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April is Student Art Month!
 Stop by and enjoy the amazing exhibits  from local pre-K through grade 12 students. There is artwork all around the Library!

Jellyfish by Aubrey Ames, Penobscot School Pre-K, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30)

3-D Collage by Will MacArthur, Adams School, grade 4, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30)

Blue Jay (with its bill open as if making its raucous call) by Angelo Sullivan, Sedgwick School 3rd grade, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30)
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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Loriman Looke (codename: Speedy Gonzales), a senior at George Stevens Academy, rocks the stacks with his swift and accurate shelving. 
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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.

This cute little paper plate crab is by Julia Scarano of the Penobscot Kindergarten, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30)

 Events This Week...
  • Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own organic garden TOMORROW! WEDNESDAY, April 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 Topics that will be covered include basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil, making and using compost, crop rotation, green manures, and nutrients. Other topics will include basic weed control , common insect pests and methods of natural insect control. Registration is required-- and there are only a few spots left!
  • Join the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of Blue Hill Library THIS FRIDAY! April 4 at 1:00 PM for a preview of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme, 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.  
Book Sale April 5
     The Friends of Blue Hill Public Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on April 5 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 10:00 AM to 2:00  Spring cleaning is done and there are new books on all the shelves in the "book nook!"

Lots of new titles in the children's section. Each child who comes to the sale may pick out one book for free!
    There will be "rolling cart specials" for 25 cents apiece, including cookbooks.  Most books are only a dollar or two, and many are like new.   

    The Friends wish to thank the many donors who keep the sale supplied with quality books, and welcome contributions - big or small. 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. 
Film: Shadow of a Doubt
Alfred Hitchcock often made cameo appearances in his own films. In this one he appears in a scene playing bridge.
   The Friends of the Library Film Series continues on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 PM with
Shadow of a Doubt (1943, originally scheduled for last month but was cancelled because of snow), directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten and MacDonald Cary.shadow A teenager living in a quiet town with her family wishes for a visit from her uncle, whom she idolizes.  When he finally does visit she is thrilled but then finds out that he is suspected of being the "Merry Widow Killer", knocking off elderly rich widows, and later observes him acting strangely.

     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
Workshop on Self- Publishing
    Are you ready to independently publish your book?   The Library will be offering a workshop about independent publishing by Cheryl McKreary, the managing editor of Maine Authors Publishing, on Thursday May 1 at 6:30 PM.publishing Registration is now open and space is limited. The course is free, but will only go ahead if enough people sign up.

    Recent advances in printing technology have created a boom in independent publishing.  Many first time authors as well as those previously published are choosing to self-publish.  This class will guide authors through the steps needed to publish responsibly and effectively, and demonstrate how to avoid the many pitfalls in the fast-changing world of independent publishing.  Participants learn about all the aspects of self-publishing, such as the importance of editing, deciding whether to publish eBooks or traditional books, how to develop marketing plans and what technical assistance is needed to get a book in print, as well as what is offered locally.  The workshop will also highlight the many types of organizations, printers and publishers that work with Maine authors.

      Presenter Cheryl McKeary is the managing editor of Maine Authors Publishing.  She is in charge of the trade catalog production, the editing team as well as Internet marketing and social media.  Each attendee will receive the book "Mind Your Ps and Qs," by Genie Dailey, the owner of Finepoints Editorial Services.

     To register for the workshop, use the Library's online interactive calendar, located at or call the Library at 374-5515.
Thanks For Stepping Up!
     Thanks to you-- our patrons-- our part in the Hancock County Food Drive was a success. thanks We collected two carts of food items for the drive and even more came in today! Thanks very much to everyone who brought something!

Wolf masks by 4th graders at the Adams School, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30)
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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