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Ruth Grierson playing her violin

Library Event
Holiday Sing Along
with Ruth Grierson & Friends

Thursday, December 21
2:00 - 3:30 pm

You are invited to the Library for a holiday themed sing-along. Everyone is welcome to sit by the Library's fireplace, enjoy the company of others, and sing along with Ruth Grierson and friends. Please click for more information on the Holiday Sing Along, or call the Library at 244-7065.

book jacket for Scotland Road

Library Event
Southwest Harbor Drama Club
Wednesday, December 27
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Bring a bag dinner to participate or just listen as the Southwest Harbor Drama Club meets to begin reading "Scotland Road," an historic mystery surrounding the sinking of the Titanic, by Jeffrey Hatcher. Scripts will be provided. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Women's History Month SWHPL Logo


In celebration of
Women's History Project 2018

March & April 2018

2018 Theme
Inspired by the written word of Maine women

An open invitation to the women - young, old, and in between - of our Mount Desert Island Community!

Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact the Library at (207) 244-7065 with any questions, or email whpswhpl@gmail.com to be added to the distribution list for exhibit registrations. Read more about the exhibit.

Library Fundraisers 2017

May 13
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Mother's Day Sale

  July 30
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Celebration Party
May pending
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Plant Sale

August 5 & 6

Saturday &
9:00-5:00 p.m.
Giant Used Book Sale

June 22
5:30 p.m.
Special Dinner and Silent Auction at Claremont Hotel

  August 30
8:00 p.m.
Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid

July 15 & 16

Saturday &
All day
Paperback Book Sale   December 2
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Holiday Book Sale