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This month in the Britton Gallery

Dachshund Under Wood Stove, from the current show, Robert McCloskey: the Unknown Artist (through July 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

White Bear 1824 and Bear JF, woodblock prints by Jonathan Fisher from the current exhibit, Jonathan Fisher: Art, Spirit and Nature (Through July 31)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Samples of obsidian from a display of rocks, minerals and fossils from the collection of Leda Beth Gray (Through August 31)
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 (In the town park,  if raining, then @ Library)
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": weekly on Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM through September 6.
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The Kneisel Hall Children's Concert from last week.
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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 the second Kneisel Hall Children's Concert, as musicians from Kneisel Hall's Young Artist program perform a variety of chamber music pieces and engage their young audience with questions and information about the music and their instruments, TOMORROW! Wednesday, July 2, 4:30 PM.Events2 All ages are welcome!
  • Don't forget! This Friday July 4 is Independence Day and the Library will be closed. We will be open our regular hours (10:00 AM- 5:00 PM) on Saturday.
  •  Weekly Book Sale this Saturday July 5, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM: see below
  • Readers and nonreaders from 4 to 11 years of age are invited to "Sensational Saturday Science," a weekly hands-on science exploration as part of the Summer Reading Program, THIS SATURDAY July 5 from 10:30 to noon- drop in anytime. This week we will be doing "Earth Science!" Kids can discover the nature around the Library by creating a nature journal and going on a scavenger hunt! 
Author Event: Summer Stories
Sedgwick artist Leslie Anderson will talk about her new book, Summer Stories at the Library on Thursday July 10 at 7:00 PM.Anderson Summer Stories features a delightful series of paintings by Leslie Anderson along with a dozen short stories inspired by these paintings. Three of the ten Maine authors of stories in the book will be there to read from their works: Anna Noyes, Kathryn Hall, and Laura Levenson.

Anderson's works capture people and events characteristic of a summer in Maine-for example, Hauling Buoys, Fair Night, Clammer, Hay Day, and Last Night at the Lake. The accompanying stories, by ten acclaimed and award-winning Maine writers, animate the paintings, revealing and honoring the genuine uniqueness of a summer in Maine.

Leslie Anderson and her husband spend much of the year on their farm in Sedgwick. She paints and sells art from her studio-gallery and her husband grows and sells cut flowers.

This event is sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Mastering the Art of iPhone Photography
International wildlife and travel photographer Gary Harmatz will present an illustrated talk, Mastering the Art of iPhone Photography, at the Library on Saturday July 12 at 2:00 PM.Harmatz  According to Gary, all of the apps that he will share are also available for the iPad, iPod Touch and the Android OS, and much of what he will talk about will also apply to other types of smartphones, but the emphasis will be on iPhone.

Worldwide, more photographs are now taken with the iPhone than any other camera. You will learn what you need to know in order to capture creative and dynamic images using this high-powered camera that is almost always at your fingertips. Gary will guide you through the use and selection of apps for enhancing and embellishing photos along with the tools you need to take amazing on-the-go photos.

Gary Harmatz has been a wildlife, nature, travel and underwater photographer for over 25 years. As a wildlife photographer, his pursuit of adventure and those rare moments of capturing that intimate connection between man and animal have taken him around the planet. Whether it is photographing nearly extinct mountain gorillas in Central Africa, orangutans in the rain forests of Borneo or to the frozen north to capture images of polar bears or baby harp seals, he has been able to capture the essence of these animals.  He has an extensive library of the major groups of animals from east, central and southern Africa.

Gary's sense of color, light, composition and his ability to tell a story with his photography make him a unique photographer and lecturer. He has presented both internationally and the throughout the United States. He makes his home both in Los Angeles and on the coast of Maine. For more information call the Library at 374-5515.
Weekly Summer Book Sales
Friends of the Library book sales are going weekly for the summer, starting July 5!Sales The sales will be open during library hours, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Saturday through September 6 in the Library's basement "Book Nook." As usual, there is a wide variety of good quality used books for children and adults, and most books are still only a dollar or two!
Two whole shelves of nautical books for this week's sale...

Of special interest this month are nautical books - including building, buying, maintaining and enjoying boats; Americana art and photography; Du - a Swedish culture art magazine; and Shonen Jump comics.

No one has to wait until Saturday though; there is an ongoing fifty cent paperback sale on the Library's second floor, accessible anytime the Library is open.

Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, for both children and adults, and to make special purchases of books, dvds, etc., and equipment for the library.  Donations of books and DVDs both for adults and children are always welcome.  Guidelines for donated books are available at For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
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