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Mother's Day Sale
Saturday, April 30th through May 7th cartoon drawing of a woman at a tag sale
regular library hours


Southwest Harbor Public Library invites all to its annual Mother’s Day Sale. This year the sale will run from Saturday, April 30 through Saturday, May 7. Help us help you! Donate items or baked goods for our sale or volunteer your time. Money raised will be used to support our Children's Programs.

Fresh bread will arrive at 9:00 in the morning, Monday – Friday.

Fresh Homemade Doughnuts, Wednesday Morning,
May 4th, 9:00am until Gone!

On Saturday, May 7, 9:00 – 1:00 the sale will end with live music, a terrific bake sale, tea and coffee, and gift making for kids.    

Click here for more information or call the Library, 244-7065.


head shot of Jessi Duma Island Institute Fellow, Jessi Duma Talk: The Agricultural Heritage of the Cranberry Isles
Tuesday, May 3th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Through artifacts, photographs, interviews, and community projects Island Institute Fellow and scientist Jessi Duma illuminates the overlooked agricultural heritage of the Cranberry isles. Jessi’s presentation reflects on how 19th and 20th-century island women, fishermen, and boat builders not only supported their families, but engaged with worldwide markets through agriculture.

Click here for more information or call the Library, 244-7065.


word cloud relating to retirement How to Improve Your Financial Situation|
Session Three: - Retirement Planning and Individual Retirement Accounts
Wednesday, May 4th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

It’s never too late to start planning for your retirement. Learn about the different types of retirement accounts. What are the benefits and considerations you need to know when investing? What are the best ways to accumulate and distribute your money? .

Preregistration is recommended but not required and one need not register for all sessions.

Check out our Upcoming Library Events (see link at top of this column) or call the Library, 244-7065.


Book Club!Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
Except the Dying
by Maureen Jennings

Thursday, May 5th
6 - 7:30 or so
Refreshments provided!

Book Club meets on the First Thursday of every month at Great Harbor Condominiums at 79 East Ridge Road in Southwest Harbor. We meet in the big meeting room right by the front door. We plan to alternate (or at least mix) history/memoirs with fiction choices.

June 2nd "The House of the Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
July 7th "Rocket Made of Ice" by Gail Gutradt
August 4th "Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
September 1st "All the Tea in China" by Sarah Rose
October 6th "Life after Lincoln's Death", general topic, not a book

Contact Jeane Hawthorne at jdhbearhill@yahoo.com for more information or directions.

Ongoing Tech Help
Mondays, 2 - 4 pm, General Tech Help
participants in a Drop-in Tech Help session New Time! Wednesdays, 2 - 4 pm
Apple/Download Library Help
New Session! Thursdays. 2 - 3 pm
Shared Tech Help
Saturdays, General Tech Help, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Registration is required to guarantee a half hour slot of one-on-one help during these times.. For Thursday Shared Tech Help, please call to request this help by 3:00 pm on Wednesday.

Out of respect for our volunteers and staff who provide this help, please come equipped with charged devices and power cords and necessary usernames and password information relevant to your question.

For more information on Tech help, please click here and to register, please contact the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 244-7065.

headshot of Jackie Carroll

Live Without Pain and Inflammation!! 

with Jackie Carroll
Saturday, May 7th
11:00 am - 12 noon


What is Inflammation? What causes it? Are You an iBod? How and why do we age (nutrition/ stress). Come learn how to fight and reduce inflammation with the new four food groups and 16 super foods.  

Click here for more information or call the Library, 244-7065.


book jacket for "Weatheing Shame" by Kevin Mannix & Linda Rota Book Talk 
Weathering Shame
Kevin Mannix & Linda Rota 
Tuesday, May 10th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Everyone struggles at some point. Weathering Shame, a personal journey of shame and stigma, is an autobiography penned by two well respected professionals, weatherman Kevin Mannix and social worker wife Linda Rota, written about their individual experiences with shame and stigma throughout their childhood and adult lives. Kevin and Linda's mission is to lead society farther down a path of reducing shame and stigma.

Click here for more information or call the Library, 244-7065.


word cloud relating to estate planning How to Improve Your Financial Situation|
Session Four: - Trust and Estate Planning
Wednesday, May 11 th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

In this final class of our Money Management series several aspects of trust and estate planning will be covered. Those attending will gain an understanding of trusts, trust types and uses. There will also be discussion on estate and gift taxes and wills.

Preregistration is recommended but not required and one need not register for all sessions.

Check out our Upcoming Library Events (see link at top of this column) or call the Library, 244-7065.


Book Club!The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The House of the Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, June 2nd
6 - 7:30 or so
Refreshments provided!

Book Club meets on the First Thursday of every month at Great Harbor Condominiums at 79 East Ridge Road in Southwest Harbor. We meet in the big meeting room right by the front door. We plan to alternate (or at least mix) history/memoirs with fiction choices.

July 7th "Rocket Made of Ice" by Gail Gutradt
August 4th "Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
September 1st "All the Tea in China" by Sarah Rose
October 6th "Life after Lincoln's Death", general topic, not a book

Contact Jeane Hawthorne at jdhbearhill@yahoo.com for more information or directions.


centennial images of Acadia National ParkVisions of Acadia National Park
Drawings, Engravings, Paintings, and Photographs 1864 to 2016
July 1 - 29

From the Collection of the Southwest Harbor Public Library, in Honor of the Centennial of Acadia National Park 1916-2016.

Artists have been studying Mount Desert Island and the land that became the park for over one hundred and fifty years. Visions of Acadia National Park shows how they saw or were interested in the same things, portrayed them differently or strayed to another area of the park for a completely different experience.

Check out our Upcoming Library Events (see link at top of this column) or call the Library, 244-7065.

Library Fundraisers 2016 (to date)

         
May 7
Saturday
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Mother's Day Sale

  July 31
Sunday
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Opening Party

May 21
Saturday
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Plant Sale

 
August 5,6 & 7

Saturday &
Sunday
9:00-5:00 p.m.
Giant Used Book Sale

 
June 23
Thursday
time TBD
Special Dinner and Service Auction at Claremont Hotel


  August 24
Wednesday
8:00 p.m.
Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid


July 16 & 17

Saturday &
Sunday
All day
Paperback Book Sale      
 more details