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Book Fairy and Friends 10/31/14Family Events

Book Give-Away

Friday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Stop in for a “treat” - a free book! This is a great way to celebrate the season and promote family literacy by enjoying stories and books together. For more information call the Library at (207) 244-7065.
Halloween Book Give-Away, Friday, Oct. 31 from 5-7

Miss Susan the Dictionary Fairy and her librarian friends.


Library Program

"Palm of the Hand"
Memoir Writing Workshop

with Michael Czarnecki
from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 5

Writing Workshop will be facilitated by poet, publisher, and oral memoirist, Michael Czarnecki. Space is limited, so call the Library to reserve your spot. Read more about the workshop or contact the Library for more information.

Paul Weiss Leaves

Poetry Reading

"Love and the Turning Year"
A Reading by Paul Weiss

Wednesday, November 12
at 6:30 p.m.

Maine Poet Paul Weiss will read from his recently published book, You Hold This, and from his soon to be published collection, Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence. Paul will have copies of his book available for purchase. Please join the Open Mic that will follow the reading.Read more about the reading or contact the Library at 244-7065 for more information.

Autumn Blessing Poem by Paul Weiss

Book Talk

Lasting Friendships:
A Century of Friendship Sloops
with Ralph Stanley &
Ted Walsh

Saturday, November 15
at 2:00 p.m.

Local boatbuilder and historian Ralph W. Stanley and illustrator and publisher Ted Walsh, will be talking about Friendship sloops. Books will be available to purchase after the talk. Read more about the talk or contact the Library at 244-7065 for more information.

At Home Southwest Harbor Community Conversation: Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Community Program

At Home Southwest Harbor
Community Conversations

Tuesday, November 18,from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
at the Library
Saturday, November 22, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
at the Harbor House Community Room

The At Home Steering Committee is sponsoring conversations about what is needed to support older residents who wish to to live independently in their own homes. Read moreabout the meetings, or call the Library at 244-7065.

Fight Fight for Our Right Film and Theater: Nov 19 at 6:30 at St. John Church Library Program

Fight for Our Right
Double Feature
Film & Theater Performance

November 19 at 6:30
(At St. John Church)

The Search for the White Rose

This event is a double feature on youth resistance in Nazi Germany featuring Peter Logue and the Mohawk Arts Collective.

The program will take place across the street from the Library at St. John Church. Read more about the event, or call the Library at (207) 244-7065.

A Foreign Policy Association & Southwest Harbor Public Library joint program

Great Decisions
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
November 1 & 8

The multi-media discussion program "Great Decisions" will cover topics of current interest to anyone concerned about the state of the world and America’s role in it. This fall's discussion will cover Energy Independence (Nov. 1), and Food and Climate Change (Nov. 8). Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Library at 244-7065, in-person sign-up at the Library or via email at circulation@swharbor.lib.me.us. Read more about the program.

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 Fundraisers 2014

March 30
Sunday Night Dinner
  July 27
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Opening Party
May 5-10
Monday through Saturday
Library hours
Mother's Day Sale   August 2 & 3
Saturday &
9:00-5:00 p.m.
Used Book Sale
May 17
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Plant Sale   August 27
8:00 p.m.

Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid
July 12 & 13
Saturday &
All day
Paperback Book Sale   August 10
9:00 a.m.
Let's Book Walkathon

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