Upcoming Events 


Book Club meets at the library, 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. August’s book is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. September’s book is The Last Painting by Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith.

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The Winter Harbor Public Library serves residents and visitors as a public library for the Town of Winter Harbor.
We welcome guests from surrounding towns and villages.

We hold an array of programs throughout the summer months, including author guest speakers and local artists’ exhibitions. During the Lobster Festival, we hold a used book sale on Harbor Rd. This year’s festival is Sat., August 11th. Signs will be posted for location. Other programs this month are:

  • On Thurs., Aug. 16 at 4:00 pm, John Diamond, author, university executive, State legislator, and president of the Univ. of Maine Alumni Assn., will speak on his book, Please Delete: How Leadership Hubris Ignited a Scandal and Tarnished a University.
  • On Fri., Aug. 17 from 2-5 p.m. we will host the community in an open house to celebrate our new ADA-compliant ramp and other historic restorations to the library and Channing Chapel building and acknowledge our donors in helping us achieve this. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
  • On Wed., Aug. 22, at 4:30 pm, Peter Onuf will talk on “Why Our History Matters: The American Revolutionary Perspective.” Onuf is the author of Most Blessed of the Patriarchs, a history of Thomas Jefferson.

All programs are free and open to everyone, unless a donation is requested for a specific fundraising purpose.

Open year-round.

Closed Dec.24 & Dec.31 when they fall on a Wed., Fri., or Sat.. Closed on the Sat. of Lobster Festival.

3 thoughts on “Calendar”

  1. Where and when will the book sale be the week of the festival?
    Will there be any other special programs that week?

    1. The used book sale will be on Lobster Festival, Sat. Aug. 11 on Harbor Rd. As you walk to the harbor to see the lobster boat races, it will be in a front yard on your left almost to the harbor. It will be a table, so will be set up most of the day with a donation jar. Hope you can make it!

  2. We will continue to sell used books at our upcoming OPEN HOUSE this Friday, Aug. 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you didn’t have a chance to visit our book table during the Lobster Festival, drop by the library Friday and find some great bargains.

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