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America's Cup-- BMW Oracle Racing leads against Alinghi (I), 2010 by Alison Dibble from the June art show Ocean Perspectives (through June 28)
In the Howard Room Cases

Vintage music cover, part of the exhibit Bagaduce Music Lending Library: 30 Years (through July 31).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Illustration by Casey Thompson, part of the current  (Through June 30)
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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 
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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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After the Squall by Alison Dibble, from the June art exhibit Ocean Perspectives (through June 28).
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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...
  • The Library will host a talk by Nina Milliken, Education Coordinator for Downeast Sexual Assault Services about "Cyber-Safety," how to stay safe on social media, TOMORROW! Wednesday June 12 at 6:30 PM. The talk will be geared toward 4th graders and older and their parents, as well as any other concerned community members.  First
  •  Bagaduce Music Lending Library will hold a reception here, at Blue Hill Public Library for their current exhibit, Bagaduce Music Lending Library: 30 Years, THIS Thursday June 13 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.  The exhibit includes items from the Library's collection and photographs from the 30 years of its history.    
  • The Friends of the Library Film Series continues THIS Thursday June 13 at 7:00 PM with its last film of the season, The Awful Truth (1937), directed by Leo McCarey and starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant as a soon-to-be-divorced couple.This last film until fall will be shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room. 
 Poetry Reading
   Poets Stuart Kestenbaum of Deer Isle, Tom Moore of Brooksville and  Sharon Bray of Orland will read from their work in a new anthology Take Heart: Poems from Maine on Wednesday June 19 at 7:00 PM. second

    The anthology, by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, gathers together the first two years of his popular weekly newspaper column of the same name. McNair's column features work taken from poets all over Maine, both contemporary and historic, and represents a wide cultural diversity.

      Stuart, Tom, and Sharon will be joined by three community members whom they have invited to select and read poems from the anthology as well-Seeta John, an eighth grade student from the Brooklin school; John Gray, contractor and Brooksville selectman; and Samantha Haskell of Blue Hill Books. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
 Author Event: Alison Dibble
    Brooklin conservation biologist and artist Alison Dibble will discuss and read from her new novel at the Library on Thursday June 20 at 7:00 PM.   After more than twenty years of writing, she has finally released her 9/11 suspense novel, A Skeptic's Luck, by A. D. Morel, the first in a trilogy. Currently on Amazon it has 4.6 stars, with 16 reviews. Third

     The novel is the story of a graduate student, a widow whose husband was lost when he went to New York on business in September 2001. Maxine still misses Lewis, but she has begun to wear his clothes to do her field work on a rare orchid in northern Maine. Money troubles, family crises, equipment failures present their challenges, and Maxine's friendship with Byron is souring. When daughter Eva reports that she saw Lewis at the Bangor Airport, the shocking question arises...could Lewis be . . . alive?

     Dibble says, "At first I was writing the story for myself, and it didn't matter how complicated it was, or how many characters came into my head. Then one day I realized that maybe I should share it, that someone else might find it diverting when they have to wait for a car repair, or need a book to relax with in the hammock. I wanted this to be a page-turner, and to offer the reader the pleasure of anticipation as they get to know the characters. Readers in our area will recognize the types of places that Maxine and the other characters frequent, but the places are made-up."
A.D. Morel

     Books will be available for sale. The author will be available to sign copies at 6:30 PM before the event. Those who have already read the book and want to have a more in-depth discussion will be encouraged to stay after 7:40 pm, when spoilers will abound! A. D. Morel's creative writing blog is:

     This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Young AT Hiker Kicks off Summer Reading Program
    Imagine a 7-year-old child asking to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, and then imagine his parents say, okay. In "A Child's Walk in the Wilderness," former New York Times "Outdoors" columnist, Paul Molyneaux, shares a 2,000 mile, seven-month trek with his son Asher, who turned 8 on the trail, experienced bears, rattlesnakes, and bull moose up close, and became the youngest Mainer to thru-hike the AT.Fourth
Asher and Paul Molyneaux

     The two will talk about their hike along with a slide presentation as an inspiring "kick-off" for the Library's Summer Reading Program on Saturday June 22 at 10:30 AM.  During the presentation, Asher and Paul will describe the highlights of their experiences, hiking the trail, writing and illustrating the book, and bringing the lessons of the trail back to their daily lives. There will be a Q & A following this presentation. All ages are welcome, not just families with kids participating in the summer reading program.

     This year's summer reading program theme is "Dig Into Reading."  Kids record the books they read during the program, receive rewards and celebrate their accomplishments with a party at the end of the program in August.  Kids can sign up for the program by stopping by the library any time after the kick-off event.  In addition to reading, kids can attend the many programs that are planned for the summer.  Check the Library's events calendar for the details at

     Books will be available for sale and signing. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.  The program is free of charge thanks to the Friends of The Library.
Book Club
   BHPL's First-Thursday Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 11(second Thursday in July because of the holiday) from noon to 1:30 PM to discuss Hero: the Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda.  The book is a biography of the famous adventurer and soldier T. E. Lawrence. Fifth
    The Book Club is open to anyone - no registration needed!  For more information or to request a copy of the book call the Library at 374-5515.

Four Dunlin Sandpipers, Bubinga wood, sculpture from a single block of wood, by Harry Tyler, from the June art show Ocean Perspectives (through June 28)
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