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This month in the Britton Gallery

Lupines in June, by Paula Dougherty, from the current art show, Teacher Art Month (through May 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Lobster Cricket, drawing by Jonathan Fisher, from the current exhibit, Jonathan Fisher: Art, Spirit and Nature (through July 31)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Kokeshi doll from the collection of Frederica Marshall (Through June 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  
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.
Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": Every first Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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Amy Bramblett and her son Sayer were the first patrons to check out the Library's "Star Blaster" Telescope. The telescope may be reserved and checked out in the Library's catalog, just like a book.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014-- In this issue:
 Events This Week...
  • The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group THIS WEDNESDAY! May 21 from 6:30 to 9:00  The group will read Blythe Spirit by Noel Coward, a comedy about a novelist who invites a clairvoyant to conduct a sťance in an attempt to gather material for his next book, but ends up being haunted by the ghost of his first wife, who then attempts to disrupt his marriage to his second wife.  
  • The Library's monthly series of free Art Adventures for adults and interested teens continues THIS THURSDAY, May 22 at 7:00 PM with a program by landscape history professor Val Libby on Art and the Scottish Landscape.  
Plant Sale - This Saturday!  (Yes, you should do this!!)
May 24, 8:00 to 11:00 AM -- light rain or shine on the Library Lawn! (extreme weather date Sunday the 25th)Plants We are fortunate to have two large, established gardens donated for this year's plant sale.  That means a wide variety of healthy, mature plants for you to choose from at Saturday's sale. This is not the year to sleep in and skip the plant sale.  Just to get you excited-- here are a couple of teasers:

Sedum 'Brilliant', sophisticated and easy to grow.

Thalcitrum: 6' plants with lavender flowers and lacy foliage.

      All in all there will be close to 1,400 potted perennials, seedlings and soft fruit plants.  PLUS: a great Silent Auction full of garden-related items -- wheelbarrow, granite bench, mulch, push mower-- as well as just fun stuff -- massages, sailing excursions, quilts, tote bags, wine.

      The Friends of the Library make it a party by hosting the best spring Bake Sale on the peninsula. And, it wouldn't be a library event without some Books.  A special edition Book Sale full of Gardening Books -- vintage and almost new.  There is something for everyone.
Poetry Reading: Paul Weiss
      Paul Weiss, Director of the Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor, will read from his new book of poetry, You Hold This, on Thursday May 29 at 7:00 PM at the Library.poetry  He will also include selections from a forthcoming book, Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence.

     Paul Weiss is a well-known teacher and therapist in the local area, and has been the Director of The Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor since 1981.  He has been writing for over five decades and his new book is a sampling of his work throughout that time. In it, he "hints at our underlying identity, as part of the circle dance beyond all coming and going, as the soft ribbon of life that can breathe anywhere..." His upcoming book, Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence, a collection of poems and Buddhist commentaries, will be published next year by North Atlantic Books.

     This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing. For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
More from the current art show..
Earrings done for "stress relief" by Chandra Bisberg, from the current show,
Teacher Art Month.

Lobster sea glass mosaic by Katrina Dagan, from the current exhibit, Teacher Art Month (through May 31).

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