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This month in the Britton Gallery

 From the current show, For Love of Horses: An Introspective of Color by Jennifer White.(through December 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Winter Botanical, from the current show, Book Arts: Uniques by Marcia Stremlau (Through December 31) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Dolls from Guatamala, from  Katie Marshall Greenman's International Doll Exhibit (Through December 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...
  • Sedgwick resident Dr. Kenneth Senter will talk about his recent trip to Iran at the Library THIS THURSDAY! December 4 at 7:00 PM.  More info here. events
  • Reception for two new exhibits that are up 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. The public is invited to an opening reception for both shows THIS FRIDAY! December 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  More info here.
  • The first of two Friends of the Library book sales is THIS SATURDAY December 6, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More info below.
Thank you Donors!Donors
Library Director Rich Boulet Here:  Do you know that over one-third of our operating budget comes from annual fundraisers like the Annual Appeal?  If you value the library (and I know you do if you are reading this message!!), please consider making a gift today. 

We are currently 64% of the way to our goal of $132,000 for our 2014 Annual Fund Drive with just 4 weeks to go.  If you haven't yet given to the library this year, please consider making a donation of any amount.  All gifts matter and are a statement about the value you place on having a robust library in your community, free for all to use.

We send our sincere appreciation to the following patrons for their contributions this week.   Thank you!

R. Jay & Stella Akscin * Bill & Lanny Anderson * Ms. Joni Banks * Paul R. Bernard * Robert & Bundy Boit * Candice Bray * Jack and Wendy Brown * Kenneth & Kathleen Burgess * Lindsey & Teo Canino * Susan Daniels * Randy Eckard * Nonny & John Ferriday * Agnes & Richard Gallagher * Helen Gillmor * Roger & Nancy Greene * Joseph & Mary Grimaldi * Julina Gylfe * Michael & Ellen Harford * Gary Harmatz * Ms. Nancy Hitchcock * Betsey Holtzmann * Virginia Hudak-David & Mark David * Robin Huff * Richard & Lorraine Hutchinson * Janet King * John & Ramona Larson * M.E. Astbury & Son, Inc. * Lisa Mahoney * Meg & Miles Maiden * Hugh McCall & Gary Freeman * Heather McCargo * Ray Merrill * Ruth & Scott Miller * Linda Murnik and Hugh Nazor * Philip & Lydia Osgood * Ms. Katherine H. Page & Dr. Alan Hein * Dave & Betty Parsons * Phoebe Phelps * Chris and Peggy Raphael * Lenette Richardson * Laurie & Jim Rokakis * Martin S. Rosenthal & Corinne Axelrod * Lynne Santerre * Jean K. Savalchak * Tom Schaub & Jan Beaver * Ardene & Jim Scroggy * Judith Shapiro * Joe & Ruthann Sitter * Peter & Donny Smith * The Stanton Family * Rosemary & Claude Stoller * Robert & Corinne Sucsy * Old Ackley Farm * Marklyn Trainor * Clinton & Elaine Trowbridge * Marianne & David Vandiver * Ken & Anne Vogt * Kenneth Weinberg & Holly Bartlett Weinberg * Page & Gail Williamson * Darrell Wilson & Jane Freeman * Syedell Zove & Steve Kaufman   

Please contact Shelley Latham our Development Associate with any errors, omissions or questions about your giving history: 374-5515 ext 16 or    

Film: Airplane
The Friends of the Library Film Series continues Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 PM with Airplane (1980), directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures.airplane It stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lorna Patterson. The film is a parody of the disaster film genre, particularly the 1957 Paramount film Zero Hour! and Airport 1975 (Universal Pictures), employing fast-paced slapstick comedy, and visual and verbal puns and gags.
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, or 374-5248.
Two Book Sales in December
Friends of the Library will hold two Saturday book sales in December, on the 6th and the 20th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM,  featuring many new and like-new books for gift giving to children and adults, as well as books on Christmas and the holidays, cookbooks, fiction, poetry, nature, history, biography, art and how-tobooks.

Special Collections include: Russian Classics; Japanese graphic novel collections: (Sets include Fushigi Yugi, Phoenix, and Please Save My Earth); how to draw Japanese novel characters; a selection of anime videos; a set of audio tape lectures by The Teaching Company: How to Understand and Listen to Great Music.

Hundreds of quality used books fill the shelves in the book nook in all categories for all ages-- and most  are just a dollar or two! Proceeds from book sales enable the Friends of the Library to provide special events and purchases for the library.  To donate books that are in good condition or for more info, contact the Library at 374-5515.
More From For the Love of Horses
More images from the December Art Show, For the Love of Horses: An Introspective of Color, oils and acrylics by Jennifer White, on display in the Britton Gallery during the month of December.Horses  

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