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**Library Closure**

The Library will be closed
Tuesday, January 27
due to weather.

On Wednesday, January 28, please call 244-7065 to confirm if we are open.
Stay warm and safe!

A Joint Library Program


Great Decisions
Monday Evenings at 5 p.m.
Starting Feb 2


Join us for a series of 8 discussions on important issues facing U.S. Foreign Policy at the Southwest Harbor Public Library and the Bass Harbor Memorial Library. The first program on February 2 will be at the Southwest Harbor Public Library, then alternating between Libraries.

Topics will include: Russia and the Near Abroad; Sectarianism in the Middle East; U.S. Policy Toward Africa; Human Trafficking in the 21st Century; Privacy in the Digital Age; India Changes Course; Syria's Refugee Crisis; and Brazil in Metamorphosis.

The program is free to all, but pre-registration is required. Read more about the program and call to reserve your place, 244-7065 for Southwest or 244-7065 for Bass Harbor or email circulation@swharbor.lib.me.us.

A Joint Maine Humanities Council & Library Program


Muslim Journeys - Maine Humanities Council

Muslim Journeys
Wednesdays 6 p.m.
Starting Feb. 18
(not Feb. 11)


Reza Jalali, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Southern Maine, will facilitate the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Muslim Journeys discussion series starting February 18.
Reza Jalali, Muslim Journeys Book Discussion Series Facilitator
The books are: In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar (Feb. 18), Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi (March 11), Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (April 22), House of Stone by Anthony Shadid (May 20), and Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie (June 24).

The program is free to all. Please call to pre-register. Read more about it, and call to register, 244-7065 or email circulation@swharbor.lib.me.us.

Library Program

An Eye for Wood - Ralph Stanley Film Saturday, Feb. 7 at 3 & 5

Film Debut

"Ralph Stanley: An Eye for Wood"
Saturday, February 7
at 3:00 & 5:00 p.m.

Join us for the first screening of this Jeff Dobbs Production. Seats are available by reservation only. Read more about the film and call to reserve your seat, 244-7065 or email circulation@swharbor.lib.me.us.

Library Program

Women's History Project 2015
Art Show
Call for Artists
Online registration due February 7.

This year's theme is 'Journey'. The journey may take many forms from the literal to the symbolic. Your depiction could be a journey of fantasy, a journey of the soul, a journey taken, a journey now underway or a journey to come. The journey may be your own, or one you witness in the world around you. The theme is a starting point, and we look forward to your interpretation.

Participants need not be professional artists and all types of media and crafts are encouraged. As space is limited, one piece per artist may be exhibited.

To register for Southwest Harbor Public Library Art Exhibit, please fill out the registration form or visit the following direct link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P9KzmigjyOirBLQdO7esyj2yv1C7bUYO7waMGRiq73E/viewform?embedded=true.

Call the Library for more information at 244-7065 or email circulation@swharbor.lib.me.us.

AARP & Library Program


Free Tax Help

Fridays,
February 13 & 27,
March 13 & 27,
and April 10

This service of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aid Program is free to taxpayers with low and moderate income and is offered in cooperation with the IRS. Reservations are required. Please call the Library to make an appointment and to verify what you need to bring with you, 244-7065.

Library ProgramMake Your Own Valentines

Make Your Own Valentines
Monday, Feb. 9 through
Saturday, Feb. 14

Come make Valentines for friends and loved ones during regular library hours. All ages welcome. Call the Library for more information, 244-7065.

Library ProgramWooden Games

Games Morning
9:30-11 am
Saturdays, February 7
& March 7

People of all ages are invited to play games. Volunteers Sarah Corson, Dick Atlee, and Linda Hayward will host the event. These volunteers will provide a great variety of games, and the Library has a good collection, too, including chess, backgammon, Chinese checkers, dominoes, pick-up-sticks, and a set of beautifully crafted puzzles. Something is bound to catch the interest of everyone who comes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library for more information, 244-7065

Book Group 6pm Second Tuesdays of the monthLibrary Program

Book Group
Tuesday, Feb 10 at 6:00 p.m.

(Every Second Tuesday of the Month)



The Library welcomes you to join the group for a lively conversation about the book of the month and for the pure pleasure of reading and chatting about it! Call the Library for the current book or for more info at 244-7065.

Library Program

Library Tea Thurs. Jan 15 2-3:30

Library Tea
Thursday, February 19
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Come sit by the fire, enjoy tea and baked goods and conversation. Music provided by Ruth Grierson and friends. For more information call the Library at 244-7065.

Artwork by Leza Colquhoun.

A Library Program

Death Café

Cancelled due to weather
Saturday, January 24
from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Death Café is not a support group but rather an open forum where you are invited to share discussion with others relating to issues surrounding life and death. Read more about the program. For questions, contact Carla Tanguay, Director of the Don and Beth Straus Center at 244-3267 or the Library at or 244-7065.

Children's Program

Baby & Mama Yoga

Baby & Mama Yoga
with Erika Rosso

10:00 a.m.
Fridays through January 30

Come stretch with your little one. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga matt if you have one. This class will be taught by Erika Rosso, Certified Yoga Instructor and Mama of one. Read here for more information, or call the Library at 244-7065.

CLYNK Community Cash Program

Help the Library
Help the environment
Recycle bottles using the CLYNK Community Cash Program - it's easy!

1. Pick up a CLYNK packet from the library
2. Fill the enclosed green bag with returnable bottles and cans
3. Peel the sticker off the packet and place it on the green bag
4. Take the green bag to Hannaford, either in Bar Harbor or Ellsworth
5. At the CLYNK station, scan the sticker and place the green bag in the storage bin

If you can't get to a Hannaford, bring the green bag back to the Library, and we will take it there for you.

Thank you so much for using CLYNK - a win win for all!

For more CLYNK info visit http://www.clynk.com/?page_id=24.

Library Closures

January 1
January, 3rd Monday
February, 3rd Monday
May, last Monday
July 4
September, 1st Monday
October, 2nd Monday
November 11
November, 4th Thurs.
December 24
December 25
December 31

New Year’s Day
Martin L. King, Jr. Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Days
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve, 1pm
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve, 1pm