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Author Carey Kish
"AMC's Best Day Hikes
Along the Maine Coast"

Tuesday, September 27th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

book jacket for "AMC's Best Day Hikes along the Maine Coast"

Carey Kish of Hall Quarry has been adventuring in the woods and mountains of Maine for a long time and writes the Hiking in Maine column for the Maine Sunday Telegram. He also recently finished his second Appalachian Trail hike. Join him at the Library and hear about some hikes for you to try! For more information, please click here or call the Library,(207) 244-7065.

turquoise logo for PKMDI Pecha Kucha MDI
Short Presentations. Big Topics.
~At the Criterion in Bar Harbor~
Friday, September 30th

5:30 - 7:30 pm

The Library is proud to present PKMDI powered by Pecha Kucha Night at the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. Co-sponsors include the Abbe Museum and the Northeast Harbor Library. This special themed event features a series of presentations celebrating Acadia National Park on its 100th birthday. In the PechaKucha format, each presenter is only allotted 20 slides, advanced automatically every 20 seconds. The goal is to bring creative minds together for a night of inspiration, networking, and fun! Free tickets will be required to enter the event. For more information click here or call the Library at 244-7065.

book jacket for Laura Freudig's "Halfway Wild" Book Talk and Signing
"Halfway Wild" by Laura Freudig
Tuesday, October 4th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Maine author Laura Freudig explores the connections we have with the animals around and within us in a new picture book called "Halfway Wild", to be released this fall from Islandport Press.

The public is invited to join the author to celebrate the book’s release. The evening will include a reading, author Q and A, book sales and signing, family­-friendly games and activities, and light refreshments. For more information, please click here or call the Library at 244-7065.

cover for the documentary film "This Changes Everything"A Documentary Film
"This Changes Everything"

presented by A Climate to Thrive
Wednesday, October 5th
5:00 - 7:00 pm

 Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.  Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes EverythingClimate to Thrive, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyondFor more information, please click here or call the Library, (207) 244-7065.

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Book Club! book jacket of "Seven Years in Tibet"
"Seven Years in Tibet"
by  Heinrich Harrer
Thursday, October 6th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Great Harbor Condominiums, 79 East Ridge Road, Southwest Harbor. Contact Jeane Hawthorne at jdhbearhill@yahoo.com for info.

Library Fundraisers 2016 (to date)

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

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