Events

EventsBowdoinham Public Library offers a wide range of events in the community, from children’s story times to monthly book groups for adults. We support recurring and special events through out the whole year including annual fund raisers and community based programming. See list below to see what is happening. Library events are open to the public and free of charge, sponsored by Friends of the Library and your generous support.

Tuesday Night, Mary Stride, Sugar Blues!

From Mary’s health counseling website: Do you crave sweets and it’s getting the best of you? If you are ready to have more energy, fewer cravings and take back control of your life, I would like to invite you to my workshop called, “Sugar Blues.” I’ve designed this class to permanently change your relationship withContinue Reading

Used Book Sale

Saturday, November 9th, 2013, 9am-2pm in the Coombs Municipal Building, second floor. All procedes go to support the library. One whole room is dedicated to children’s books. Volunteers needed to help sort, haul and sell books that day. Call the library for more info. 666-8405.  Too late to donate books for this year’s sale, thanks. HardContinue Reading

Big Truck Day is On!

Light drizzle doesn’t scare us. We’ll have a story today at 10:00am at the library , then we’ll walk or drive down to the Public Works Lot by the waterfront (look for our sign) at 10:30. Doug Tourtelotte will have three big trucks for us to watch and climb into!  Dig into Reading!    

Something new at the plant sale this year…Cake!

Something new at the plant sale this year…Cake!

Cooks of all ages, please enter your cakes!  Design theme for cakes: “40 years and still growing strong”.  Plant sale gift certificates to first, second and third place winners.  Winners chosen by popular vote… Plant sale shoppers will vote for their favorite design during the morning of the sale (9 to 12:30) after which weContinue Reading

Winter Workshops

The last of this winter’s workshops … Introduction to Genealogy and Family History Research – Saturday, March 2, 12noon-2pm If you are interested in exploring your own family history and don’t know how to get started, then please join Kathy Montejo for an interactive workshop about getting started in genealogy and family research. We willContinue Reading

Chewonki’s Batmobile Coming to Bowdoinham

Chewonki’s Batmobile Coming to Bowdoinham

Bats are among the most misunderstood mammals on our planet. This hour long program is designed to ease people’s fears of these fragile creatures and to dispel the myths about them. Please come to the library at a special time, Friday, July 20th from 12-1pm to see the Chewonki Foundation staff present this travelling program. Continue Reading

Author and Illustrator visit the Summer Reading Program

Author and Illustrator visit the Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, July 3, 10am. Author Lee Francis of Indian Island, Maine will join local Bowdoinham illustrator Susan Drucker to share their new children’s book, Kunu’s Basket. It is the modern story of a Penobscot boy who learns lessons from his grandfather. Lee will share the story, teach us about her people, and show us examplesContinue Reading

Month of May means “Food not Fines”

Once again our library is taking part in a voluntary program which invites libraries to accept donations of food for local food pantries in exchange for overdue fines.   “Food Not Fines” is in full swing as  patrons bring in food to pay off the library fines they owe – or simply to help support aContinue Reading

Story Time

Tuesday Story Time! Join us each Tuesday morning at 10am for a preschool story hour. Kate will read a picture book aloud to the children and share a game, a craft or a song to accompany the story. Children of all ages are welcomed, and the average age is 3 or 4. We work togetherContinue Reading

Dedication of Children’s Room

Dedication of The Eva Palmer and Ida Fowle Carras Children’s Room On the occasion of the library’s 100th Anniversary, we were pleased to dedicate our children’s room to two of our “library angels”, Eva Palmer and Ida Fowle Carras.  Eva Palmer was a librarian here for many years.  Both women planned carefully so that theContinue Reading

2014 Annual Plant Sale!

2014 Annual Plant Sale!

Saturday, May 17th, 2014, at the Bowdoinham Town Hall, 9:00 to 4:00, Perennials, Herbs, Vegetables and Annual seedlings, trees and shrubs. For more information or to volunteer, call Kate Cutko at the library: 666-8405

Used Book Sale

Saturday, November 9th, 2013, 9am-2pm in the Coombs Municipal Building, second floor. All procedes go to support the library. One whole room is dedicated to children’s books. Volunteers needed to help sort, haul and sell books that day. Call the library for more info. 666-8405.  Too late to donate books for this year’s sale, thanks. HardContinue Reading

Celebrate Bowdoinham along with us!

Saturday, September 14th we will be celebrating all that is Bowdoinham. See us marching behind the library’s banner in the parade at 10:00. Then come to the waterfront park for a day full of fun activities.  Look for the Library’s Used Book Sale Tent.  As always, paperbacks will be on sale for 50 cents andContinue Reading

Annual Book Sale

Annual Book Sale

Public is welcomed to our annual sale of used books, to benefit the library.  Sale is held on the Saturday after election day in November, from 9-3pm, in the Coombs Municipal building, 13 School Street.  Donations of books for the sale are accepted year round.  Hardcovers are $1 and paperback books are .50 cents. AContinue Reading

Treasures From the Library Attic

Treasures From the Library Attic

Each December the library volunteers craft gifts and artwork from discarded and donated books.  

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a group of townspeople interested in promoting the well being of the library. MEETINGS: the 4th Monday of January April July October 7:00 pm at the Library All interested patrons are very welcome! Dues: $1.00 a year ($5.00 / family) NEXT MEETING: October 25th 7:00 pm at the LibraryContinue Reading