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This month in the Britton Gallery

Autumn's Bluster, merino/mohair and mixed breed wool, from the current show, Works in Wool, by Melissa Mattes (through October 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

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

National Cemetery Vehicle Permit, 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 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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The final hilarious moment of the 2014 Celebrity Spelling Bee as co-runners up Scott Springer and Elmer Fudd aka John Bannister bow to the winner of the Bee Anne Cushman.
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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...
  • Join us THIS FRIDAY! October 31 for Trick or Read!
    Kids in costume may stop in at the library anytime between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM and choose a free book! More info here.
  • The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 31, here in the Library's Howard Room. More info here.
  • Join us for the Friends of the Library monthly book sale, THIS SATURDAY November 1 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. See below for details.
Book Sale This Saturday
Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale THIS SATURDAY! November 1 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.Sale Donations have been pouring in so there will be lots of new titles.
Featured this month are lots of books for and about the holidays-- many like new & perfect for gift giving! Books for the cook, the poet, the artist, the historian, the gardener, and of course the reader! In addition, we have extensive collections of Danielle Steele books, Granta Literary Magazines, and lots of new Navigation titles.

The Friends wish to thank the donors who keep us supplied with quality books. Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, and to make special purchases of books, dvds, etc., and equipment for the library. To donate books that are in good condition (guidelines at or for more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.
Exhibit: Artfully Orchestrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music
During the month of November, the Library will be hosting an exhibit by Ellsworth artist Jessica Harris, Artfully Orchestrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music.Orchestrated The exhibit consists of original ink and watercolor illustrations of animals, birds, plants, and garden fairies on vintage music sheets. According to Jessica, her goal is that the "lyrics and artwork work in unison, creating a collective dynamic between art and music."

Jessica Harris, a self-taught Maine artist residing in Ellsworth, has been drawing, painting, and creating jewelry and accessories since she was a small child growing up in nearby Mariaville, often using found objects. Her influences include nature, food, travels, the imaginary, and the people she meets.  Revealed throughout her creations are her fine aesthetic sense and eye for color and detail.

Jessica has been a featured artist in both Tarantine Magazine (2012) and The University of Maine's Stolen Island Journal (2013). In 2007, she illustrated the Trenton Historical Society's cookbook, Cooking with Character and most recently illustrated for Memoirs of a Mad Inn Keeper; The Muffin Recipes Revealed (2014). She has attended Haystack School of Crafts on Deer Isle, Maine (2012 and 2014), and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (2013).

The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting Monday November 3. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Author Event: Our Inner Ocean
Brooksville author LeCain W. Smith will discuss his new book, Our Inner Ocean, at the Library on Thursday November 6 at 7:00 PM.Ocean The book is a 510-page compendium of complementary holistic healing methods of "practitioner-applied bodywork and rejuvenating self-care practices that ignite our innate capacity for healing and optimal well-being."
Good health is something we all aspire to, but, according to LeCain W. Smith, "it's so much more than just being free of disease. A perfectly functioning body, tranquil mind, and vibrant spirit working together harmoniously create the joy and happiness that put the 'good' in good health and the 'worth' into a life worth living."

LeCain W. Smith has spent many years sailing the world's waters, and "his inner ocean shares the voice of the sea and its stories with this book and its readers." As a retired sea captain, he portrays "our inner ocean" as a place within all of us that is worth exploring. He says that this is a place where we can release blockages, resolve obstructing issues, discover our true nature, and awaken the innate ability to actualize our fullest potential as humans.

Books will be available for sale 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 Fun Photos From the Celebrity Spelling Bee
Huge thanks to everyone for a great time Friday night at the Celebrity Spelling Bee. We raised over $4,000 for the Library with all this craziness!Bee Participants: John Bannister, Stephanie Black, Anne Cushman, Pat Horton & Benjie, Michele Levesque, Joelle McFarland, Jay Peterson, Rebekah Raye, Denny Robertson, Jordon Soper, Scott Springer and wild card Melanie Leach. Moderator Fred Cole, Musical accompaniment by Paul Sullivan, Judges: Colin Aponte and David Snow. Salamander: Library Shelver Corey Gray. Last but not least the emcee: our own  Development Associate Shelley Latham.
Elmer Fudd a.k.a. Blue Hill Selectman John Bannister reacts as Bee moderator Fred Cole gives him a word to spell.

Melanie Leach, left, wife of Blue Hill Selectman Vaughn Leach, was a wild card participant drawn out of a hat. Here she is being introduced by emcee Shelley Latham, and says that Selectman Jim Schatz had put her name in!

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