BHML is Curbside/Window Service Only.
Call 207-633-3112 when you arrive or go directly to the window by the book drop.
BHML will reopen on May 26 for in person browsing. Please check back for updates on procedures.

5/17: Grow with Google: Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools and Google

BHML is partnering with Grow with Google (again) to offer free community programs so you can learn how to make the most popular search engine in the world work for you.  Look out for more events like this as we continued to invite the Google down to the Boothbay Region!

Grow with Google: Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools and Google

Monday, May 17 11:00 am to 12:00pm online by virtual webinar – RSVP for this FREE workshop

Are you a small business owner with an online store? Are you thinking about venturing into the world of e-commerce?

Then this workshop is for you!

Join our presenter, Sixcia Devine, in learning how to use E-Commerce Tools and Google to sell things online.

Learn how to sell your products online. We’ll walk through listing your products for free with Google My Business and Merchant Center. And we’ll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

In this workshop, we’ll:
-Discuss the Products tab in Google My Business
-Introduce Google Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free account and a product feed
-Show you set up an E-Commerce website using Shopify

RSVP for this FREE workshop

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is National Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We recognize all of the amazing Asian-American and Pacific Islander authors who add their unique voices to the world of American Literature.

To celebrate, we’ve put together a bookshelf with some choice titles from our BHML collection by Asian-American and Pacific Islander authors. Check them out (pun intended)!

My Year Abroad
Gold Diggers
Speak, Okinawa
A Tale for the Time Being
On Earth We
The Sympathizer
A Different Pond
The Lowland
Kinder Than Solitude
Little Fires Everywhere
Rich People Problems
The English Patient
Goodbye, Vitamin
The Island of Sea Women
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
Total Meditation
To All the Boys I
The Kite Runner
The Midnight Library
The Bad Muslim Discount
A Place for Us

Message from LincolnHealth

A message from LincolnHealth about the recent uptick in positive COVID-19 tests:


Lincoln Health

Help Us Spread the Word About Vaccine Availability

We are writing to you after an extremely busy week of COVID-19 testing at LincolnHealth. Unfortunately, we have experienced a record-setting week of positive COVID test results (36 cases overall).

The common thread tying these cases together is the lack of vaccination in those who tested positive. It has become crystal clear that this vaccine works, and for the health of all concerned, we need your help in encouraging all eligible Lincoln County residents to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Our COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Boothbay Region YMCA has been doing great work, with more than 20,000 overall doses delivered to those age 18 and up since late January. Unlike the early days of vaccination when vaccine demand far exceeded supply, we’ve seen an increase in open appointment slots and a high number of patient cancelations and no-shows. This is not unique to Lincoln County – all MaineHealth clinics have available appointments this week.

On behalf of our vaccination team, we ask you to help spread the word about the availability of scheduled vaccination appointments as well as walk-in opportunities.

The best way for people to make an appointment remains visiting where they can choose the best time and location across the MaineHealth system to get the vaccine. At this time, there are no waitlists. Those who are uncomfortable using the internet can call 1-877-780-7545.

Those age 16-18 can get an appointment at the MidCoast Hospital clinic in Brunswick by clicking here, as it is the only clinic nearby administering the Pfizer vaccine recommended for this age group.

The clinic at the Boothbay Region Y now offers walk-in appointments Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. In addition, walk-ins are also available Wednesday, May 5, from 4:15 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. On Friday, May 14 the clinic will close at 11:45 a.m.

People must be over age 18 and should bring a photo ID and an insurance card if they have one. There is no charge for the vaccine. We also are working with local agencies to provide free transportation to assure getting to the clinic is not a barrier. To schedule a ride, people should call 207-633-1915 or email

We know the best chance to put COVID-19 in our rear-view mirror is to increase the number of people who are fully vaccinated. While the results in Maine are better than most states, we still have some work to do.

Thank you in advance for your partnership and support.


Tim Fox, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Cindy Wade, RN, MHA

6/5: Plant Sale

Plant Sale

BHML Plant Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, June 5 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Turn all of your plant dreams into a reality at the BHML Plant Sale! We missed you in 2020, but we’re back to make sure you have all the plants your heart desires. Join us on the library lawn for a day of fun, sun, and plants for everyone! We’ll have annuals, perennials, and house plants galore for you to add to your garden collection.

Plus, you will have the chance to bid on amazing things at our silent auction! More information about the auction and a preview of auction items to come.

Your best gardening hat and most floral attire will be encouraged! All CDC Covid-19 guidelines including masks for all attendees and social distancing guidelines will be required.

Check back as we will have more updates about our silent auction and the plants available for sale.

Donate plants to the plants sale!

BHML gratefully accepts annuals, perennials, and house plants to sell at our sale. To donate to the plant sale, please hold on to your plants until June, and drop them off at the library on June 4! Any questions call Sue 350-3127.


All proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit the library, which benefits the community!

Earth Day Observed: 4/22!

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day. While we will celebrate with Earth Day Fest this Saturday, April 24, we wanted to mark the official holiday in true library fashion: with an Earth Day bookshelf!

Check out our mini list of books available at BHML on topics ranging from mitigating climate change, to intimate portraits of some of Earth’s creatures, to rediscovering our amazing planet, and more.  Want more information on the environment, environmental justice, climate change, or natural resources?  Just ask a librarian!

Grab one of these great books this Saturday at Earth Day Fest! Find more information about the event here.

The Soul of an Octopus
All We Can Save
Red alert! : saving the planet with indigenous knowledge
The Curious World of Seaweed
Eco Barons
Down from the Mountain
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Thus Spoke the Plant
Why Fish Don
The Water Will Come
A Walking Life
The Weather Detective
The Rise of Wolf 8
A Walk in the Woods
The Secret Life of Lobsters
The Uninhabitable Earth

5/1: Author Talk: Peter Ilgenfritz “Testing the Wind”

Testing the Wind book cover

Missed the event? Follow the link to view the recording:


Author Talk: Peter Ilgenfritz “Testing the Wind”

Saturday, May 1 at 10:00am via Zoom

Join BHML for our next virtual Author Talk featuring local author (and BHML patron!) Peter Ilgenfritz. He will discuss his new book, Testing the Wind (published April 14).

Peter IlgenfritzFor 33 years, Peter Ilgenfritz has served as a pastor in the United Church of Christ. A native of Massachusetts, he served for 25 years as pastor at University Congregational Church in Seattle before following a call to walk with others through times of change and transition. Peter is a member of Chobo-Ji, a Rinzai Zen community in Seattle and a graduate of Colgate University and Yale Divinity School.  Peter loves running, biking, conversations and writing. His book of poetry, Setting Sail, is available through Lulu Press. For more information on his ministry of coaching, spiritual accompaniment and retreat leadership contact him at or through his website,  Peter currently serves as interim pastor at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 

This author talk is FREE and open to the public. Register for the event»

Book description: There are journeys in life we would never choose to take, but we do so anyway, because we know that our lives depend on our taking them. In a tippy little boat, on a tiny lake in downtown Seattle, I learned to sail. I discovered a practice that helped me let go of the life I had and discover a new life I’d never imagined. Along the way, I crashed into waves of grief and despair but did not drown. I was tossed by anxiety but did not die. Instead, I discovered parts of myself I’d never dared to embrace. Eventually, I learned what was on the other side of letting go

4/25: Midcoast Literacy Reader’s Theatre

Midcoast Literacy Reader’s Theater

Sunday, April 25 at 4:00pm via Zoom

Get ready to enjoy storybooks in a whole new way! Midcoast Literacy is putting on its second FREE, live Readers Theater production. It will feature local, professional actors reading Doctor DeSoto by William Steig and Today I Will Fly! by Mo Willems. Due to COVID restrictions, the event will be held over Zoom. Viewers will need an online performance link which you can get by going to or by contacting Midcoast Literacy at  

The event will feature actors performing all the parts in the two books over Zoom, using fun voices and entertaining expressions to immerse the audience in two classic children’s stories. In Doctor DeSoto, a mouse dentist and his wife agree to treat a dangerous fox with a toothache—but can they trick him into not eating them once the ache has been cured? In Today I Will Fly!, Piggie tells her best friend Gerald the Elephant that she’s going to fly, only to be met by his skepticism, until she gets some unexpected and hilarious help with her dream.

Donations will be accepted to support Midcoast Literacy’s Read Together program which provides free, one-on-one tutoring for students ages 6-14 who are reading below grade level. To RSVP for this one-time-only show, you must register in advance through 

Midcoast Literacy is a non-profit organization based in Bath that has been providing free literacy programs to people of all ages in Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and northern Cumberland counties for 50 years. Through a wide range of Family Literacy and Adult Literacy programs, the dedicated staff and volunteers strive to help children and adults develop their literacy skills, so they can succeed through all stages of life.  

4/30: Grow with Google

Grow with Google: Reach Customers Online with Google

Friday, April 30, Noon to 1:00 PM online by virtual webinar

BHML is partnering with Grow with Google to help our community learn digital skills!

Join our presenter, Sixcia Devine, in learning how you can use Google tools to help increase your business’s visibility online.

This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve your website’s visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more.

In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results on all devices
  • Creating a free Google My Business listing
  • Advertising your business on Google

RSVP for this FREE workshop

4/14: MOBA: Dopplehangers

Museum of Bad Art: Dopplehangers

Museum of Bad Art: Dopplehangers

Wednesday, April 14 at 6pm via Zoom

Join us for an evening filled with laughter and art!

Michael Frank, curator of the Museum of Bad Art, will present this virtual exhibit through Zoom and in collaboration with 7 regional libraries (Boothbay Harbor Library, Gibbs Library, Hope Library, Liberty Library, Vose Library, and Waldoboro Library).

This event is FREE and takes place virtually via Zoom. Please email prior to 3pm on the day of the event to register.

For more information, call the Vose Library at 207-785-4733.

4/24: Earth Day Fest 2021

Earth Day Fest

Don your most earth-friendly mask and join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun on the library lawn!

Earth Day Fest

Saturday, April 24, 2021
10a.m. til 1p.m.

Browse through our used books sale, grab a take-home art project and join our co-sponsors for information about their organizations and activities.

There will be plenty of space to socially distance, but for Earth Day Fest, we’ll call it fresh air space! Prizes for best earth-themed face masks.

We will be joined by co-sponsors Boothbay Sea and Science Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Lincoln County Gleaners, Maine Community Solar, Merrymeeting Audubon, The Maine Monitor and Plastic Free Peninsula.

A very special thank you to the Friends of the Library for making our re-used book sale possible:)

Please note there is no rain date for this event. We will post any severe weather-related updates through our Facebook page and on this event page.