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Collage by Mira Schubeck, grade 8, Blue Hill, part of the April Student Art Show(through April 29)
In the Howard Room Cases

Paper mache trophies, grade 6, Brooksville Elementary, from the April Student Art Show (through April 29).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Felted wool octopus by Asha Soleil, grade 6 homeschooler, part of the April Student Art Show (Through April 29)
Ongoing Youth Events
Pre-school Storytime: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 AM for kids up to age 4  
Reader Dog Gracie: Tuesdays, sign up for 20 minute slots from 3:10 to 4:50 PM.
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 AM to Noon  Chess Club (ages 7 and up): Fridays from 3:00 to 3:45
LEGO Club for kids ages 7-12: Saturdays, 10:30 AM to noon.
Ongoing Adult Events
Brown Bag Book Club: 1st Thursday of the month at noon.
Play Reading: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Pickup games of Chess: Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Genealogy Group: 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM-- join or drop in.
Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": First Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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     Unless otherwise noted these events are free and open to everyone. Many of these free events are made possible by generous funding from the  Friends of the Blue Hill Library. If you like what you see, thank a Friend. Or better yet, become one! There are many ways you can help support the Library.
Paper mache box with cats and mice by Jocelyn Willis, Penobscot School, grade 8, part of the April Student Art Show (through April 29)

May Art: Brooksville Beastiary
     Brooksville artist Leslie Moore will exhibit her artwork in a new show called "Brooksville Bestiary" at the Library during the month of May.Link1 The show includes pen-and-ink drawings and woodblock prints of wild animals, farm animals, dogs, and cats from 1994 to the present. Moore says, "I have been drawing animals since I could first wield a crayon. Anything with fur or feathers quickens my pulse and makes my heart thrum." Known for her commissioned 'PenPets" portraits-detailed pen-and-ink drawings of dogs and cats-Moore also draws and carves local livestock and the wild creatures she sees out of her bedroom windows and along the coast of Maine. Her artwork is warm and playful, capturing both the physical likeness and the spirit of each subject.

    Moore is mostly self-taught, although she did spend a summer during college in Perugia, Italy, studying print-making and figure drawing at the Accademie di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci. She is a staff artist for The Brooksville Breeze, and has illustrated two books: Sailing Language by E.D. Smith and T.R. Moore (Sheridan House, 2000) and All My Dogs: A Life by Bill Henderson (David R. Godine, 2011). In the past decade Moore has had 11 solo shows at various venues in Brooksville, Blue Hill, Castine, Trenton, and Canon Beach, Oregon. 

     Moore grew up in California suburbs with dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, parakeets, tropical fish, and any wild creatures she could sneak past her mother. She rode horses every weekend from the ages of five -15, and always wished she could live on a ranch or a farm. She earned a BA and an MA in English from the University of California at Berkeley, and taught English for 25 years in South Korea, Massachusetts, Mali, Turkey, and Maine. She finished her teaching career at Maine Maritime Academy in 2006 and has been practicing her art ever since. Moore and her husband, Tom, moved to Brooksville, Maine, in 1996. They live on Cape Rosier, next door to Holbrook Island Sanctuary. This exhibit is in memory of Kinsey (2002-2012), Moore's muse, a designer dog she rescued from the Bird Bazaar in Istanbul.
Lawyers In Libraries: Law Day 2013
     Local attorneys Steve Collier and Valerie Chiasson will be on hand to provide information about legal resources and answer questions at the Library on Wednesday May 1, from noon to 2:00 PM. water This is part of a statewide event, Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2013 where lawyers spend time in local libraries to talk about statewide legal issues, provide resources and assistance to people in need, and meet with library patrons.  If there is interest, short private consultations will be available, but participants need to understand that some questions require the expertise of a lawyer who specializes in a particular area of the law.

   The event is organized by the Maine Justice Action Group Collaboration on Innovation, Technology and Equal Access to Justice (the Collaboration) which includes the Maine State Bar Association, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Maine's public libraries, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the State of Maine Judicial Branch and other organizations interested in helping people access the legal resources they need, all working under The Maine Justice Action Group.

   The Lawyers in Libraries program is intended to raise awareness of the lack of access for some individuals to legal assistance, which can profoundly affect their lives and those of their families, and provide individuals with an opportunity to connect with legal resources at a familiar location in their communities. For more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.
Library Film Series: Planeat
    The Library film series-- What's On Your Plate?: How Food Choices Relate to Our Health and the Health of Our Planet-will continue on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 PMbookclub with its last film, Planeat. The series is hosted by Blue Hill homeopathic practitioner and nutrition educator Edee Howland.


    Planeat features the ground-breaking work of Dr. T Colin Campbell in China exploring the link between diet and disease; Cleveland Clinic surgeon Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's use of diet to treat heart disease patients; and Bard College Professor Gidon Eshel's investigations into how our food choices contribute to global warming, land use and oceanic dead zones. With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, Planeat shows how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves."


     Presenter Edee Howland has been a practitioner in classical homeopathy since 1996. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy and has completed extensive post-graduate courses from the world's best teachers of homeopathy.  She is a member of the Maine Association of Homeopaths and the North American Society of Homeopaths, as well as a founding board member of the Community Health Alliance in Blue Hill, a nonprofit organization which promotes access to holistic health care.


     This will be the last film in the series, which was designed to help people learn about easy ways to be deeply nourished and healthy. For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.

Events This Week...
  • The Library's "Art Adventures" series continues THIS THURSDAY! April 25 at 7:00 PM with "Face to Face," a demonstration and workshop about The guides for this month's adventure will be well-known local artists Eileen Ahern and Paula Dougherty, who will each create a portrait of the same sitter, talking as they work and then helping participants do their own portrait. Materials will be provided.     
Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra and David Daniels as Julius Caesar in Handel's Giulio Cesare. Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera. Taken during the rehearsal on April 1, 2013 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

  • Join the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of Blue Hill Library THIS FRIDAY! April 26 at 1:00 PM for a preview of Frideric Handel's Giulio Cesare which is coming to the Grand in Ellsworth the next day by live simulcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Everyone is welcome and no previous opera knowledge or experience is necessary. 

Chace Grindal by his collage at top left, kindergarten, Sedgwick School, from the April Student Art Show (through April 29)
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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