No Movie Tonight 8/23/29! Projectionist is on her honeymoon!

Jazz Sponsors

Thank you for choosing to sponsor BHML and BSSC’s weekend of jazz in support of our organizations’ youth programs!  It is through business and individual donor support that we are able to continue offer vibrant and diverse opportunities for children and youth in the Boothbay Region…We thank you.

Help! Mission Statement Update

“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb.

“It takes a village to define a library” is something BHML’s executive director likes to say.

Over the next few weeks we are going to gather your responses. Then we will mash ’em up and boil ’em down, and write a new, brief, mission statement.  Leftovers may be found in other forthcoming statements, like our vision and values, in pamphlets, posters etc.

We are here because of you, and for you! Thank you for your help.

Click here if you’d like to read our current mission statement.

Earth Day Fest III

3nd Annual Earth Day Fest! Saturday, April 20, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Library Lawn (rain or shine!)

Featuring the  Chewonki BUG MOBILE at 11:00 AM
Is a bug an insect? Is a spider a bug? Chewonki’s “Bugmobile” transports the world of arthropods—insects and their relatives—right to BHML. Learn about the unique characteristics of four major groups of arthropods. The live “bug” species will introduce you to some of the fascinating adaptations essential for survival, such as mimicry, camouflage, armor, and the use of venom.

Family Yoga with Crow Point: 12:00 Noon

Learn, craft & celebrate the earth with our Co-Sponsors 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM:

Bigelow Labs
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Boothbay Region Refuse Disposal District
Boothbay Sea & Science Center
Boothbay Region Water District

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay Harbor Sewer District
Crow Point Yoga
Lincoln County Gleaners
Plastic-Free Peninsula

Crow Point Yoga
Join certified instructors from Crow Point Yoga at 12:00 Noon for family yoga in the Community Room. Tree pose anyone?

Bigelow Laboratory
How do deep-sea microbes affect the planet? Stop by and visit Dr. Anne Booker, a microbiologist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences who studies the microbes that live deep within the ocean and how they influence ocean health. Bigelow Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit research institute located on the Damariscotta River estuary in East Boothbay. Our research ranges from the microscopic life at the bottom of marine food webs to large-scale ocean processes that affect the entire globe.

Boothbay Sea and Science Center
Whose Trash Is This?: The Boothbay Region concerns itself with the integrity of its natural resources and depends upon future generations to understand and appreciate the impact that they have on its viability and sustainability.
One of the goals at the Boothbay Sea and Science Center (BSSC) is to encourage the responsible use and long-term stewardship of the ocean and its resources by cultivating a greater understanding and appreciation of the coastal environment and maritime history. BSSC invites one and all to join them in “up-cycling” cups, lids, bowls, etc. into unique and fun works of art!

Boothbay Region Land Trust
Get information about the Boothbay Region preserves and learn about our flora and fauna. See and touch pelts, bones, seeds, cones, rocks, and other natural objects from our region.

Lincoln County Gleaners
Come and learn about how the gleaners are recovering produce from local farms in Lincoln County to help feed hungry people, and find out how you can become a volunteer. Sample a snack made from gleaned food.

Boothbay Region Water District
Adams Pond and Knickerbocker Lake are the public water supplies for the Boothbay Region. What happens in their watersheds – the area of land that drains to the lakes – affects the quality of our drinking water. The Water District will have a watershed model to explore and show the effects of stormwater pollution and runoff on water quality, as well as information on ways to protect all water bodies.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Come and learn all about seeds from CMBG as we dissect a bean and make seed pod prints in clay.

3/26/19: Parade Route Convo

When we’re not parading, we’re planning!

Tuesday, March 2611:00am – 12:00pm

Please join library staff and Officer Larry Brown for a discussion about the annual downtown Halloween Parade.

We will discuss both past routes and potential routes in an effort to make sure the event is as safe and sweet as possible.

*Who should come?*
Business owners, community groups, or parents/caregivers with questions, concerns, or praise for the past parade route, or ideas for new routes.

RSVPs appreciated, please email Desiree:

3/23/19: Meet Your Rep.

10:30 – Noon
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Great Room

“Conversations with Holly”

Join Maine State Representative Holly Stover (House District 89) for informal and informative conversation in the Library Great Room.  Drop in to learn about Holly’s goals and activities during her first few months in the Maine House, and share your ideas with her.

All members of the community are welcome; refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Holly Stover,

Read more about Stover »

This event is sponsored by the officers of the Democratic Committees of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Southport.


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.

7/31: Author Talk | Diana Coleman

Wednesday, 7/31/19, 5:30


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