Clara Baker, Library Director
Amanda Crafts, Librarian Assistant
89 Bernard Road
PO Box 99
Bernard, Maine 04612-0066
Tues. and Thurs. 1 - 7
Wed. and Sat. 9 - 1
“Living with Our Grandmothers,” a writing workshop designed and facilitated by Candace Stover, will be offered at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Saturday, March 8 from 2-5pm. The workshop will use a variety of exercises to name and explore in words how we remember our grandmothers, where they live or lived and where we find them, and how these memories accompany who we are. Please bring a pen, paper, and if possible a photo of your grandmother. Candace Stover is a writer and teacher who designs independent writing workshops, teaches at College of the Atlantic, and has published several volumes of poetry. She lives on Mount Desert Island. Workshop space limited. To register, please call the library (244-3798).
There will be a group show of work by area artists for the month of March. The theme this year is "Grandmothers" and we will celebrate the artists and their grandmothers at a reception on Thursday, March 13 from 5-6:30. Ruth Grierson will serenade the crowd on her violin with vintage music from the 1890s-1930s.
Janet Strong will give a slide show presentation of her grandmother's haute couture dresses at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Monday, February 17th at 6:30 pm. Ms. Strong discovered a treasure trove of 30 splendid dresses and many beaded scarves, dress-up costumes, and hats in her great grandmothers attic 3 years ago. The family carefully photographed the collection, some of which dated back to 1895, before they donated most of the pieces to a college of fashion in Canada. Ms. Strong kept some of the items of clothing, which will be on display at the library for the event and for the month of March. Come and experience the finery--vintage hand-beaded, hand-stitched brocades, silks, and rich velvet and learn about her grandmother's life in Toronto at the inception of modernity.
We will be having an ongoing book fair during library hours for two weeks this winter. Come choose from a great selection of fiction, cookbooks, travel books, and books on arts and crafts beginning Saturday, January 25. Titles are priced at .50 and $1.
Join us for a word play at the library on Tuesday nights from 6-7pm. All ages welcome.
Maureen Ellerton will discuss her exhilarating (and exhausting) experience hiking and completing the Appalachian Trail this past year. Come hear her story at the library on Thursday, January 16th at 6:30pm.
We are having a pre-holiday Children's Book Sale beginning Saturday, November 9 and ending Saturday November 16. We have lots of children's books to offer already and we are accepting more donations of gently used children's books, puzzles, games, and music. Please drop of books and materials at the library.
The Tremont Historical Society has two events scheduled at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library this month. On Monday, October 14 at 7pm local treasure and Bernard native, Wendell Gilley, will discuss a history of fishing in Tremont. On Monday, October 28 at 7pm, Charlotte Morrill will talk about Historical Documentation and Tremont Homes.
Come check out new works by Margaret Atwood, J.M. Coetzee, Edwidge Danticat, Paul Harding, Carl Hiaasen, Thomas Pynchon, Roxana Robinson, Lisa Scottoline, and many more!
The beautiful work of Bernard-born Theolyn Gilley will grace our walls this fall. Her paintings of buoys and piers, rocks and shells emerge from the joy she experienced as a child in Tremont. Please come see her work and meet the artist at a reception for Theolyn at the library on Tuesday, November 5th. from 4-6.