Clara Baker, Library Director
Amanda Crafts, Librarian Assistant
89 Bernard Road
PO Box 99
Bernard, Maine 04612-0066
Tues. and Thurs. 1 - 7
Wed. and Sat. 9 - 1
We are having a pre-holiday Children's Book Sale beginning Saturday, November 9 and ending Saturday November 16. We have lots of children's books to offer already and we are accepting more donations of gently used children's books, puzzles, games, and music. Please drop of books and materials at the library.
The Tremont Historical Society has two events scheduled at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library this month. On Monday, October 14 at 7pm local treasure and Bernard native, Wendell Gilley, will discuss a history of fishing in Tremont. On Monday, October 28 at 7pm, Charlotte Morrill will talk about Historical Documentation and Tremont Homes.
Come check out new works by Margaret Atwood, J.M. Coetzee, Edwidge Danticat, Paul Harding, Carl Hiaasen, Thomas Pynchon, Roxana Robinson, Lisa Scottoline, and many more!
The beautiful work of Bernard-born Theolyn Gilley will grace our walls this fall. Her paintings of buoys and piers, rocks and shells emerge from the joy she experienced as a child in Tremont. Please come see her work and meet the artist at a reception for Theolyn at the library on Tuesday, November 5th. from 4-6.
There is always lots to do at the library. We are busy re-labeling the library to reflect our new organization and automated system. We also need help covering books. Please call or stop in if you are interested.
A weekly playgroup for children and their parents resume this September. Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11.
Artwork by Florence Ervin will grace the walls of the Bass Harbor Memorial Library for the month of September. The library will host a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 5 from 4-6 p.m. Musicians from the Big Moose Band will accompany the event. Florence Ervin summered in Maine and moved to Bass Harbor as a full-time resident in 1996. She began painting watercolors and experimenting with oils in 2000. She helped establish Flying Mountain Artisans in Southwest Harbor in 2003. She has exhibited with the Acadia Senior College, at the Southwest Harbor Library, and at Shaw Gallery. She enjoys painting with friends and going to workshops.
Son Wabile Pepani III of South Africa will discuss the history of apartheid in South Africa and South Africa today at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Thursday, August 1 at 7pm. Pepani's father was a Freedom Fighter with Nelson Mandela and was similarly exiled from South Africa. He was Ambassador to Ethiopia, Representative from the African Union to the U.N., and now serves as Ambassador to Oman. His son, Son Pepani, is a student at St. Lawrence College majoring in Economics and International Affairs. He brings his unique experience in proximity to the work and life of Nelson Mandela to reflect on Mandela's legacy.
Bernard artist, A. Jones, exhibits new paintings at the library for the months of August and September. There will be a reception for the artist on Tuesday, August 6 from 4-6.