12/14: Luminary Making

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Wednesday, December 14
2:00 pm—7:00 pm in the Great Room

Drop in to make a candle luminary in honor of a loved one, in memory of someone lost in 2022 or to commemorate a moment from the past year.

Luminary supplies and instructions will be available in the Great Room from 2:00-7:00 p.m. for self-guided creation.

Then, join us for:

Lighting of the Luminaries
Wednesday, December 21 at Sunset (4:04 p.m.) on the Library Lawn

Join us as we light the luminaries outside the library as the sun sets.
Take time to reflect before heading inside for warm drinks and reminiscing.

Luminary Making

12/6: Tech Talk—I’ll Be On Zoom for the Holidays

I'll Be On Zoom...
Tuesday, December 6
1:00–2:00 p.m.
in the Great Room

Just in time for the holidays! In this workshop for tech users of all skill levels, we’ll learn all about video calling.

We’ll talk about the different video call apps available and discuss the pros and cons from each app. Then, we’ll practice making video calls and learn some of the special features of each app. We’ll go over pricing, free options and safety and security of video calling.

This free program is for all ages and levels of tech savviness.

Questions? Call the library at 207-633-3112 or email our Community Technology Coordinator, Bethany at tech@bhmlnext100.org.

11/8: Tech Talk—Streaming Services

Tech Talk Streaming Services
Tuesday, November 8
1:00–2:00 p.m.
in the Great Room

Join us for our next Tech Talk with Community Technology Coordinator, Bethany.

We’ll talk all about the multitude of streaming service options you can use to watch your favorite movies and TV shows. We’ll discuss how to use the services on your TV and/or smart device and if your devices are optimal for streaming. Plus, we’ll talk about streaming bundles and free options for watching the shows and movies you love.

This program is for all ages and levels of tech savviness.

Questions? Call the library at 207-633-3112 and ask for Bethany, or email her at tech@bhmlnext100.org.

Booktoberfest this Saturday!

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on the Library Lawn

The weather may look gloomy, but Booktoberfest is here to brighten up your weekend!

Featuring:

Used Book Sale

Pumpkin Bookstack

Name your own price! Find books for all ages in a huge assortment of genres. Books are generously supplied by the Friends of the Library.

Books and WheatBiergarten

Grab a pint of local craft beer or imbibe in some Maine apple cider. Brews are generously donated by our friends at Footbridge Brewery.

Goat on Book

Animal Friends from
Saffron & Honey Homestead

Visit with the critters of Saffron & Honey, an education homestead that focuses on raising awareness of heritage breed animals.

Join us for an

Early Bird Book Sale

Friday, October 14, 2022
2:00–4:00 p.m. on the Library Lawn
Cancelled due to forecasted inclement weather.
Join us on Saturday!

 

Booktoberfest is sponsored by:

Footbridge Brewery      Friends of the Library

10/20: Tech Talk—Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts
Thursday, October 20
1:00–2:00 p.m.
in the Great Room

Join us for our next Tech Talk with Community Technology Coordinator, Bethany.

We’ll discuss keyboard shortcuts (a.k.a. Hot Keys) and learn how to use them in everyday computer work to make typing, formatting documents and using computer programs easier and more efficient.

Bring your own laptop or use a keyboard supplied by the library to practice what we’ve learned.

This program is for all ages and levels of tech savviness.

Questions? Call the library at 207-633-3112 and ask for Bethany, or email her at tech@bhmlnext100.org.

10/12: Halloween Maker Space

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Halloween Maker Space

Three-week program:
Wednesdays, October 12, 19 & 26
3:00—4:00 p.m.
For students in grade 3 and up!

Get your creative juices flowing in this open Halloween-themed maker space for students in 3rd through 12th grade!

Design your dream costume and use upcycled materials to bring your ideas to life. Plus, help us design and create decorations to hang up at the library for Halloween.

Register in person or by calling the library at 207-633-3112.

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10/15: Booktoberfest 2022

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Join us for a super spectacular book sale extravaganza on the library lawn!

Featuring:

Used Book Sale

Pumpkin Bookstack

Name your own price! Find books for all ages in a huge assortment of genres. Books are generously supplied by the Friends of the Library.

Books and WheatBiergarten

Grab a pint of local craft beer or imbibe in some Maine apple cider. Brews are generously donated by our friends at Footbridge Brewery.

Goat on Book

Animal Friends from
Saffron & Honey Homestead

Visit with the critters of Saffron & Honey, an education homestead that focuses on raising awareness of heritage breed animals.

Join us for an

Early Bird Book Sale

Friday, October 14, 2022
2:00–4:00 p.m. on the Library Lawn

 

Booktoberfest is sponsored by:

Footbridge Brewery      Friends of the Library

10/1: Author Talk with Fred Hill

Beyond the Tides

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Author Talk with Fred Hill

Beyond the Tides: Classic Tales of Richard M. Hallet

Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m. in the Great Room

Join author and editor Fred Hill for a celebration of Richard M. Hallet, author and first president of Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library.

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Hallet, a long-time resident of Boothbay, passed up a career in law after graduation from Harvard Law School and became a popular writer in the first half of the 20th century often compared to Jack London and Joseph Conrad. His life of adventure and literary success turned on a decision to go to sea at 23 and trek across the wilds of Australia – leading to well-paid articles and a short story based on his work in the boiler room of a steamship.

Over his life, Hallet wrote many novels, an autobiography and more than 200 short stories that were published in the most widely read magazines of the day, including the Saturday Evening Post, Harper’s, Atlantic, Collier’s, etc.

The stories gathered here include vivid tales of the sea, both in the days of sail and in the midst of war, often built around ship-board tensions and tumult; and stories of Maine and New England and their small-town values and rivalries. His editorial campaign in the Portland Press Herald proved to be a key factor in establishment of the Maine Maritime Academy.

About the author:
Hill, a foreign correspondent for The Baltimore Sun and later wargaming strategist for the Department of State, will discuss Hallet’s remarkable life story, and read a few examples of Hallet’s writing, with time for questions and answers.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Sherman’s Bookstore.

After School Clubs 2022-23

After school clubs are back at BHML!

Starting October 4 & 5, 2022
This year you’ll recognize some classic clubs, plus we’ll offer a new club for a new year.

Lego Club Circle
Wednesdays from 1:30—2:30 p.m.
Join Children’s Coordinator, Jen, in the Kids’ Room to explore the world of engineering by building amazing lego creations! For students in 1st and 2nd grade.

Girls Who Code Circle
Tuesdays from 3:15—4:15 p.m.
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit that aims to close the gender gap in the world of technology. This club is an opportunity for 5th-8th grade girls and non-binary students to join a network of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world.

BHML’s Girls Who Code Club will be led by two awesome volunteers who are Bigelow scientists by day, girls who code by night!

Gaming Club 3:4 Circle
Wednesdays from 1:30—2:30 p.m.
Join Community Technology Coordinator, Bethany, in the Technology Room to explore new worlds and engineer virtual creations of your own! For students in 3rd and 4th grade.

Gaming Club 5-8 Circle
Wednesdays from 4:15—5:15 p.m.
Continue to explore new worlds and game with friends in this NEW club for students in 5th through 8th grade!

As always, clubs are free and open to all area students.

Pre-registration is required. Register for a club by coming to the library and filling out the form or call the library at 207-633-3112 and a staff member will help you sign up over the phone.

Please note: Due to space restrictions in place in the library, Lego Club is limited to 10 participants. Register soon to reserve your spot!

Please call the library for more information or if you have questions.

 

Extra information about After School Clubs at BHML:

  • Check in with the school if you want your child to ride the bus to the library
  • We’ll provide a snack and water for students when they arrive at BHML
  • Please arrive promptly at the end of club meeting time to pick up your participant