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This month in the Britton Gallery

high fire enamel on copper, from the current art show, Life Line of Color by Dottie Hayes (through August 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Hen Partridge, wood block and print, along with one of the tools used to carve it, from the current exhibit, Jonathan Fisher: Art, Spirit and Nature (Through August 31)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Fossilized leaves from Nevada, from the collection of Leda Beth Gray (Through August 31)
In the Main Reading Room 

A Signal, bronze, from the special exhibit, Master Sculptor: Edward J. Fraughton, through Saturday August 23.
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.
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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.
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The August art show Life Line of Color by Dottie Hayes is up! Join us for the opening and her 90th birthday (!) tomorrow-- see below.
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 Events This Week...

  •  "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, TOMORROW! Tuesday August 5 from 10:45 AM to noon.EventsThere are still just a few spots left. The workshop is free, but registration is required- call the library or use our online calendar to register.
  • Art Show reception and 90th birthday party for Dotty Hayes and her current show, Life Lines of Color TOMORROW! August 5, 4:00 to 6:30 PM (See below)
  • Join us for the last Kneisel Hall Children's Concert of the summer, This WEDNESDAY! August 6, 4:30 PM.   All ages are welcome! More info here.
  • Hancock author Sandy Phippen will read and discuss his new book, Sturge: A Memoir, at the Library
    THIS THURSDAY, August 7 at 7:00 PM.More info here.
  • Seasonal resident Rex Florian, who has loaned the bison head that is now on display to the Library, will host a question and answer gathering about his family's bison herd in Blue Hill Bay on Friday August 8 at 6:00 PM. More info here.
  • The bison head in his new location in the Library's back stairwell.

Art Show Reception and 90th Birthday Party
Join us TOMORROW, Tuesday August 5 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM for the opening reception for Dottie Hayes' art show, Life Line of Color, AND her 90th birthday! Hayes We couldn't be more pleased that she will spend a portion of this landmark day with us at the Library.  Please stop by and wish her a happy birthday and see her beautiful art show of recent work in watercolors and high fire enamel on copper.

Weekly Book Sales Continue Through August 23
Friends of the Library book sales will continue weekly through August 23sales The sales will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Saturday in the Library's basement "Book Nook." Starting in September the sales will go back to the first Saturday of the month. 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!
Volunteers have been getting ready for Saturday's sale-- these are just some of the books that will be available!

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.
Author Event: Nina Munk
Local author Nina Munk, a summer resident on the Blue Hill peninsula, will read from and talk about her new book, The Idealist : Jeffrey Sachs And The Quest To End Poverty, at the Library on Thursday August 14 at 7:00 PM.Munk Widely praised by reviewers as incisive and deeply reported, The Idealist chronicles the initial success and eventual disappointment of the Millennium Villages Project, a daring experiment designed to validate the economist Jeffrey Sachs's formula for ending extreme poverty in rural Africa.

Nina in Koraro, Ethiopia. N. Munk
Munk, a prize-winning journalist and Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair, spent six years reporting from Africa, accompanying Sachs on his official trips, meeting with heads-of-state, humanitarian organizations, and development experts, and immersing herself in the lives of people in two remote villages in Kenya and Uganda. The more time she spent in Africa, the more questions she had: Can people be lifted out of poverty, or do they have to lift themselves? Does foreign aid spur or inhibit good governance? How does sustained economic development take root in villages where there are no roads or power or running water, and where most people are illiterate and unlikely to live past the age of 55? In The Idealist, Munk seeks to answer these important questions. The result is a profound and moving story of what happens when the abstract theories of a brilliant, driven man meet the realities of human life.

Born in Canada, Nina Munk lives in New York City and Penobscot with her husband, Peter Soriano, and their three children. Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Fortune. Among other literary prizes, she has been honored with three Business Journalist of the Year Awards and three Front Page Awards, and shortlisted for the Gerald Loeb Award, the Governor General's Award, the Lionel Gelber Prize, and the National Business Book Award.

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 Master Sculptor: Edward J. FraughtonFraughton
The Library is very pleased to host this special exhibit, Master Sculptor: Edward J. Fraughton, featuring mainly western-themed sculptures for which he is well-known. The exhibit is made possible through the generosity of Robert Baird and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in Utah.

...Now He Belongs to the Ages.

Monarch of the Plains
Clearing the Haulway

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