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This month in the Britton Gallery

Wearing Thin, hand felted merino/mohair/mixed breed woo with rainbow dyed cotton scrim and brass shim, from the current show, Works in Wool by Melissa Mattes (through October 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Brook Trout, 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 few of the more unusual things to find in a book-- a commemorative plastic disc depicting the equestrian statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersberg, a coin from Singapore, and a safety pin, 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 ages 2 to 5: Tuesdays 10:30 to 11:15
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: in the Howard Room Wednesdays 10:30 to noon.
Reader Dog (sign up for a slot): Tuesdays 3:10 to 4:40 and Saturdays 10:30 to noon
Chess Club for kids 7 and up: Fridays 3:00 to 3:45 PM when school is in session.
LEGO Club for kids 7 to 12:
First Saturday of the month 10:30 AM to noon.
Ongoing Adult Events
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 Click here for topics.
Play Reading: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM
Film Series: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM
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 public is invited to participate in the Library Play Reading Group TONIGHT! Wednesday, October 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.Events This month the group will read The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov. More info here.
  • The Library's monthly series of free Art Adventures for adults and interested teens continues TOMORROW, THURSDAY, October 16 at 7:00 PM with Bonsai Tips and Techniques with Bonsai master Michael Levin from Bonsai West in Littleton, Massachusetts. More info here.
  •  Join us for a preview of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro at 1:00 PM THIS FRIDAY!, October 17, one day before the Metropolitan Opera's simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth. More info here.
October 24th Spelling Bee Features Local Personalities
The Library is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee Fundraiser to take place on Friday October 24 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Bay School's Emlen Hall.Spelling More an evening of comic entertainment than a true spelling contest, the Bee features Paul Sullivan on piano, Fred Cole as the Bee Master, and 12 local personalities as contestants.  Last year's Celebrity Spelling Bee was standing room only and created a lot of positive buzz, serving as an excellent kick-off to the library's  Annual Fundraising Appeal.
A highlight from last year's bee was when talented singer Alma Mote sang her spelling of words for an extra donation to the Library!

One thing that makes this spelling bee different from those you remember in school is that people can donate to keep a contestant in the game when s/he misspells a word. Another is that the set is designed by style wizard Julie Jo Fehrle. A third thing is that there is music and maybe costumes, and most definitely a puppet.  As an added bonus, there will be refreshments provided by the Blue Hill Wine Shop, The Mill Stream Deli and Bakery and the Blue Hill Inn.  This is your chance to find out if your friendly postal clerk can out-spell the Fire Chief, and whether a GSA teacher can best a member of the Bay School faculty.
Another highlight was David Rackliffe, and his "Smoky the Bear" educating the public about fire safety.

Contestants will include John Bannister, Stephanie Black, Anne Cushman, Pat Horton, Michele Levesque, Joelle McFarland, Jay Peterson, Rebekah Raye, Denny Robertson, Jordon Soper, Scott Springer and a wild-card volunteer from the audience.  The judges will be last year's champion, Colin Aponte and the Formerly Honorable Federal Judge David Snow from Surry.  Tickets are $15 for adults (includes one glass of wine) and $5 for students. Kids 12 and under are free.

The library wishes to thank our local sponsors: The First (major sponsor); Blue Hill Co-op, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, EBS, and Parker Ridge (Spelling Round sponsors); and Beehive Development, Collier Law Offices, and Ellen Best Law (Refreshments). For more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.
Film: The Caine Mutiny
The Friends of the Library Film Series continues Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM with The Caine Mutiny (1954), directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, and Van Johnson.mutiny Set aboard a naval destroyer during World War II, a first officer takes over the ship when the captain exhibits what seems to be mental instability, and later, along with another officer, faces court martial proceedings for his actions.

All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room. The series usually occurs on the second Thursday of the month-this month is an exception.  For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or
More From Works in Wool by Melissa Mattes
Gatherer's Dream
 hand felted hand dyed Nash Island wool, silk rods/cocoons, hand dyed cotton scrim, wool yard, mesh, rayon thread and driftwood.felt

Waiting for Release
hand felted merino/mohair/mixed breed wool; hand dyed wool yarn.

Beach Houses
 hand felted, hand dyed Nash Island wool and merino/ mohair wool.

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