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This month in the Britton Gallery

Quiet Water, Blue Hill, oil on board from the February art show, How It Looks From Here: A Collection of Landscapes (through February 28)
In the Howard Room Cases

Carved Coconut made by Captain John Cushing of Blue Hill. The date March 20, 1820 is carved on it. From the current exhibit, Cabinet of Curiosities featuring items from the Library's collection that relate to Blue  Hill's history (through March 31)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Famous figures from British history, from the current exhibit Miniatures From Around the Word featuring items collected and donated by Library benefactor 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.
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 Events This Week...
  • The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group TOMORROW! Wednesday, February 19 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library. This month the group will read selections from the Wakefield Mystery Plays. No experience necessary. 
  • The Library's monthly series of free Art Adventures for adults and interested teens continues THIS  THURSDAY! February 20 at 7:00 PM with a program by local potter Mark Bell," Demystifying Clay." The workshop will include the opportunity for participants to make a "pinch pot."
  • "Boredom Busters" snack and a movie, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (rated PG), THIS THURSDAY! February 20, 2:00 to 4:30 PM. Kids can make their own snacks from items provided before the movie starts! 
  • "Boredom Busters" world class paper airplane workshop THIS FRIDAY! February 21, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. John Brooks returns to the Library to instruct kids ages 8-12 on how to make folded paper airplanes that really fly. Registration is required-- please use our online calendar or call the Library at 374-5515. 
Opera Preview: Prince Igor
     Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" comes to the Grand in Ellsworth on Saturday, March 1, by live simulcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.Igor To help music lovers prepare for this event, the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will join together to introduce and study this theatrical journey at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 28, in the Howard Room of the Blue Hill Public Library.

       Borodin's defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.

      Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Vote For BHPL To Win A Grant!
     Want an easy way to help the Library win a grant from Bangor Savings Bank? GrantJust click the link at and fill out your name and email address, then write us in on the ballot under Hancock/Washington County.  The first place winner in each region will receive $5,000, and three other institutions will get $1,000 each.

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Rocks, Matinicus Island, oil on linen, by Jerry Rose, from the February art show, How It Looks From Here: A Collection of Landscapes (through February 28)
Red Right Return, oil, by Don Hartley, from the February art show, How It Looks From Here: A Collection of Landscapes (through February 28)
Ice out (after Szabo), watercolor, by Paul Trowbridge, from the February art show, How It Looks From Here: A Collection of Landscapes (through February 28)

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