Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:45am

It’s fall, and here at the library that means we’ve switched over to our off-season/school year schedule of re-occurring programs.

Book clubs that took a summer hiatus are meeting again. The I Love a Mystery! Book Club will meet on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. October, however, is an exception; because of the holiday weekend, they’ll be meeting on Saturday the 19th. October’s title is “Pieces of Her” by Karin Slaughter.

Books and Bites, the large print book club at St. Andrews Village, resumes its third Wednesday of the month schedule on Wednesday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m. They’ll be discussing “The Red Address Book” by Sofia Lundberg.

The Monday Night Book Club doesn’t take a break; they’re always here at the library on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. October’s title is “Midnight Blue” by Simone van der Vlugt.

Most of our fall adult programming will happen on either a Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. or a Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

This Saturday at 2 p.m. we’ll host author Anne Britting Oleson for a reading from and talk about her newest novel “Tapiser,” a mystery-romance set in the US and UK. The central clue lies in a small, hand-loomed tapestry, possibly made hundreds of years ago by a distant family member.

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, we’ll host “The Wizard of Odds and Ends” proprietor Richard Plunkett at 5:30 p.m. for a journey through current trends in antiques and collectibles. Bring a collectible of your own to learn about its value.

Our last author talk of the month will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Come meet May Davidson, author of “Whatever it Takes,” as she reads excerpts from her book and regales the audience with stories about doing “whatever it takes” — from chicken farming to lobstering to long-haul trucking — to survive 90 years in Maine.

Kids’ programming has resumed the school-year schedule as well. Lego and Minecraft Clubs meet every Wednesday after school. Lego Club is open to first and second graders; Minecraft is for third and fourth graders.

Coding club will be on Fridays from 3 to 4 p.m. All kids’ clubs will take a day off whenever the public school takes vacation, so no coding club on Friday the 11th.

There are four weekly story times: Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays “on demand” from 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (wear your PJs and enjoy a bedtime story with cocoa and cookies!), and alternate Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with the Lighthouse Learning Center, beginning Oct. 10.

And of course, we’ll cap off the month with our annual Halloween Parade at 4 p.m. on the 31st.