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Check out 2 new subscriptions

Thanks to a generous donor, the Jesup has added two new magazine subscriptions to the periodicals now available in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil periodicals room — McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts.

Linden O’Ryan’s work on display

Come see new stunning new work by Linden O’Ryan, on display throughout April in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil periodicals room at the Jesup.  All the pieces are for sale, and the artist is generously donating 20% from each sale to the Jesup.

We are growing!

The Jesup is the guardian of Bar Harbor’s past, and the key to its future.  We are thriving.

Since 2009:
Number of Patrons is up 15%
Number of Programs is up 231%
Attendance at programs is up 233%
Service hours have increased 10%
Number of volunteers is up 141%
Amount of Library materials is up 9%
Come see for yourself all the exciting things that are happening at the Jesup.

  • Attend a program – authors, our new high tech initiative, farming, travel slideshows, concerts, dances and more.
  • Join a club – knitters, writers, astronomers … or start your own.
  • Volunteer – help with tech, cook, shelve books, plan events, office work and more.

There’s something for you at the Jesup ….. Come see what it is.

CLYNK to help the Jesup

Turn your recyclable bottles and cans into cash for the Jesup through the CLYNK program in cooperation with Hannaford!

Just pick up CLYNK bags and tags at the library. Each bag is limited to 20 pounds of returnables. Fill it up, then drop off the bag at  Hannaford Store. No waiting. No hassle. Just helping the environment and the Jesup in one fell swoop.  Hannaford will tally the deposit and credit it to the Jesup’s account. It’s that easy!

Check out our YouTube Channel

The Jesup regularly posts videos from concerts, dances and author events on YouTube. Just go to YouTube and type “Jesup Memorial Library” into the search window. You’ll find all sorts of fun stuff!

See our March art!

Join us at the Jesup in Gladys Franklin O’Neil periodicals room for this month’s art show in honor of Women’s History Month. We have paintings and carvings, quilts and textiles, fine handiwork like mittens and shawls, plus pottery and more – all connected in some way to the theme “Grandmothers.”

Pieces for the show were contributed by:
Elizabeth Allen
Mary Burnard
Daisy D’Amico
Leslie Edwards
Susannah Fisher of Spinning Whimsical
Beverly Haskell
Michele LaBianca
Elizabeth Liscomb
Karen McFarland
Benita McMullen
Svetlana McMullen
Tammy Packie
Patricia Paine
Linda Rowell-Kelley
Kathy Woodside
The family of Ruth Hyllstam
The family of Ruth Ann (Dam) Jenks
The family of Ruth Pedersen Johnson
The family of Lettie Long

Jesup launches new website with enhanced features

Welcome to the Jesup’s new website.  We have a lot of new features for you:

•    An updated, searchable calendar
•    A search function for the entire website
•    Photo galleries
•    A way to donate online
•    Updated and more complete information
•    Quick links to let you renew and request books
•    The ability to share posts and calendar listings directly to Facebook
•    A way to sign up for e-mail notifications and e-blasts from the Jesup
•    This news blog on the home page, that is dedicated to sharing all the latest news about the Jesup. Check back often.

Please, look around and let us know what you think.

Sherman’s now selling Oscar Night tickets

It’s less than two weeks to Oscar Night at Reel Pizza benefiting the Jesup — do you have your tickets yet? They’re on sale at the Jesup, and at Sherman’s — $15 per person or $25 per couple. On Sunday, March 2, walk the red carpet beginning at 6 p.m. and enjoy the festivities before the Oscars broadcast begins.  We’re planning a grand party with fabulous food donated by local restaurants and chefs, a complimentary glass of champagne, entertainment and prizes galore!  The Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Aquaterra Adventures, Secondhand Prose, Mount Desert Islander, Mira Monte Inn and Mama DiMatteo’s are among the local retailers that have donated prizes.  Come join us for a fun night for a good cause.

Art

Our artist of the month for February is Doug McMinimy.
Come see his work on display now through the end of the month in the Gladys Franklin O’Neil Periodicals Room. Doug’s work incorporates a series of self-portraits taken in a moment of catharsis.  As part of his art show, Doug has left a notebook in which he hopes people will record their reactions to his work.

Join us for Story Times

The Jesup offers story times every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for infants and their caregivers, and every Thursday at 10 a.m. for toddlers and their caregivers. There are stories of course, but we sing songs, play games and sometimes even do crafts.  Once a month we offer a special story time on Saturdays too.  Check our online calendar and come join us! The Jesup is the place to be.