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Picture of the original MDI Hospital building

Peter Logue's film kicks off the MDI Hospital 120th Anniversary and Premiers at the Library!
Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm

headshoht of Peter Logue

Can you imagine what this island would be like without a hospital? This is one of the questions posed by local filmmaker Peter Logue in the new collaborative documentary-style film, "Celebrating MDI Hospital: A history of caring. A community of healing. A legacy of giving." The screening begins with a wine and cheese reception from 5:30 - 6:00 pm. Read more about the film, or call the Library at 244-7065.

Tax-Aide session Introducing CloudLibrary
Coming March 1

The Maine State Library's Downloadable Library is moving from Overdrive to CloudLibrary on Wed., March 1! You can still access the more than 10,000 titles, along with new books being added all the time. CloudLibrary is an app-based system and works on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android phones, Android tablets, NOOK tablets, NOOK eReaders, Kobo eReaders and Kindle Fires. However, the downloadable library no longer works e-Ink Kindles (including older Kindles and the Paperwhite).

Any downloads and any holds you have in Overdrive will not transfer to the new system and will disappear as of March 1. Please re-place any holds once the CloudLibrary goes live. Library staff is always available to help you make the switch. Read more about the move and what you can do at this link, or call 244-7065 for more information.

Women's History Month Logo

Women's History Month
March 2017

Rainbow Star

Theme: "Creating Connections"
Window Star Making
Saturday, March 4 from 10:00-12:00 p.m.
~ Drop-in Table ~

Margot Haertel will lead a window star making workshop for ages 6 & up. These paper window stars will brighten your home at any time of year. Materials providedCall the Library for more information, 244-7065.

Logo artwork by Jenny Cline.
bookjacket for Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth

Island-Wide Community Read
Wednesday, February 1
Saturday, March 4

Join the Island-Wide community read featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri's "Unaccustomed Earth. The read will end on Saturday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck and a facilitated discussion at the Jesup Memorial Library. The goal of the read is to spark conversation and explore the differences between people. Books will be available at Jesup, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor libraries courtesy of Sherman's Books. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Tax-Aide session

AARP Tax-Aide Program*
Fridays, March 10 & 24,
and April 7

By appointment only

Southwest Harbor Public Library is pleased to offer tax aid through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. This service is free to taxpayers with low and moderate income and is offered in cooperation with the IRS. Click for more information about AARP Tax-Aide, or call the Library, 244-7065.
*Pre-registration required.

request for contributin from tax return

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Library Fundraisers 2016 (to date)
2017 events coming soon!

May 7
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Mother's Day Sale

  July 31
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Silent Art Auction
Opening Party
May 21
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Plant Sale

August 6 & 7

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

June 23
time TBD
Special Dinner and Service Auction at Claremont Hotel

  August 24
8:00 p.m.
Art Auction Ends
Last chance to bid

July 16 & 17

Saturday &
All day
Paperback Book Sale   December 3
9:00-1:00 p.m.
Holiday Book Sale
 more details