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2017 Summer Reading Programs Begin in June!
History Room
Cozy room for working, small meetings, and simply reading....
Built in 1906
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Library Hours

closed sundays
September - June:
Monday: 1pm to 8pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Summer hours
July & August :
FRIDAYS: 10am TO 5pm
SATURDAYS : 10am to 1pm

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 Build a Better World - father & daughter


High School Reading Assignments

HKHS Reading Suggestions

 3 Butterfly Gardening Classes for Children

by Master Gardener: Cindy Tillson

June 28th

July 26th

August 16th

at 3pm


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Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances

 July 12 at 2- 4 pm

The curtain rises on a new generation of ballet stars, at the School of American Ballet’s 50th Annual Workshop Performances. The great George Balanchine saw the School as a springboard for his dazzling innovations.

In 1946, George Balanchine created a performing company called Ballet Society focused on performing his choreography. In 1948, Ballet Society became the New York City Ballet and a permanent company in New York’s City Center.  It moved to Lincoln Center in 1964.  Ballanchine choreographed an astonishing number of masterpieces: like Firebird, a one-act Swan Lake, Agon, The Nutcracker, Stars and Stripes & Western Symphony.

This program features: Ballanchine’s Serenade, and excerpts from Swan Lake and Western Symphony, and the behind-the-scenes intensive training of ballet’s future stars preparing for their end-of- year performances.

Image may contain: 1 personMusic on the Lawn with Tom MacGregor

July 19th at 7pm

Bring your chairs & picnic blankets for a concert outside. If the weather is inclement, we’ll move indoors.

Tom MacGregor’s many incarnations include filling G.E. Smith’s shoes in The Scratch Band, a year with Christene Ohlman, and lead guitar with Jake And The Family Jewels. For the last 7 years Tom has been a member of LittleHouse, and can be heard on their CDs. As producer for The Meadows Brothers and Chris MacKay & The Tone Shifters, Tom knows writing, performing, and recording terrific music. In 2016 Tom stepped into the spotlight solo, showcasing his tremendous talent!

Andrew Pessin

July 26 at 6:30pm

PessinAndrew Pessin [Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College, with degrees from Yale and Columbia], is known for his appearances as “The Genius” on David Letterman. Author of many academic articles and books, Uncommon Sense: The Strangest Ideas from the Smartest Philosophers, was named an “Outstanding Academic Title of 2013” by Choice. He has spent 2 decades teaching at colleges and speaking to many non-philosophy oriented audiences; plenty of experience making philosophy entertaining, accessible, provocative and fun!  His new novel, The Irrationalist,Product Details is based on the sad life and (possible) tragic murder of René Descartes. In his spare time Pessin composes and can occasionally be coaxed to perform amusing philosophy songs.

We had a wonderful time at BML’s 2nd Annual Agricultural Day!  For more photos & event coverage –  Visit our Facebook page.


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NUWAV provides documents that meet the needs of the everyday Citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce, Medical, & more. Log in using your BML card.


One on One Computer Help


                          ComputerHelp 2:00-5pm





Shop in the Book Shed! Summer Book Sale

book-nook-prices-10-28-16The Friends’ Book Nook is open Daily. Come browse their book store in BML’s lower level for:  Hardcover Fiction & Non Fiction; Paperbacks; Children’s & YA books, Music CDs, Audio books, & DVDs. There is a huge inventory right now- You never know what you’ll find! 

Cupcake Wars for Middle & High Schoolers runs every 2nd Thursday and continues to be a success!

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