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AED/Hands Only CPR Class*
Wednesday, January 3
5:00 - 7:00 pm

The Southwest Harbor Public Library and the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Ambulance Service are offering a free Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Hands Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) class Wednesday, January 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. This class is not for CPR certification, but still provides participants with current AED and Hands Only CPR information as an introductory or refresher class in a low-stress, supportive environment. Please click for more information about the AED/Hands Only CPR Class or call the Library at 244-7065.

*Space is limited. Please call the Library at 244-7065 to reserve a place.

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Library Event
A Climate to Thrive
Tuesday, January 9
5:30 - 7:00 pm

ACTT Zero Waste Committee and The Marine Environmental Research Institute Presentation on the results of their recent study of plastics in the ocean around MDI. More information to come.

Stained Glass Birches 

Library Event
Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop
with Liz Cutler

Saturday, January 13
10:00 - 12:00 pm

More information to come.

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Library Event
January Tea at the Library
Thursday, January 18
2:00 - 3:30 pm

You are invited to the Library for a winter tea. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library's fireplace, nibble on a homemade treat, and enjoy the company of others. Ruth Grierson and friends will provide live music.

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Library Event
Saturday Morning Games
with Dick Atlee, Sarah Corson, and Linda Hayward

Saturday, January 27
9:30 - 11:30 am

People of all ages are invited to play games at the Library on Saturday morning. There will be a wide variety of interesting games. Something is bound to catch the interest of everyone! Come and join the fun. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

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 20
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