Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Classes

The Jackson Memorial Library is pleased to announce a series of Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Classes in the month of August. Classes will be from 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, August 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at the library, 38 Main Street in Tenants Harbor.

John McIlwain, is a teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, ( ) and will be guiding the meditations, talk and will answer any questions.

Between Fact and Fiction: The Subculture of Maine Lobstermen

Maine author K. Stephens will stage an engaging presentation from her 2009 novel, The Ghost Trap, (Leapfrog Press) on Wednesday,  August 31, 7 PM at the Jackson Memorial Library, 38 Main St,  Tenants Harbor. The novel follows the haunting story of Jamie Eugley, a young lobsterman struggling with the grinding responsibilities of a head-injured fiancée and mounting trap wars in a fictional setting based around Tenants Harbor, Spruce Head, Port Clyde and Friendship. The Ghost Trap is a modern tale with an old-fashioned hero who puts family and heritage before self. In the end it’s not just about lobstering, but about one man’s sorrow for not appreciating the love he had, however damaged.

Judy Pancoast

Grammy nominated Children's Musician Judy Pancoast will be performing July 26th at 10:30am. The performance will be held at town hall. Come for some great music and fun. 

Judy’s innovative song writing won her the coveted Children’s Music Web “Best Song for Young Children” award three times… for her songs “Swimming in Jello,” “ The Potty Dance” and “One Big Eyeball.”  Boston Children’s says her fifth CD, Weird Things are Everywhere, “skillfully weaves story and song together...for a unique reading adventure across the United States.”  Paula Slade of said, “All in all, Weird Things are Everywhere is a very special trip for children ages five through 10 that offers plenty of entertainment and packs an educational punch perfect for classrooms and home school families.

2011 JML Book Fair

This Book Fair was a huge success by every measure. We raised enough money to cover the costs of running the Library for two months. We are so very grateful to all the artists and local businesses who donated to the raffle and silent art auction. Many, many volunteers put in more hours than we can count - thank you! And of course, thank you to all our patrons, friends and visitors who came and browsed, bid or bought. You are all part of our success!

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Daly Walker to read at 4th Annual St. George Literary Series

The Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will present Daly Walker speaking about and reading from his new book, Surgeon Stories, on Wednesday, July 20 at 6 p.m. The event is free and will take place at the Ocean View Grange in Martinsville, with a reception starting at 5:30 p.m.


Chewonki is coming Tuesday, July 5th to present their "One World Many Stories" program. Chewonki provides traveling natural history programs with live animals.  They will be presenting at town office at 10am. 

Silent Art Auction

The Book Fair's Silent Art Auction will include Ronald Frontin's Study for "Washed Up". His painting along with many others will be available for display at the Library starting the week of July 4th. Bidding will close at 2PM on Saturday, July 16th.

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Steve Thomas

The Jackson Memorial  Library  in Tenants Harbor will open its fourth annual St. George  Literary Series with Steve Thomas speaking and reading from his book, The Last Navigator. The event is free and will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 at the Ocean View Grange in Martinsville, with a reception before at 5:30 p.m.

Steve Thomas is the Emmy Award-winning host of the This Old House PBS series; he has also produced and directed series for The History Channel  and PBS. Steve works with Planet Green as a green building and renovation expert.

There is another side to Steve –he is a master yachtsman.

Conjuring Carroll

Magician Conjuring Carroll will be kicking off our summer reading club program this Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:00am at town hall. All are welcome for this free magic show.

2011 Volunteer Brunch

On Monday, June 13th we hosted our annual volunteer brunch. More than thirty volunteers were in attendance. Thank you again for all of your hard work. 


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