Upcoming Events

Tuesdays at 6pm (see dates below) - "The Mirror of Maine" Book Series

 

“The Mirror of Maine” opens new doors to Maine’s literature and her extraordinary history and culture for Maine readers. These books that reveal aspects of life in our state can bring deeper knowledge and appreciation for what makes Maine a special place and for authors who express those ideas. Since most of these books are based on actual towns, readers can consider what is real and what is myth about Maine towns, their patterns of daily life, and the values held by the residents. King’s story, with evil masked as the commonplace, provides a foil for the discussions. Books will be provided by the library. New participants are welcome at any point during the series.

The book discussions will be:

Tuesday, September 17th at 6pm - A Maine Hamlet by Lura Beam
Tuesday, October 15th at 6pm - Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned by Joyce Butler
Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm - ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Tuesday, December 17th at 6pm - The Weir by Ruth Moore
Tuesday, January 21st at  6pm - Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Ongoing starting Saturday, November 16th - Berwick Public Library Craft Sale

Stop by the library to check out our collection of handmade hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry, and more! All proceeds benefit the library. Our craft sale will continue as long as items are available. Are you a crafter? Donations are greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm - Author talk with Dr. John Hunt

Join us for a special author talk with veterinarian Dr. John Hunt and hear about his new book Why Does My Cat Look at Me Like That? Ponderings of a Small Town Veterinarian. Part of the Useful Little Book Series, Why Does My Cat Look at Me Like That? is a collection of short essays covering a broad range of topics related to pets and veterinary medicine. Topics include behavior, medical, and social and historic issues originating from the author’s experiences owning and operating a small animal veterinary hospital on the coast of Maine. Each essay is short, informative, and humorous, leaving the reader with the flavor of a
small-town experience.


 

Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday, November 27th - Annual Pie Sale

We'll have pies, breads, and other goodies available for purchase. All money raised helps support the library! The bake sale will continue on Wednesday, November 27th if items are still available. Are you a baker? We'd love your help in making this fundraiser a success! Pie plates are available at the library for bakers to borrow.

Wednesday, December 4th at 6pm - Adult Storytime

This month we will feature books about multi-cultural winter holidays, such as Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. We will have activities available for children so adults may attend this program.

Weekly Programs

  • Every Tuesday at 10:30 am the Nifty Needleworkers -Knitters, Crocheters, all crafters welcome to create and chat
     

  • Every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am - the Social Seniors meet for games, adult coloring, basic tech help, puzzles, and good conversation
     

  • Every Wednesday LEGO Club meets from 4 pm- 5 pm (ages 10 + up) for weekly challenges and inspired builds. The last Wednesday of each month will feature Lego robotics.

  • Every Friday 10:30 am Story Time- Featuring a story, song and craft (ages 0-6). The last week of each month will be dedicated to playgroups for children and their adults in lieu of story time.
     

  • Every Tuesday at 4:00 pm - Story Time - The last week of each month will be dedicated to playgroups for children and their adults in lieu of story time.

 

BPL Book Discussion Group

All are welcome whether you read the book or not!
 

Next meeting: Saturday, Dec. 21st at 10:30am Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer

NEW  - The Chapters' Book Club at Noble High School

We're thrilled to partner with NHS to offer this new book club! All NHS students are welcome to join. The Chapters meet one Wednesday a month during Knight time in the school library. Books of all genres are chosen for discussion. Copies of the current month's book are available in the school library. 

Next meeting: Wednesday, November 20th at 10:30am in the NHS library - I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Genealogy Club

*There will be no Genie Club on November 15th or December 20th*

 

The Genealogy Club meets on the first and third Friday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The club has a number of online resources for genealogical research including American Ancestors, Family Search, Heritage Quest, and Rootsweb. For local history, the library has nine volumes of Maine Families, vital records for South Berwick, Berwick, and North Berwick, and yearbooks for Noble High School and histories of surrounding towns. If possible, bring your own laptop.