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This month in the Britton Gallery
Classic Blue Hill, by Charles Fenner Ball, from the September art show, The Peninsula Painters(through September 30)
In the Howard Room Cases
Artifacts from Nepal, a new exhibit from the collection of Jeff Kaley, will be installed later this week.
In the Larchwood Children's Cases
Model Southern Pacific Steam Engine from the current exhibit of Model Trains by Leif Ray (Through October 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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Detail from Scattered Peach Still Life by Anina Fuller, from the September art exhibit, The Peninsula Painters (through September30)
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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...
  • Maine author and professor of Women's Studies Dr. Margaret Cruikshank will read from the new edition of her book, Learning to Be Old: Gender, Culture and Aging, at the Library THIS THURSDAY, September 5 at 7:00 PM.Events
  • The public is invited to a reception THIS FRIDAY September 6, 4:00 to 6:00 PM for the September art show, The Peninsula Painters, which includes artwork from more than 50 local painters.    
Island Porch, by Pamela Elias, part of the September Art Show, The Peninsula Painters (through September 30)
Book Sale This Saturday
     The Friends of the Library will resume monthly "first Saturday" book sales starting THIS SATURDAY September 7 in the basement "book nook" from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.booksale The Friends would like to extend many thanks to all who visited, bought and donated, which helped to make the weekly summer book sales very successful.
One side of the "rolling cart"-- looks like some of the vintage/collectible mystery and fiction is here!

       We have lots of new titles! Featured items in the September sale include vintage/collectible mystery and fiction, and a set of World Book Encyclopedia for $20 or best offer.  Rolling cart specials will include 50 fiction and 25 children's library discards.  Most books are just a dollar or two, and children may choose one free book from the youth 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.  To donate books that are in good condition or for more information, contact the Library at 374-5515. Of special interest are books about art, poetry, nature, biography and history.
Film: To Have and Have Not
     The Friends of the Library Film Series will start up again for the fall with a showing of To Have and Have Not (1944) on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30 PM.Film  The Friends of the Library will be showing films each month on the second Wednesday.
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not.

Set in 1940 in occupied France this romance-war-adventure film is directed by Howard Hawks and stars Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, and Lauren Bacall in her first film. In the story Bogart's character uses his fishing boat to smuggle a French resistance leader and his wife to Martinique while he romances a sexy nightclub singer (Bacall).

All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room.  For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or
Author Event: A New Vision of Consciousness
     Bar Harbor author Steve Perrin will discuss his recent book, On My Mind: A New Vision of Consciousness, at the Library on Thursday September 12 at 7:00 PM. Perrin He will read from sections of the book, and show slides illustrating his view of a natural history of the mind and offering a map of traffic patterns through the normal human mind from perception to action.  Based on thirty years of first-person reflection, his talk will present an overview of the findings gathered in his book.

       Steve is author of seven books including Acadia: The Soul of a National Park; The Shore Path, Bar Harbor, Maine; and Acadia's Native Flowers, Fruits, and Wildlife. His latest books have taken him inward along pathways within his own mind. Steve is also a naturalist and photographer, and is active in protecting Maine coastal estuaries and habitats.

       The event is free and open to the public.  Books will be available for sale and signing.  For more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.
Model Train Exhibit
      Eight-year-old Blue Hill resident Leif Ray will show model and toy trains from his collection in the Library's Larchwood Cases during September and October.trains Leif's interest in trains began at an early age and he started collecting them as a toddler. Also a fan of life-sized trains, he has been on the Downeast Scenic Railroad in Ellsworth many times and even has had 3 birthday parties on the train.  He rides trains in other places whenever he gets the chance, and recently took the Metro in Washington, DC.
This is Leif while he was installing his exhibit (with help from his little sister). The exhibit will be up through the end of October.

      Included in the exhibit is a model train car that Leif put together himself. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Library hours through the end of October. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.

Red Barn 1, mixed media, by Susan Finsen, from the September art show, The Peninsula Painters (through September 30)
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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