After School Clubs update

Dear Club Families & Clubbers:

In response to the change in BRES early release schedule:

Starting Wednesday, March 22, 2023, Lego Club and Gaming Club (3rd and 4th graders) will meet from 2:30—3:30 p.m.

There will be two exceptions on April 5 and May 3 when BRES releases school early. On those two dates, clubs will meet from 1:30—2:30 p.m.

LEGO & Gaming Club Schedule for the remainder of the school year:

March 22: 2:30—3:30 p.m.
March 29: 2:30—3:30 p.m.

*April 5: 1:30—2:30 p.m.
April 12: 2:30—3:30 p.m.
April 19: April break! No Clubs: Join us for Family Gaming Get-Together from 3:30—5:00 p.m.
April 26: 2:30—3:30 p.m.

*May 3: 1:30—2:30 p.m.
May 10: 2:30—3:30 p.m.
May 17: 2:30—3:30 p.m.
May 24: 2:30—3:30 p.m. Last day of clubs!


Girls Who Code will continue to meet on Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m.
Gaming Club (5th-8th graders) will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m.

Books We Love!

Dear Reader,

‘Tis the season of love and as a special treat, we’ve compiled a list of books about love that we love that we’d love to share with you (too much love in one sentence—never!). We hope you find reading inspiration from our picks and that you share your love of reading with others on this loveliest of days.

Happy Valentine’s Day,
Your friends at BHML

Jen’s picks for adults:

The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion – A hilarious and heartwarming love story!

Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Reid Jenkins – A  tug-on-your-heartstrings story of finding real & lasting love set in the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s heyday.  Full of unexpected twists, romantic entanglements, and betrayals that will keep you turning the pages!

Beach Read by Emily Henry – A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Jen’s picks for Kids:

Love Around the WorldLove Around the World: Family and Friendship Across the Globe by Alli Brydon – Beautifully illustrated picture book about how love is expressed in different cultures and countries all around the world.

I Love You Already by Jory John & Benji Davies – A Fun picture book that highlights the love between two friends.

Love book coverLove by Matt De La Pena and Loren Long – Lyrical, soothing, and inspirational.  Explores love from the beginning of life throughout childhood and beyond.  Beautifully written and illustrated!

Bethany’s picks

Something WilderSomething Wilder by Christina Lauren – A light, fun adventure with a heartwarming romance at its core; “Romancing the Stone” but in book form!

Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman – Classic Rom-Com-Nov (Romantic Comedy Novel—yes, I did just make that up) with a twist…your celebrity crush has a crush on you!

Big FriendshipBig Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman – Written by two best friends, this book celebrates the love we share in our closest friendships.

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner – Love stories aren’t just for lovers. This beautiful and touching memoir centers around the author’s relationship with her mother.

Bones and All by Camille Deangelis – Girl meets boy…but girl and boy are cannibals?! Strangely whimsical and endearing.

John’s picks

Brideshead RevisitedBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

As You Like It by William Shakespeare 

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the HorseThe Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence


Joanna’s picks

Home BodyHome Body by Rupi Kaur

The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

In Search of Small Gods by Jim Harrison

20-Minute Retreats by Rachel Harris

The Love Object by Edna O’Brien

Volunteer picks


Katherine by Anya Seton and Horse by Geraldine Brooks


The Story of Arthur Truluv


The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman, With Love from London by Sarah Jio, Book Lovers by Emily Henry, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, and The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg


Shadow SpellBetsy:

Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts

3/3: Literary Lunch with Brandon Ying Kit Boey

Karma of the SunLiterary Lunch with
Brandon Ying Kit Boey

Karma of the Sun

Friday, March 3 at noon in the Great Room

Join us in the Great Room for a fun & informal lunch gathering with Maine Author Brandon Ying Kit Boey.

Seating registration is free (bring your own lunch) or choose a specialty lunch catered by Eventide for $12. Register by Wednesday, March 1 in-person or by calling the library at 207-633-3112. Sign up early as space is limited.

Brandon Ying Kit Boey

Brandon Ying Kit Boey is a novelist, poet, and lawyer living in the State of Maine, United States of America. He was born in California, but grew up transiently, cycling through a series of homes, hotels, and schools before settling in Maine with his family. He was educated at New York University and Brigham Young University Law School, and has worked as a child actor, intern at Marvel, investment banker, and lawyer, among other things—the one constant occupation being writing.

Book description:

In the isolation of the Himalayas, the snows still fall, but they are tinged with the ash of a nuclear winter; the winds still blow, but they wail with the cry of ghosts. The seventh and final blast is near. As the world heaves its final breaths, the people of the Tibetan plateau—civilization’s final survivors—are haunted by spirits and terrorized by warlords. Though the last of the seven prophesied cataclysms is at hand, young Karma searches for a father who disappeared ten years earlier, presumed dead. Driven by a yearning to see his father again before the end, and called by an eerie horn unheard by anyone else, Karma forges into the Himalayas and discovers that his father’s disappearance may be linked to a mystical mountain said to connect the physical world with the spirit lands—and a possible way to save their doomed future.


“A hero’s journey for the end of the world, KARMA OF THE SUN is a must-read for anyone reckoning with where we are now and where we will go next.”

Erin Swan, author of Walk the Vanished Earth


Selected Book Reviews:

Booklist Starred Review 1

Foreword Review

Library Journal Review with Dec 2022 Cover

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

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

Booktoberfest this Saturday!

Booktoberfest Simple Header
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!


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

10/12: Halloween Maker Space


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.

Line of Pumpkins