesday, March 21st at 2pm
Discussing: CARNEGIE’S MAID by Marie Benedict
In the St. Andrews Village library gather with fellow readers and Meg Donaldson, reader-extraordinaire and Books & Bites facilitator, to discuss the month’s read and choose the next! Baked goods provided by Meg!
If you have any questions, contact Meg at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library.
Phone: 207-633-3112 | Email: email@example.com
Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library members have FREE online access to Consumer Reports. BHML also carries the magazine, if you’d rather drop by and flip through the pages.
Below are the steps to access Consumer Reports online. It’s fully searchable, so you don’t need to know what issue you are looking for.
Start at MARVEL! Maine’s Online Virtual Library.
There’s a link to MARVEL! on the Library’s homepage, for future access.
Making Pinhole Projectors for Eclipse Viewing
Saturday, August 19, Noon – 1:00 PM, Community Room
Learn how to use a cereal box, shoe box, or even two pieces of cardstock to safely project an image of the solar eclipse onto a piece of paper. All ages. All attendees will receive a pair of eclipse glasses to take home!
Fair Weather Films Finale: Sacred Cod
Screening and Q&A
Friday, August 25, 8:00 pm
SACRED COD is a feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, the effect of government policies on fishermen and the fish, and the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish.
Join Camden International Film Festival, Down to Earth Storytelling Project, and Working Films for this free screening and discussion with local experts to learn more about the fight for this New England Tradition.
In case of rain, we will relocate across the street to the Town Meeting Room. Watch the website for updates.
Join us on the lawn for a film screening. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a night out at the movies. If it looks like rain, we’ll post the cancellation on our website and on Facebook by 4:30 PM on the day of.
July 7: Winged Migrations
July 14: Bridge to Terabithia
July 21: Hidden Figures
July 28: Ghost Busters (2016)
August 4: Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children
August 8: TBD
August 11: Walking Home
August 18: Eclipse Documentary + Star gazing party!
August 25: Sacred Cod Documentary
Folks said you can’t have a pet? PRINT your own!
Calling all kids ages 10-15, apply to participate in Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library’s 4-day workshop to print your own pet using a 3-D printer and simple circuitry!
Lead by Youth Services Librarian Desiree Scorcia and Gizmo Mike from Skidompha Library, participants will learn computer assisted drawing (CAD) techniques, simple circuitry, and simple programming. Everyone leaves with they’re very own pet. Batteries included!
There are only 12 spots for this workshop; fill out the application below to apply. We will notify selected participants by phone by August 16.
Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24, 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon
This workshop was make possible by a Gizmo Gardens grant.
Wednesday, July 26
8:00 PM, Library Lawn* (*Weather permitting, we’ll move inside in chance of rain)
Sing along to the history of the 1950’s and 60’s through popular song. Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, for a musical tour through these two historically defining decades. You’ll sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as “Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka -Dot Bikini” and “Blowin’ in the Wind,” as well as tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison. In addition to the music and discussion, this popular program features a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time. Marc will also perform his own group’s top forty hit from 1967: “Happy” by the Blades of Grass!
Chairs will be set up, but feel free to bring your own seat or a blanket!