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Free Monthly AED/Hands Only CPR Class *


Wednesday, May 3
5:00 - 7:00 pm
~ Registration required ~

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.

* Registration is required

Acadia Family Center - Spring Speaker SeriesAcadia Fammily Center
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talk by Dan Johnson, PhD

Wednesday, May 3
6:00-7:30 p.m.

This is the second in a three-part Speaker Series offered by the Acadia Family Center.

Dan Johnson, PhD is the Executive Director of the Acadia Family Center, the only licensed outpatient treatment center for substance use and related mental health disorders on Mount Desert Island. Click for more information about Developmental Implications of Addiction, or call the Library at 244-7065.

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Annual Mother's Day Sale
May 6 - May 13
Library Hours

The Library invites you to its annual Mother's Day Sale. This fun event benefits the Children's Program. Many items will be for sale, including jewelry, scarves, china knick-knakcs, lotions, baked goods and more ~ all things children would buy for their mothers. Everything is priced to sell. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

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Financial Planning for Women **
Tuesday, May 9
3:00 - 5:00 pm

At times in our history women were not allowed to vote, to legally sign a contract, or to own property. They were in a position of economic dependence. Thankfully things have changed! Gaining economic independence means women need to understand and often anticipate issues that may confront them at any time during their lives; paying for college, raising a family and creating a secure retirement. In this workshop Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, Certified Trust and Financial Advisor with Allen Insurance and Financial, will explore the financial issues and challenges faced by women today – sharing planning suggestions with the resources necessary to maintain stability and independence for life.

** Space is limited. Please preregister. For more information,call the Library at 244-7065.

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Vaxxed:
From Coverup to Catastrophe

Tuesday, May 9
7:00 - 8:30pm

This controversial documentary presented by Southwest Harbor resident, Dick Atlee, is the story of Dr William Thompson, a whistleblower from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr Meryl Nass, expert on vaccines and bioterrorism, will be available to answer questions. For more information,call the Library at 244-7065.

Acadia Family Center - Spring Speaker Series
Image of Acadia Family Center sign Developmental Implications of Addiction
talk by Dan Johnson, PhD

Wednesday, May 3
6:00-7:30 p.m.

This is the final talk of a three-part Speaker Series offered by the Acadia Family Center. Dan Johnson, PhD is the Executive Director of the Acadia Family Center, the only licensed outpatient treatment center for substance use and related mental health disorders on Mount Desert Island. For more information call the Library, at 244-7065.

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Ten Days in Acadia
A Kids' Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island

by Hope Rowan
Monday, May 15
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Book Launch.

Details to be announced.

For more information call the Library, at 244-7065.

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Medicare Workshop **
Tuesday, May 16
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Stay tuned for more information!

 

** Preregistration required

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~ Douglas Rooks Book Talk ~
Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible

Tuesday, May 16
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Join Douglas Rooks as he talks about his book, "Statesman". A career journalist, freelance editor, writer and author Rooks has earned awards from the National Newspaper Association and New England Press Association, and has been named best opinion columnist three times by the Maine Press Association. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

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How to Improve Your Financial Situation**
Session One: Establishing and Maintaining Credit
& Avoiding Identity Theft

Wednesday, May 17
5:30 pm

Money affects all of us, but we may lack the knowledge needed to make smart financial choices. The Library is partnering with a team of experts from local banks to host a series of classes in personal money management. Preregistration is recommended but not required and one need not register for all sessions. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

**Preregistration is recommended.

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Annual Plant Sale - Library Fundraiser!
Saturday
, May 20
8:00 am - noon

Buy your spring plants at the Southwest Harbor Public Library's annual Plant Sale Saturday morning, May, 20th from 8:00 – noon. The sale will be held in the (to be announced.) In addition to plant divisions donated by area gardeners, there will be a variety of vegetables, annuals, herbs and hanging baskets supplied by Islandscaping Garden Center to benefit the Library.

P.S. Gardeners, we are gladly accepting healthy, pest-free plant divisions from your garden! Please call to let us know what you have. 244-7065. Thank you!

Library Fundraisers 2017

         
May 13
Saturday
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Mother's Day Sale

  July 30
Sunday
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Opening Party
May 20
Saturday
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Plant Sale

 
August 5 & 6

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

 
June 22
Thursday
time TBD
Special Dinner and Service Auction at Claremont Hotel


  August 30
Wednesday
8:00 p.m.
Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid

July 15 & 16

Saturday &
Sunday
All day
Paperback Book Sale   December 2
Saturday 
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Holiday Book Sale