DIGITAL "PETTING ZOO" RETURNS!
JOIN US FOR A DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS DEMONSTRATION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4 FROM 10AM-2PM.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our Centennial Celebration, Library Trustee and Park volunteer, Mke Hays will discussion Volunteerism in Acadia National Park on Thursday, June 9 at 5:30pm. Please join us.
Students in Kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grades will visit the library this May for story hour and craft related to our Summer Reading Program. This summer our participants will be "Buoyed by Reading." Each reader will have a boat with their name displayed on our walls. For each book they read, they will add a buoy to the waters with their personalized colors and the title of their book. Readers will also get to choose a local treat each week when they report on their reading.
All ages may participate. Come to the library to sign up and design your buoy!
BHML will exhibit works by local artist Katrina Spofford in May and June. We will celebrate Katrina with a reception on Thursday, May 12th from 4:30-6 and Katrina will speak briefly at the event about her work. Katrina works with various media, including pottery, metal, stained glass, and paint.
On Tuesday, July 19th at 7pm, Gary Lawless (of Blackberry Books and publisher of Moore's works) will discuss "Ruth Moore's Literary and Cultural Legacy in Maine."
On Thursday, July 21st at 7pm, we will celebrate the anniversary of Moore's birthday with a lecture and discussion of Spoonhandle by Carey Donovan. Ms. Donovan reconstructs Moore's life in the context of this novel through her letters and the history of Gott Island. We will serve cake and refreshments.
On Friday, July 23rd at 7pm, we will show Deep Waters, the 1948 Hollywood movie adaptation of Spoonhandle. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.
New book shares stories of MDI boatbuilders
Over the course of a year, Bass Harbor writer Laurie Schreiber interviewed children and grandchildren of early- to mid-20th century Mount Desert Island boatbuilders of note, including Lennox “Bink” Sargent, Sim Davis, Chester Clement, brothers Frank, Ulysses, Chauncey, Roy, and Pearl Rich, partners Raymond Bunker and Ralph Ellis, Henry Hinckley, Cliff Rich and his sons Ronald, Roger, and Bobby Rich, and Farnham Butler. She also talked at length with boatbuilders Chummy Rich and Rich Helmke, Ralph Stanley and Richard Stanley, Steve Spurling, Hank Hinckley, Jarvis Newman, and others; and she dug into previous recorded interviews and old photos and documents dating back a century and made available by families, historical societies, and libraries.
Schreiber evokes the tales of these builders within the context of family and community and the good humor of pithy quotes, in her new book, Boatbuilders on Mount Desert Island.
Schreiber will share the tale of her rambles from boat shops to kitchen tables to archives, with a slide presentation of old photos that go beyond those included in the book. The presentation is scheduled for May 5, 6:30 p.m., at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library.
Books will be available for sale, for $20 by cash or check.
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 email@example.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).
Bass Harbor Memorial Library Art and Nature Camp
For children ages 7 to 11.
Natural Wonders, Views and Vistas
Campers will explore the great outdoor wonders of Acadia and MDI. From their inspiration they will create works of art and craft, with the guidance of guest artists. Camp will run Monday July 25 to Friday July 29, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Art Show and Closing Celebration will be July 29, 6:30 P.M.
From Pushkin, to Balzac, and next to Ben Hecht, our short story group with Anne Marie Vickers Quinn is getting treated to some really special selections. Our next meeting is this coming Tuesday, March 15 from 12:30-2:30. Contact Clara Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the stories and come join our discussion.
Join us on Thursday, March 24 from 4:30-6 to celebrate the works of 16 area artists. The theme is "A Passion for Acadia," in keeping with the park centennial celebration and the month is March--Women's History Month!