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This month in the Britton Gallery

Color Field, oil on panel, by Sherry Streeter, from the current show, The Peninsula Painters (through September 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Pottery in the Japanese tradition by Caroline Mayher, from the current exhibit, Mayher and Mayher: Wooden Fish and Clay Pots (through November 30)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

A handwritten note, 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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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...
  • The Friends of the Library Film Series is back, TOMORROW! THURSDAY, September 11 at 7:00 PM with Citizen Kane (1941), directed by Orson Welles and starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, and Dorothy Comingore. More here. events
Play Reading: The Nerd
The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, September 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.nerd This month the group will read The Nerd by Larry Shue. This comedy is about a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam-the visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, "nerd" without social sense or tact, who outstays his welcome. A surprise plot twist at the end saves the situation.

The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248 (or
Mushrooms: Spirits of the Forest
World renowned mushroom authority, photographer and speaker, Taylor Lockwood will present a slide program, "Spirits of the Forest" at the Library on Wednesday September 17 at 7:00 PM.mushrooms  The audience will travel with Taylor Lockwood across the globe to hunt and find the most beautiful bioluminescent mushrooms in countries such as Brazil, China, Madagascar, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.

Taylor Lockwood's thirty year career in mushroom photography has given him stories from many parts of the globe, and some of the most amazing images of mushrooms ever taken. Over the past 23 years, he has visited over 30 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and met countless numbers of mushroom lovers.

Many of his travel stories are featured along with his images, in his book, Chasing the Rain: My Treasure Hunt for the World's Most Beautiful Mushrooms, published in 2007. In 2005, he released a video DVD entitled The Mushroom Identification Trilogy, and in 2006 he produced a series of educational video shorts called The Mushroom Minute. Each installment teaches identification characteristics, one mushroom at a time, in one minute.

This event is co-sponsored by the Library, Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Downeast Audubon. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515. 
Author Event: William Irvine: A Painter's Journey
Author Carl Little and artist William Irvine will discuss Little's new book, William Irvine: A Painter's Journey, at the Library on Thursday, September 18, at 7:00 PM.Irvine The book features a stunning selection of Irvine's work, from early abstractions to an array of landscapes inspired by Maine, Scotland, England, and France. Carl Little's text covers the painter's life in art beginning with his formative years in Scotland.

William Irvine, considered a master both in Maine and nationally, is known for his seascapes, as well as enchanting figurative paintings and still lifes. Born in a small town in Scotland, he graduated from Glasgow School of Art and spent time early in his career in a lively avant-garde scene in London. He moved to the coast of Maine in 1968, where the surroundings inspired bold new work that combined Irvine's abstract instincts with new pictorial concepts based on the landscape.
William Irvine  The White Cloud, oil on board

Carl Little lives in Somesville and is the author of The Art of Francis Hamabe. He has edited ten art books, many of which focus on the landscapes of Maine. He has written many articles for Art in America magazine, Art New England, Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors, Ornament, Bangor Daily News and the Maine Times. Much of his freelance work focuses on his knowledge of Maine art, an interest he acquired from his uncle, the painter William Kienbusch.

Books will be available for purchase 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 The Peninsula Painters
We are pleased to 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.
Navigation, oil on linen, by Jill Finsen
Fisherman's Yard, oil on canvas, by Charles Fenner Ball.

Sunset at Dyer Point, Castine Maine, oil on board, by Michael E. Vermette

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