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This month in the Britton Gallery

Kinsey #5, pen and ink, by Leslie Moore, part of the May Art Show Brooksville Bestiary (through May 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

A vintage music cover from the current show: Bagaduce Music Lending Library: 30 Years. (through July 31).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Frog images by Casey Thompson, from the new exhibit in the Larchwood Case  (Through June 30)
Ongoing Youth Events
Pre-school Storytime: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 AM for kids up to age 4 
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: Wednesdays 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
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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Coworkers, pen and ink, by Leslie Moore, part of the May art show, Brooksville Bestiary (through May 31)
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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.
Calling All Gardeners! Plant Sale May 18
     Calling all gardeners! The Library's 4th annual plant sale will take place on Saturday May 18 from 8:00 to 11:00 AM on the Library's front lawn-rain or shine.  There will be almost 1,000 potted perennials from local gardens, soft fruit canes, vegetable and flower seedlings.  The Friends of the library will offer an additional sale of coffee and breakfast "goodies," plus a gardening book sale.  firstarticle
A scene from last year's sale

    There will also be a silent auction of garden-related items.  Featured items include: a gourmet farm-to-table dinner for 8, terra cotta planters, granite bench, kid's wheelbarrow, fine desserts, a quilt, a month of local eggs, tattoos (to forever show your love of plants), massage (to ease the aches and pains of weeding), and a yard of goat manure-- truly something for everyone.  Write your garden wish lists and get there early! 

    All proceeds benefit the general operating fund for the Library.  For more information or to volunteer to staff the event or help prepare for it contact the Library at 374-5515.
Let's Talk: Round Table Discussion Group
   The Library will sponsor a weekly discussion group on current issues, Let's Talk: Round Table Discussion. The group will meet on Mondays, starting May 13, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and discuss a new topic each week selected from a range of local, state, and national issues, policies or events.secondarticle

The focus of the discussion will be to explore the full range of perspectives on each issue and to identify both areas of fundamental disagreement and of common ground with respect to each topic.  Each week the group will pick the moderator and issue for discussion for the following week. For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
Play Reading: Country Girl
   The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, and every third Wednesday of the month until June. The play selected for this month is Clifford Odets's Country Girl (1950), an emotional drama about the wife of an alcoholic. Thirdarticle

     The play is about a devoted wife, whose husband is an actor, struggling with illness, lack of confidence and alcoholism. When he gets a big break and is offered a major role she works hard to support him and boost his confidence, only to have him break down on opening night-- the stress too much for him.

     The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248 (or
Book Club: George, Nicholas and Wilhelm
   BHPL's First-Thursday Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Thursday, June 6 from noon to 1:30 PM to discuss George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I by Miranda Carter. fourtharticle

    The Book Club is open to anyone - no registration needed! And, this club is not just for women-- men are encouraged to participate too. For more information or to request a copy of the book call the Library at 374-5515.
Some of the Maine themed music covers from the new exhibit, Bagaduce Music Lending Library: 30 Years, In the Howard Room cases through July 31.
Events This Week...
  • The last of six sessions of Music and Movement is TOMORROW MORNING! WEDNESDAY May 8 at 10:30--For the first 30 minutes of Preschool Playgroup Deborah Reinke, an early childhood music educator, will engage and teach families how to use rhythm to promote learning. Please register here or call the library. This playgroup is open to the public and is for newborns to age three. It is sponsored by the Library and a gluten-free snack is served.  events
  • Join  host Michael Donahue as the Friends of the Library Film Series continues THIS THURSDAY May 9 at 7:00 PM with the western film, The Magnificent Seven (1979), (1960), directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Buchholz.  

  Rabbit figures and Illustrations by Casey Thompson from her current exhibit in the Larchwood Cases (through June 30. 
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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