Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closing Thursday 11/25 at 3:30 PM through Friday.
We'll be open again Saturday 11/28

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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.

Ross Bachelder has a music recital coming up Tuesday, November 17 at 6 pm. The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served. Accompanying him at the recital will be well-known Greenland, New Hampshire pianist Cheryl Stromksi. Writer, artist and musician Ross Bachelder, who lives in Berwick, has been performing as a musician and exhibiting his unorthodox and playful drawings, paintings, found object assemblages and photographs in galleries in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for many years. He was the founder and coordinator of the KAA Seacoast Moderns (a group within the Kittery Art Association),and the coordinator of AAGNE (The Abstract Artists Group of New England, an interest group within the Newburyport Art Association). For the past 12 years he managed the Frame shop and Franklin Gallery at Ben Franklin Crafts in Rochester, New Hampshire. In 1980 he founded Artful Endeavors, a consulting service for creative people of every kind. In 1984 he founded the Berwick Young People’s Theater, where he wrote and produced musical comedies, and he’s acted in many Seacoast area plays. He’s been active for many years as a musician, performing solo recitals, playing in musical theatre and appearing at art exhibit openings and other special events as The Flute Guy. Bachelder travels frequently to perform as a musician, paint and photograph what he sees, then write and speak publicly about his deep, long-time immersion in the Arts. He’s toured galleries in England, Scotland, Philadelphia, Boston, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York and many other cities. IN 2011 he traveled to New Zealand to perform in the Opening Night Ceremony for New Zealand artist Susan Harrison Tustain. He’s currently writing a book, Happy Dawg Walks The Sad Man: The Remarkably Varied Adventures of a Confirmed Arts Multiple, scheduled for publication in 2015.
     Bachelder’s accompanist, Cheryl Stromski, who lives in Greenland, New Hampshire, has had a long and successful career, in and well beyond the Seacoast region, as an always-in-demand pianist, pit orchestra musician, church-based Musical Director, and highly respected piano accompanist. She has been the accompanist for Ross Bachelder — the Flute Guy — for many years during which they’ve performed in countless Seacoast area events in Portsmouth, Greenland, Stratham, Exeter and other towns. They’ve also performed together in the onetime Afternoon Tea series at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Stromski has performed in Italy, in Ireland, and at the Vatican in Rome, where she was invited to perform at a mass for assembled parishioners. She was the Music Director of the Prescott Park Arts Festival for eight years. Ms. Stromski is currently the Minister of Music at the Stratham Communitym Church UCC —where she and Ross have performed together many times — and is excited to be studying for her MDIv at Andover-Newton Theological School in Andover, Massachusetts.

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, 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.
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
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)


·         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.

·        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.