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
Thursday, October 31, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The rain won out, we’re moving the Halloween parade to the Boothbay Harbor Fire House…Dress up, and drop by!
Enter through the town office, wind through tables collecting candy from reps from local businesses, and play games with the Methodist Church….plus some eyeballs and brains.
Join us for the Boothbay Harbor Halloween Parade!
Gather at the library at 3:45 PM for some warm apple cider; parade & trick-or-treating through town begins at 4:00 PM!
Route: from the library to Bath Savings parking lot to Union Street. Traffic cones will cordon off parking for a larger pedestrian walkway.
Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m.
Book Signing & Talk Local author May Davidson
Memoirist May Davidson will read from her new book Whatever It Takes at this event. After the reading, May will be available to sign books and answer questions. May Davidson has lived 90 years in Lincoln County, Maine and her book is about her adventurous life and the many jobs she and her husband did side-by-side, from farming to lobstering to long-haul trucking.
Learn more about May https://www.islandportpress.com/authors/may-davidson.html.
Books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop.
Wednesday, October 16⋅5:30 – 6:30pm
Join The Wizard of Odds & Ends (Richard Plunkett) for a journey through the current trends in antiques and collectibles. Bring a collectible to learn about its value.
Richard Plunkett the proprietor of The Wizard of Odds & Ends in, Alna Maine, specializing in antiques appraisals, buying, selling, decorative items, and insurance appraisals.
Saturday, October 12, 2:00 PM
About the book:
“Tapiser is a mystery. On another level, though, it’s a story about family – and how, over time, family stories assume secret lives. That secrecy simultaneously ensures that the stories both hide and reveal truths. Revealed, they have the power to realign family relationships and to forge new families. With each twist and turn of Oleson’s delightful novel, the centrality of such stories is illuminated.” – Frank O Smith, for the Portland Press Herald.
In the novel Tapiser, Emily Harris finds out there’s a fine line between the present and the past, and there is an equally fine line that separates people in the world. She’s recently divorced and over the objections of her estranged mother Elaine, Emily renews her relationship with her grandmother Eleanor. Her elegant and proper grandmother has a passion she wishes to imbue in Emily–but Eleanor dies before the mystery is revealed in full. But she leaves Emily an important clue: a small hand-loomed tapestry, possibly made by an distant English relative.
Join us to hear excerpts from the book and meet the author.
About the author:
Anne Britting Oleson is the author of three poetry chapbooks (The Church of St. Materiana, The Beauty of It, and Alley of Dreams), and two novels (The Book of the Mandolin Player and Dovecote). She is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program of USM, a founding member of Simply Not Done, and lives in the mountains of Central Maine.
Read more about the book: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/14/tapiser-deftly-stitches-together-family-stories-separated-by-five-centuries/