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Bass Harbor Memorial Library
89 Bernard Rd., P.O. BOX 99, Bernard, ME 04612
(207) 244-3798
librarian@bassharborlibrary.com



~ON OUR WALLS~
April 18-June 1
Jean Forbes 
Beech Cliff Blueberries 
Jean's show will feature recent paintings in watercolors, oils, and gouache. An opening reception will be held at the library in Bernard on Thursday, May 4 from 5-7pm, featuring guitarist Andrew Trepanier. Light refreshments will be served. 
Spring Clean-up Volunteers Needed!
Friday, May 12 9am-noon
Call 244-3798 to sign up!




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May 12, 9-noon
Library Spring Clean
Help us wash the winter off the Library and get the building and grounds ready for summer. Volunteers needed!

May 13, 1-3pm
Seasons Series, Lynn Havsall: Spring Wildflowers
Learn to identify MDI's spring wildflowers with naturalist Lynn Havsall. Each season Lynn will open your eyes to the wonder of the natural world surrounding us in Maine. 



CloudLibrary
The new download library, CloudLibrary is up and running! Click HERE to download audio and ebooks

Sign up for the Library's 
Art & Nature Camp!
This year's theme is "Simple Gifts"
Click here for more information 
or to register, or call 244-3798.


~UPCOMING EVENTS~

April 28, 5:30-7
continuing May 5 & May 19
Mother's Social Night
Motherhood is one of the hardest as well as the most rewarding times of many women's lives. We all need the social time with other moms to get through it! Relax and unwind by the fireplace and share your experiences with people who will listen and relate! Through this process we can build a support network for each other. Bring yourself, and if able, food and/or drink to share. Kids welcome if childcare is needed. We hope to see you there!



May 4, 5-7pm
Art Opening: Jean Forbes
Join us for an evening with Jean Forbes and celebrate her spring art show at the library. Light refreshments with be served and entertainment provided.

May 6, 10:30am
and every 1st and 3rd Saturday
PreK Storytime
Join Amanda on the first and third Saturday of every month for a read-aloud storytime geared toward pre K children. Older siblings welcome.


May 11, 10-11am
Solarize MDI: Coffee and Information
Join A Climate to Thrive for a coffee and information session about their program, Solarize MDI. Learn more about getting solar electricity through a bulk purchase and financing program and ask question about how you can go solar in Tremont.  

 

~Coming Soon~
check out our calendar of events for more information


June
Tremont School Student Artwork and Reception

Bass Harbor Boat Races Pancake Breakfast

July
E.B. White Discussion
Ruth Moore Days
Artist Ed Wood

August
Annual Book and White Elephant Sale, Raffle and Pancake Breakfast

Christina Baker Kline


~Library News~


Autographed Books 
for Sale!
Autographed copies of Melissa Sweet's "Some Writer!" will be available for purchase at the Library for $18.99. We have several other new titles for sale as well, so stop by for some easy gifts!





Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for more volunteers to help us in the library and at special events. Contact us at 244-3798 for more information or sign up HERE.







New Books at the Library, November/December 2016

posted Dec 27, 2016, 11:12 AM by BHML Librarian

Nonfiction
The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks / Williams, Terry Tempest
The accidental life : an editor's notes on writing and writers / McDonell, Terry
Maine's remarkable women : daughters, wives, sisters, and mothers who shaped history /Kennedy, Kate
Paradise lust : searching for the Garden of Eden / Wilensky-Lanford, Brook
Ranger confidential : living, working, and dying in the national parks / Lankford, Andrea
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets / Aleksievich, Svetlana
Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war / Macintyre, Ben
Brilliant beacons : a history of the American lighthouse / Dolin, Eric Jay
On my own /Rehm, Diane
The French chef in America : Julia Child's second act / Prud'homme, Alex
Appetites / Bourdain, Anthony
Born to run / Springsteen, Bruce
Maine on glass : the early twentieth century in glass plate photography / Bunting, William Henry

Juvenile Fiction
The kinfolk / Morgan, Genevieve
Chantarelle / Morgan, Genevieve

Fiction
Kill or be killed : thrillers / Patterson, James
Swing time / Smith, Zadie
Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel / Millet, Lydia
Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis / Rice, Anne
News of the world : a novel / Jiles, Paulette
Two by two / Sparks, Nicholas
Razor girl / Hiaasen, Carl
Home / Coben, Harlan
The unseen world / Moore, Liz
The mistletoe murder : and other stories / James, P. D.
The whistler / Grisham, John
Night school / Child, Lee
Small great things : a novel / Picoult, Jodi
The chemist / Meyer, Stephenie
Alice & Oliver : a novel / Bock, Charles
Twisted threads / Wait, Lea
Thread and gone / Wait, Lea


Children's Picture Books
Maps / Mizieliska, Aleksandra 
Shy / Freedman, Deborah 
The darkest dark / Hadfield, Chris 
Animals by the numbers : a book of infographics /Steve Jenkins. 
My twelve Maine Christmas days /Ulmer, Wendy K

Halloween

posted Oct 11, 2016, 11:50 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

The Library will be open for Trick or Treating, Oct 31, 5-8 p.m.  Each trick or treater will have the opportunity to pick out a book to keep.  We will have some refreshments as well.  Come join us for a a fun and spooky evening at the library.
The library will be decorated with art work produced by Tremont School 5th and 6th graders - on the theme of farm animals and Charlotte's Web.  Come and see their work!

Nature's Gifts: Our National Parks

posted Oct 11, 2016, 11:44 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 10:01 AM ]


Monday, October 24, 7 p.m. - This is an Historical Society program with Bob Thayer.  The program will include photographs.  The program will be held at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library.  All are welcome.

Ginny Lane - Artist's Reception Thurs. Sept 15, 5:30-7:00

posted Aug 30, 2016, 1:40 PM by BHML Librarian

Ginny Lane is a local artist - very local - she lives across the street from the Bass Harbor Memorial Library. You can visit her gallery in her home at 82 Bernard Rd. Ginny is known for her colorful paintings of local scenes. We will be showing her paintings at the library during the month of September. Come and join us at a reception for her on Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30-7:00, at the Library.  Refreshments will be served.

August: Roxanne Scherer On Our Walls

posted Jul 20, 2016, 8:39 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 9:03 AM ]

Pencil and Card Making Acadia-Themed Event with Roxanne
Thursday, August 25, 6-8 p.m. - for Teenagers and Adults.

One of the reasons I live in this area is Acadia National park-its beauty and resources.My work reflects the national park in the studies of the Acadia Mountains and also my paintings of different types of trees. The paintings of the houses of my neighbors reflect the effects of climate and the wear and tear of living near the ocean.I work in a variety of media including pastel, colored pencil, and acrylic.  Workshop on 
Aug 25 using colored pencils.  We will learn about some of the technique involved in the media such as burnishing and blending. We will create cards to Acadia in this media and put it on a website for the national Park.

Ruth Moore Days 2016

posted Jun 16, 2016, 8:24 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 12:52 PM ]

     Ruth Moore Days 2016

 Tuesday, July 19th, 7pm         Moore’s Literary Legacy        

Gary Lawless (of Blackberry Books and publisher of Moore's works) will discuss "Ruth Moore's Literary and Cultural Legacy in Maine."

 Thursday, July 21st, 7pm         Birthday and Book Discussion

BHML celebrates the anniversary of Moore's birthday with a lecture and discussion of Spoonhandle by Carey Donovan. Cake and refreshments will be served. Spoonhandle copies available for purchase ($10).

 Friday, July 22rd, 7pm                  Deep Waters Viewing

BHML will show Deep Waters, the 1948 Hollywood movie adaptation of Spoonhandle. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. 

Downloadable Demonstration and Petting Zoo

posted Jun 16, 2016, 8:22 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 9:21 AM ]

Bass Harbor Memorial Library recently joined MaineInfoNet, a free resource that allows patrons to download audiobooks and eBooks from their home devices. On Thursday, June 23rd from 5-7pm Kate McMullen will demonstrate how to use the service at BHML. Kate McMullen is the Assistant Director at the Southwest Harbor Library and a Maine State Library "Tech Ninja" regional consultant. The Bass Harbor Memorial Library will have the Maine State Library's "Technology Petting Zoo" until July 9th so that patrons can explore a range of electronic devices that might best suit their needs. 

The librarians at Bass Harbor Memorial Library will also be available to help patrons access the Download Library during library hours (Tues & Wed 10-5; Thurs 10-8; Sat 10-2).

Downloadable Books Available!

posted Jun 8, 2016, 12:03 PM by BHML Librarian

We have recently joined MaineInfoNet and this resource is free to you with an account at Bass Harbor Memorial Library. You can now download audiobooks and eBooks from your home devices at any time. 

To start using the system, you will need to access  http://download.maineinfonet.org, hit "sign in" in the top right corner, and type in Bass Harbor Memorial Library. It will then ask you for your account number with our library. We do not assign patrons physical cards, so you would not have this information. Please email us at librarian@bassharborlibrary.com if you would like your account number to begin downloading materials. 

OverDrive Marketplace provides a tutorial for public library users at Learning Center. The brief video is very helpful for patrons who are unfamiliar with this service. 

The librarians at Bass Harbor Memorial Library are also available to help patrons access the Download Library during library hours (Tues & Wed 10-5; Thurs 10-8; Sat 10-2).

On Our Walls in July: Keri Kimura

posted Jun 8, 2016, 12:01 PM by BHML Librarian

Southwest Harbor resident, Keri Kimura, will exhibit her painting at BHML for the month of July. There will be a reception for Keri on Thursday, July 7 from 4:30-6. 

On the Trail of Volunteers--Talk with Mike Hays

posted Jun 8, 2016, 11:21 AM by BHML Librarian

On Thursday, June 16th at 5pm, Mike Hays will present "If Not Us, Then Who?" about the history of the volunteer effort in Acadia National Park. 

One of the most visible aspects of Acadia National Park are the large numbers of volunteers working on the hiking trails and the carriage roads. But how did this outpouring of enthusiasm develop and how has it changed over time? These and other topics are the subject of the program "If Not Us, Then Who?" presented by Mike Hays, a Volunteer in the Park since 1995, and a Volunteer Crew Leader since 2004. The program presents the volunteer effort within the context of the history of Acadia National Park and the larger American historical perspective.

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