Mon. October 24
7 p.m.

Historical Society Program here
Bob Thayer
"Nature's Gifts: Our National Parks"
Program with Photos

We will be open for 

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


Tremont School
Student Art

Roberta Sprague

What's Happening At The Library

Coming Soon:


Celebrating the life and work of E.B. White

Some Writer by Melissa Sweet
coming out in late October
Stay Tuned!

Our Book Fair
Aug 13 and 14 was a 
Huge Success

Thank you to everyone who contributed!

We made $3800 for the 


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posted Oct 11, 2016, 11:50 AM by BHML Librarian

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!

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posted Oct 11, 2016, 11:44 AM by BHML Librarian

"Nature's Gifts: Our National Parks"
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.

Art & Nature Camp II, ages 11 and up

posted May 12, 2016, 11:01 AM by BHML Librarian

Art & Nature Camp II​
Visions and Vistas for Middle School
June 27-July 1  9:00 to 12:00

For the kid who loved art camp, but is getting older, wants to be with peers, and to do projects with a bit more challenge.  Ages 11 and up, or finishing 5th gr. this spring

Space limited to 12.  Fee for week is $60.  Bring your own snack. Please sign up by contacting Kathie Pratt at school, or 244-0558 or email kpratt@mdirss.org

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