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This month in the Britton Gallery

Santa Claus Guards, ink and watercolor, from the current show, Artfully Orchestrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music, by Jessica Harris.(through November 29)
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 29) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Dolls from Yugoslavia, 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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 Events This Week...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a reminder-- the Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday THIS THURSDAY November 27 but will be open again on Friday November 28, regular hours.Happy
Travelogue: Today In Iran
Sedgwick resident Dr. Kenneth Senter will talk about his recent trip to Iran at the Library on Thursday December 4 at 7:00 PM.Senter He travels with a group of friends to remote and exotic areas of the world, and he says about this latest trip, "We had some apprehension concerning the longstanding U.S. supported embargo. We were, however, warmly greeted by everyone in all walks of life."
A mosque that Ken visited. Photo by Kenneth Senter

Dr. Senter and his friends traveled the "length and breadth" of Iran by private vehicle visiting antiquity sites, museums, towns and rural areas, finding many bilingual signs and descriptions that included English, as well as  many English speaking people.  He will share photos and maps from his trip.
A private house, now a museum. Photo by Kenneth Senter.

For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Two New Art Exhibits
The Library will be hosting two new exhibits during the month of December: Book Arts: Uniques, by Brooklin artist Marcia Stremlau, and For Love of Horses: An Introspective of Color by Penobscot artist Jennifer White.Art The public is invited to an opening reception for both shows on Friday December 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Close up of September on the Cape by Marcia Stremlau

Marcia Stremlau will exhibit "artists books"-watercolor and ink on long pieces of paper, folded into books-in the Library's Howard Room glass cases. Originally from Boston, Marcia has lived on the coast of Maine since 1970. Her unique books and panels depict scenes from the Blue Hill and Downeast areas. Trained at the Art Students League in New York, Lake Erie College, and the College of the Atlantic, she has exhibited her work in Maine and New York City. When Marcia is not in her studio or walking the woods and beaches with her partner Peter Stremlau and their dogs, she can be found at their gallery Flye Point Sculpture & Art Gallery.

Known for her sweeping paint strokes, expressions of color and light, and strong compositions, Jennifer White expresses her admiration of horses through energy and emotion. Born in Seattle, She fell in love with painting and photography at a very early age. She believes she shares an interesting parallel with all horses, and depicts that connection through the sense of movement within her compositions. As she paints, she is surrounded by the very subjects that inspire her...loose horses peeking into her studio windows, dogs laying at her feet, and cats on the sofa...all in the village of Penobscot, where she lives with her husband, two boys, 3 horses and many farm animals. She will be showing paintings in oil and acrylics in the Library's Britton Gallery.

The exhibits will be available for viewing during library hours, subject to the Howard Room meeting schedule, starting Monday December 1. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Dolls From Around The World
Kids are invited to a presentation, "Dolls From Around the World," by Orland resident Katie Marshall Greenman about the dolls in her exhibit at the Library, Saturday December 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.Dolls Katie's collection of international dolls will be on display in the Larchwood Case at the Blue Hill Public Library through the end of December.  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. Katie will talk about the dolls and pass them around for kids to look at. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.

Thank You to this week's donors!donors
BHPL has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. So far, we have received a total of $80,100 towards our year-end fundraising goal of $132,000.  Not yet a donor to the 2014 campaign?  With just 5 weeks left in our fiscal year, we can still use your help!  Any amount is welcome.  DONATE NOW.

PLEASE NOTE: The donor list we published in the November 16th Annual Fund Newsletter was from this year, 2014, not 2013. Apologies for any confusion.

Many thanks to this week's donors!

Bill & Lanny Anderson * Pietro & Miriam Antich * Joni Banks & Steven Cox * Diane Bartholomew & James Dougherty * Daksha Baumann * Paul Bernard * Robert & Bundy Boit * Jack & Wendy     * Benjamin Bunney     * Teo & Lindsey Canino * Karen Chapman * Marcia Chapman * Leslie Clapp & Blaise de Sibour * Julia Clayton * Chuck Collison * Nicholas & Donna Constantinople * Doug & Posie Cowan * Annie Curtis * Ron de Paolo * Edward Dufresne * Randy Eckard * Tony Everdell * John & Gertrude Ferriday * Kathy Flood * Helen Goodberlet * Roger & Nancy Greene * Joseph & Mary Grimaldi * Edward Grimball * Richard Hamm * Margaret Hannah * Steve & Maureen Harris * Jud & Gretchen Hartmann * Elizabeth Hill & Jonathan Hall * Nancy Hitchcock * Richard  Lorraine Hutchinson * Richard & Heather Jacoby * Toini & Carl Jaffe * Terence Janericco * Fred & Jane Jungbluth * Janet King * John & Ramona Larson * Lois Lock * M.E. Astbury & Son, Inc. * John Marples & Robin Jettinghoff * Patricia Messler * Shirley Moon * Terry & Bebe Moulton * Hugh Nazor & Linda Murnik * Nancy Nylen & David Dethier * Philip & Lydia Osgood * David & Elizabeth Parsons * Mary Allison Rylands * Jean K. Savalchak * James & Ardene Scroggy * Margot Semler * Joseph & Ruthann Sitter * Amanda & Bill Stanton * Fern Stearns * Claude & Rosemary Stoller * Robert and Corrine Sucsy * Stephen & Luciana Taber * Ralph Topham & Cheryl Coffin * Kenneth & Anne Vogt * Kenneth & Holly Weinberg * Whitehall Foundation, Inc * Zoe & Keith Tenney   

Our goal is to properly acknowledge each and every gift to the library.  Please contact Shelley Latham our Development Associate with any errors, omissions or questions about your giving history: 374-5515 ext 16 or  


Photos from our bookmaking workshop last Saturday..

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