Library Plant Sale Returns!

plants1plants5After a year's hiatus the Library Plant Sale is back!  The sale is Saturday, May 28th, from 9 AM to 12 Noon.  Along with the plant sale there will be a table with some neat flea market items.  It is also the final day of our silent auction (see the link below to a list of the items available to bid on).  All sales go to benefit the Library's Annual Appeal.  Drop in early to get the best selection!

Library Silent Auction

As part of our Library Plant Sale on May 28, the Library is also hosting a Silent Auction to run from May 13 to 28.  All prodeeds from the sale will go to the Library's 2016 Annual Appeal.  We have many great items to bid on, such as the beautiful ceramic bolw pictured below, hand-thrown by Alison Evans of Alison Evans Ceramics in Boothbay Harbor (full list of items: Silent_Auction_2016.pdf).  It's fun, easy and benefits the Library!


New Movie Series on the Library Lawn

Free Friday Films, 8 p.m.,  2015 films appropriate for kids, teens and/or adults. Films will be shown either on the front lawn, or in the upstairs Community Room. Popcorn provided! 

June 17, EVEREST, PG-13, upstairs Community Room

Based on Book “Into Thin Air” A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster is a 1997 bestselling non-fiction book written by Jon Krakauer. 2h 30m


Bridge of Spies is partly based on the book “Strangers on a Bridge” by James Donovan, inspired by that account's record of the famed prisoner exchange. 2h 22m


Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. 1h 15min

July 22, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, PG-13

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. 2h 26m

August 5, MINIONS, PG

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan...  1h 36m


August 12, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, PG-13

When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. 2h 35m

August 19, THE MARTIAN, PG-13   

Based on the 2011 science fiction novel The Martian, by Andy Weir. When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet.  2h 24m

Upcoming Programs

May Artist of the Month - May Art Exhibit with Boothbay Region Elementary School students, Pre-K through 8th grade, featuring a rainbow tile display, May 4-26, upstairs Community Room.


DoironLiterary Lunch &  Book Signing Season Finale: Award Winning Crime Series Author, Paul Doiron, “The Precipice”, and coming soon, “Widow Maker”, Fri., May 13, 11:30 a.m. Bring your own lunch or reserve a bagged lunch catered from the East Boothbay General Store, $10, due at registration. Registration closes May 12. Space is limited; registration required.


Photo courtesy of Paul Doiron

Monday Night Book Group  This group meets the second Monday of each month to talk about a book of fiction. Read the chosen book at your leisure and join the discussion. The book that will be discussed at the April 11 meeting at 7 p.m. is  “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante.   Facilitated by Laddie Drucker,  633-5578.

Coastal Humane Society & Pet Adoption, Sat., May 7, 10:30-12, upstairs Community Room. All ages welcome to this family-friendly, informative presentation on the role shelters play in our community. Come meet a few furry guests in need of forever homes too! Seating is limited; registration is recommended.

Laying the Groundwork for Immigrant Ancestor Research with Kathleen Maclachlan, Wed, May 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., upstairs Community Room. Learn how to delve into US sources to begin a search into immigrant ancestors’ lives here and abroad.  Following this brief presentation, there will be a discussion on how interested patrons might organize a genealogy group to meet regularly at BHML. Seating is limited; registration recommended.

HOME, Homeschoolers of Maine Workshop with Vice President of HOME, Chris Wilcoxson, Wed., May 25, 6-8 p.m. An informative and encouraging presentation on Maine homeschooling laws, curriculum planning, portfolios, evaluations, record keeping, resources, support groups, and a question/answer session. Seating is limited; registration recommended.

THE PLANT SALE IS BACK!  Mark Saturday, May 28,  on your calendar for our popular Library Plant Sale, whis returns after a two year hiatus.  If you would like to begin potting up plants to contribute to this popular Library fundraiser please contact Bonnie Ginger at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Boothbay Region Writer's Group  Boothbay Region Writers’ Group Love to write? The Writer’s Group meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Tues of each month.

Wednesday Book Focus  A more concentrated look at thought-provoking literature...Read the chosen book at your leisure and join the discussion.  Meets 3rd Wednesday monthly. May 18meeting: “Democracy in America” by Alexis de Tocqueville. Facilitated by John O’Connell, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

French Conversation Night meets the last Monday monthly, May 30, with the new time of 2 p.m. Facilitator: Janet Blevins, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


lego bricksLEGO MANIA!  Calling all Lego enthusiasts ages 7 and up: If you like building with Lego blocks, you will love this group that meets each Friday, 3 to 4:30, from Jan 8 through May 27th.  We have blocks or bring your own and we’ll build together!  Meets in the upstairs Community Room.

Children’s Story Hour each Friday, and 1st & 3rd Saturday of month, 10 a.m.

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