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This month in the Britton Gallery

Shell's Breath by Heidi Daub, from the current show, The Peninsula Painters (through September 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Three Green Fish on Rhodes 18' Planking 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 homemade bookmark, 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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Spectacle IX by Kate Emlen part of The Peninsula Painters on display in the Britton Gallery through the end of the month.
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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 public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group TOMORROW! Wednesday, September 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the This month the group will read The Nerd by Larry Shue. More info here.
  • World renowned mushroom authority, photographer and speaker, Taylor Lockwood will present a slide program on mushrooms from around the world, "Spirits of the Forest" at the Library TOMORROW! Wednesday September 17 at 7:00 PM.   More info here.
  •  Author Carl Little and artist William Irvine will discuss Little's new book, William Irvine: A Painter's Journey, at the Library THIS THURSDAY!, September 18, at 7:00 PM. More info here.
Art Adventures: Music and Movement from Imagery
Library's monthly series of free Art Adventures for adults and interested teens continues on Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 PM with Music and Movement from Imagery.imagery Local dancer and choreographer Jennifer Trowbridge was inspired by an image painted by local artist Heather Lyon (below) to work on a project choreographing movement using images.

Heather's images emerged over a 90 day period based on a word-a-day process shared by Heather and 6 other artists as a motivation to create a piece of artwork each day for three months.  In some cases, Heather created more than a piece a day of small artworks (6" X 6"). 

Jennifer and Heather, along with dancers Meg Chittenden, Ruthie Ellis, Jill Day, Elizabeth Jezzorski, and Sally Mills, developed movement ideas based on 32 images selected from over 140 created by Heather and used them to improvise choreographic sketches and compose small movement studies that they are looking forward to sharing.

Jennifer Trowbridge owns a dance studio in Sedgwick and teaches dance at the George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill. She has a bachelor's degree in dance from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in creative arts and learning from Lesley University.  

Heather Lyon received her MFA and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has shown at numerous galleries in Chicago, Nantes (France), and Maine, as well as being a featured artist in 'Scope' New York.  After living and working in France for four years, she returned to Maine in 2009 where she built an ecological home with her husband and son. She is currently the Exhibition Chair for the Deer Isle Artist's Association in Deer Isle, Maine.

The event is free and everyone is welcome.  For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Kneisel Hall Music Workshop

On Friday, September 26, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM, the Library will host an interactive youth workshop led by Kneisel Hall's new team of teaching musicians who will be in the community for a week-long outreach initiative.Kneisel Participants in the Library program will explore the theme of Community through music and words.   


Activities will include journaling, group discussions, improvisation and composing all leading to original new musical creations.  These compositions will be performed on a variety of instruments provided by the instructors and on instruments which the students will construct themselves with found objects provided by the instructors. All levels of musical experience are welcome and students who attended similar workshops at their schools are encouraged to attend this additional special opportunity.  Please reserve a place on our events calendar at or call 374-5515.


This workshop will be the culminations of a week of events organized by Kneisel Hall called Together in Music, a newly launched long-term outreach initiative dedicated to sparking a year-round creative dialogue between Kneisel Hall musicians and members of the Blue Hill community.  The residency will include workshops in area schools, visits to Parker Ridge Retirement Community and public performances at Kneisel Hall and the Blue Hill Wine Shop.


Meet the New Reader Dogs
Interested children and their parents are invited to come to the Library on Saturday, September 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, to meet Bixby, Rumble and Keebler, registered therapy dogs who enjoy listening to children read.reader-dog The reader dog program is returning to the Library in October with these three new canine companions. The schedule will be announced at the event, and people will also be able to see it on the Library's online calendar at

The reader dog program allows children to read in a relaxed and nonjudgmental environment so that they may gain self-confidence. Kids will be able to sign up for time slots at the event, or later by calling Pat at 374-5515.
More of The Peninsula Painters
 How do you mount a show of works from over 70 local artists? You use every available wall space-- sometimes stacking four paintings.peninsula The show titled The Peninsula Painters features work of every size and medium, not to mention subjects that range from landscapes to abstract, still life to portraits.  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 are showcasing pieces more characteristic of their usual work, created on their own studio time. It's a rare treat to see a show with so many local artists.
Bridge 3, mixed media, by Susan Finsen

Dazzle and Dance by Jill Hoy

Bumble Bee at Goldenrod by Alison Dibble

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