Clara Baker, Library Director
Amanda Crafts, Librarian Assistant
89 Bernard Road
PO Box 99
Bernard, Maine 04612-0099
Tues. and Thurs. 1 - 7
Wed. and Sat. 9 - 1
We are accepting books for our book fair in August. This annual event brings together our community, distributes good reads, offers white elephant treasures, yummy food, and musical entertainment. The library purchases new books with the money from this popular event.
We are accepting book donations--drop off or leave them during library hours. We look forward to seeing you at the fair!
Tremont's Charly Weir will exhibit new work in August. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, August 7 from 4:40-6pm.
The Tremont Historical Society meets monthly at BHML on the second monday of each month; the organization delivers lectures on the fourth Monday of each month.
Monday, June 23, 7pm Meredith Hutchins will talk about Tremont homes
Monday, July 28, 7pm Nat Fenton will discuss Abraham Lincoln
Monday, August 25, 7pm the subject will be the Bass Harbor Lighthouse
Judy Taylor's oil paintings grace our walls this month. Among other works, view her beautiful depiction of the Algerine Coast in Seal Cove--a new acquisition in the library's permanent collection, recently given to the library in memory of Christina Baker.
Join us during Vacation Week, on Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24 for children's movies. There will be one showing each day at 4pm. Attendees will help with film selection.
REACH FOR THE SKY! STARS AND PLANETS
For ages 5-12
Summer Story Camp is a free program of the Southwest Harbor Library offered at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library for the week of July 7-11 from 9am-noon. Based on a weekly theme, each child will create an art project, a hand-made journal and collaborate on writing pieces. Special guests visit the camp with science, music, and art projects that tie into the week's theme. On Friday, camp ends with a gathering of campers and families to celebrate the week's accomplishments.
Call (207) 244-7065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about session availability and for more information.
ADVENTURES IN BOTANY: LUSH LEAVES, BRILLIANT BLOOMS
For children ages 7-10.
Campers will explore the botanical treasures of our island's fleeting summer, and create related artwork with guidance of guest artists and naturalists. Camp will run Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 from 9am-noon. An art show and closing celebration will be Aug. 1 at 6:30pm.
Contact Kathie Pratt, Camp Director, at 244-0558, email@example.com or the library.
Ruth Grierson and Lynn Lepley-Boschert presented a talk and slide show on birds on Thursday, April 3 to a full house, including library trustees who thanked Ruth for her many years of service to the library board. Ruth is conserving her time to indulge her first love, playing her violin. Ruth will continue to accompany our art openings and annual book fair with her beautiful music.
The library hosted several well-attended events in March. Early in the month, Candace Stover led a creative writing workshop in which participants thought about their relationships with their grandmothers. Attendees raved about this experience and the work that emerged from the workshop.
Our artist reception for the Grandmother-themed Women's History Month exhibit was cancelled due to the weather, but several artists talked about their works at an Historical Society event entitled "Memories of Grandmothers" on Monday, March 24. Kathie Pratt, Amanda Crafts, and Linda Fernandez, in particular, recounted memories and shared their art.
Bestselling author Christina Baker Kline discussed her journey this past year as her novel, Orphan Train, has risen to wide acclaim. Kline signed copies of her novel at the March 20th event and talked about her next project, entitled Christina's World.
Kindergarteners from the Tremont School visited the library with their teachers on March 27 and learned about the history and resources of BHML. They viewed the exhibit of art about grandmothers, listened to a story about a grandmother, and thought about their own grandmothers as they drew with pastels.