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This month in the Britton Gallery

Sleep In Peace, ink and watercolor, from the current show, Artfully Orchestrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music, by Jessica Harris.(through November 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Sliver Hunter, on Rhodes 18 inch planking, by Bill Mayher, from the current exhibit, Mayher & Mayher: Wooden Fish and Clay Pots (Through November 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Dolls from (L to R) Morocco, Lebanon and India 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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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 Friends of the Library Film Series continues THIS 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. More info here. events
Play Reading: The School For Scandal
The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.scandal This month the group will read The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

A Painting, c1781, by Johann Zoffany, of Robert Baddeley as Moses in Sheridan's The School for Scandal.
The play, first performed in 1777, is a satire of London upper class society of the day, with a convoluted plot, lots of characters and humorous situations.  It focuses on malevolent gossip and deception as the characters get themselves into one situation after another.

The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248 (or
Opera Preview: Barber of Seville
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Gioachino Rossini's comedic opera Barber of Seville at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 21, at the Blue Hill Public Library.barber A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, November 22, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
A scene from Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," showing some of the zany antics for which the opera is known, with Isabel Leonard (center) as Rosina. Photo: Ken Howard of the Metropolitan Opera.

The Met calls it an "effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy-featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera-stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.""

Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Bookmaking for Kids with Anne-Claude Cotty
The Library will hold a bookmaking workshop for kids ages 7 to 12 with Stonington artist Anne-Claude Cotty on Saturday November 22 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.bookmaking When asked to describe the workshop, Anne-Claude said, "Imagine making boxes with little books inside and inside the books, more surprises!"  She says it will be a morning of fun and creative play.  Kids can keep their treasures or give them as presents for the holidays.   

Anne-Claude Cotty is a Stonington artist known for her fanciful artist books and a long-time art teacher. The workshop is free, thanks to Friends of the Library but space is limited so registration is required.  Participants can register using the interactive calendar on the Library's website at or call the Library at 374-5515.
More From Artfully Illustrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music By Jessica Harrisvintage
Morning Breaks--Snail, ink and watercolor.

Honey Honey-Hen, ink.

Blue Bounding Sea--Flying Fish, ink and watercolor.

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