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This month in the Britton Gallery

Sal in Pink With Bear, from the current show, Robert McCloskey: the Unknown Artist (through July 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Natural History, The Caterpillar, 1793, "Drawn and painted by Jonathan Fisher," from the current exhibit, Jonathan Fisher: Art, Spirit and Nature (Through August 31)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Chalcedony-- a cryptocrystalline form of quartz (crystals so small you can't see them), 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: in the town park or if it rains at the Library, 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.
Ongoing Adult Events
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 Click here for topics.
Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": Every Saturday through August 23, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Apricot Dazzle by Jill Hoy, 2014
For sale in the Main Reading Room until the end of the month.

Low Tide, Benjamin River-2 by Axel Stohlberg was created for Paint the Peninsula and is available for sale until Friday.

15 and Mountain, by Leslie Anderson part of the Paint the Peninsula exhibition still for sale in the library.
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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 another 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 30, 4:30  All ages are welcome!
  • Children ages 7 to 11 are invited to sign-up for a special writing and drawing workshop with artist Rebekah Raye and writer Kim Ridley at the Library THIS THURSDAY, July 31 from 9:30 to noon.  The workshop will be based on Rebekah and Kim's recent book, The Secret Pool.
  •  Local author Jeffrey Lewis will read from and discuss his new novel, The Inquisitor's Diary, at the Library THIS THURSDAY! July 31 at 7:00 PM. The story begins in Mexico City in 1649, and is told through the journal entries of Fray Alberto, a zealous member of the Spanish Inquisition.
  • Friends of the Library book sales continue weekly, with the next one THIS SATURDAY August 2 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.This one will feature a small collection of antique books by Leslie Stephen.
Last chance for Paint the Peninsula artworks
Head of Blue Hill Bay, oil by Anina Fuller  2014
There are two more days to purchase a painting from this year's Paint the Peninsula.paint A number of wonderful oils, watercolors and collages are still available for purchase in the Main Reading Room of the Library.  At least 50% of the sale price goes to the library.  If you see something you like, but can't get to the library in the next couple of days, give us a call at 374-5515 and we will hold it for you.(more images in the side bar)
Magic Show August 4 With Norman Ng
The  Library will present a magic show for everyone with popular magician Norman Ng at the Bay School's Emlen Hall on Monday August 4 at 6:30 PM.Ng All ages are welcome at this free program.
Norman Ng (Pronounced "ing") has been performing his exciting and unique brand of magic throughout the US for over 21 years.  He has performed for more than 500,000 people live in 48 states, and is known for the fresh and dynamic energy that he brings to his shows.

The program is a part of the library's Summer Reading program, Fizz, Boom, Read!.  To tie in with the program's theme of science, Norman will be revealing some of the science behind his magic! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making this show possible.  For more information call the library at 374-5515.
Author Event: Euphoria
Maine author Lily King will read from and discuss her new book, Euphoria, at the Library on Monday August 4 at 7:00 PM.euphoria It is set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead. Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice involving three anthropologists working in New Guinea, caught in a passionate love triangle.

Lily King's first novel, The Pleasing Hour won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second book, The English Teacher, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award. Father of the Rain was a New York Times Editors' Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year, and winner of the 2010 New England Book Award for Fiction.

This event is presented by the Library and Blue Hill Books. 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.
"Moon Crazy" With Jackson Gilman
"Moon-crazy" children ages 5 to 10 are invited to "blast off" with storyteller Jackson Gillman for a lunar adventure of captivating songs and stories, on Tuesday August 5 from 10:45 AM to noon at the Library.Gilman The program is cosponsored by the Friends of the Library and School Union #93 "Leaping Literacy Program." Kids do not need to be part of Leaping Literacy in order to participate in this program. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

"Stand-Up Chameleon" Jackson Gillman magically transforms himself into a wide array of eccentric characters through his many talents as mime, actor, songsmith and storyteller. His interactive performances are seasoned with skillful dialect, song, dance, mime and sign language. In 2013, Jackson was featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee for the fourth time. He has thrice been Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center and has performed at festivals and schools throughout the country.

Participants can sign up using the Library's interactive web calendar, or by calling the library at 374-5515.
Buffalo Tales: The Story of American Bison in Blue Hill Bay
Patrons may wonder about the imposing bison head that now hangs in the Library.Bison They may be ever more perplexed to learn that the bison is a former resident of Blue Hill Bay's Long Island. 
A photo of the bison on Long Island.

Seasonal resident, Rex Florian, who has loaned the bison head to the Library, will host a question and answer gathering to answer everyone's questions on Friday August 8 at 6:00 PM at the Library. He will talk about his family's ownership of Long Island in Blue Hill Bay and their placement and tending of an American Bison herd on the island during the 1980's and 1990's.

The family sold a conservation easement for the island to the National Park Service in 1995, after which the bison were required to be removed. If you have a past encounter or family story about Blue Hill Bay's past herd of Bison, please join the discussion as well!  For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Sturge: A Memoir
Hancock author Sandy Phippen will read and discuss his new book, Sturge: A Memoir, at the Library on Thursday, August 7 at 7:00 PM.Sturge The book is about Sturgis Haskins, a native of Sorrento, Maine, who died in 2012, and who was a "Downeast original," competitive sailor, photographer, author, historian, and donor to many New England museums. He was also an early advocate for gay rights in Maine.

Haskins' lifelong friend Sandy Phippen edited Haskins' essays, talks, emails, internet posts and letters to create this memoir. Phippen was born in White Plains, NY and raised in Hancock, Maine where he graduated from Sumner Memorial High. He earned his B.A. from the University of Maine and his M.A. in English Education from Syracuse University. An English teacher for 50 years at both the high school and college levels, he has received the Distinguished Teacher Award from Bowdoin College and Teacher of the Year from Orono High School. He was also a finalist in the Maine Teacher of the Year program in 2004.

Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
More From Robert McCloskey: The Unknown Artist
Mexican Church with Tile Roof by Robert McCloskey. The show, Robert McCloskey: the Unknown Artist, will come down in the next few days.McCloskey

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