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Library Tea
Thursday, January 19
2:00 - 3:30 pm

January Tea by Leza Colquhoun

You are invited sit by the fire and enjoy tea, baked goods and conversation with neighbors from Mount Desert Island. For more information, please click here or  call the Library, 244-7065.

Artwork by Leza Colquhoun

Take a Trip to Australia & New Zealand with Bob Thayer!

New Zealand landscapeTuesday, January 24
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Photographer and naturalist Bob Thayer and his wife Linda visited New Zealand in 2005 and returned in 2012 along with a visit to Australia. The two countries are so close in some regards and so different in others. Join Bob as he takes us on a visual journey of these two dramatic countries down under! For more information, please click here or call the Library at 207-244-7065.

Saturday Games Morning!!!
with Dick Atlee, Sarah Corson, and Linda Hayward
Saturday, January 28section of a Scrabble game
9:30 - 11:00 am

People of all ages are invited to play games at the Library on Saturday morning, January 28. There will be a wide variety of interesting games. Something is bound to catch the interest of everyone! Come and join the fun!!!

For more information, please click here or call the library at 244-7065.

Camden Conference Talk by Seth Singleton
"President Trump, Populism, and Human Rights”
portrait of Seth Singleton Saturday, January 28
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Will seventy years of world concern for liberty and human rights be dumped in the trashcan of history by nationalist strongmen? It is entirely possible, but not inevitable. Learn more at this important talk.

For more information, please click here or call the library at 244-7065.logo for Camden         Conference 2017

Free Monthly AED/Hands Only CPR Class *
portrait of Seth SingletonWednesday, February 1
5:00 - 7.00 pm

The Library is offering a free Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Hands only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) class on the first Wednesday of every month. The course will be taught by Patricia Buccello, an American Heart Association certified instructor and local paramedic.

This class is not for CPR certification but is an opportunity for anyone to be introduced to, or refresh, AED use and Hands Only CPR. Space is limited, so please call to reserve a space.

For more information, please call the library at 244-7065.

* Pre-registration is required

Southwest Harbor Library Book Club! book jacket of Gerald Durrell's "My Family and Other Animals"
"My Family and Other Animals"
by  Gerald Durrell
Thursday, February 2, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Great Harbor Condominiums, 79 East Ridge Road, Southwest Harbor. Contact Jeane Hawthorne at jdhbearhill@yahoo.com for info.

Jennie Cline's 2016 window collage

Join us for Women's History Month 2017!

Register online by January 25!  For more information see our Women's History Month page, or call the library at 244-7065.

Library Fundraisers 2016 (to date)
2017 events coming soon!

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

  July 31
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Opening Party
May 21
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Plant Sale

August 6 & 7

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

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

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

July 16 & 17

Saturday &
All day
Paperback Book Sale   December 3
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Holiday Book Sale

 more details