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This month in the Britton Gallery

Birds of the Maine Woods, East Branch of the Penobscot River, from the current exhibit Thoreau's Visits to the Maine Woods (through March 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Painting of Blue Hill Mountain in pastels by Louis Levy, from the current exhibit A Cabinet of Curiosities featuring items relating to the history of Blue Hill (through March 31)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

LEGO creations by the Library's LEGO Club are on display through the end of March.
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 This Week...
  • The Friends of the Library Film Series continues THIS THURSDAY! March 13 at 7:00 PM with Shadow of a Doubt (1943), directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten and MacDonald Cary. Events 
  • Join the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of Blue Hill Library THIS FRIDAY! March 14 at 1:00 PM for a preview of Jules Massenet's Werther, which is coming to the Grand in Ellsworth this Saturday by live simulcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.   Everyone is welcome and no previous opera knowledge or experience is necessary.  
  • Don't miss Steve Corning's 30-minute juggling show Extraordinary! and juggling workshop at the Library THIS SATURDAY, March 15 at 1:00 PM. The show is great for the whole family and features fast paced juggling routines, a Houdini-style rope escape and a spectacular light show finale, all set to original upbeat music. Afterward Steve will hold a workshop on the basics of juggling, for anyone who is interested. 
Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers
      The Library is pleased to announce the return of a special weekly music and movement program for infants and toddlers on Wednesdays during the first half hour of the Library's "Playgroup" starting March 19 at 10:30 AM.Music  The sessions will be led by early childhood music educator Debora Reinke. Regular playgroup on these dates will start at 11:00.


     Caregivers and children will be encouraged to listen, chant and physically respond to age-appropriate songs that promote language skills and stimulate brain development. These sessions will be geared toward both infants being held and toddlers who can follow along with the movement and singing.  Along with the music, Deborah will use silk scarves, musical instruments and other items to engage participants. The program will be weekly through April 30, with the exception of April 2.


       To enhance what is presented during these sessions, the library has kits of music cds, musical instruments and songbooks for parents to check out.  Families will be able to bring home what they learn from Deborah's program and continue to provide a rich musical environment for their children at home.


      These music sessions are made possible by Friends of the Library. For more information call youth services librarian Pat at 374-5515.

Play Reading: Loot
     The public is invited to participate in the Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, March 19 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until summer.Loot This month the group will read selections from Joe Orton's play, Loot (1965), a dark comedy.
      Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves who rob the bank next to the funeral parlor where one of them works. The other one's mother has just died and the money is hidden in her coffin while her body keeps on appearing around the house. A police inspector arrives and the two try to keep him off their trail. The play satirizes the Roman Catholic Church, public perceptions toward death and bereavement, and the police.

       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
Next Book Club Selection: Sparta
     The next meeting of BHPL's First-Thursday Book Club will be on Thursday, April 3, from noon to 1:00 PM.Sparta    The group will discuss Sparta by Roxana Robinson. Sparta is a novel about a marine coming home from Iraq and trying to reconnect with his girlfriend, family and community.
    The Book Club is open to anyone - no registration needed!  For more information or to request a copy of the book via interlibrary loan call the Library at 374-5515.
Attention Freegal Users:
     When you get a new library card, your login information for Freegal will change (Freegal is an online music service, free to our patrons, that allows each person to download three songs per week to their electronic devices to keep). Freegal You will want to make sure you back up your prior selections and download them before you use your new card to log into Freegal because because Freegal will then only recognize your new account. Questions?  Call us--374-5515.
Food Drive: Keep the Donations Coming! We're Doing Great!
Huge thanks to all who have already donated. Suggested items include whole grain pastas, healthy soups, canned vegetables, low sugar cereals, whole grain rice, canned fruits, peanut butter, canned tuna, and canned meats. All food and proceeds are donated directly to food pantries in Hancock County. Look for the shopping cart downstairs near the lobby and if you haven't already, please consider bringing something to add. We would like to fill multiple shopping carts.

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