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.
Travel to the Galapagos
with Bob Thayer
Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 pm
Photographer and naturalist, Bob Thayer will take us on a trip to the Galapagos Islands treating us to a multimedia presentation comparing his trip to Charles Darwin's voyage 170 years earlier. Read more about the presentation, or call the Library, 244-7065.
Lego Exhibition 2015
Registration and entries due by
Wednesday, April 1 by 8pm
Seal Cove Auto Museum Lego Day.
Free open house.
Saturday, April 4, 10am-2pm
Saturday, April 25, 10-11:30am
Link to Online Registration
The exhibition is open to builders of all ages and skill levels. Read more about submission requirements, or call the Library at 244-7065 or contact Raney Bench at email@example.com or call 244-9242.Lego sign by Avonlea Brown.
Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Maine Poet Laureate
Tuesday, April 14
Wes McNair will be reading from his newest collection of poems. Poets and Poet lovers of all ages are welcome. After Mr. McNair's reading, poets of all ages will be invited to share one or two of their poems. Mr. McNair will have books for signing. For more information, call the Library, 244-7065.
National Poetry Month Celebration
A Poem in Your Pocket
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.
Summer Story Camp 2015 Registration!
Summer Story Camp is a
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
which must be completed and returned to the Library in order 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
Wednesdays, April 1-May 27
(Sessions will begin at 5:30 starting April 1)
"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 spiritual
practices 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.
*Note: The April 8 session will be from 6:30-8pm.
Don't forget the Maine Income Tax Check-off!
An option tax payers will be offered again this year is an income tax check-off for the Maine Public Library Fund , found on the Charitable Contributions section of the Maine State Tax Form. Last year this fund brought in $14,000 for support to public libraries in Maine. When filing your returns, please consider contributing to this fund – all Maine public libraries will benefit!
Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m.
In the Country of Men
by Hisham Matar
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! Call the Library for the current book or for more info at 244-7065.
Free Tax Help
March 27 & April 10
This service of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aid Program is
free to taxpayers with low and moderate income
and is offered in cooperation with the IRS.
Reservations are required.
Please call the Library to make an appointment and to verify what you need to bring with you, 244-7065.
A Joint Maine Humanities Council & Library Program
Next Session, Tuesday
at 6:00 pm
Samaa Abdurraqib, American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Reproductive Freedom Organizer, will facilitate each discussion.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 16
from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Come sit by the fire, enjoy tea, baked goods and conversation. Music provided by Ruth Grierson and friends. Call the Library for more information, 244-7065.Artwork by Leza Colquhoun.
A Joint Library Program
Monday Evening, March 30 at 5 p.m.
@ Southwest Harbor Public Library
Join us for a series of discussions on important issues facing U.S. Foreign Policy at the Southwest Harbor Public Library and the Bass Harbor Memorial Library.
The program is free to all, but pre-registration is required. Read more , and call to reserve your place, 244-7065 for Southwest or 244-7065 for Bass Harbor or email email@example.com .
Library Fundraisers 2015
Mother's Day Sale
Silent Art Auction
August 1 & 2
Giant Used Book Sale
Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid
July 18 & 19
Paperback Book Sale
Let's Book Walkathon
Holiday Book Sale