Winter doesn't have to be long and cold! Come in and join the fun!

Craft Night at the library!

This Saturday Jan 24th....
  Librarian: Clara Baker 

Assistant Librarian: 
    Amanda Crafts
helping our younger readers!


This movie was filmed just down the road. A six minute walk away at Thurston's Wharf!


What's Happening



Improvisation Classes for Children

posted Jan 17, 2015, 9:32 AM by BHML Librarian

The Bass Harbor Memorial Library in Bernard is offering Improv Games for children in grades K-5 on Tuesday afternoons beginning January 20th from 3:30-5pm. The session will run for 8 weeks through March 17th. Classes are free, but space is limited; please call the library to register at 244-2798 or email

Tremont School students can take the bus from school to the library. A snack will be provided and improv will begin at 3:30. Improv allows children to express themselves through play, expand their imagination and intuition, support each other, and build trust. 

Nicole is an Actor & Director she is Chicago trained, and locally raised.  Nicole has worked with Acadia Community Theater, Summer Festival of the Arts, Improv Acadia, Mohawk Arts Collective, the Deck House and more. 
Improv Games are lead by Nicole Cardano. 

"Made In Maine" Monthly Movie Series

posted Jan 17, 2015, 9:29 AM by BHML Librarian

Bass Harbor Memorial Library will begin a "Made In Maine" Movie Series on Saturday, January 24 at 6:30pm with CIDER HOUSE RULES. Filmed in 1999, scenes from Cider House Rules were shot at Thurston's Wharf in Bernard. Michael Radcliffe will introduce the film with reminiscences of when Hollywood came to Bernard. 

Cider House Rules is the winner of 2 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor (Michael Caine) and Best Screenplay adapted from a novel (John Irving). This movie is not suitable for children. Popcorn and beverages will be available. 

Coming soon: Peyton Place, Empire Falls, Storm of the Century, Deep Waters, and Man Without a Face.


posted Jan 17, 2015, 8:19 AM by BHML Librarian

Come to the Bass Harbor Memorial Library and stock up on winter reading! The library is hosting a Cabin Fever Book Fair during library hours from January 21st to the 31st. The library has accumulated a great selection of fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, children's and young adult books, and collectibles. These will be displayed for purchase on Tuesday and Thursday from 1-7pm and Wednesday and Saturday from 9-1. 

Local Students to Receive Anti-Bullying Training

posted Oct 18, 2014, 8:09 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Oct 18, 2014, 8:49 AM ]

Tremont Consolidated School Principal Pam Bush and Pemetic School Principal DIane Helprin will meet with school social workers and 25 middle school students at BHML to receive anti-bullying training during the first week of November. 

Library Services at Tremont Consolidated School

posted Oct 18, 2014, 8:05 AM by BHML Librarian

Bass Harbor Memorial Library has recently begun providing library services to Kindergarten through Grade 4 students at Tremont Consolidated School each week. Library Director, Clara Baker, visits the school on Mondays and Thursdays, providing mini-lessons about library resources, reading books with the children, and helping students select and check out books. 

Ms. Baker is working with the school media specialist to reorganize books in the school library to make the juvenile fiction and nonfiction collections easier to access. 

Soulful Journaling with A. Jones

posted Oct 8, 2014, 10:08 AM by BHML Librarian

Join A. Jones on Tuesday mornings in November for "Soul Journaling"--a process of knowing and expressing yourself through cutting, pasting, tearing, writing, painting, and collaging. No talent necessary! Call the library (244-3798) for more information or to register. 

Examples of Ann's soulful journals are are currently on display at BHML.

Stay Posted for Upcoming Events...

posted Oct 8, 2014, 10:05 AM by BHML Librarian

Maine Movie Series in November
Improvisation for Children
Caroling at the Holidays
Crafts Nights beginning in January
Valentine's Contra Dance
Women's History Month events
Art Exhibits
Gamer Nights
and More!

Halloween at BHML

posted Oct 8, 2014, 9:23 AM by BHML Librarian

Join us for treats and more treats in Bernard. The library will be open from 4-8 with books, warm drinks, and snacks for the goblins and ghouls!


posted Oct 8, 2014, 9:21 AM by BHML Librarian

Join us for word play at the library on Tuesday nights from 6-7pm. All ages welcome.

WWII Book Group

posted Oct 8, 2014, 9:15 AM by BHML Librarian

Of Love and War Book Group



There wasn't much Loving going on among combatants of World War II. Mostly men went away to war and left sweethearts an ocean apart. However great novelists have used their imaginations, and the incredible variety of factual events, to concoct some searing love stories. Come to the Bass Harbor Memorial Library in Bernard throughout the fall and winter to share your views about World War II and literary portrayals of love and war.


Bass Harbor Memorial Library trustee Art Paine has long been intrigued by the history of World War II and literature about love and sentimentality. He'll lead eight discussions about his favorite books on love and war, starting with a little-known personal diary by one of the three fugitives from Corregidor.


The first book, the diary, is a true-life adventure about an unknown hero who voyaged over three thousand miles through Japanese held waters and fell into a love affair with a Philipino princess who saved his life. The rest of Paine's favorites are fiction and include The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico, Tamar by Mal Peet, Assignment in Brittany by Helen MacInness, Atonement by Ian McEwen, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute, The War Journal of Major Rocky Gause, and Night Sky by Clare Francis.

The introductory meeting will be October 29th at 6:30 at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library in Bernard. Some books will be provided. Participants are welcome to take part in just a few, or all of the meetings. Please call the library for more information (207-244-3798).


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