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This month in the Britton Gallery

Recruitment poster for the U.S. Tank Corps, 1917 artwork by August William Hutaf from the current exhibit Posters of the Great War, from the collection of Larry Flood and Tyler Knowles (through July 31.)
In the Howard Room Cases

Vintage Music Cover from Maine, part of the current exhibit, Bagaduce Music Lending Library: 30 Years (through July 31)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Drawings, shells, and other items from the current exhibit, The Artwork and Natural Artifacts Collection of Emery Bradshaw Thomas  (Through August 31)
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
Summer Reading Program: Dig into Reading: sign up at the Library
Ongoing Adult Events
Brown Bag Book Club: 1st Thursday of the month noon to 1:00 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.
Just a reminder that the Library will be closed on Thursday July 4th in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.  Happy 4th!

 Events This Week...
  • Kneisel Hall Childrens Concert TOMORROW! July 2, 4:30 PM. Students from the Kneisel Hall summer program will play pieces specially chosen for young audiences. beforefirst 
  • The public is invited to an opening reception for July's art exhibit, Posters from the Great War, THIS FRIDAY, July 5 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. These are historically-significant original propaganda posters from Europe and the United States, on loan to the library through the end of July from Larry Flood and Tyler Knowles.   
By L.A. Shafer, from the current exhibit in the Britton Gallery, Posters of the Great War, from the collection of Larry Flood and Tyler Knowles.
  •  Friends of the Library Book sale THIS SATURDAY! (see below) 
  • Dig Into Cave Painting, a summer reading program activity for kids ages 8 to 13-- THIS SATURDAY July 6 at 10:30. You don't have to be signed up for the program to participate. Kids will learn about ancient cave art from Frederica Marshall, artist, teacher and experienced archeological dig artist. Then they will be cave artists for a morning and paint animal art on stones. The workshop is free but registration is required. Sign up using our web calendar or call us at 374-5515.  
Painting of a bison in the cave of Altamira, in Spain.

 Book Sales Go Weekly Starting July 6
     Friends of the Library book sales are going weekly for the summer, starting July 6.  The sales will be open during library hours, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Saturday through September 7 in the Library's basement "Book Nook."First As usual, there is a wide variety of good quality used books for children and adults, and most books are still only a dollar or two!
Just a portion of the children's section!

     "Rolling cart specials" for July include books on cinema and drama, mountaineering, architecture, specialized vacations and travelogues, British monarchs and statesmen, and 5 volumes of Irish literature. We also have "mini collections" of the following authors: Jan Karon, Patrick O'Brien, Hazel Holt, and J.J. Marric in paperback; and Tom Clancy.

     Of special interest are many books about Maine or by Maine authors (including many library discards at bargain prices), and a collection of La Cucina Italiana magazines about Italian food, recipes and living (4 for $1).

     No one has to wait until Saturday as there is an ongoing fifty cent paperback sale on the Library's second floor, accessible anytime the Library is open.

     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 of books and DVDs both for adults and children are always welcome.  Guidelines for donated books are available at ( Library book sales are the coolest place (literally and figuratively) in Blue Hill on a summer Saturday!
 Author Event: Arthritis Revolution
    Dr. Lou Pack will talk about his book, Arthritis Revolution: Latest Research on Staying Active Without Pain Medication or Surgery at the Library on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 PM.Second Dr. Pack practices medicine in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area and spends part of the summer in Blue Hill.

    The book was prompted by Dr. Pack's ambition to educate arthritis sufferers and teach other physicians what they can do to help their patients.  Over 40 years of surgical and clinical experience and five years of writing and research have gone into the book.   According to Dr. Pack, current treatment protocols for osteoarthritis do nothing to prevent or stop this disease and it is now the number one cause of pain and disability in America. This book is intended for people who want to prevent arthritis, as well as stop its progression, decrease painful symptoms (often without medications or surgery), and improve their levels of activity or sports performance.

     This event is sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Books will be available for sale and signing and Dr. Pack will be available to answer individual questions as time allows.  For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Kids' Movie Night!
     Kids and their families are invited to Movie Night at the Library on Thursday July 11 at 6:00 PM.  The film will be The Land Before Time, a George Lucas/Steven Spielberg animated film from 1988 rated G.Third The story is about an orphaned dinosaur who meets other species of dinosaurs on an "exciting quest to find the legendary "Great Valley.'"

      Popcorn will be served! The event is free and open to the public. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.
Author Event: Linda Greenlaw
    Isle au Haut resident Linda Greenlaw will read from her new memoir Lifesaving Lessons at the Library on Friday July 12 at 7:00 PM. The book starts with a troubled fifteen-year-old, Mariah arriving on the island to stay with her uncle, an island newcomer. FourthThe entire community is rocked when it is revealed that Mariah has suffered terrible abuse at his hands, and the island comes together to rescue the teenager from further harm. Alone and at risk, Mariah needs a guardian and the island residents nominate Linda, who is not exactly the picture of maternal warmth.

     A remarkably candid and tenderly funny memoir, "Lifesaving Lessons" follows this unexpected mother-daughter pair as they navigate their new life together, learning to trust themselves and each other and forge the loving family that neither of them knew they needed.

     Linda Greenlaw, America's only female swordfishing captain, is author of three New York Times bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman: The Hungry Ocean (1999), The Lobster Chronicles (2002) and All Fishermen Are Liars (2004). She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. Time Magazine called her 2005 Recipes From A Very Small Island, co-authored with her mother Martha Greenlaw, a "must-have cookbook". Additionally, she's written two mysteries: Slipknot (2007) and Fisherman's Bend (2008).

     Greenlaw's latest book Seaworthy: A Swordfish Boat Captain Returns To The Sea is a chronicle of her return to swordfishing after ten years as a lobsterman and marks her return to non-fiction and high-seas adventure.

     Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the Library and Blue Hill Books. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Dig Into LEGO's
     The Library invites LEGO enthusiasts, ages 7 to 12 to share ideas and creative energy to build cool LEGO projects on Saturday July 13 10:30 AM to noon. Kids ages 4 to 6 are also invited but must be accompanied by an adult.Fifth Kids can bring their own or use the Library's LEGOs. Donations of LEGOs would be greatly appreciated for the Library's ongoing LEGO Club in winter and early spring. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.

Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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