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This month in the Britton Gallery

An illustration from a forthcoming book, The Secret Pool by Rebekah Raye, from the August Art Show Animal Magnetism, starting Monday August 5.
In the Howard Room Cases

Spotted Sandpiper, carved by Gerald Cumbo, part of the August Art Show , Animal Magnetism, starting Monday August 5.
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

A Gypsum "rosette," an aggregate of crystals formed by evaporation of brine, from the the current exhibit, The Artwork and Natural Artifacts 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 
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": Every Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, through September 7.
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Last week's Kneisel Hall Childlren's Concert.
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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...
  • Kneisel Hall Childrens Concert TOMORROW! Wednesday July 31, 4:30 PM. Students from the Kneisel Hall summer program will play pieces specially chosen for young audiences.Events
  • Brooklin author Ellen Booraem will launch her new book aimed at kids 10 years and older, Texting the Underworld, THIS THURSDAY! August 1 at 7:00 PM at the Library.   This launch will be before the official publication date of August 15 but books will be arriving from the publisher for sale and signing at the event.   
Art Adventures: "A Garden Writer's Journey"
     This month's "Art Adventures" program at the Library will be a world-wide visual journey to many beautiful gardens.Garden Blue Hill summer resident and writer Paula Deitz will take participants on this journey on Thursday August 8 at 7:00 PM, sharing her travels from Britain, Jerusalem, and India to Japan and back to the United States.  Her talk, "A Garden Writer's Journey," is based on her "extensive travels and a great adventure of continual discovery, not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens but also of the intellectual and historical threads that weave them into patterns of civilization."

     Paula is the editor of the Hudson Review, and frequent contributor to Architectural Review, Gardens Illustrated, and the New York Times. In her book Of Gardens: Selected Essays, published in 2010 she covers individual landscape architects, including Beatrix Farrand and Frederick Law Olmstead, and features an array of parks, public places and gardens.

The "Art Adventures" series will continue on the 4th Thursday of September and October, spotlighting swing music and operetta respectively, complete with live performances. No registration is required for any of these programs.  For more information, contact the library, 374-5515.
"Geology Rocks!"
     Kids ages 7 to 13 are invited to "Geology Rocks!" at the Library on Friday August 9 at 4:00 PM. Tony Sohns, the "Maine Science Guy," will introduce participants to the geology of Maine, and then the kids will put together their own mineral collections. Geology
Tourmaline is Maine's state mineral. It can be found at mines in western Maine.

     Sohns presents nature programs to groups all over the state, while helping to run his family's business, The Rock and Art Shop, in Ellsworth. The program is part of the Library's summer reading program, but kids do not need to be enrolled in the reading program to participate. The workshop is free.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Participants may be registered on the Library's web calendar or by calling the Library at 374-5515.
"Dog Tales" Workshop
     Dog-lovers ages 8 to 12 are invited to a special writing workshop at the Library on Saturday August 10, 10:30 AM to noon.Tales Participants will create "dog tales," using blank dog bone-shaped books donated by Downeast Dog Scout Troop 159. Materials for illustration will be provided by the Library, and if a writer would like to feature a particular canine in their story, s/he is encouraged to bring photographs to use as illustrations in the book.  

     The workshop is free but space is limited so registration is required.  To register, go to the Library's web calendar or call Pat at 374-5515.
Dancing Bears, bronze, by Cynthia Stroud, part of the August Art Show, Animal Magnetism, starting Monday August 5.

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