Adult Programs

This Holiday Season we are having a Gingerbread Extravaganza (hoping everyone will participate).   Use your imagination, your creativity or just plunge in and see what happens.  Make a house, vehicle, animal, or an ob-jet d’art out of gingerbread.  Make it simple or detailed.  Bring it to be displayed at the library on or before December 10.

December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 Book Discussion

  • December 9, 2017, Santa’s Gingerbread Ornament Workshop for Children and Adults starting at 3:00.  We will be making various Gingerbread themed ornaments for our tree and for those who participate.
  • December 10, 2017,  22nd Library Holiday Recipe Exchange…Plus display of Gingerbread creations.
  • Library is closed December 24 & 25.
  • January 14, 2018   An interesting and informative program on what to do with all that stuff when you are downsizing or decluttering.  Bruce Gamage will talk about estate planning and what is the best way to distribute your unneeded possessions.



Friends of the Library Winter Series: 2018

All will be held at 3:00 p.m..  Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends.

Sunday, February 11
IIT’s Three Decades of Outdoor Education on Islesboro
Chloe Joule

Chloe Joule, Environmental Education Specialist who oversees environmental education programming for
Islesboro Islands Trust, will present a comprehensive look at IIT’s commitment to year-round environmental education on Islesboro, its importance, the evolution and challenges of the diverse programs they have offered, and their collaborations with island partners.

Sunday, March 11
Real Life in Middletown: An Insider’s View of The Hillbilly Migration
Jim Roberts

As a counterpoint to J. D. Vance’s New York Times bestseller Hillbilly Elegy, Jim Roberts, educated as an engineer and metallurgist, will relate his insights into years spent working within the conflicted steel mill culture of Middletown, Ohio, the book’s setting.

April 8
Beekeeping on Islesboro
Will Merryman

Islesboro resident, veteran beekeeper, and senior member of at least a half dozen who raise bees
on our island, Will Merryman will discuss his extensive beekeeping experiences ranging from Pennsylvania to Maine, amateur and commercial honey production, and the importance of bees and other pollinators to plant ecology and the production of wild and domestic foods.



Book Discussion Groups

We have two Book Discussion Groups.  A summer group reading four books in July and August on Wednesday evenings that follow a theme and a September to May group that meet on Sunday afternoons once a month.  This group explores a variety of authors and genres.  See the listing of books for these groups under the the Program and Events Tab/ Book Discussions.


Do you have a skill or craft you would like to share or demonstrate? Do you have a craft you would like to learn?   Contact the library at 734-2218 or and let us know of your interests.