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Book Talk

photo of John Cardano, author

John Cardano
Tuesday, December 1st
5:30 pm

Author John Cardano will discuss his three books, The Fabric of Health, Natural Relations, and Little Wild Horse Canyon. Together these three books form a theme: conscious health in nature.  There will be time for discussion. Books will be available for sale and signing. Read more about the Book Talk, check out our Upcoming Programs, or call the Library at 244-7065.

Holiday Book and Gift Sale

Saturday, December 5th
9 am - 1 pm

Join us for our annual Holiday Book and Gift Sale! Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books will be for sale. There will be a special section of wonderful books for children. Other lovely gift items will be available, including holiday table arrangements and cookies.

Join us and find wonderful treasures for everyone on your holiday gift list. All proceeds support the Library’s ongoing programs and operations. Read more about the Book Sale, check out our Upcoming Programs, or call the Library at 244-7065.

Memoir Workshop

Michael Czarnecki, speaking, black & white

Michael Czarnecki
"Palm-of-the-Hand" writing
Wednesday, December 9th
6.00 - 8:00 pm

Southwest Harbor - Michael Czarnecki will lead a memoir writing workshop. Reservations are not required but preregistration is appreciated. More information about Michael can be found at: www.foothillspublishing.com/poetguy. Read more about the Workshop, check out our Upcoming Programs, or call the Library at 244-7065.

Drop In Tech Help

~New Dates~ 

Learning Key

Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
November 19, and
December 3, 10, & 17

Volunteer Janet Clifford is continuing these Pop-up Drop-in (PoD) sessions to provide help for any type of device related to using eBooks and audio books from the Maine Infonet Download Library, as well as general tech help with Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Mac laptops). Read more about session requirements. If you have other tech questions, or you need help untangling the technology in your life, the Library also offers tech help by appointments Mondays and Saturdays or the Library can arrange a time that works for you. Call 244-7065; we are here for you!

Technology Programs

Tech Help Every Week

General Tech Help  Basic computer/tech troubleshooting
Mondays 2-4 pm
Saturdays 9:30-12:30 pm

Apple/Download Library Help  
Mac or eBook/audio book downloads
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 pm (not on Nov. 18 or Dec. 23 or 30)

PC/Microsoft Office/Wordpress Help

Call for an appointment.

Each appointment is 1/2 hour, and repeat customers encouraged.

Can't make one of these times?

Call the Library at 244-7065 to arrange a time that works for you
. This is available for Apple Devices/Download Library Help and PC/Microsoft Office/Wordpress Help.

clip art image of a teapotHoliday Tea
December 17th
2:00 - 3:30pm

You are invited to the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday afternoon, December 17, 2:00 – 3:30 for a Holiday themed tea.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library’s fireplace, nibble on a homemade treat, and enjoy the company of others. Ruth Grierson and friends will provide live music. For more information, call the Library, 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


Let's Book Walkathon

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