Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear Friend,

June is upon us with the promise of  long, lazy days of sunshine and summer pleasures like reading good books in a shady spot and enjoying dinner outside. 


June is also National Cat Adoption Month which we have been honoring every year since 2018.  We have lots of feline-themed activities planned, including our annual cat fest and a DIY cat bed workshop.  Cat lovers unite!

Warm regards,



Summer Hours: 

Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

NEW: Sunday: 1-4 p.m.

National Cat Adoption Month

Cat Fest

Friday, June 9, 6-8p.m.

Join us for a celebration of all things feline with an evening of crafts, snacks, a movie, and, of course, a visit by adoptable kitties from a local shelter. Fun for the whole family. No registration required – just come on in.

Adult Craft Night

Tuesday, June 20, 7 p.m. via Zoom

Felted cat coasters.

Our old felting friend, Christine, is back – this time with an adorable felted cat-shaped coaster. Registration required please. Sign up here. Kits will be available for pick-up from Friday, June 16.

DIY Cat Beds Drop-in Craft 

Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Master crafter, Annie Mizera, will demonstrate how to sew a washable cat bed which is sure to be a hit with your cat. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Younger children will need an adult to help with the sewing machines. No registration required.

The Friends of the Library Present Jaws

Thursday, June 22, 8:15 p.m.

Take the first bite out of summer with a screening the classic Spielberg summer movie on the big screen in the library’s backyard! Bring your own lawn chair and blanket. Popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale. No registration required.

Summer Reading for Kids: All Together Now

Miss Allie has been busy planning this year’s summer reading program. Registration begins early June. 

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program here.

Interested in receiving updates on the Summer Reading Program? Sign up for the NEW Summer Reading Program Newsletter using the form on the front page of the BHPL website.

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Friday, June 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Samantha from Zoophoria will share a memorable program featuring her troupe of fascinating reptiles. The event will be held in the library’s backyard. 

Registration required. To reserve your spot, sign up here.

In The Works

Upcoming Qi Gong Classes

Bianca Godoy returns with Qi Gong classes, Wednesday, July 5, 9 a.m. Registration will be accessible after June 19.

Weekly Mah Jongg & Canasta Game Night

We are looking to launch a new, weekly game night and would love your input on preferred evening of the week and any suggestions you might have. Please respond to our brief survey here.

Upcoming Summer Events @ BHPL

Visit the library during June to register your child for the Summer Reading Program or join us for a National Cat Adoption Month program! Check our website for announcements about additional exciting upcoming spring events.

June Events Calendar

Staff Reading Suggestion

Looking for the Hidden Folk How Iceland's Elves Can Save the Earth by Nancy Marie Brown. I visited Iceland last year and it sparked an interest in Icelandic Sagas. This book connects the author's travels of Iceland with the sagas and the landscape of the country. It's a love song to the country with an intimate conversation about the world and the value of nature. She gorgeously writes about the legacy of elves in the Icelandic culture and connects the Sagas with sites in the country. If you like nature, travel, folklore, or the Earth, this book is for you.

Request your copy of Looking For The Hidden Folk here.


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