Local artist and sailor Art Paine will give a Zoom talk about the Bahamas’ famous Out Islands Regatta on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7pm. This event began in 1954 as a race between the Bahamas’ rustic fishing and freight sailing vessels. In that year over 40 rough-built wooden sailboats showed up and competed for cash prizes. The Out Islands Regatta has been running ever since, at the end of Lent and before the beginning of the crawfishing season. Nowadays upwards of seventy boats show up, and doings afloat and ashore are extremely colorful and fun! No matter how frosty the weather in mid February, you’ll be warmed by images of vibrant color, and stories of Caribbean Island hi-jinx. This is considered among marine artists the most beautiful sailing event in the world. To receive the Zoom link, please call 244-3798 or register online at: https://forms.gle/upUMxD3WJFxMvHvU8
The library will be back open to patrons starting on Tuesday January 19 at 10am. We welcome 5 patrons at a time for 30 minutes. We will continue to offer interlibrary loans, curbside, window service and home delivery. You may also reserve the entire library for a 30 minute time slot for you and your family, if you’d like the library to yourself. Call 244-3798 to make book requests.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is one of the European Union’s smallest countries (just forty miles north to south and twenty miles east to west); yet it is remarkably diverse with its capital of Luxembourg City and other towns in the south; contrasted by the mostly agricultural middle and the heavily wooded and rugged terrain of the Ardennes Forest in the north. It is surrounded by Germany on the east, Belgium on the north and west, and France in the south.
Luxembourg has the most walking trails and paths per capita of any EU nation.
Suzanne and Pete Madeira have visited annually (except for travel restrictions due to COVID) and have come to love this small country since their daughter Heather and her family moved there in 2004. They will share a variety of images of the country over the course of several visits.
Join Pete and Suzanne via Zoom on Tuesday February 9 from 7-8 pm.
Please reserve your spot by filling out the form below. Once your registration is received we will send you the Zoom link and password
Due to the closure of all AOS 91 schools and the recent local spike in Covid19 cases, the Bass Harbor Memorial Library will be moving to curbside and window service only for at least two weeks, starting Tuesday January 5, until Tuesday January 19. Only staff will be allowed inside the building yet all of our cleaning and quarantining protocols will be the same.
We will continue lending materials via our lobby or outside tables. We will still offer printing and Wi-Fi and will also be able to assist you through our service window located to the right of the main entrance. Just ring the bell and we can help you.
We also offer delivery of materials on the west side of the island. Please email or call to place holds and arrange for delivery.
Click here for our complete curbside procedure.
Please call 207-244-3798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request books or services. Our hours will remain the same: Tuesday and Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 10-8 and Saturday 10-2.
If you or anyone you know requires any additional assistance due to illness, quarantine or general pandemic information/help please do not hesitate to call or email me.
Be well, Lisa Murray
Throughout the month of December the Bass Harbor Memorial Library hosts works made for giving, created by local artists. All pieces are under $250 with 10% of sales donated to Library programs and materials. Browse online, come into the library or utilize our curbside window service. Call 244-3798 or email email@example.com for more information.
Prices are included in the images or written on each photograph. Click the thumbnail to view a larger image.
Support local artists this season! Throughout the month of December, the library will host artwork and handmade items from local artists, priced for holiday gift giving. All pieces are under $250.
Works include: Jewelry from Cheri Magnello and Katrina Spoffard; folk art driftwood pieces from Chris Dunbar; jewelry, glass pieces, and wooden fish from Nan Ulett; Ceramics from Liz Keenan; Autographed copies of the book “Disco and Me” from Katrina Linscott; Artwork from Jean Forbes, Roxanne Scherer, Roberta Sprague, and Marie Fanore.
Photographs of pieces will be added to this post and our website. Shop safe at the library with our 5 patron limit or our curbside/window service.
Call 244-3798, or visit www.bassharborlibrary.com for more information.
When Covid waylaid our big grand opening celebrations, we turned to local filmmaker Thom Willey to create a video showcasing the new building, bringing the community back through our doors, even if virtually.
Many thanks to Thom Willey, Seal Cove Auto Museum and our star, Liberty Carter.
For over 100 years BHML has served the people of Tremont. Now that we are open to the public we welcome you to stop in and see the changes for yourself!
**The library will be back open to patrons starting on Tuesday January 19 at 10am. We welcome 5 patrons at a time for 30 minutes. We will continue to offer interlibrary loans, curbside, window service and home delivery. You may also reserve the entire library for a 30 minute time slot for you and your family, if you’d like the library to yourself. Call 244-3798 to make book requests.**
The Library at 89 Bernard Rd in Bernard is open to the public for 5 masked patrons at a time, for 30 minutes, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-5, Thursday from 10-8, and Saturday from 10-2. We will continue to offer curbside service. Families can reserve exclusive use of the library for a 30 minute block during any of our open hours.
In order to enter the Library, please abide by a few very simple common-sense requirements:
- MASKS AND DISTANCING REQUIRED
- PLEASE STAY HOME IF SICK OR HAVE BEEN OUT OF STATE WITHIN 2 WEEKS
- REFRAIN FROM HANDLING MATERIALS UNNECESSARILY
- DISINFECT AREAS OF USE (COMPUTERS, BATHROOM…)
- PLACE BROWSED MATERIALS IN BINS FOR 4 DAY QUARANTINE
- RETURN MATERIALS ONLY IN THE OUTSIDE TUB
If you are uncomfortable with any of the above, we welcome you to utilize our curbside service. Information can be found HERE. To review our complete opening procedure and operations protocol, please go HERE. All of the above in-building expectations will be posted outside and the full document on our website. By entering the building you agree to abide by Library protocol.
We will offer the following services: Lending of all materials, interlibrary loan, printing, copying, faxing, indoor/outdoor wifi use, 2 computers for patron use, space for tutoring and one on one distanced meetings, bathroom, outside book drop during open hours, book fair donations, digital newspaper subscriptions on public computers, used books for sale.
The following services and materials we CANNOT offer right now: Toys, games, puzzles, food or drink, in-person programming, public use of space for large meetings, in-library magazine and newspaper reading (check out is OK), free magazines, in-person tech help, 24/7 book drop, non-staff use of staff areas.
We have a wonderful new space and very excited to welcome you back for a safe and enriching library experience. Please don’t hesitate to email or call me with any questions at 244-3798.
Lisa Murray, Director
Browse through our newest titles using the left and right arrows. Click on a book cover to take you directly to our catalog for more information or to place a hold. If you see “1 of 1 copy available at Bass Harbor Memorial Library” that title is on our shelves. 0 of 1 copy available indicates that title is checked out to another Patron and you may place a hold to be notified when it is returned. To set up an online account with Evergreen, call the library at 244-3798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to Bernard for free books! We have handpicked literary treats from picture books to YA novels, for all who stop in at the Library during our open hours, Oct 21-31, 2020. Parents welcome too! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11-4, and Saturday 10-2