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, January 21st at 6pm - The Weir by Ruth Moore
February date TBD - Empire Falls by Richard Russ
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Saturday, February 1st from 9:30am to 1:30pm - Take Your Child to the Library Day

We're celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day with a visit from Belichick the Reader Dog (10:30am to 11:30am), crafts, a scavenger hunt, and the Tri-Town Bookmobile. 

Wednesday, February 5th at 6pm - Author talk with retired game warden Roger Guay

Join retired game warden and Maine author Roger Guay as he shares his experiences during his 25-year career with the Maine Warden Service. In his book A Good Man with a Dog, Guay takes readers into the patient, watchful world of a warden catching poachers and protecting pristine wilderness, as well as the sometimes CSI-like reconstruction of deer and moose poaching scenes. Throughout most of his career, his frequent companions have been his K9s who were trained to find discarded weapons, ejected shell casings, hidden fish, and missing people.

Saturday, February 8th at 11:30am - Chinese New Year

2020 is the year of the rat. Professor Yan Wang and Brianne Hodgkins from the Confucius Institute at the University of Southern Maine will be joining us to talk about some Chinese traditions to celebrate the new year.

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, January 18th at 10:30am The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

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, Jan. 15th at 10:30am in the NHS library - With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Genealogy Club

 

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.