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This month in the Britton Gallery

Blue Boat, Red Float, oil on canvas by Trish Pettigrew, from the October art show, Chasing Horizons (through October 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Walking Buddha, from Thailand, flat and lightweight for travel, from the current exhibit, Asian Artifacts and Handworks, from the collection of Jeff Kaley (through November 30).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

"Brio Trains," 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  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 Friends of the Library as their Film Series continues TOMORROW! Wednesday October 9 at 7:00 PM with Broadway Danny Rose (1984), starring Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, and directed by Woody All films are free, and shown on the "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room.    
  • Quilting with Rich's Mom: the Library is offering hands-on quilting workshops on Saturdays, starting THIS SATURDAY October 5 and going to November 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Louise Boulet,  Library Director Rich Boulet's mom, will offer instruction and advice on projects. Register for each workshop you'd like to attend using the Library's interactive calendar or by calling 374-5515. 
Children's Author Event
     Castine author Ellen Potter will read from her "Olivia Kidney" and "Otis Dooda" series books at the Library on Saturday October 19 at 10:30 This event is the third in a series of children's author events at the Library. Ellen Potter will also talk about how she gets ideas for her stories, how her childhood in a New York City high-rise apartment building inspired her books, and how kids can get ideas for their own stories.  Lastly, she will do a "mini- workshop" for kids interested in writing their own stories.

      Ellen has written three "Olivia Kidney" books about a girl living in New York City in a high rise apartment and all of her adventures. She has written one "Otis Dooda" book and  has a second one due out in March.  The latter she wrote for her son who wasn't interested in most books he had, and started by putting a "wish list" together of things he would want in a book, like LEGOs, "disgusting bits," and illustrations. She says she did research by eating lunch with him and his friends in the school cafeteria for a week.

The last event in this series will be Blue Hill author Kelly Cunnane reading from her new book Deep in the Sahara on October 26.  For further information, please call Pat at 374-5515.
Playreading: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
     The public is invited to participate in the Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday October 16 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every third Wednesday of the month until next summer.Film The play selected for this month is Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a comedy by Christopher Durang.

     The play is about a brother and sister who still live in the home they grew up in, in Buck's County, Pennsylvania, financed by their movie star sister.  When she arrives with a hot young boyfriend and says she wants to sell the house, the fireworks begin. The play ran off Broadway in 2012 and on Broadway in 2013, and has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Tony for Best Play.

   The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248 (or
Brown Bag Book Club
    The next meeting of BHPL's First-Thursday Brown Bag Book Club will be on Thursday, November 7, from noon to 1:30 PM.Incas The group has selected  The Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie for discussion at the November meeting. The book details the history of the Spanish conquest of Peru by Francisco Pizarro of Peru, the largest native empire in the New World.
    The Book Club is open to anyone - no registration needed!  For more information or to request a copy of the book call the Library at 374-5515.
Potato Island, watercolor by Trish Pettigrew, part of the October art show, Chasing Horizons (through October 31)

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