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This month in the Britton Gallery

Stonington Umbrellas, oil on canvas, by Trish Pettigrew, from the October art show, Chasing Horizons (through October 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Typical old style Potee necklace from Nepal, from the current exhibit, Asian Artifacts and Handworks, from the collection of Jeff Kaley (through November 30)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

A railroad animal car (with leopard thinking about leaping onto a caribou), from the current exhibit, Model Trains, from the collection of Leif Ray (Through October 31)
Ongoing Youth Events
Pre-school Storytime for kids up to age 4: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 AM  
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 AM to Noon  
Chess Club for kids 7 and up: Fridays starting October 4, 3:00 to 3:45 PM.
Tween Lounge for kids 11 to 15, games, snacks, crafts, movies: Fridays starting October 4, 4:00 to 5:45 PM.
LEGO Club for kids 7 to 12: Saturdays starting October 5, 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 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.
 Events This Week...
  • Join the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of Blue Hill Library THIS FRIDAY! October 4 at 1:00 PM for a preview of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which is coming to the Grand in Ellsworth this Saturday by live simulcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.Events Everyone is welcome and no previous opera knowledge or experience is necessary.   
Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" with Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien as Eugene Onegin. Photo: Lee Broomfield/Metropolitan Opera


  • Friends of the Library book sale this Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (See below).
  •  Meet Kim Ridley and Rebekah Raye as they talk about their new book, The Secret  Pool (see below). 
Book Launch: The Secret Pool
    The public is invited to come meet Brooklin author Kimberley Ridley and East Blue Hill artist Rebekah Raye on Saturday October 5 at 10:30 AM at the Library, to hear about their new children's book, The Secret Pool, and ask why they were walking around in the woods at night with a flashlight!Launch This event is part of a Saturday series of children's author events at the Library but all ages are welcome!

     "The Secret Pool introduces young readers to the wonders right underfoot as the voice of a vernal pool shares its secrets through the seasons and as sidebars provide fun facts on its inhabitants and the crucial role these small, often overlooked wetlands play in maintaining a healthy environment."  Both Kim and Rebekah will be on hand to sign books that will be available for purchase. There will be activities, snacks (cake!) and surprises.

     Other events in this series include Castine author Ellen Potter reading from one of the many chapter books she has written for kids on October 19 and Blue Hill author Kelly Cunnane reading from her new book Deep in the Sahara on October 26. There will be no event on October 12. For further information, please call Pat at 374-5515.
Quilting with Rich's Mom
     The Library is offering a hands-on quilting workshop on Saturdays, October 5 to November 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, with Louise Boulet,Quilting Library Director Rich Boulet's mom. There will be no class on November 2.

     Louise Boulet will offer instruction and suggestions for beginning and intermediate quilters. Participants are invited to bring a new or existing project to work on, along with their own sewing machine and supplies. The Library will provide an iron and ironing board.

     Louise Boulet lives in Sedgwick. She has been sewing for over 50 years and is the owner of a long arm quilting service. The workshop is free for adults and registration is required. Participants can register using the Library's interactive online calendar or by calling the library.  For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Book Sale October 5
     Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month on October 5  in the Library's basement "book nook" from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  (although the Library's hours have been extended on Saturdays to 5:00 PM, the book sale hours have not).Sale
These are just the children's books, not including the rolling cart specials!
      Featured in this month's sale are paperback collections of Martha Grimes, Dorothy Gilman, and the Boxcar Children for 25; American Scholar magazines from the '60s; Horizon Reviews of Literature and Art from the '40s; and LP records from the '40s -' 60s. Rolling cart specials for October include the following mini collections: WWI, Robert Frost, Architecture, and Dick Francis.

    The Friends wish to thank the many donors who keep us supplied in quality books.  They depend on donations to keep the shelves stocked, and welcome contributions - big or small. Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, 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.
Hunter Safety Class Full
     There has been a lot of interest in the Hunter Safety course that is being offered at the Library on October 7 and 12 by the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and unfortunately, the course is already full.Safety  Other courses being offered around the state this fall are listed on the IF&W website. The course is required in order to obtain a hunting license and involves a minimum of 12 hours of lecture and demonstrations by instructors, field experiences, homework and a final exam.
Film: Broadway Danny Rose
    The Friends of the Library Film Series continues on Wednesday October 9 at 7:00 PM with Broadway Danny Rose (1984), starring Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, and directed by Woody Allen.Broadway This comedy, filmed in black and white, is about a New York talent agent who unwittingly gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. The story is told through flashbacks.


      All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room. The rest of the films, shown once a month until next summer, will be on Thursdays.  For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or

Outgoing Tide, Naskeag Point, oil on canvas, by Trish Pettigrew, from her October art show, Chasing Horizons.

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