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This month in the Britton Gallery

Mother Nature, 1982, from the November art show, Paul Alexandre John: A Painter's Life (through November 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Hammered copper water vessels from the current exhibit, Asian Artifacts and Handcrafts, from the collection of Jeff Kaley (through November 30).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Postcard from Finland, from the current exhibit, Postcrossings, from the collection of father/daughter team Tom and Eva Beal international postcards (Through December 30)
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: Fridays 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.
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.
 Events This Week...
  • The Friends of the Library Film Series continues THIS THURSDAY, November 14 at 7:00 PM with Always (1989), starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter and John Goodman, and directed by Stephen Spielberg.Events This romantic comedy, is a remake of a 1943 film, A Man Named Joe. The film features a deceased pilot who, in spirit form, mentors a young pilot as he falls in love with the spirit's surviving girlfriend.   
Dancers, Dragons, and Birds (Armenian Carpet) 2001, from the November art show, Paul Alexandre John: A Painter's Life (through November 30)
  • Artist Paul Alexandre John will discuss his artwork and give a performance of Indian classical music on bamboo flute at the Library THIS SATURDAY, November 16 at 1:00 PM. This talk is being held in conjunction Paul's the current show at the Library, Paul Alexandre John: A Painter's Life.  
Play Reading: The Critic (1779)
     The public is invited to participate in the Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.Critic The play selected for this month is Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Critic.

     The play is a satire, written in 1779, making fun of play staging and production conventions, and is based on a play by George Villiers, The Rehearsal. In the story, an author, Mr Puff, invites Sir Fretful Plagiary and the theatre critics Mr. Dangle and Mr. Sneer to a rehearsal of his play, The Spanish Armada.

    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
Author Event: The Winter House
     Brooksville author Joan MacCracken will read from and discuss her new novel, The Winter House: A Season of Sharing at the Library on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 PM. Winter

     The book is about a woman, now alone after the sudden death of her husband, who decides to fulfill her dream of living year round in a small, coastal town in Maine, and invites three other older women to move in with her for the winter. The four new housemates grow in friendship, sharing intimate and sometimes difficult, conversations. In the process, Elizabeth learns how a community can come together to support and appreciate one another.

    MacCracken is a retired pediatrician who practiced in Bangor Maine for twenty-three years. Since childhood, she has enjoyed telling and writing stories. She has written two other books, The Sun, the Rain and the Insulin: Growing Up with Diabetes, published in 1996, and Trisba and Sula, an adapted Nicaraguan folktale which was awarded Best Bilingual Children's Book of 2006 by Skipping Stones magazine. MacCracken also edited and published Cracked Marbles, a collection of Maine stories by the late Dr. Tom Palmer of Bangor. For the past six years she has continued her passion for writing by producing her small town's quarterly newspaper, The Brooksville Breeze.

     Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
What is Oriental Medicine?
    Local acupuncturist Linda Forslund will present an informal discussion on the various types of oriental medicine at the Library on Friday, November 22 at noon.Oriental She will talk about what the following branches of Oriental Medicine have in common and how they work to successfully treat a wide variety of conditions: 1) Acupuncture 2) Oriental Physical Therapy 3) Dietary therapy using the energetic balancing principles of Oriental Medicine 4) Materia Medica and traditional Chinese herbal formulas 5) tai chi 6) qi gong. Participants are encouraged to bring questions.

Old Chinese medical chart showing acupuncture meridians.
     Linda Forslund is a Licensed Acupuncturist, with an office at 286 Caterpillar Hill Road in Sedgwick. She has an MS in Oriental Medicine and is nationally certified in Oriental Medicine. Her experience is broadened by work in the physical rehabilitation department of a hospital. In her spare time, she is a poet.

    This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
First Thursday Book Club
    The next meeting of BHPL's First-Thursday Book Club will be on Thursday, December 5, from noon to 1:00 PM. thursday The group has selected books for the next three months as follows: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayer for Dec. 5, Dear Life:  Stories  by Alice Monroe for January 2  (an  easy read for the busy month of December) and The Great Journey by David McCulloch for February 6.
    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.

Participants model Malafi garments at a recent children's author event by Kelly Cunnane, who talked about her new book Deep in the Sahara. The photo at the top of the newsletter is from the same event.
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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