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This month in the Britton Gallery

Architectural drawing by Eric Chase, from the current exhibit Design by Hand (through June 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Drawing of a caterpillar on a branch, from the current exhibit, Jonathan Fisher: Art, Spirit and Nature.
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  
Summer Reading Program: starts Saturday June 21-- sign up at the Library.
Sensational Saturday Science: Activities for kids as part of the summer reading program Saturdays 10:30 AM to noon starting June 28.
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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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...
  • Join us for A Trio of Poets---Beatrix Gates, Lee Sharkey and Peter  Harris will read from their new books THIS THURSDAY! June 5, 6:00 PM.Events Books will be available for sale and signing.  Cosponsored by the Library and Blue Hill Books.
  • Kokeshi doll expert Dr. Jennifer McDowell and local artist Frederica Marshall are teaming up for a Japanese cultural program THIS SATURDAY June 5, 10:30 AM.  Dr. McDowell will do a presentation about the dolls and Frederica will lead a workshop in which participants will paint their own dolls on blank wooden forms. Open to all ages over 7. The event is free but registration is required, using the Library's online calendar or by calling 374-5515.
Book Sale This Saturday
The Friends the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale THIS SATURDAY! June 7 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Library's basement "book nook."Sale This sale offers many hundreds of quality used books for all interests and for all ages at bargain prices-- most just a dollar or two.  Featured are books for all around the house-the living room, guest room, workshop, kitchen, etc.
The monthly book sales are organized by the Friends of the Blue Hill Library and dedicated volunteers, and are supported by very welcomed donations.  Proceeds from the sales enable the Friends to provide special programming and materials to the library and its patrons.  In addition to the first Saturday sales, there is an ongoing paperback sale on the second floor, available anytime the Library is open. To donate books that are in good condition or for more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.
Film: Remember the Night
Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Remember the Night.
     The Friends of the Library Film Series continues on Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 PM with Remember the Night (1940), directed by Mitchell Liesen and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray.Film The film is a romantic comedy/ drama about a woman arrested for shoplifting that is ultimately proposed to by the attorney who is supposed to prosecute her.

All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room. The series occurs on the second Thursday of the month until summer.  For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or
More From Design By Hand
This month in the Britton Gallery and Roland Howard Room, the library is featuring featuring "analog draftsmanship" from a variety of local architects. DesignThere are many works on exhibit In addition to the samples below, as well as a selection of draftsman tools. Our appreciation goes to Brooksville architect, Eric Chase, for organizing the show.
Painting by William McHenry
Design for Dementia, acrylic on board by Malm and Taylor, a design for the dementia unit at Mt. St. Joseph, incorporating special design features to help dementia patients cope with daily life.

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