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Library Program

Death Café
Saturday, April 18 from 1-3pm

Death Café is a forum of open discussion with others, relating to issues surrounding life and death.
Read more about the Café, or call the Library at 244-7065.

Children's ProgramSummer Story Camp 2015

Summer Story Camp 2015 Registration 

Summer Story Camp is a free literacy-based program for children ages 5-12. Campers attend a one week session, Monday-Friday from 9 am-12 noon. For details about each week and select full-day options, view the Summer Story Camp 2015 Brochure . Download the Registration Form  to complete and return to reserve a place. Please note: priority is given to Tremont and Pemetic students. For more information, call the Library, 244-7065.

Week 1: June 29-July 3 
Local Exploration: Explore MDI  

Week 2: July 6-10 
Inventor's Workshop @Seal Cove Auto Museum

Week 3: July 13-17 Fables, Folktales, Myths, & Fairytales

Week 4: July 20-24 Space Exploration

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Silent Auction Library Benefit

The Library extends an invitation to all artists to offer a unique piece of art for sale for display for the month of August. Read more about the auction and submit your Registration by June 1st. Call the Library for info at 244-7065.

Library ProgramEarth Day Bags

Decorate Earth Day Bags
Monday, April 20 through
~Earth Day~
Wednesday, April 22

Stop in during normal library operating hours to decorate a bag with an earth friendly picture or message. The bags will be used at Sawyer's Market beginning Earth Day, April 22. This activity is for patrons of all ages. Call the Library for info at 244-7065.

Library Program

Weekly Meditation

Savitri Bess

Wednesdays through May 27
5:30-7:00 p.m.*

"Silver Waters Meditation and Dharma Group: Nourishing Our Path, Deepening Our Roots" - Savitri Bess will lead the group in meditation, mindfulness practices, and sharing all the ways spiritualpractices can be integrated into daily living, also known as dharma. The sessions are free and on a drop-in basis. Read more about the series, or call the Library, 244-7065.

A Joint Maine Humanities Council & Library Program

Muslim Journeys - Maine Humanities Council

Muslim Journeys
Next Session, Wednesday
April 22
at 6:00 pm

Samaa Abdurraqib, American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Reproductive Freedom Organizer, will facilitate each discussion. Samaa Abdurraqib Muslim Journeys Book Discussion Series Facilitator The books are: Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi (March 11), In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar (March 31), 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

Lego Exhibition 2015 "Transportation"

Perley Ellis, Go-Kart 2014

Meet-the-Builders Reception.
All are welcome.
Saturday, April 25, 10-11:30am

Read more
about the exhibit, or call the Library at 244-7065 or contact Raney Bench at director@sealcoveautomuseum.org or call 244-9242.

Link to Online Registration

"Go-Kart" by Perley Ellis, 2014

National Poetry Month Celebration

Poem in Your Pocket

A Poem in Your Pocket
~April 2015~

In baskets located on counters throughout Southwest Harbor, find a poem and put it in your pocket. Take another one for a friend or family member, too. Have fun finding the baskets and celebrate this month with us.

Library Program

REIKI: A Complement to Medical Care with Phoebe Barnes  Balanced rocks

Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 pm 

What is REIKI? How does it work? What does it feel like? Please come to this enlightening evening about REIKI.

Call the Library for more information, 244-7065.

Library ProgramCity of Thieves by David Benioff

Book Group
Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m.
City of Thieves
by David Benioff

The Library welcomes you to join the group every second Tuesday of the month for a lively conversation and for the pure pleasure of reading and chatting about it! The pick for June 9 is "In A Rocket Made of Ice" by local author Gail Gutratdt. Call the Library for the current book or for more info at 244-7065.

Library Fundraisers 2015

May 4-9
Monday through
Mother's Day Sale

July 26
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Opening Party

Library hours

May 16

8:00-12:00 p.m.

Plant Sale

August 1 & 2

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

June 25
Special Dinner

August 26
8:00 p.m.
Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid

July 18 & 19

Saturday &
All day
Paperback Book Sale

October 4

9:00 a.m.

Let's Book Walkathon

Dec. 5
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Holiday Book Sale