What’s New at BML

We are hiring!

The Town of Gorham is accepting applications for the regular full time (37.5 hours) position of Senior Library Assistant – Adult Services. For more information visit our Employment Opportunities page or the Town of Gorham’s Employment page.

Legislative Office Hours – Gorham Delegation

Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Meet and talk with the elected officials representing Gorham in the Maine Legislature, including Senator Linda Sanborn, Representative Andrew McLean and Representative Mo Terry.  This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with your elected representatives, and share any questions or concerns you may have.

Poetry Workshop with Sarah Carlson

Thursday, April 18th, 4:00-5:00pm

Join us for a nature inspired present tense poetry activity and author talk with Maine poet Sarah Carlson.

Registration is encouraged but not required!

Author Event with Sarah Carlson

Thursday, April 18th, 6:30pm

As we all do, Sarah Carlson has many pieces to her whole. Those pieces include: mother, Carlson Cvr 06.inddteacher, widow, skier, bicyclist, hiker, coach, drummer, and poet.

Sarah lives in the western foothills of Maine where opportunities to make connections amid the splendor of the rivers, lakes, and mountains are plentiful. She began writing and combining her poetry with photographs of her outdoor experiences as part of healing from the sudden loss of her husband, Barry.

Her first book was published in February of 2018. Titled The Radiance of Change, it is a culmination of 12 years of writing and photography, with 175 parings of the two. A culmination, though Sarah knows she is not finished with her work. She shares her work with the hope that her words and photographs may aid others in healing from whatever challenges their lives may contain. Sarah’s poetry can also be found on her blog, Meanderings of the Heart.

Dave Patterson Book Release: Soon the Light Will be Perfect

Released 4/9/19

Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30pm

Gorham High School English teacher Dave Patterson reads from his debut novel! Set over the course of one propulsive summer, Soon the Light Will Be Perfect chronicles the journey of two brothers on the cusp of adulthood, a town battered by poverty and a family at a breaking point. In spare, fiercely honest prose, Dave Patterson captures what it feels like to be gloriously, violently alive at a moment of political, social and familial instability.


Paddling Southern Maine Book Talk

Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30pm

New 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!