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This month in the Britton Gallery

Bowdoin at Dock, from the January art show, Recent Drawings and Watercolors by Paul Trowbridge (through January 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

A mahogany surveying compass that may have been used by John Peters, one of the early settlers of Blue Hill, from the current exhibit, A Cabinet of Curiosities (through March 31).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases
A new exhibit will go up later this week featuring some of the toys collected from around the world by Blue Hill Library benefactor Adelaide Pearson.
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 Friends of the Library Film Series continues THIS THURSDAY! January 9 at 7:00 PM with Midnight Run (1988), starring Robert De Niro and Charles Groden, directed by Martin Brest.Events 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!  
Annual Fund Drive a Success!
We did it!  Or rather, YOU did it.  Thanks to over 700 patron FundDrivehouseholds, we reached our ambitious fundraising goal and even went a bit over.  Our gratitude goes out to the 116 families who donated for the first time this year,to the many donors who were able to increase their support, and our steadfast contributors who always remember the library in their yearly giving.  You make the Blue Hill Library possible and we are grateful for all you do to show your support.

This week's donors! (more to come next week)

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Akscin * Carlos & Jeanne Amaral * Kristina & Thomas Beal * Mr. & Mrs. Scot A. Bell * Lucy Benjamin & Clifton Page * Ron & Genice Billings * Holly Bixby * Barbara Bramble * Betsy Braunhut * Candice Bray * Juanita Bruns * Kathie & Jack Burnett * James & Dorothy Carey * Ms. Janet A. Carpenter & Mr. Robert J. Salesi * Clements Family Charitable Trust * Charlotte Clews * Henrietta T. Clews * The Dillon Family * J.A. Dixon & P.J. Dussault * Nina & William Doak * Melinda Donovan * James W. Dow * Page W. Dwyer * Gail C. Falls * The Fecho Family * Bob & Nina Fleming * Lane Franz * Rebecca A Gagne * Elizabeth Gross * Susan & Charles Guilford * Hannah & Associates * Mandana & Howard Harrison * Keith Herklotz * Glenn & Laura Hill * Betsey Holtzmann * Jeff & Shelley Kehl * Paul & Kip Perkinson * Peter Kleban * Phillips & Karen Kuhl * Amy Fulton & John Laterra * Lucy Ledien * Ellen & Ronald Legum * Ronald & Lisa Lesko * Loriman & Lisa Looke * Christopher Lydon * Carolyn MacDonald * Donna Madonna & Jim Fisher * Russ & Katie Magnuson * Meg & Miles Maiden * Barbara & Rick Malm * Catherine Thompson & Edward Manuel * John Marshall & Kathy Olsen * Debra & Frank Marsteller * Diana Marston Wood * Jon McMillan & Kathyrn Rensinbrink * Kimball & Lisa McMullin * The Merle Grindle Agency * John Miller * Sam & Jane Nesbitt * Joyce & Art Newkirk * Ms. Suzanne B. Norgang * Steve, Carol & Kate Orlofsky * Charlie & Kathleen Osborn * Tyler, Nate, Beau, Dariah Paulauskas * Peninsula Peace & Justice * Benjamin Pfohl * Ruth and W. Lyman Phillips * Kathleen Podraza & Joe Perkins * Robert J. Publicover * Ms. Florence L. Reed & Mr. Bruce A. Maanum * Leslie Reed & Andy Simonds * John & Renee Richardson * Joy & Tom Richardson * Ruth Robinson * Mr. & Mrs. William F. Satterthwaite * Norman & Donna Scheutzow * Marcia & Mike Schoettle * Janey Shipman & Jay Cushman * Mr. & Mrs. Peter W. Sly * David & Joyce Snow * E. V. Spelman * Amy Steffen * Nancy Struever * RW Sucsy * Dr. Jenny Talbert & David A. Guarente * Dr. Jenny Talbert & David A. Guarente * Pete & Elsa Teel * Mary Martha Thiel * Johanna Turnquist * Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Van Buren * Robert S. Walker * Greg & Courtney Weaver * Josh & Melanie Wehrwein * Jeff & Anita Wessel * Alec & Gail Wiggin * John & Alice Wilkinson * David Williams & Judith McGeorge * The Williams Family Foundation * Sally Wilson


  Please contact Shelley Latham, our Development Associate, with any errors, omissions or questions about your giving history: 374-5515 ext 16 or  


Exhibit: A Cabinet of Curiosities
      The Library will host a new exhibit of items from the Library's museum collection in the Howard Room cases through the end of March.Curiosities The exhibit, A Cabinet of Curiosities, features items from Blue Hill's history, including from the maritime and mining industries, town businesses and home life.

     The exhibit, assembled by Assistant Director Karen Wyatt, and volunteers Nikki Lawton and Val Libby, will include 3 pewter balusters believed to be the official measures of the town of Blue Hill dating from before 1830; a meteorite obtained from a local Indian; old receipts from various Blue Hill businesses through the years; items relating to anti-slavery and women's temperance movements; household china and other wares from Blue Hill households, including a Wedgewood tea set; items from the collections of Library benefactors Adelaide Pearson and Roland Howard; and much more.

       The exhibit will be in the Howard Room cases, available for viewing during Library hours subject to the meeting room schedule. For more information call the Library at 374-5515.
Play Reading: The Real Inspector Hound
      The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.playreading The play for this month is Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound, originally planned for last month but was cancelled due to a snowstorm.

     A one-act play, The Real Inspector Hound is a parody of Agatha Christie-style murder mystery productions. It features two theater critics who are watching a play and get involved in the action, causing a series of events that parallel the action in the 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
Author Event: Peter Neill
    Sedgwick author and director of the World Ocean Observatory Peter Neill will read from his recent book of previously published novellas at the Library on Thursday January 16 at 7:00 PM.Neill Peter Neill will be reading from and discussing the making of the book, entitled "3". The three novellas were first published individually in the 1970's. The event is co-sponsored by the Library and Blue Hill Books.

     Mr. Neill is the Founder/Director of the World Ocean Observatory, an on-line place for exchange of information and educational services about the ocean. He also produces World Ocean Radio, which is heard Wednesdays, 7:30 am, on WERU Radio and has edited and authored numerous maritime art and history articles and books such as "American Sea Writing" and "Maritime America."

        The event is free and open to the public, and will be held upstairs in the Howard Room. There will be copies of the book available for sale and autographing. For more information call Blue Hill Books -- 374-5632.
View from Caterpillar Hill, Sedgwick, from the January art show, Recent Drawings and Watercolors, by Paul Trowbridge (Through January 31)

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