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This month in the Britton Gallery

Figure Leaning on One Arm, from the January art show, Recent Drawings and Watercolors (through January 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Lusterware teapot, ca. 1812, made in England for the American market. Gift of Roland Howard.
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Figures from a Chinese wedding procession, from the current exhibit, Miniatures From Around the World, from the Library's collection, donated by Adelaide Pearson (Through February 28)
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.
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...
  • Art Adventures: Steel Drums THIS THURSDAY! January 23 at 7:00 PM (See below for more info)events 
  • Nina Milliken, Community Educator for the Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC) will present an interactive workshop on how to stay safe while using social media websites THIS SATURDAY! January 25 at 1:00 PM at the Library.  The talk will be geared toward children ages 10 and older, and their parents. No registration necessary.  
Art Adventures This Thursday: Steel Drums
     The Library will be hosting its second monthly series of free "Art Adventures" for adults and interested teens beginning  Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 PM with"The Steel Drum as Musical Instrument."drums

     Nigel Chase and members of Planet Pan Steel Drums will inaugurate this year's Art Adventures series with an exciting interactive demonstration and introduction to the mysteries of coaxing music from steel drums.

     Planet Pan has delighted, astonished and awed  audiences young and old for over 20 years on the Blue Hill Peninsula and in locations all over the East Coast, playing at dances, competitions, and festivals. Their music ranges from traditional Trinidanian to Beethoven's 5th Symphony and the William Tell Overture by Giachino Rossini.

    Nigel Chase, founder and artistic director of Planet Pan, was inspired as a young boy watching his father, Carl Chase, founder and director of the Atlantic Clarion Steel Band, hammering and tinkering with steel drums in his backyard in Brooksville.  Nigel took off from there, fascinated by the possibilities of this easily available material to create beautiful music. Nigel went on to create opportunities for others to join in his passion, ultimately starting the Blue Hill-based Planet Pan. Frequent participants in occasions such as school parades, dances, festivals, fundraisers for countless worthy causes, Planet Pan has added greatly to the rich culture of this community.

     The event is free and everyone is welcome.  For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
February Art: How It Looks From Here: A Collection of Landscapes
     Seven local painters will be showing their artwork at the Library during the month of February. The group show, How it Looks From Here: A Collection of Landscapes, is a mixed media exhibition of paintings by Eileen Ahern and Becky McCall of Blue Hill, Margret Baldwin of Surry, Don Hartley of Brooksville, Jerry Rose and Paul Trowbridge of Sedgwick, and Sherry Streeter of
Painting by Eileen Ahern
      The public is invited to a reception for the show on Friday February 7 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting February 3. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Painting by Don Hartley.
Watercolor by Margret Baldwin
Painting by Jerry Rose.
Painting by Sherry Streeter

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