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This month in the Britton Gallery

Apple Tree in the Late Afternoon, watercolor, by Paul Trowbridge from his January art show, Recent Drawings and Watercolors (through January 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Tall Fish Vase, by Mercuria Cumbo, from the current exhibit, Brooklin Pottery Coop  (here for only a few more days)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Postcard from Belarus, from the current exhibit, Postcrossings, from the collection of father/daughter team Tom and Eva Beal international postcards (Here for only a few more days)
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 when school is  in session
Tween Lounge for kids 11 to 15, games, snacks, crafts, movies: Fridays 4:00 to 5:45 PM when school is in session
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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to our direct-to-you library events newsletter!  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 public is invited to an opening reception for the January art show, Recent Drawings and Watercolors, by Paul Trowbridge THIS THURSDAY! January 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 The show includes local landscapes, as well as figure drawings from Blue Hill Life Drawing Group sessions.
Little Lazy Gut Island Swirl Beach, watercolor by Paul Trowbridge, from his January art show, Recent Drawings and Watercolors (Through January 31)
  • Fiction is half-price at this Saturday's book sale (see below). 
Fiction Half-Price at Book Sale This Saturday
     The Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on January 4 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.book_sale Featured in this month's sale are lots of cookbooks, and a special collection of train books and magazines. All fiction will be half price!

     The Friends wish to thank the many donors who keep the library supplied with quality book donations.  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.
National Geographic Bee for Homeschoolers
     The Library will be hosting the annual National Geographic Bee for 4th to 8th grade homeschoolers on Tuesday January 7, 1:00 to 2:30 PM.Bee Every year thousands of schools across the country participate in the event, which is sponsored by the National Geographic Society.  The contest is intended to increase public awareness and student interest in geography and to encourage teachers to include the subject in school curricula.
The final contest of the National Geographic Bee is hosted by Alex Trebek. 
     The library's event is free and no reservations are necessary. The winner of the Bee will advance to the next level of competition, a written examination that will determine who will compete at the state level. For sample questions and tips on preparing for the bee, check the National Geographic Society's web site at For more information call Pat at 374-5515.
Ukelele Lessons for Kids
     The Library and Blue Hill Consolidated School will be offering a series of ukulele workshops taught by local musician and teacher Henry Finch on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at the Library for 6 weeks starting January 7.ukelele The classes will be open to kids ages 10 to 14. Kids will learn to play songs on the ukelele and also learn to write songs.

     Henry Finch holds an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He teaches music and writing throughout Downeast Maine, most recently through the Lake Larsson School of Ukulele in West Brooksville.

      No prior musical experience is necessary. Ukuleles will be provided! Participants only need to bring a pencil/pen and a notebook. The classes are free, thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Blue Hill Consolidated School, but registration is required. Participants may register using the Library's online events calendar. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.
Film: Midnight Run
    The Friends of the Library Film Series continues on Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 PM with Midnight Run (1988), starring Robert De Niro and Charles Groden, directed by Martin De Niro plays a bounty hunter who is hired by a bail bondsman to bring an accountant who has skipped bail back to Chicago from Los Angeles.  The FBI and mafia get involved and things get more than a little crazy!


      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

Yoga For Preschoolers
     The Library will be offering a 5 week yoga class for children from 3 to 5 years of age on Thursdays, starting January 16. yogaThe class, taught by Rebecca Rose Tousignant, introduces children to the practice of yoga through stories, games, songs, and creative movement.

      The classes are free, thanks to the Friends of the Library but registration is required. Participants may register using the Library's online events calendar. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.

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