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This month in the Britton Gallery

Birds, grisaille enamel, from the current art show, A Life Line of Color by Dottie Hayes (through August 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Painting of a Red-bellied Woodpecker by Jonathan Fisher, from the current exhibit, Jonathan Fisher: Art, Spirit and Nature (Through August 31)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Chrysocolla-- a copper silicate mineral, from the collection of Leda Beth Gray (Through August 31)
In the Main Reading Room 

Gandy Dancer, 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 
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.
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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...
  • Local author Nina Munk, a summer resident on the Blue Hill peninsula, will read from and talk about her new book,Events The Idealist : Jeffrey Sachs And The Quest To End Poverty, at the Library THIS THURSDAY! August 14 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • Join us for another Friends of the Library book sale THIS SATURDAY!, August 16, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Only two more weekly sales before they go back to being monthly on the first Saturday!
Art Adventures: What Makes a Beautiful Boat?
The Library's monthly series of free "Art Adventures" continues on Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 PM with a slide program by boat builder and designer, Robert Stephens on What Makes a Beautiful Boat?adventures

Bob will show photographs by some of the world's best marine photographers, and talk about the elements of beauty-- in detail and as a global assemblage of line, color, function and style.  He will show and talk about exquisite hand-craftsmanship in deck furniture, spare engineering in masts and rigging, and sweeping curves in sheer lines, as well as how appearance and performance are related.   

Bob Stephens has been creating beautiful boats for more than thirty years, both as a builder and a designer.  His designs have become synonymous with the "Spirit of Tradition" genre, combining traditional lines and old-school craftsmanship with modern high performance design and materials.   First working with Joel White as chief designer at Brooklin Boat Yard and now as partner at Stephens Waring in Belfast, Maine, he says, "I have made a career out of my passion for beautiful boats.  We blend the best of traditional forms with modern materials, construction methods, and naval architecture to distill the essence of tradition into modern high-performance boats with striking good looks."

The events in this series are free and everyone is welcome.  For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
(And now, a word from our sponsor) Back By Limited Demand: BHPL Baseball Caps!
WE ARE ALL CAPS HERE AT THE LIBRARY- baseball caps that is.  At least when we run out again, you can look smart in your very own "BHPL" baseball cap for only $15.caps Available at the circulation desk in fashionable red on black, this cap brands you as an uber-cool member of the BH community.  Operators are standing by!
Striking a pose in the caps are BHPL Board Member, Nina Fleming and Library Director, Rich Boulet.  Peninsula cognoscenti bragging rights go to anyone who can identify the other article of local fashion in this photo.  Hint: rhymes with "Smell Smell Pierogies."

Minecraft and Pizza!
Kids ages 8 to 16 are invited to Minecraft and Pizza! at the Library on Friday August 22 at 6:00 PM.Minecraft Sixteen-year-old author Sean Fay Wolfe will read from and talk about his first book in a trilogy about the game Minecraft.  Pizza will be served!

  The book is The Elementia Chronicles, and is about three new Minecraft players who find themselves in direct opposition to the government of Elementia's capitol city, and its tyrannical King. They are unwittingly thrust into a "deadly race against the natural perils of Minecraft, the King's forces, and the mysterious and dangerous griefer Mr. A."

Sean Fay Wolfe lives in Rhode Island and has been writing for 2 years.  He also programs computer games in the "Scratch environment" and samples can be found and played on his website at  He has many other interests as well, including the Boy Scouts, camping, martial arts and music.  He plays the recorder, piano and viola.

Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is free thanks to Friends of the Library. For more information, please call Pat at 374-5515.
More From Master Sculptor: Edward J. Fraughton
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.Fraughton The exhibit is made possible through the generosity of Robert Baird and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in Utah. (Through Saturday August 23)

Clearing the Haulway

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