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This month in the Britton Gallery

Doe, woodblock print by Holly Meade, part of the August Art Show Animal Magnetism (through April 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Wood Duck Surprise, ink, watercolor and pastel, by Rebekah Raye, from the August Art Show Animal Magnetism (through August 31).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

A specimen of agate, a type of  chalcedony, from 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
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 Click here for topics.
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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Sunrise Seal, ink, watercolor and pastel, by Rebekah Raye, part of the August Art Show, Animal Magnetism (Through August 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.
 Events This Week...
  • Local author and art critic Carl Little will show slides and talk about his recent book, The Art of Francis Hamabe, at the Library THIS THURSDAY!, August 15.  There will be a reception at 4:00 PM with iced tea and cookies followed by the presentation. Books will be available for signing and purchase.
  • Join us THIS FRIDAY August 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM for a reception for our beautiful August Art Show, Animal Magnetism.   The show features art by the late Holly Meade, and also Cynthia Stroud, Rebekah Raye and Gerald Cumbo, including woodblock prints, sculpture, paintings, collage and carvings. The show is an important fundraiser for the Library so please come enjoy the reception and consider purchasing some art!  
    Sleeping Panther, bronze, by Cynthia Stroud, from the August Art Show, Animal Magnetism (Through August 31)
Author Event: Susan Conley
   Portland author Susan Conley will read from her just-published novel, Paris Was the Place, at the  Library on Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 PM. The book is a love story, a "beautiful portrait of on how much it matters to belong: to a family, to a country, to any one place, and how this belonging can mean the difference in our survival."

      Conley's memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune (Knopf 2011), has received a number of distinctions, including excerpts in the New York Times Magazine and the Daily Beast. It was an Oprah Magazine Top Ten Pick of the Month, a Slate Magazine "Book of the Week," a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Award, and it won the Maine Literary Award for Memoir. Her work has also appeared in The Paris Review, The Huffington Post, Ploughshares, The Harvard Review and elsewhere.

      Susan Conley is a former faculty member at Emerson, Colby and Simmons Colleges. She currently teaches at the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA Program, and is currently the Jack Kerouac Visiting Writer at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She is a co-founder of The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing lab in Portland, Maine, where she leads a variety of workshops.

      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.

Long-billed Curlew, carving by Gerald Cumbo, from the August Art Show Animal Magnetism (through August 31)
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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