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This month in the Britton Gallery

Woodchuck Non Grata, woodblock print, from the May art show Brooksville Bestiary (through May 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

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

Illustrations from The Lion and the Bird's Nest, from the current exhibit by Casey Thompson (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 noon to 1:00 PM.
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.
"Hootenanny:" Impromptu instrumental and vocal jam sessions: Sundays 3:00 to 5:00 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.
 Events This Week...
  • Donn Fendler, who as a 12-year-old in 1939 got lost on Mount Katahdin  for nine days, will give a presentation about his survival story, as well as the graphic novel that details his adventure, at the Library TOMORROW! Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 PM. Third He will be joined by co-author Lynn Plourde and illustrator Ben Bishop.  


  • The Library and Blue Hill Heritage Trust will host Lyme disease specialist Dr. Bea Szantyr, and her colleague RN Happy Dickey, both of the nonprofit organization MaineLyme, THIS Thursday evening, May 30, at 6:30 at the Library.  Their "Tick Talk" will be an informative look at ticks, the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi which causes Lyme disease, the incidence of Lyme disease in Maine, the difficulties of medical diagnosis, and steps people can take to protect themselves and their families.    
Instruments, part of the current exhibit in the Howard Room Cases, Bagaduce Lending Library: 30 Years (Through July 31)
 Book Sale Saturday June 1
    Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on June 1 in the Library's basement "book nook" during regular library hours, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  First

      Featured in this month's sale are fifty cent mysteries, coffee table books and plenty of summer and beach reading (yes it will get warm!). Most are only a dollar or two.
Look at all that summer reading!  This is just the fiction section.

        Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, for both children and adults, and to make special purchases of books, dvds, etc., and equipment for the library. Donations are welcome at any time - especially specialty books (art, cooking, poetry, etc.) - and may be left off at the library front desk. For more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.
 The Islamic Faith: A Faith of Peace
     Omar Conteh, Outreach Coordinator for the Islamic Center of Maine in Orono, will present a talk, "The Islamic Faith: A Faith of Peace," at the Library on Thursday June 6, at 7:00 PM. SecondHe will cover aspects of the history and background of the Islamic religion, including the "pillars and articles of faith" that the religion is built upon. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.  
A display from the Center's annual open house.

     The purpose of the Islamic Center of Maine's outreach effort is to help the people of northern Maine understand that Islam does not promote violence.

     In addition to his role as Outreach Coordinator at the Islamic Center of Maine, Omar is a graduate student at the University of Maine.  For more information call the Library at 374-5515.

Fence Sitter and Friend, pen and ink, from the May art show Brooksville Bestiary by Leslie Moore (Through May 31).
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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