Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Posted:  Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:45am

Afternoon Tea with DaPonte and Tea Bags, Too

Come enjoy the Queen’s Tea with savory sandwiches and delectable sweets, and listen to an annotated classical concert! It’s almost time for Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library’s coveted valentine fundraiser, “Afternoon Tea with the DaPonte String Quartet,” Feb. 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay. Tickets are now on sale at the library and at the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce through the extended date of Feb. 6, for only $25 per ticket, so get yours quickly before it’s too late and bring a friend or family member!

The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library is pleased to announce that it now has its very own limited edition Tea, “First Edition Tea,” produced by Mary Norwood’s Merry Auld Tea Company. This specialty tea is a lovely blend of black, rose petal, and hibiscus tea, and is available just in time for the spring season and upcoming Mother’s Day. It will be sold at the Afternoon DaPonte Tea event, participating local businesses, and at the library after the event, for $12 per bag, in a beautiful 4-ounce labeled gold pouch. In this way, the library’s single fundraising event has been pleasantly extended, for only as long as the limited tea is available, benefiting the library, the Merry Auld Tea Company, and local businesses, who wish to carry the specialty tea in their stores. The library’s “First Edition Tea” may be purchased after the February 13 event at the library, Wanser’s Market, Mama D’s Café, and Oak Street Provisions. If your business would like to help support the library and carry the “First Edition Tea” in your store, please contact Bonnie at

Get your tickets and “First Edition Tea” while available; they won’t last long. For more information, call the library at 633-3112 or visit our website, or Face Book page.

February Fun: Parent-Child Drinkable Arts Party

Get creative and paint beautiful keepsakes with us! Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library will host aParent/Child Drinkable Arts Partywith Jenn Field, Friday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon, for ages 6+, in the upstairs Community Room. The cost is $5 per participant for materials due at registration.

Jen Field is a Drinkable Arts independent rep for the Boothbay Harbor region. She has lived in several states before settling in Boothbay Harbor, where she was born and raised. She and her husband own and run a retail store in the Harbor, JE & Company, which carries jewelry, handbags, accessories & more. "I have loved making crafts my entire life and am totally excited to be creating beautiful pieces and sharing it with others!"

Get out of the cold and let’s have fun creating beautiful drinkable art together! Space is limited. Registration is required, $5 per participant. For more information, call 633-3112.

Current events

February Artist of the Month: Cheryl Blaydon, Feb. 3-26, oil exhibit in the upstairs Community Room,

Children’s Story Hour each Friday and every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.

Lego Mania! Ages 7 +, Meets each Friday through May, 3 - 4:30 p.m., BHML upstairs Community Room. Facilitated by Larry Renyolds,

Monday Night Book Club meets the 2nd Monday monthly, 7 p.m., to discuss a book of fiction. Read the chosen book at your leisure and join in! The title and author for the Feb. 8 meeting is “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler. Facilitated by Laddie Drucker 633-5578.

Upcoming events

Book Focus Group meets the 3rd Wednesday monthly, 4:30 p.m. Read the chosen book at your leisure and join in!  The Feb. 17 meeting will be discussing “Drift and Mastery” by Walter Lippman. Facilitated by John O’Connell,

Parent/Child Drinkable Arts Party, Fri, Feb. 19, 10:30-12, ages 6+, upstairs Community Room. $5 per participant due at registration, 633-3112.

Let’s Get Cooking! Cookbook Review Group, Fri, Feb. 25, 5:30-7 p.m., Meets the 4th Friday monthly to review cookbooks based on changing monthly food themes and sample recipes. Bring any cookbook and a dish to share! February Theme: “Sweet Dreams Desserts”. Registration required 633-3112.

French Conversation has been postponed until April. The group meets the last Monday monthly, resuming on April 25, with the new time of 2p.m. Facilitator: Janet Blevins,

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library 4 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 04538 207-633-3112,,