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Art Exhibit and Reception: Katrina Spofford

posted Apr 27, 2016, 11:32 AM by BHML Librarian

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. 

BHML to Celebrate 8th Annual Ruth Moore Days

posted Apr 20, 2016, 1:37 PM by BHML Librarian

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. 

Laurie Schreiber Book Talk--May 5th @ 6:30pm

posted Apr 20, 2016, 11:50 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 1:07 PM ]

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.

Download Audiobooks and eBooks through your BHML Account

posted Apr 20, 2016, 11:07 AM 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).

Register for Art and Nature Camp

posted Mar 16, 2016, 10:46 AM by BHML Librarian

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 299:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  Art Show and Closing Celebration will be July 29, 6:30 P.M.

Short Story Group to Read Ben Hecht

posted Mar 8, 2016, 1:06 PM by BHML Librarian

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 librarian@bassharborlibrary.com to receive the stories and come join our discussion. 


posted Mar 8, 2016, 12:57 PM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Mar 8, 2016, 12:58 PM ]

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!

Terry Towne Travel Talk

posted Mar 8, 2016, 12:53 PM by BHML Librarian

Terry Towne will share his recent trek in Nepal in a talk and slide show presentation at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Thursday, May 10 at 5:30pm.

The trek to Makalu Base Camp, at 16, 400', takes one from the humid lowlands at Tumlingtar on the Arun River at 1000', across Shipton La at 13, 832', to the Barun Kola Valley and on to base camp. Once thought to be the best access to Everest, it is through one of the least frequented areas of Nepal and passes a large diversity of ecosystems and cultures. On the lower sections of the trek there are Rai villages and at higher altitudes Sherpa villages. Along the trail there are superb views of the south face of Makalu as well as Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga. 

The Makalu Barun National Park was established in 1992 as Nepal’s eighth national park covering 2,330 sq km. This area is a remote wilderness containing some of the last remaining areas of pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal. The area receives few foreign trekkers due to its relative inaccessibility.

Deep Waters & Hollywood Comes to Vinal Haven

posted Feb 18, 2016, 10:01 AM by BHML Librarian   [ updated Feb 18, 2016, 10:08 AM ]

The Bass Harbor Memorial Library will show the film Deep Waters on Friday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m.  The public is invited to this Acadia Centennial event.
The Deep Waters movie is based on Ruth Moore's 2nd novel, Spoonhandle which is one of this year's picks for "One Park, One Read". This movie was filmed on Vinal Haven in 1947 and stars Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Anne Revere, Cesar Romero, Dean Stockwell and Ed Begley.

On Friday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m., the Bass Harbor Memorial Library will be showing Hollywood Comes to Vinal Haven, The Making of Deep Waters, a film produced by the Vinal Haven Historical Society.  This 2007 film includes reminiscences by Vinal Haven residents who remember the making of this film on their island.

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. 

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