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October, oil on canvas, by Rosie Moore, from the current show, The Peninsula Painters (through September 27)
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 ticket for the Philadelphia Zoo, from the current exhibit, 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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Rocky Shoreline at Sunset, by Jody Blagden, from the current show, The Peninsula Painters

Black Barn, by Axel Stohlberg, from The Peninsula Painters

Damon & Pythias, by George Crosby, from The Peninsula Painters
A "crocheted portrait," made using this book, of her young neighbor pictured on the left by patron Nancy J. Fox of Surry. This is part of a display of some of the more unusual needlework books in our collection.
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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 Library's monthly series, Art Adventures, continues THIS THURSDAY! night at 7:00 PM with Music and Movement From Jennifer Trowbridge, Heather Lyon, Meg Chittenden, Ruthie Ellis, Jill Day, Elizabeth Jezzorski, and Sally Mills improvised choreographic sketches from images  by Heather. More info here.
  • On Friday, September 26, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM, the Library will host Community Through Music and Words, an interactive  workshop for kids led by Kneisel Hall's new team of teaching musicians. There are still spots available-- register using our web calendar or call the Library at 374-5515. More info  here.
  • Interested children and their parents are invited 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. The reader dog program is returning in October. More info here.
Sinatra and Bennett: The Great Singers of the American Songbook
The Library will host an "illustrated music lecture" about the great American singers Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett by Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Recordings on Thursday October 2 at 7:00 PM. sinatraLund will play some recordings from the Columbia and Capitol vaults by these two great balladeers of the American Songbook and America's Tin Pan Alley, and provide commentary and share event posters from their performances in the past.

Michael Paul Lund has a syndicated newspaper column, entitled The Serendipity Nostalgia Report that focuses on legendary entertainers and great American music. Lund has sung and recorded the American Songbook with the members of the original Tonight Show Band. He was also written pop songs and lyrics for other composers. He regularly writes liner notes for major record companies that re-issue work by legendary performers.

This event is sponsored by the Library, there is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Fall Children's Programs
October is the time when three popular kids' programs start up again at the Library.programs The weekly Chess Club resumes on Friday, October 3rd, 3:00 to 3:45 PM and is for children ages 7 and up and for all levels of skill.  Snacks and chess sets are provided.

And on Saturdays starting October 4th, from 10:30 AM to noon, will be LEGO Club for kids 7 to 12 years of age. Kids ages 4 to 6 are also invited but must be accompanied by an adult. Kids can bring their own or use the Library's. Donations of LEGOs would be greatly appreciated.

The Library's Reader Dog Program will be also starting up in October, schedule to be announced. 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 in person or by calling Pat at 374-5515.

The library also has two year-round programs for children:
  • Preschool Storytime for kids up to age 5 on Tuesdays at 10:30;
  • Play Group for babies and toddlers up to age 3 on Wednesdays at 10:30.
For more information on any of these programs, call Pat at 374-5515.
Other Fun Needlework Books from Our Collection...

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