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Wednesday, October 18
SWH Public Library Presents: A Poetry Reading with Paul Weiss
5:30 - 7:30 pm: Paul Weiss invites you to celebrate the pleasure of the word, the poem, the seasons, and this moment of connecting at the Library! For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, October 19
ArtWaves Presents: Figure Drawing
12:30 - 2:30PM at ArtWwaves, 1349 Hwy 102, Town Hill. No instruction, just fellow friendly artists, some easels and complimentary tea. $10 to the model, extra hour is $5 if wanted for extended pose. More info: (207) 478-9336

Thursday, October 19
SWH Public Library Presents: October Tea!
2:00 - 3:30 pm: Come to the Library for tea! Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library's fireplace, nibble on delicious homemade treats, and enjoy the company of others. Live music will be provided by Ruth Grierson and friends. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Friday, October 20
ArtWaves Presents: Fiery Fall Leaves Stained Glass Mosaic
6-9PM: Sstart your weekend with color. Teens and adults are invited to join us for a fun evening assembling your own piece of fall inspired artwork using glass, stones, and shells. Whether you are intrigued by the shift in nature's radiant colors or by the festive ornaments of upcoming Holidays, you choose your subject! This workshop is one of three. Click here to register.

Saturday, October 21
YWCA MDI Presents: Work From Home Summit
9 AM - 12 PM: Want to make more money? Sure we all do! If you're a woman who wants to start a part time business; to run your business better; or network with other business people, this event is for you. Details forthcoming, RSVP! 207-288-5008

Saturday, October 21
Wendell Gilley Museum's Family Program: Owl-oween
10AM: Owls and skeletons will haunt the Museum for our October family activity. The nocturnal habits, silent flight, and eerily beautiful calls of owls will be revealed as we take a close look at these fascinating predators. Participants will dissect owl pellets to find the bones and fur of its prey. For children ages 5 & up with their adult companions. Pre-register: 244-7555.

Saturday, October 21
Bass Harbor Library Presents: Maine's Wild Dogs- Foxes and Coyotes
2-3PM: Discover how different these two common canines are from each other and what traits they share. Crazy like a fox? Or a wiley coyote? Both of these dogs are our beautiful neighbors! Come learn more about them with naturalist Lynn Havsall. For more info call 207-244-3798.

Saturday, October 21
ArtWaves Presents: Nailed It!
2:30 to 4:30PM: Come create your own imaginative drawing of a place, person, pet or anything you desire using hammers, assorted nails, brads, & colored twine! The idea is to form lines using nails and allowing the empty space in your work to help the main idea stand out. You can use thread or twine may be added for color or connectedness, or keep it as a minimalist project. Click here to register.

Monday, October 23
ArtWaves Presents: Figure Drawing
Drop in-! We have a live model holding a single pose for three hours every Monday from 6 to 9pm. There is no instruction, just fellow friendly artists, some easels and complimentary tea. Bring your own art supplies. There is a $15.00 model fee which you pay at the beginning of the session or pay online. Click here to register.

Wednesday, October 25
SWH Public Library Presents: Southwest Harbor Drama Club with Joe Marshall
5-7PM: Bring a bag dinner to participate or just listen as the SWH Drama Club meets to read the play "The Bat" by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood. Mrs Rinehart was the American Agatha Christie and owned "Far View" in Bar Harbor from 1938 until it burned in the Fire of '47. Scripts will be provided. For more info, call 244-7065.

Thursday, October 26
SWH Public Library Presents: Pumpkin Festival
1-8PM: Please join us for our Pumpkin Festival! From 1 - 5 pm we'll be doing Pumpkin Carving - pumpkins and tools will be provided while supplies last or bring your own. At 6 pm we'll present our Mad Science of Maine Spooktacular Halloween Show (check out Mad Science of Maine to get a preview), and at 7 pm we'll enjoy our Jack-o-Lantern Display with Hot Cider, Popcorn & Music! 244-7065

Saturday, October 28
SWH Public Library Presents: The Bar Harbor Historical Society's New Film The Fire of '47
4-5PM: The Library will be showing "The Fire of '47" at the American Legion Hall. Director Peter Logue, of SWH, interviewed more than twenty community members who shared their memories of the "Great Fire." Photos and film taken in 1947 will also be a part of the film. If you remember the fire or have stories that have been passed down to you, please come and share them. 244-7065

Saturday, October 28
Harbor House's Annual Community Halloween Celebration
5-8PM: Join us for our annual Halloween Celebration! Refreshments, games, and a whole lot more! For more information, call us at 244-3713.

Tuesday, October 31
Bass Harbor Memorial Library's Annual Trick or Treat for Books!
5-7PM: Bring your ghouls and goblins to the Library to trick or treat for books! Cider, popcorn and other goodies to warm you up. Free Admission. More info: 207-244-3798

Tuesday, October 31
SWH Public Library Presents: Halloween Book Give-Away!
5-7PM: On Halloween night, the Library will provide a cozy stop for trick-or-treaters and their families. The "treat" is a free book! This is a great way to celebrate the season and promote family literacy by enjoying stories and books together. 244-7065

Wednesday, November 1
SWH Public Library Presents: Medicare Presentation
3-4:30PM. Pre-registration required. Carroll Harper of Carroll Harper and Assoc, Inc returns to the Library for another free informational seminar. Learn about the changes coming under the Medicare Improvement Act of 2015. Learn the two ways in which you can receive Medicare benefits. Learn whether you qualify for extra help. 244-7065

Wednesday, November 1
SWH Public Library Presents: Abstract Ideas, Art You Can Imagine with Greg Burns
5PM: Not all abstract art is unrecognizable. In fact, quite a bit can look representative. What matters is the process behind the work, and with this show and artist talk, Greg Mason Burns will explain his influences and artistic process, and why the abstract is far more important to him than representation is. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, November 4
Friends of Acadia's Annual Take Pride in Acadia Day
8AM: Each fall, hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers descend upon Acadia's historic carriage roads to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches from miles of carriage roads in preparation for winter. Because of the size of this event, registration is required. Click here or call: 207-288-3340. This event typically fills to capacity, so early registration is recommended!

Saturday, November 4
Camp Capella's 7th Annual Volunteer Service Award Banquet
5:30PM: Come join us as we honor and show our gratitude for the wonderful volunteers who help make our camp all that it is today! Delicious food from Jeff's Catering, a variety of silent auction items, good company and more! If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling 843-5104 or email Heidi at RSVP by Oct. 27. 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer, Maine.

Tuesday, November 14
SWH Public Library Presents: Southwest Harbor Medical Center Reception
5:30 - 7:00 pm. Please join us for a wine and cheese reception to meet the new Nurse Practitioner, Kary Davidson, FNP, Southwest Harbor Medical Center. For more information, please call 244-7065

Tuesday, November 14
SWH Public Library Presents: Thanksgiving Tea at the Library
5:30 - 7:00 pm: You are invited to the Library for a Thanksgiving themed 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. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, November 18
SWH Public Library Presents: Palliative Care Conversations
3PM: Are you mortal? Do you know and love people who are? Join us for this open conversation designed to get participants thinking and talking about serious illness, end of life issues, and the support that palliative care can offer at those times. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Monday, November 20
Bass Harbor Library Presents: Tremont Historical Society Presentation
6:30PM: The Tremont Historical Society holds their monthly programs at the Bass Harbor Library. These programs are open to the public. For more information, please call 244-3798.

Thursday, November 30
SWH Public Library Presents: A Reading by American Poet and Novelist, Baron Wormser
5:30PM: Baron Wormser was Poet laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2006. This novel is Wormser's fifteenth book, and in it he traces the travels of a Vietnam vet in the fall of 1982. Tom O' Vietnam is a blend of poetry, history, and dark wit. Please do not miss this unique opportunity offered by a masterful storyteller. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, December 2
SWH Public Library Presents: Holiday Book Sale
9AM - 1PM: Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books! A special selection of wonderful books for children! Join us and find a special gift for everyone on your holiday list! All proceeds support the Library's ongoing programs and operations. (You can also help by signing up to be a volunteer!) Books will continue to be on sale throughout the month as supplies last. For more info call 244-7065

Monday, December 11
SWH Public Library Presents: Holiday Concert and Sing Along with the Acadia Bell Choir
7PM: Get in the holiday spirit with the Acadia Bell Choir! Carefully choreographed, the entire choir acts as one instrument, and will perform a mix of traditional carols and holiday tunes. Audience members are invited to raise their voices in a sing along at the end of the program. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Wednesday, December 13
SWH Public Library Presents: What is a Photograph?
5-7PM: Space is limited; call 244-7065 to reserve. The issues and arguments that surrounded "the problem of photography as art" is the subject of this slide illustrated talk. Henry Barendse directed art galleries at two universities. He studied with Beaumont Newhall and was the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship and two Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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