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This month in the Britton Gallery

Blueberry Barrens,  Oil, by Teddi-Jann Covelll, from the current show, The Peninsula Painters (through September 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Fish carving by Bill Mayher, from the current exhibit, Mayher and Mayher: Wooden Fish and Clay Pots (through November 30)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

A label found in a book-- from the current show, Things Discovered in Returned Books at The Blue Hill Public Library (Through October 31)
Ongoing Youth Events
Pre-school Storytime for kids up to age 4: Taking a vacation
-- will be back Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:00 AM Starting October 7.
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: in the Howard Room, 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 first Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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 Events This Week...
  • Please join us for the opening reception for two new exhibits: The Peninsula Painters, in the Britton Gallery and Howard Room, and Mayher and Mayher: Wooden Fish and Clay Pots by Brooklin artists Caroline and Bill Mayer, in the Howard Room glass cases. EventsThe public is invited  THIS FRIDAY! September 5, 4:30 to 6:00 PM.    
  •  Maine farmer and heirloom seed curator Will Bonsall of the Scatterseed Project will give a talk, "Seed Saving 101" at the Library THIS SATURDAY! September 6, 3:30 PM. He will talk about how to preserve our dwindling vegetable genetic heritage and show samples of crop plants in their seed stage. More info here.
Film: Citizen Kane

The Friends of the Library Film Series is back, starting Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 PM with Citizen Kane (1941), directed by Orson Welles and starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, and Dorothy Comingore.kane The film is a series of flashbacks of the life of a millionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane. Considered by many to be the best film of all time, it is rooted in the themes of power, corruption and vanity.


Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane.

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.  For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or

Book Discussion Series:
Let's Talk About It (register now)

The Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer "Let's Talk About It," a free reading and discussion group program with copies of the books available for loan through the Library.discussion The series theme is "Making a Difference: How Love and Duty Change Lives,"  and will meet every two weeks on Tuesdays 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Library, starting September 23 and going through November 18.  

This discussion series deals with giving and serving. It illustrates how different people-both real and imaginary-have demonstrated compassion in difficult situations. Each has found himself or herself expected to serve, in some capacity, a group either small or large, ranging from one other person to multitudes. Each has felt called to "make a difference"-and although each has tried, not all have succeeded.
The books to be read are: Mountains Beyond Mountains : The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, the Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder; Plainsong by Kent Haruf; The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri; Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett; and  Lying Awake by Mark Salzman.

The discussions will be facilitated by literature scholar Margery Irvine.  She teaches Maine literature and writing at the University of Maine and has been a scholar/facilitator for the Maine Humanities Council for many years. She developed the discussion series, "Making a Difference" for the Maine Humanities Council.

Registration is now open and will be limited to 15 participants.  Registration can be done through the library's events calendar at, or by calling the library at 374-5515. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council in cooperation with the Maine State Library and Blue Hill Public Library. 
More From The Peninsula Painters...
We are pleased to, once again, showcase artwork from more than 50 local artists, in a show titled The Peninsula Painters.painters All of the artists represented in this show participated in the Library's Paint the Peninsula fundraiser in July, during which they made and sold paintings in a short time frame on the same day.  For this exhibit artists will be showing pieces more characteristic of their usual work, created on their own studio time.  The exhibit will include a range of paint media and subject matter in a rare group show of so many artists connected to the Blue Hill Peninsula.
Birch, oil on board, by Rebecca Haley McCall.

Peonies on Porch, oil on linen by Anina Porter Fuller.

High and Dry in Bucksport, oil on board, by Leslie Anderson

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