What’s New at BML

Friends of Baxter Memorial Library – Fall Book Sale

Friday, October 18th, 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, October 19th, 9:00am-1:00pm

Located in the Gorham Rec Department’s multi-purpose room.

We have thousands of books for all ages and interests! All proceeds benefit the activities of the Friends of Baxter Memorial Library.

Blood Drive –  In Memory of Pamela Turner

Friday, October 18th, 1:00-6:00pm

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: BMLibrary to schedule an appointment.

Located in Shaw Gym.

Author Event – Steven Rowley

Monday, October 21st at 6:30pm


Steven Rowley’s latest title The Editor opens in New York City circa 1992, when James Smale, a gifted but struggling young writer, learns a major publisher has expressed interest in his as-yet unpublished book. And it’s not just any editor but arguably the most famous editor in the world: the one and only Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Steven Rowley is the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus, which has been translated into nineteen languages.  He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, Rowley is a graduate of Emerson College. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Candidates’ Evening

Thursday, October 24th from 5:30-7:00pm

The Candidates’ Evening is an informal event giving Gorham School Board, Town Council, and Portland Water District candidates the opportunity to mingle with voters and discuss their position on the issues. This is a simple meet-and-greet with constituents over light refreshments.

Census Day!

Tuesday, November 5th, 11:00am-2:00pm

The Census is at peak hiring at this time. Meet with a representative from the US Census to discuss temporary and flexible jobs at $16 an hour and 58 cents a mile. Applying to be a census employee will help the community with an accurate census count!

DNA and Genealogy

Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00pm

Maine State Library’s new genealogy specialist, B.J. Jamieson, will visit the library to talk about DNA testing and how it can be used in genealogy research.

Adult Summer Reading – Wrap up!

A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers and sponsors that made our summer reading programs and the First Edition Print Run 5k possible!

thank you

Baxter Becomes a Family Place Library

FamilyPlaceLogoIf you haven’t been in the library lately, you should stop by for a visit.  We were recently designated as a national Family Place Library!  This means that the library demonstrates a strong commitment to being a community center for early literacy and learning, early childhood development, parent education, and community-based information.  To achieve these goals the library has reorganized the Youth Services floor, improved the dramatic play area, planned fun “Play-to-Learn” Workshops, and will be starting an evening Family Discovery Time for all ages.  We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!

Museum Passes Available at the Library

Looking for something fun to do? The library now has a reduced rate pass to the Maine Wildlife Park and a membership to the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine! These are in addition to our existing pass to the USM Southworth Planetarium.

For more information click here or ask at the circulation desk!