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This month in the Britton Gallery

Bunny Music Everywhere, ink and watercolor, from the current show, Artfully Orchestrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music, by Jessica Harris.(through July 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

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

Dolls from Myanmar (Burma when the dolls were purchased) from  Katie Marshall Greenman's International Doll Exhibit (Through December 30)
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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We saw all sorts of wonderful costumes as an estimated 240 kids and parents participated our our "Trick or Read" event, the Library's tradition of giving books out to kids on Halloween.
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 Events This Week...
  • Brooksville author LeCain W. Smith will discuss his new book, Our Inner Ocean, at the Library THIS THURSDAY! November 6 at 7:00 PM.(More info here)Events
Taking Refuge at the Library

With widespread power outages from all the downed trees in the recent storm, the Library has been busy as people have come to get warm, charge their personal devices, and use the computers or WiFi. refuge 


This morning at a little after 8:00, we announced on Facebook: "Good morning on this crusty Tuesday. If you are still without power or heat (and getting this message on the last 5% of your cell phone's battery!), if your children are swinging from the curtains on this second-in-a-row surprise snow day, or just if you need a warm place to be, BHPL's doors will be open this morning by the time you read this... Come by and enjoy the space."


With power outages still widespread, we will open the doors again at 8:00 AM tomorrow (11/5/14) with staffed library services starting at 10:00 AM. We are very happy to be able to help out! 

Exhibit: International Dolls
Orland resident Katie Marshall Greenman is displaying her collection of international dolls in the Larchwood Case at the Library for the months of November and December.Dolls The dolls were collected and given to Katie by her grandmother Lillian Marsden Marshall (1894-1986). Also on display are her grandmother's passport, and a map showing where the various dolls are from.

Lillian Marsden Marshall collected the dolls when she worked as a travel agent in the 1950's, so most of the dolls are over 50 years old. Katie says that the dolls remind her of her grandmother's "love of other cultures and the arts." The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Library hours. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.
Film: Dracula
The Friends of the Library Film Series continues Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 PM with Dracula (1958), directed by Terence Fisher and starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling and Carol Marsh.dracula The film was produced in England. In the United States it was retitled Horror of Dracula to avoid confusion with the earlier Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi.

All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room. The series occurs on the second Thursday of the month. For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or
Art Adventures: Handmade Books, Boxes or Ornaments
The Library's monthly series of free Art Adventures for adults and interested teens continues on Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 PM with a hands-on workshop, Handmade Books, Boxes or Ornaments with local book artist, photographer, and teacher Anne-Claude Cotty.Cotty The workshop is free, thanks to the Friends of the Library, but space is limited so registration is required.

Anne-Claude will teach participants the basics of making their own handmade gifts for the holidays using cutting and folding techniques, including artist books, boxes or ornaments. Materials will be provided, and will include brightly colored and patterned papers along with cord, ribbon, and beads.

Anne-Claude is especially known in the local area for her beautiful artist books, and the workshops she has done that have inspired some of her students to go on to do their own very popular artist book exhibits. Since moving to Deer Isle, Maine 32 years ago, she has divided her time between teaching and studio practice. She has been a touring artist on the Maine Arts Commission roster, conference presenter and mentor for Haystack Mountain School of Crafts' winter program for local youth and summer faculty, as well as an art teacher on 2 outer islands, Isle au Haut (13 years) and Frenchboro (3 years). Her work has been exhibited across the country and abroad.

The event is free and everyone is welcome.  For more information or to register check the Library's online calendar at or call the Library at 374-5515.
More Fun Photos From Halloween

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