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The Library is seeking a qualified person as Assistant Library Director.  Applications will be received until the position is filled.  Please send a cover letter and resume to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For a full job description click here.

Books in Boothbay 2015 Coming Soon!

Block paintingPainting by Thomas BlockMark July 11th on your calendar for the 11th annual Books in Boothbay, to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Railway Village on Rt. 27 in Boothbay.  Join us and visit with over 60 of Maine’s finest authors. Autographed books for sale!

Parking is free and plentiful. Admission to the book fair and signings is free. Admission to the Museum including a steam train ride is just $10 adults, $5 for children 3 – 18, Children under 3 are free.

For more information on our authors and their works check out the Books in Boothbay blog!



9:00 – noon: Youth & Young Adult Authors

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Adult Authors
Author Readings at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Author Readings:  

1:30 p.m., Brian Daniels Thoughts of an Average Joe,
and at 2:30 p.m., Kathryn Miles,
Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy.

Please Support Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library’s “Books in Boothbay” Cosponsors:


New Summer Programs!

SATSAT Prep Class, July & August, Tuesdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

SAT Prep Class offered for high-school students with teacher, Desiree Scortia, at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library on Tuesday afternoons, 2-3:30 p.m., for the months of July and August.  For more information or to register for this program, call Boothbay Region High School office at 633-2421.


TRI-CountyTri County Literacy Group, July 11, 18, 25, 2015, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Are you new to the country?  Would you like to learn English as a second language and/or discover more about our country? Do you know someone who would? Tri County Literacy Group will meet for the summer on Saturdays during July and August at BHML. For more information, call (207) 443-6384.


MeditationMeditation Group, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.

Need some tranquility? Join the summer meditation group in July and August led by Andrew Twaddle, an experienced meditator who has been sitting with Show Me Dharma for 13 years and whose teachers have been in the lineage of Ajahn Cha, a Thai forest monk in the Theravadan tradition. Experience in walking and sitting meditation will be shared as well as guidance for beginners.  This will be a low-key practice with minimal instruction and involving about a half hour of silent sitting with occasional short talks on aspects of practice which is open to discussion and revision by the group.  The public is welcomed to attend.  Please contact Andrew Twaddle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   for more information or to enroll.

Upcoming Programs


July Artist of the Month: Ronald Salter

As a plein air painter of landscapes and seascapes, Salter finds his favorite motifs in rural New England, especially in the Boothbay region in Maine, where he spends his summers. He is a former member of the Winchester Art Association and current member of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation.  Salter says, “When people ask me why I paint, I may simply say that it is one of the most pleasurable, challenging and rewarding activities I can imagine.” Salter’s summer studio at Ocean Point, Salter Lane (Wall Street), East Boothbay, ME 04544, with numerous paintings on display, can be visited by appointment. Call (207) 633-4016 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


boy-in-movie-theaterCelebrate the summer with our new Fun Family Movie Series!

  • Thursday, June 25, 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Nim's Island  - Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend to share in this island adventure and we'll supply some tropical snacks!
  • Thursday, July 17th, 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Ratatouille
  • Thursday, August 7th, 2 - 3:30 p.m.: Heaven is for Real



new growthMaine Farming Series: From Plot to Plate, Session 3, with Author & Photographer Peter Felsenthal and “New Growth”, Wednesday, July 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us in welcoming Boothbay resident and author Peter Felsenthal as he discusses his award winning new book "New Growth."  Small organic farms like the ones Peter writes about are part of a countrywide movement that is changing the way we look at what we eat, and this book, “New Growth” gives us an intimate view of the people and places behind this movement.  Join us for stimulating look at this contemporary issue.


butterflyButterfly Heroes with Butterfly Guy, Jerry Schneider, Friday, July 10, 10 a.m.

Join us for an amazing slide show and learn the how, where and when of the amazing Monarch migration, in addition to obstacles the butterflies face each fall and spring, as they make their way to and from Mexico.  After the slide show, children will create their own butterfly tee shirts (heavy, 100% cotton) on our library lawn using a combination of Rit fabric dye sprays, plants, and butterfly cut-outs. Children may purchase shirts for $4.00, or bring their own white, cotton tee shirt. Space is limited. Please register early, 633-3112, or email Caroline Roberts at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For upcoming childrens programs in July see our Children's Page or click here for our events poster: July_2015_Kids_Events.pdf

Libraries are...

"Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas and differences of opinion, all the things we say we want in a free and open society. So keep 'em, fund 'em, embrace and cherish 'em".  Author David Baldacci (2014)

Saturday Story Hour

Is it difficult for you to make Friday Story Hour?  Then, come on Saturday!  Thanks to our friend and faithful patron, Becky Alley, you can have that opportunity. 10:00 a.m. in the Children's Room.

Upcoming Events

Tue Jul 07 @ 6:00PM
Boothbay Region Writers' Group
Fri Jul 10 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Jul 11 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Fri Jul 17 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour
Sat Jul 18 @10:00AM - 10:45PM
Children's Story Hour

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