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This month in the Britton Gallery

Heading into it, oil on canvas, by Trish Pettigrew from her October art show, Chasing Horizons (through October 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

The Buddha in the Mirror, from the current exhibit, Asian Artifacts and Handworks, from the collection of Jeff Kaley (through November 30)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

A Santa Fe "Streamlilner Locomotive" 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 3:00 to 3:45 PM.
Tween Lounge for kids 11 to 15, games, snacks, crafts, movies: 4:00 to 5:45 PM.
LEGO Club for kids 7 to 12: Saturdays 10:30 AM to noon.
(After-school programs only occur when school is in session)
Ongoing Adult Events
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 Click here for topics.
First Thursday 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.
Celebrity Spelling Bee This Friday!
Other Events This Week...
  • As part of the Blue Hill Public Library's ongoing "Art Adventures" series, excerpts of Gilbert & Sullivan's traveling version of the operetta Princess Ida, and other selections will be performed at the library by "Gilbert & Sullivan a la Carte" TOMORROW! Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 PM.  events 
  • Join the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of Blue Hill Library THIS FRIDAY! October 25 at 1:00 PM for a preview of Dmitri Shostakovich's The Nose which is coming to the Grand in Ellsworth this Saturday by live simulcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  Everyone is welcome and no previous opera knowledge or experience is necessary.   
Gennady Bezzubenkov as the Doctor and Paulo Szot as Kovalyov in Shostakovich's The Nose. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera. Taken at the Metropolitan Opera on September 14, 2013.
  • Maine author Kelly Cunnane will read from her new book Deep In the Sahara at the Library THIS Saturday October 26 at 10:30 AM. Kelly will bring hooded veils and other artifacts for kids to experience. West African snacks will be served.
  • THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 26 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, there will be another installment of "Quilting with Rich's Mom:" one of a series of hands-on quilting workshops . Louise Boulet,  Library Director Rich Boulet's mom, will offer instruction and advice on projects. Register using the Library's interactive calendar or by calling 374-5515.  There are still some spots available!  
"Trick or Read"
 Trick    The Library will again be celebrating Halloween with "Trick or Read" for children. Kids in costume may stop in at the library anytime between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 31, and choose a free book. Books for all ages will be available, from board books for babies to chapter books for the older set. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.
Exhibit: Paul Alexandre John
     Artist Paul Alexandre John will exhibit oil and acrylic paintings in a show, Paul Alexandre John: A Painter's Life, at the Library during the month of November. The show features samples of his work over the past four decades. According to Paul, "They reflect my interests and endeavors over the years as well as the varied environments I have enjoyed-Maine, Australia, India, Pennsylvania, and Florida among others."Art
City of Dreams
     Paul mostly paints on canvas with oils or acrylics, but also uses other surfaces, such as linen, flax, hessian and masonite. About his artwork Paul offers, "My artwork also provides a view into my way of seeing, the vision that informs me as an artist."

     Paul Alexandre John was born in Calcutta, India in 1952 to Armenian parents. At a young age, he began exploring painting, carving and music. By age nineteen, Paul was in England, working as a boilermaker welder. He studied art at the Camden Art Centre in London. Later, in Italy, he made his living as a street artist and musician.  Paul received a diploma of fine arts from Claremont Art School in Australia, studying painting, sculpture, printmaking, and life drawing.  He also taught at the school as a professor of bamboo flute.
Flight With the Spirit Bird
     In 1981, Paul moved to United States.  As an artist, his styles and themes have cycled through numerous realms, including those of the imaginative and the allegorical, of baseball, carpets, and the ocean. Paul has been commissioned to provide artwork for a number of schools in Maine.  He is represented in many collections around the world, including the Embassy of Armenia in New Delhi, India.

     The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting November 1. For more information, call the library at 374-5515. Paul's work may also be viewed at

Blaistow Cove, Little Deer Isle, Oil on canvas, by Trish Pettigrew, from her October art show, Chasing Horizons (through October 30)
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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