Touch-A-Truck

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Touch-a-Truck

Saturday, November 11
1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.
Boothbay Harbor town parking lot (across from BHML)

All aboard! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon and explore a roundup of big trucks from across the Boothbay Region. This hands-on event is your chance to get up close to (and inside of!) fire trucks, ambulances, and other awesome trucks you see on the streets each day!

 

We’ll be joined by Boothbay Harbor Fire Department, Boothbay Harbor Police Department, Boothbay Harbor Public Works, Boothbay Region Ambulance Service, and the Chamber of Commerce Trolley!

Read & Watch

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Discussion date: Saturday, October 28, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for our next Read & Watch event in partnership with the Harbor Theater!

  • Step 1: Read Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.*
  • Step 2: Attend a showing of the film adaption of Killers of the Flower Moon. The film will be playing at the Harbor Theater starting October 20.
  • Step 3: Join us at the Library on Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m. for a discussion of the book and movie. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

*Limited copies of the book will be held at the front desk for pick up on a first come basis starting September 27.

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Booktoberfest

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Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a fantastic fall festival on the Library Lawn! 

Festivities include:

  • Used Book Sale – 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. All proceeds from the sale of books go toward supporting the library, which supports the community!
  • Craft Fair – Featuring amazing handmade goodies from BHML’s fiber arts group, Stitch Craft!
  • Plot Twist Pretzels – Grab a literary-themed soft pretzel to satisfy your bookish appetite.
  • Veggies to Table – Find beautiful bouquets that support a mission to feed Mainers in need! 
  • Footbridge Brewery – Spend $10 at the booksale and get a free 4 oz. pour of your favorite brew at Footbridge Brewery! 
  • Boothbay Region Amateur Radio Station – Join members of the N1MHC Ham radio team to learn about the fascinating world of amateur radio and send a message to a friend anywhere in the world!

Plus, we’ll have lawn games and raffles throughout the day! Our generous sponsors are Friends of the Library Used Book Store & Footbridge Brewery.

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Focus on the Past

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and BHML has always been picture perfect!

For close to 100 years, people have been creating memories, reading stories, and accessing essential resources at this very spot. We love seeing photos and artistic renderings illustrating the myriad of ways people continue to enjoy this wonderful community space. 

During the month of September, we welcome you to share YOUR favorite photo(s) that you have captured on library grounds. Maybe it is a picture of the Halloween Parade, or a Booktoberfest event, or one of our Summer music events – we want to see them all! 

E-mail your pictures to us now at marketing@bbhlibrary.org

Girls Who Code

Girls who code bannerWednesdays starting October 4,  4:15–5:15 p.m.

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 is led by two awesome volunteers who are Bigelow scientists by day, girls who code by night!

Registration is required. Register online at bbhlibrary.org/after-school-clubs or by calling the library at 207-633-3112.

Hearts of Hope

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Wednesday, September 13, 3:00- 5:00 p.m.

Drop in to paint a Heart of Hope for a Maine veteran. It takes approximately 30 minutes to paint a heart, write your message of Hope and give a tangible creation of love to our Maine veterans returning from their Honor flight from Washington DC.

We’ll provide the hearts, paint, and all the other supplies needed to complete your project. Hearts will be provided on a first-come basis, until they are all painted.

Learn more about Hearts of Hope at ourheartsofhope.org and upcoming Honor Flights for Maine Veterans at honorflightmaine.org.

Set for Success

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Thursday August 31, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Come and visit our Boothbay Region Memorial Library table in the BRES gym at this year’s Set for Success event. We’ll be giving away bookmarks, free used book store vouchers, exciting upcoming fall program info and much more!

Stitch Craft

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Weekly Drop-in Every Thursday from 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Get crafty and socialize with other fiber arts enthusiasts at this weekly get together! Bring your own small handwork to the circle including quilting, cross stitching, needlepoint work and other small projects. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

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Elaine Ricci is a lifelong crafter. “This is something I have been enjoying since I was a little girl” she says “ and I will be doing it for the rest of my life, no doubt.  It is my hobby, my relaxation, a way to still my mind when the rattle of life becomes too loud, and most of all, it has become a way to bring people together and unite over a common interest.”

Ricci has been meeting with a group of like minded crafters under the banner of “Stitch Craft” every Thursday at 2:00 p.m  in the great room in the library for the past 6 months. “We have a dedicated group of 6-8 ladies, who have been coming regularly. They each bring their own projects and we work on everything from knitting, crochet, quilting to felting – anything goes!” Between us, we have a lot of experience and although this is not a class, we could probably talk someone through a project if they were stuck. 

Ricci moved to the area 5 years ago, and  ran a similar group in Rhode Island for many years. “I had been missing this sense of creative community since we moved here” Ricci continued, “especially during the Pandemic, so once it was over I thought – now would be the perfect time to do this here. Even if you don’t yet have a project, but have an interest, Ricci encourages interested parties to come along and meet the group. “This is as much about companionship and an opportunity to get together with like minded people, as it is about the craft itself.”

Crafts can be very solitary practices, but they don’t have to be, they can be social too. It has also been acknowledged in recent years that crafting has also shown to improve mental agility, improves both gross and fine motor movements, and also decreases cognitive decline. It has even been shown to be a natural antidepressant!

“When I’m stitching something, I have to focus on what I’m doing, so I forget all  the other worries that are going on in the world, which is a very good thing. It is like a meditative state that enables you to clean the slate and empty your mind of all the unnecessary clutter. ” 

“Creativity is the use of the imagination in the production of an artistic work.”  

Lego & Gaming Clubs

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Wednesdays from 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Power up and make friends after school!

Lego Club for 1st-3rd graders* – We provide the LEGO, you provide the imagination! Get creative and build anything you choose or tackle Jen’s Lego Challenge of the day.
Note: Lego Club has reached capacity. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Jen at youth@bbhlibrary.org.

Gaming Club for 3rd-5th graders* – Join your friends at the library for an hour of gaming. Bring your own device or use one of ours.

*New this year: 3rd graders may choose to join Lego Club OR Gaming Club.

 

Space is limited! Pre-registration is required. Register using the form below or by calling the library at 207-633-3112 and a staff member will help you sign up over the phone.

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Join your friends at the library for an hour of LEGO, gaming or coding fun!

Club choice:(Required)
New: 3rd graders may choose to join LEGO club OR Gaming Club. Note: Lego Club has reached capacity. Please submit this form or email Jen at youth@bbhlibrary.org to add your name to the wait list.
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I give permission for my child’s name and/or photo to appear in library sponsored publications, library social media pages, newspaper articles, library website, and/or in other communications related to the mission of Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library.