One of the great resources we have are our local libraries. Here's what's happening at the Ellsworth, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Public Libraries and the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor December 9th - 15th.


Monday December 9th
Northeast Harbor
- 10:30 to 11 a.m. Toddler Story Time
Southwest Harbor - 3:15 to 4 p.m. Readers and Writers - Wanted! Theater minded Readers & Writers To read, write & act plays! Grades 3 and up.

Tuesday December 10th
Ellsworth - 10:30 am - 11:30 am Story Time and Craft- Join Miss Keli for stories, songs, and crafts! Recommended for kids ages 4-5 and their caregivers.
Southwest Harbor - 10 to 12 Noon - 25 Million Stitches Project - The world is in flight. 25 Million people across the globe have been forced to flee their homelands due to genocide, war, poverty, natural disasters, and violence. People just like you and me are forced to leave everything behind. This community art installation project invites us to send in panels representing 25 million refugees. They already have over 1,500 from 44 states and many countries. All levels welcome, all supplies provided
Ellsworth - 2 to 3:30 p.m. Caregivers Support Group - Join for coffee, conversation, education and support with Eastern Area Agency on Aging
Northeast Harbor - 3 to 4 p.m Lego Hour
Bar Harbor - 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Write Stuff - Join students from the Conners Emerson School as they debut the work they have been working on. Under the guidance of Andrew Simon, director of the Barn Arts, the students have been writing their own show. They focused on skills including imagination, expression, and cooperation as the group works together to write and perform all-new works of art. This workshop is part of “The Write Stuff: A Program to Nurture Tomorrow’s Story Makers,” which is a partnership between Conners Emerson School, the MDI High School and the Jesup.

Wednesday December 11th
Southwest Harbor - 10 to 10:45 a.m. Toddler Storytime - Join Children's Library staff in songs, simple sign language, and interactive short stories.
Bar Harbor - 10 to 11:00 a.m. Infant Storytime - Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages infant to 2 years and their caregivers
Northeast Harbor - 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Chewonki presents STARLAB Inflatable Planetarium at the Neighborhood House Great Hall. Science Educators will provide multiple short astronomy tours, discuss some of their favorite stars and constellations, and share stories inspired by the night sky.
Bar Harbor - 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Girls Who Code - Girls Who Code is a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in computer science by offering programs and clubs to young girls around the country. The clubs will provide them a basic knowledge of computer science they can develop and hone with more experience. This club is going to be led by Sirohi Kumar, an MDIHS student, and Sue McClatchy, who teaches computer science and works at the Jackson Labs. If you have any questions, please contact gwcbarharbor@gmail.com!
Southwest Harbor - 5 to 6:30 p.m. - Author Talk Jane Ross Potter Margaret’s Mentor Local author, Jane Potter, spends her summers in Scotland and the rest of the year on MDI. She will be reading from her new novel Margaret’s Mentor and showing slides of her travels in the Orkney Islands where part of the novel is set. Jane’s first novel Because it’s There was a 2007 Indie Excellence finalists.
Ellsworth - 6:30 - 7 p.m. PJ Storytime - Join Miss Cheryl for bedtime stories and wear your pajamas! Kids of all ages are welcome with their caregivers.
Bar Harbor - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Acadia Astronomical Society - The club welcomes new members, and the program is open to everyone at no charge. The club uses the Jesup’s lending telescope to scope out the night skies, teaches people to use it and offers exciting programs about what’s to be seen in the sky at night. For more information, contact the club at acadiaastronomicalsociety@gmail.com.

Thursday December 12th
Bar Harbor - 10 to 11:00 a.m. - Preschool Storytime Bring your little ones to the Children’s Room every week for stories, finger plays, songs & more! Ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers
Ellsworth - 10:30 am - 11:30 am Story Time and Craft- Join Miss Keli for stories, songs, and crafts! Recommended for kids ages 2-3 and their caregivers.
Southwest Harbor - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Apple Tech Help - Free assistance for Apple Laptops and devices. *Pre-registration is required.Call to make an appoint for a half hour session. (207) 244-7065.
Southwest Harbor - 3 to 4:30 p.m. - Reader Dog - Reader Dog is a chance to practice reading aloud with a Therapy Dog and its owner or a tutor and puppet dog.
Northeast Harbor - 5 to 6 p.m. Talk by Acadia Waste Disposal District, The Evolving World of Waste and Recycling. Are you confused by the recent changes with waste and recycling? Tony Smith, Public Works Director for the Town of Mount Desert and Carey Donovan, Tremont's representative to the Acadia Disposal District, will tell you about the Coastal Resources of Maine, Fiberbright's new plant in Hampden. Come and find out how the waste and recycling world is changing and what it means for you.
Bar Harbor - 6 to 8:00 p.m. - Knitter's Group - Knitters meet every Thursday to knit, share/trade yarns, talk knitting (and everything else), and have fun! Join us!
Ellsworth - 6 to 7 p.m. Ellsworth Chess Club - Hosted by Dick Powell

Friday December 13th
Southwest Harbor - 10 to 11 a.m. - Baby Storytime Susan Michalski and Amanda Crafts welcome babies with songs, rhymes, and short stories. Baby Storytime is designed especially for babies under two years, but they are family friendly and we welcome siblings. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.
Ellsworth - 2 to 3:30 p.m. Legos at the Library. Kids of all ages are welcome. Stop by to collaborate with other builders or work solo on a project. Small creations will be featured in a display case at the desk.
Bar Harbor - 7 to 8:00 p.m. Everett and the Seven Summits with Peter Rogers. Peter Rogers first climbed at Outward Bound during high school, got quite serious about it in college, and pursued his passion as far afield as Nepal and the Arctic in his twenties. He then took a decades-long hiatus from the high peaks. Peter returned to serious mountaineering in 2011, with the Seven Summits as his eventual goal, and this rediscovered commitment led him to Everest in 2015, where a massive earthquake and resulting avalanche ended the season for everyone on the mountain. Peter will describe his escape from above Everest’s Khumbu Ice Fall, as well as his adventures on other climbs, and summits he has experienced. The talk is supported by photographs from Peter’s various trips. Today Peter and his wife Bonny divide their time between Northeast Harbor and far-flung travels, often for long treks. They have five children, six grandchildren, and the family enjoys hiking and sailing together. Mount Desert Island is their version of heaven.

Saturday December 14th
Ellsworth - 9 to 9:45 a.m. - Baby Story and Play - Join Miss Cheryl for a story and sing some favorite songs followed by informal playtime. A great opportunity for parents to connect and the kids to play! Recommended for children 3 and under and their caregivers.
Bar Harbor - 9 to 10:00 a.m. - Writer On! Writers Group - Writers group for all levels and genres. Come prepared to read your work and critique the work of your fellow writers.
Southwest Harbor - 11 to 12:30 p.m. Marine Mammals of Maine ~A Seal's Journey~ Join Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) as they take you through a seal’s journey from stranding to release, and all of the obstacles in between. MMoME will explain seal basics such as: whether it’s normal for them to be out of the water and why you might see a baby on its own, and then dive into when and why seals need our help. You will learn what MMoME is, what they do, the animals they care for, and how you can help.