Library Closing Early
Due to today's weather the Library will be closing at 12 Noon. We will open at our regular time tomorrow. Stay safe and warm!
Upcoming Special Event
Support the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library by enjoying an afternoon of music by the DaPonte String Quartet, a tea tasting catered by the Merry Auld Tea Company, and snacks courtesy of generous volunteers.
February artist of the month: Cheryl Blayton, oil on canvas. February 3 - 26, in the upstairs Community Room. Come by and admire her talent!
Photo: Passing Monhegan by Cheryl Blayton
FEBRUARY PROGRAMS - ADULT
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 February 8 meeting at 7 p.m. is “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Taylor. Facilitated by Laddie Drucker, 633-5578.
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. Next meeting; Feb 2.
FEBRUARY PROGRAMS - CHILDREN
Parent/Child Drinkable Art Party with Jenn Field, Friday, February 19, 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m., ages 6+, $5 per participant, upstairs Community Room. Come have fun creating beautiful drinkable art together! $5 per participant for materials due at registration.
LEGO 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.
As part of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library's Annual Appeal, Bonnie (in the picture) and Ron Ginger, who Chair this year's Annual Appeal, have created a beautiful Loom which you'll find in the Library lobby, along with a basket of fabric, ribbon, and yarn to construct a community work of art that will represent all the people who use, appreciate, and support the special community resource that our Library is.
Everyone is invited to add a piece of fabric, ribbon or yarn to the weaving. Each piece added represents a service that our Library provides, culminating in a textile of many beautiful colors representing the whole of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. So come in, add a piece of fabric ribbon or yarn , and support your Library in whatever way you can. A healthy and vibrant Library is is the symbol of a healthy and vibrant community. We weave and we donate and in doing so we sustain our Library.
New Database at Maine State Library
The Maine State Library is currently offering a “Two-week Access E-Pass” to the Lynda.com Online Training Library. Lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. The site offers over 2,500 video courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. The program allows library patrons and staff throughout Maine to have access to all of the training content available on the Lynda website for two weeks.
Access to this powerful tool is available here: http://www.maine.gov/msl/digital/lynda/
And don't forget the self-education tool, LearningExpress Library™, available through the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library website. LearningExpress helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. The LearningExpress Library™ provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement. Also included in this great resource are popular software tutorials, Internet instruction and basic computer instruction.
Access to LearningExpress Library™ is available here: http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/authmaine.asp?db=lel
"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)