BPL will be Closed Sat. Sept. 5th in observance of Labor Day.
Have a Great Weekend!

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You don't even have to make it to the library to check out ebooks! Our website has a link to the Maine InfoNet Download Library. If you'd like help or need a library card for access- come talk to us!

If you're knitting or crocheting something, and would like company and the cameraderie of other crafters- we have a great group who meet at the library every Tuesday starting around 10:30 am.


This month we’ll have Alex Talcott from Ameriprise Financial give two free seminars about retirement with two different audiences in mind- young professionals and retirees. No obligation free information.
September 15, 5:30 PM:
Ameriprise Financial
invites you to join us for a special seminar,
“Balancing life today and dreams for tomorrow”

Hosted and presented by Alex Talcott, Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial

Are you able to live well today and still save for tomorrow?

During this complimentary seminar, you’ll learn ways to:
·         Balance smart decisions about today with planning for tomorrow.
·         Plot your journey to retirement into doable steps so it’s manageable.
·         Maintain financial balance by being prepared for risks and unexpected events.
·         Create a meaningful legacy today.

This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation.

September 16, 11:00 AM:
 Ameriprise Financial
invites you to join us for a special seminar,
“Health, wealth and a confident retirement”

Hosted and presented by Alex Talcott, Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial

With the markets and economy changing all the time, you may feel less than confident about reaching your retirement goals. This seminar will offer tips and strategies that can help you:
·         Plan to bring your retirement dreams and goals more within reach.
·         Understand how financial and physical health may be intertwined.
·         Learn ways to generate dependable income that could last through your whole retirement.

This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation.

Late Summer/ Fall 2015

Weekly Programs:

Every Tuesday 10:30 am Nifty Needleworkers -Knitters, Crocheters, all crafters welcome to create and chat
Every Tuesday afterschool TTAG (Teen and Tween Advisory Group) is looking for teens and tweens to test drive our 3D printer
Every Tuesday 4-6 pm Gamer Club- role playing and other multi-player games
Every Wednesday 3:30 pm Movies projected in the meeting room
Every Wednesday LEGO Club 4 pm- 5 pm (ages 10 + up) weekly challenges and inspired builds
Every Friday 10:30 am Storytime- Tales for Tots with Miss Cheryl & Miss Zoa. Story, song and craft (ages 0-6)



Saturday, September 19, 10 am: Book Discussion Pocketful of Names by Joe Coomer

Tuesday, September 29, 6pm: Book Discussion Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich [Non-Fiction Book Group meets bi-monthly the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm]

Saturday, October 17, 10 am: Book Discussion The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Saturday, November 21, 10 am: Book Discussion I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Saturday, December 19, 10 am: Book Discussion All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald

Genealogy Club
Meets the first and third Fridays of each month at 1:00 p.m.
       Join Lyn Rouff @ BPL to search for your roots.

Drop-In Computer Help!
  • Tues evenings 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Do you have questions about...                                                                                      Computers? • Email? • Facebook? • Word Processing? • eReaders?
  •  If you have a question about a specific device (laptop, iPad, eReader, etc.), please bring it along with you. Help is on a first come, first served basis.
Tales for Tots 
Join Ms. Cheryl every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for Tales for Tots, a story specially designed for preschool children accompanied by a parent or caregriver. Ms. Cheryl provides a theme-based program each week including sharing a story, games, craft and songs.

Museum Passes

Museum Discount passes are available thanks to Kennebunk Savings Bank.
Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay Harbor, ME
Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover, NH
Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine in Portland, ME
Historic New England many homes in ME, NH and MA
Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, ME
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME (Open May 8 - October 31)
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA
Portland Art Museum, ME
Sports Museum at TD Garden Boston, MA
Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH
Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH

(also passes to Southworth Planetarium are available at D.A. Hurd Library in North Berwick)


·         Boothbay Railway Village                                                                 
Two adults and all children or grandchildren (under 18) accompanying them free admission. Excluding August 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17.  It opens Memorial Day and is open weekends only through June 14.  Daily from June 14 - October 12.

·         Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine                                                           
This gives the holder 50% discount on Museum admission for up to four people. They only accept one copy of our library’s pass per day.  To use the pass you need a photocopy of the guidelines and membership card and show it at the museum's front desk. You can only use the pass on the date that is on the form and it must be signed and dated.

·        Children's Museum of New Hampshire                 
It gives the holder 50% off for up to four people on the date noted. It can only be used on the date noted. You need the pass and membership card photocopied on it at the admission desk upon arriving.

·        Historic New England                                                                                       
This card allows you to visit one of Historic New England's 36 properties for free admission.

Maine State Aquarium
This Community discount pass entitles up to 5 people discounted admissions to the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor, ME. Discounted prices are $5 Adults, $3 Seniors, $2 Youth and Free for Children under 2

·        Museum of Fine Art Boston
Each pass provides up to two people a $10 admission per person.  Museum closed New Year's Day, Patriot's day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

·        Ogunquit Museum of American Art                                                                                 Limit of one pass per day and a maximum of four people per pass. You need a photocopy and the date you will be going filled in.

·         Peabody Essex Museum                                                                                       Each card entitles two people to general admission at $5 per person.  You must pay an additional $5 to visit Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese House. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10-5.  Monday passes are valid on November 11, January 20, Febuary17, April 21, May 26, September 1 and October 13.

·         Portland Museum of Art                                                   
This allows free entry for no more than two adults and up to six children per day. Tuesday-Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-9, Monday Memorial Day to Columbus day 10-5, Closed New Year's day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sports Museum at TD Garden Boston, MA
Admits up to 6 people per visit. Make sure to check with library and the website as they have a lot of closed dates. 

·         Strawbery Banke Museum  Free admission for two adults and up to four children, discounted admission to special events, discounts on programs, classes and workshops, and a 10% discount in the Museum Store. Open May 1-October 31, 10-5.

·         Seacoast Science Center                                                                                   
 This pass allows two adults and their children or grandchildren (under 18) from the same household free admission. You will also receive a 10% discount at the Seacoast Science Center's Nature Store.  March-October 10-5 and November-February, Saturdays - Mondays only from 10-5.