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

Craft Night at the library!

  Librarian: Clara Baker 

Assistant Librarian: 
    Amanda Crafts
helping our younger readers!

What's Happening


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 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:

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.

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