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Bass Harbor Memorial Library
89 Bernard Rd., P.O. BOX 99, Bernard, ME 04612
(207) 244-3798
librarian@bassharborlibrary.com



~ON OUR WALLS~
January & February
Nancy Diedricksen 
oil on canvas or panel & photographs





~UPCOMING EVENTS~

January 21, 10:30am
(and every 1st and 3rd Saturday)
PreK Storytime
Join Amanda on the first and third Saturday of every month for a read-aloud storytime geared toward pre K children. Older siblings welcome. 


January 28, 1-3pm
Animal Tracking Workshop
In winter snow, animals write their story with every step they take. Lynn Havsall will teach an all-ages workshop on how to identify mammal tracks through slides, prints and casts. Bring a notebook to make your own track field guide. 


February 16, 6pm
Book Discussion: The Story of Charlotte's Web
You are invited to join us in a discussion of the book, "The Story of Charlotte's Web" by Michael Sims. This fascinating biography of E. B. White shows all the different strands of his life that came together to create this classic children's story. It also gives us a very detailed account of a writer's work as it documents the vast amount of research and revision that went into the book. Copies of Michael Sims' book will be on sale, at a discount, at the library.



March 31, 10am to 3:30pm
Free Tax-Aide Day
Free tax-filing services through the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program. This service is free to taxpayers with low and moderate income and is offered in cooperation with the IRS. These trained volunteers help taxpayers receive all applicable tax credits and deductions. All tax help is confidential. Tax help at the Library will be offered in 45 minutes sessions with two tax preparers. Reservations are required. Please call the Library to make an appointment and to verify what you need to bring with you, 244-3798

~Coming Soon~
check out our calendar of events for more information

February
Pre-K Storytime, 1st and 3rd Saturdays with Amanda

"The Story of Charlotte's Web" Discussion with Carey Donovan 

March
Women's History Month 
Art Show, Art Opening, Ancestry.com How-to and much more...

Free Tax Prep Session

April
Artist Jean Forbes on Our Walls


~Library News~

Open Call for Art!

In celebration of Women’s History Month 2017, the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Jesup Memorial Library, Northeast Harbor Library, and Southwest Harbor Public Library will hold art exhibits during March. Registration Deadline is Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The theme for 2017 is "Creating Connections." 

To register at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, call 244-3798, stop by, or email librarian@bassharborlibrary.com.


Autographed Books for Sale!
Autographed copies of Melissa Sweet's "Some Writer!" will be available for purchase at the Library for $18.99. We have several other new titles for sale as well, so stop by for some easy gifts!









Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for more volunteers to help us in the library and at special events. Contact us at 244-3798 for more information or sign up HERE.


New Books at the Library, November/December 2016

posted Dec 27, 2016, 11:12 AM by BHML Librarian

Nonfiction
The hour of land : a personal topography of America's national parks / Williams, Terry Tempest
The accidental life : an editor's notes on writing and writers / McDonell, Terry
Maine's remarkable women : daughters, wives, sisters, and mothers who shaped history /Kennedy, Kate
Paradise lust : searching for the Garden of Eden / Wilensky-Lanford, Brook
Ranger confidential : living, working, and dying in the national parks / Lankford, Andrea
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets / Aleksievich, Svetlana
Rogue heroes : the history of the SAS, Britain's secret special forces unit that sabotaged the Nazis and changed the nature of war / Macintyre, Ben
Brilliant beacons : a history of the American lighthouse / Dolin, Eric Jay
On my own /Rehm, Diane
The French chef in America : Julia Child's second act / Prud'homme, Alex
Appetites / Bourdain, Anthony
Born to run / Springsteen, Bruce
Maine on glass : the early twentieth century in glass plate photography / Bunting, William Henry

Juvenile Fiction
The kinfolk / Morgan, Genevieve
Chantarelle / Morgan, Genevieve

Fiction
Kill or be killed : thrillers / Patterson, James
Swing time / Smith, Zadie
Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel / Millet, Lydia
Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis / Rice, Anne
News of the world : a novel / Jiles, Paulette
Two by two / Sparks, Nicholas
Razor girl / Hiaasen, Carl
Home / Coben, Harlan
The unseen world / Moore, Liz
The mistletoe murder : and other stories / James, P. D.
The whistler / Grisham, John
Night school / Child, Lee
Small great things : a novel / Picoult, Jodi
The chemist / Meyer, Stephenie
Alice & Oliver : a novel / Bock, Charles
Twisted threads / Wait, Lea
Thread and gone / Wait, Lea


Children's Picture Books
Maps / Mizieliska, Aleksandra 
Shy / Freedman, Deborah 
The darkest dark / Hadfield, Chris 
Animals by the numbers : a book of infographics /Steve Jenkins. 
My twelve Maine Christmas days /Ulmer, Wendy K

Halloween

posted Oct 11, 2016, 11:50 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

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!

Nature's Gifts: Our National Parks

posted Oct 11, 2016, 11:44 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 10:01 AM ]


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.

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