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Empire Falls

Filmed in Maine !

Join us .. Saturday
May 2, 2015
6:30 PM

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Sign up for Summer Art and Nature Camp

posted Apr 25, 2015, 9:49 AM by BHML Librarian

Spots are filling up for our popular Art and Nature Camp, running July 27-31 this year. 12 participants, ages 6-12, will spend mornings from 9am-noon with Kathie Pratt taking inspiration from the natural world for their artistic creations. The cost is $75. Please call the library to reserve a place (244-3798).

Call for Volunteers!

posted Apr 25, 2015, 6:49 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Apr 25, 2015, 9:53 PM by Elaine Eaton ]

Many hands make light work. The Library welcomes yours! 

Please sign up in our Friends of the Library side bar (to the left). You can also pick up a form at the library with a long list of activities you might be interested in helping with at BHML. 

We are looking for gardeners, substitutes, help processing books, book fair help, and more!

Empire Falls Movie Night

posted Apr 25, 2015, 6:44 AM by BHML Librarian

The Bass Harbor Memorial Library continues its film series on movies filmed in Maine. On Sat. May 2 @6:30 p.m. and Sat., May 9 @ 6:30 p.m. we will be showing the 2005 HBO miniseries Empire Falls which is based on Richard Russo's novel of the same name. We will view the full 8 episodes during these two evenings.  Empire Falls was filmed in Skowhegan, Waterville, Winslow, Lincolnville and Kennebunkport, Maine. It stars Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ed Harris, Helen Hunt and Philip Seymour Hoffman.  

Our monthly film series of movies made in Maine will resume in October. The line-up for next year includes locally filmed, The Storm of the Century, locally filmed Cider House RulesThe Man Without a FaceIn the Bedroom, and From Stump to Ship.

My Grandmothers' Journeys

posted Mar 10, 2015, 1:40 PM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 1:41 PM ]

My Grandmothers' Journeys

There will be a presentation in honor of Women's History Month at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Monday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.  In accord with this year's theme of "Journeys", Library Trustee Carey Donovan will present stories of her grandmother, great-grandmother, and step-great-grandmother all of whom served as missionaries in remote parts of India during a period from 1883 to 1951. The program will include readings from family letters and diaries, family photos, and information about the regions of India in which they lived and worked.  The public is invited to attend this event which is sponsored by the Bass Harbor Memorial Library and the Tremont Historical Society.

Art Reception, Thursday, April 19th, 4:30-6

posted Mar 10, 2015, 1:27 PM by BHML Librarian

The library is celebrating women artists this month with an exhibit of local talent. Participants have contributed works that speak to the experience of traveling, journeying, and growth. Artist Kathi Pratt represents the Trail of Tears, the westward journeys of pioneer women, and the Underground Railroad in an interactive display. Nancy Hamblen meditates on the journey of sea glass. Becca Paine and Priscilla Keene interpret places they have travelled. Jean Forbes compares two works to portray her journey as an artist. And Carey Donovan displays images and text from her family's years as missionaries in India. 

Join us for a reception for these and other artists at the library on Thursday, March 19th from 4:40-6. 

Deep Waters Movie Viewing

posted Mar 10, 2015, 1:24 PM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 1:25 PM ]

On Saturday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m., The Bass Harbor Memorial Library will show the film, Deep Waters. This movie is the 3rd in our monthly film series, Movies Filmed in Maine.  Deep Waters, filmed on Vinal Haven in 1948, is based on the novel Spoonhandle by Tremont author Ruth Moore.  It stars Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Anne Revere, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley and Cesar Romero.

In honor of Womens' History Month and the theme of Journeys, this movie represents the journeys of Ruth Moore, Tremont's most celebrated author.  
Ms. Moore was born and raised on Gott's Island, Maine, but spent the first part of her adult life working in New York City and California.  Selling the movie rights for Spoonhandle, allowed her to return home and spend the remainder of her adult life living and writing in Bass Harbor.  

Call to Artists for Women's History Month Exhibit

posted Feb 21, 2015, 9:40 AM by BHML Librarian

BHML is celebrating Women's History Month with an exhibit of artwork that speaks to this year's island-wide theme of "Journeys." Please contact the library (244-3798 or librarian@bassharborlibrary.com) if you would like to contribute a piece. Submissions are welcome through March 3rd.

"Privacy in the Digital Age" video and discussion event

posted Feb 21, 2015, 9:37 AM by BHML Librarian

"Great Decisions 2015" will continue at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library this Monday, February 23 at 5pm. The topic this week is "Privacy in the Digital Age" and participants are encouraged to collect study guides at Southwest Harbor Public Library or the Bass Harbor Memorial Library if they would like to complete the readings. Each program begins with a video presentation followed by a discussion. 

For more information, call SWHPL at 244-7065 or BHML at 244-3792.

Made in Maine Monthly Movie Series--Peyton Place

posted Feb 11, 2015, 3:15 PM by BHML Librarian

We will continue our Made In Maine Monthly Film Series with Peyton Place on Saturday, February 28 at 6:30pm.

Peyton Place was filmed in Camden Maine in 1957.  This is a classic starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange and has Lorne Greene in a supporting role.  This film is based on Grace Metalious' 1956 novel of the same name.  It was the 2nd highest grossing movie of 1958 and was nominated for 9 academy awards although it didn't win in any category.  The content is not suitable for children.

The snow date for the movie will be shown on Sunday, March 1 @ 6:30 p.m.

GREAT DECISIONS Foreign Policy Program

posted Feb 11, 2015, 3:11 PM by BHML Librarian

After a very successful 2014 launch, the Southwest Harbor Public Library and the Bass Harbor Memorial Library have scheduled “Great Decisions 2015” to begin on Monday February 2. Eight sessions are scheduled, beginning at the Southwest Harbor Public Library and alternating between library locations. Each session, covering a different topic, will be discussed by the program participants. Participants will receive study guides for each session and a video presentation will precede each discussion. “Collaboration and cooperation are critical values for libraries now and in the future, especially as closely associated as our two libraries are.” said Spencer Ervin, Chair of the Bass Harbor Memorial Library. “Our libraries have cooperated very successfully in a number of important programs including Children’s Summer Story Camp and Women’s History Month.” said Charles Stanhope, Chair of the Southwest Harbor Public Library, “This continues that tradition.”

The programs for the 2015 session are: Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century and Brazil in Metamorphosis. “The 2014 program engaged a group with a wide variety of experiences and viewpoints.” said Mike Hays, the Great Decisions Program Coordinator, “A great mixture of ages and backgrounds helped inform lively and thought provoking observations. I think this year’s program will be even better.”

The program is free to all but pre-registration is required to ensure that participants have their study guides. Participants may register or get more information in person at the Southwest Harbor Public Library or the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, by calling the libraries at 244-7065 or 244-3792 or by sending email to: circulation@swharbor.lib.me.us

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