Adult Library Programs

Monday August 20th, 6:30

Libraries Rock! Summer Lecture Series: That Sweet Soul Music
with Neal Harkness

As white performers took the largely black music of rhythm and blues to the top of the charts, black artists such as Ray Charles and James Brown brought a new sophistication to their music and created a new genre that became known around the world as Soul. Through the sixties and beyond Soul music provided listeners with some of the greatest popular music of all time. With musical and visual aids, we will look back at the golden age of Soul and learn about the great artists who gave it life.


Tuesday August 28th , 6:30

Presentation with Carey Kish, author of the new Maine Mountain Guide

The Maine Mountain Guide, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club, is the only comprehensive hiking guide to the mountain trails of Maine, an essential companion for outdoor enthusiasts since 1961.
This newest edition was two years in the making and has been painstakingly revised, updated and expanded by author/editor Carey Kish, who will lead us on a journey of discovery from Acadia National Park to Aroostook County, Maine’s White Mountains to Washington County. Carey’s informative and entertaining talk will highlight many new hikes, the best of local hikes near you, as well as some old favorites.
After time for questions and answers, signed copies of the Maine Mountain Guide will be available for purchase. Start your own hiking journey here with this new great guide, then go and savor time well spent in the Maine woods.



Ongoing DIY Programs :



Wednesdays June 13th and 27th; July 11 and 25; August 8 and 22nd.

Knitters of all experience levels are welcome to join us the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month , from 4-5:30 pm in the Abbott Room. This drop-in event is a chance for knitters- and crocheters too- of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects. Library staff will have computers available to demonstrate how to use and other websites to help find patterns and organize your work. Registration is not required. For more information please call 338-3884 ext.10

The Belfast Free Art Group
Tuesday  September 11th, 2-4pm in the Abbott Room.

The Belfast Free Art Group will replace the Belfast Free Sketchers and will focus on sharing a variety of art-related subjects and activities. Meetings will continue on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month and are free and open to the public and to various art interests and levels of experience.
Each session will open with a group sharing time of learning and projects that participants have been working on. There will be time for independent work in mediums and formats of each participant’s choosing, including sketching and painting. Bring your own projects and materials and your desire to learn and to be inspired.  During some sessions, a simple group project or hands-on activity may be presented by a group member or guest.The enthusiastic sharing of art tips, and stories that happened at Belfast Free Sketchers’ meetings is sure to continue, along with a good measure of laughter and fun!
For more information please call the library at 338-3884 ext.10.