Our Mission: To be the place where people of all ages and backgrounds come to improve literacy, explore new ideas and pursue lifelong learning interests.

Library Exhibit
SWH Then & Now Exhibit July 2015

The July show is a visual stroll down Main Street and Clark Point Road composed of photographs from the Library's collection and new images of the same places as they are today. The 100 photographs combine to tell part of the history of the town.

Read more about the photo exhibit, or call the Library at 244-7065.

Family Concert Series 2015

Thursdays at 6:30
sponsored by the Summer Story Camp

Check out the Family Concert Series 2015 Details  for more info about the upcoming family programs in July and August.
Hawk Henries, Thursday, July 2 at 6:30pm

Hawk Henries
Thursday, July 2, at 6:30 pm

Hawk Henries  is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now Southern New England. Read more about the Hawk Henries Concert.

Shane Ellis & Mes Amis

Shane Ellis & Mes Amis
Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 pm
(at the Seal Cove Auto Museum)

Shane Ellis & Mes Amis or "my friends" is an acoustic Gypsy Jazz quartet who play infectious music that appeals to listeners young and old. Read more about their Concert or call that Library at 244-7065.

Barn Arts Collective With the Barn Arts Collective who will be putting on their dancing shoes once again that night to give a short lesson on classic 1920s and 30s dance moves so that everyone can start swingin'!

The Remedy for Love, Bill Roorbach Superstorm by Kathryn MilesBook Talk

Two Great Maine Authors

"Extreme Weather Tour"

Wednesday, July 8 
at 6:30pm Kathryn Miles Bill Roorbach

Bill Roorbach, "A Remedy for Love"
Kathryn Miles, "Superstorm"

Authors Bill Roorbach and Kathryn Miles will talk about their books which approach climate change from different angles. Read more about the Book Talk and check out our Upcoming Events, or call the Library at 244-7065.

Cathie PelletierBook Talk

Author Cathie Pelletier
"A Year After Henry"
Friday, July 10 at 5:30

A Year After Henry by Cathie PelletierWell known and well loved Maine auther Cathie Pelletier will be talking about her writing. Some of her most loved books are: The Funeral Makers, Once Upon a Time on the Banks, The Weight of Winter, The Bubble Reputation, Beaming Sonny Home, The One-Way Bridge, and her newest, A Year After Henry. Read more about her Book Talk and check out our Upcoming Programs. For more info, call the Library at 244-7065.

Library Program
Film Ralph Stanley: An Eye For Wood

Film Screening

Ralph Stanley: An Eye For Wood
 Tuesday, July 14 at
5:30 & 7:30 pm*

Back by popular demand, the Library will present the Jeff Dobbs Production motion picture about this Southwest Harbor boat builder, genealogist, musician, historian, and raconteur in an extensive visual biography. *Seating is limited, so pre-registration is a must. Read more about the Film Screening, and call to reserve your seat, 244-7065.

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Silent Auction Library Benefit 

Almost There (Seal Harbor) by Ellen Church Lupines with a View by Marion Smith Night Blooming by Linden O'Ryan

Please join us for the Opening Reception
Sunday, July 26, 2015
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Bidding from July 26 through August 26
Buy it Now also available

Artwork will be on display during Library hours from July 26 through August 26.

From left to right: Almost There (Seal Harbor) by Ellen Church, Lupines with a View by Marion Smith, Night Blooming by Linden O'Ryan

Library Fundraiser

Paperback Sale 7/18 & 7/19

Friday & Saturday
July 18 & 19
from 9:00 - 5:00 pm

Join in the Flamingo Festival activities, and pick up some books for your summer reading! Read more about the Paperback Sale or, call the Library at 244-7065.

Library Program

Tech Help

Tech Help Every Week

General Tech Help -  Basic computer/tech troubleshooting
Every Monday 2-4 pm
Every Saturday 9:30-12:30 pm 

Apple/Download Library Help - 
Anything Mac or eBook/audiobook downloads
Every Wednesday 1:30-3:30 pm (new time)
New: Or call to arrange an appointment at your convenience.

PC/Microsoft Office/Wordpress Help
Every Thursday 12:30-2:30 pm (new time)
New: Or call to arrange an appointment at your convenience.

Each appointment is 1/2 hour, but repeat customers welcome, and appointments can now be scheduled for specific times or for more than a 1/2 hour. Call the Library at 244-7065 to get help now.

Library Program

Book Group
Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Library welcomes you to join the group for a lively conversation and for the pure pleasure of reading and chatting about it! The July book pick is "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion, and the August book pick is "In A Rocket Made Of Ice" by Gail Gutradt. Dates to be determined.  Call the Library for the current book or for more info at 244-7065.

Library Fundraisers 2015

May 2-9
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