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On Golden Pond

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Deep Waters

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Making of Deep Waters

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Knitting Group

posted Feb 10, 2016, 11:17 AM by BHML Librarian

A small knitting group continues to meet at the library on Fridays from 1-3. Everyone is welcome--beginners and experts, alike. Come join the group for community, instruction, and knitting fun. 

Short Story Group to Read Pushkin

posted Feb 10, 2016, 11:15 AM by BHML Librarian

Short story lovers, join us on Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30 to discuss little-known short story gems! Anne Marie Quin, short story connoiseur, will lead us in conversation about language, meaning, and life. Call the library to receive paper or digital copies of the selections. Next up: Pushkin's "The Queen of Spades" to be considered on Tuesday, February 23rd. 


posted Feb 10, 2016, 10:53 AM by BHML Librarian

Island-wide libraries celebrate Women's History Month with exhibits of artwork. Bass Harbor Memorial Library is participating again and and invites area artists to contribute artwork for the display. This year's theme, in keeping with the Acadia Park Centennial celebration is "A Passion for Acadia." Interpret this as you will!

Art work will be on display through April at BHML and we will celebrate the artists with a reception on Thursday, March 24th at 4:30-6pm

"One Park, One Read" Events at BHML

posted Jan 21, 2016, 11:13 AM by BHML Librarian

Thursday, Feb. 4, 4pm -- Discussion of Spoonhandle led by Carey Donovan

Friday, Feb. 26, 6:30pm -- Deep Waters. Viewing of the 1948 Hollywood movie adaptation of Spoonhandle.

Friday, March 4, 6:30pm -- When Hollywood Came to Vinalhaven: The Making of Deep Waters. Viewing of the documentary about the creation of Deep Waters.

Spoonhandle Discussion--Feb. 4

posted Jan 21, 2016, 11:07 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 11:09 AM ]

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4pm to discuss Ruth Moore's novel, Spoonhandle. Carey Donovan will lead a discussion of the book. Copies are for sale at the library for $10. 

Ruth Moore's Spoonhandle Available for Purchase

posted Jan 7, 2016, 11:37 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Jan 7, 2016, 11:37 AM ]

As part of "One Park, One Read," the island-wide libraries celebration of Acadia National Park's centennial, Bass Harbor Memorial Library will have a discussion of Ruth Moore's novel, Spoonhandle, on Thursday, February 4th from 4-5pm. Bernard resident and long-time Moore reader, Carey Donovan, will lead the discussion of one of Moore's most beloved novels. 

Copies of Spoonhandle (10$) are available for purchase at the library now through February. 

CALL TO ARTISTS--"A Passion for Acadia"

posted Jan 5, 2016, 11:33 AM by BHML Librarian

The Bass Harbor Memorial Library's call for artists for the March 2016 History Project exhibit is open! This year’s theme, “A Passion for Acadia,” celebrates the centennial of Acadia National Park. What does Acadia mean to you? Does Acadia call to mind the person who first showed you the beauty of the place? Is Acadia an idea or concept -- an inner landscape -- which gives you sustenance or inspiration? Is the meaning embodied by a singular moment you experienced within the Park? Whether you find meaning in the place or the spirit of Acadia, we welcome your personal expression and interpretation of this shared treasure.

Participants need not be professional artists -- all are welcome -- and all types of media and crafts are encouraged. As space is limited, one piece per artist may be exhibited. You may exhibit at more than one participating library. 

To register for the Bass Harbor Memorial Library Library Exhibit, please contact Clara Baker or Amanda Crafts, 207-244-3798, librarian@bassharborlibrary.com.

Short Story Series Begins Tuesday, Jan. 19th

posted Jan 5, 2016, 11:03 AM by BHML Librarian

Reading Specialist Anne Marie Vickers Quin will lead a bi-monthly short story group at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library starting on Tuesday, January 19th from 12:30-2:30 and running every other Tuesday through mid-March. Interested participants should register at the library (244-3798 or librarian@bassharborlibrary.com). 

The group will read and discuss literature from around the world by authors such as as Alexander Pushkin, Stefan Zweig, Chen Hsuanyu, Honoré Balzac, Edith Wharton, Samuel Clemens, and James Cain.

Ann Marie Vickers Quin works with students of all ages and reading levels to inspire the love of learning and to enrich the quality of life through the growth of deep thinking. She founded the Reading Consultancy of Maine in 1977 and has lived in Bar Harbor since 1989.

Empire Falls Movie Nights

posted Jan 5, 2016, 11:00 AM by BHML Librarian

The Bass Harbor Memorial Library continues its film series on movies filmed in Maine.  On Friday, January 8 @ 6:30 p.m. and Friday, January 15 @ 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.  

One Maine Christmas Eve Book Event

posted Dec 15, 2015, 1:18 PM by BHML Librarian

Be sure to join us this Sunday, December 20 at 3pm for a reading, signing, and art for kids--all with Douglas Coffin, author of One Maine Christmas Eve.

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