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This month in the Britton Gallery

Detail from a circa 1910 photo across the Union River in Ellsworth, from the current exhibit, Hancock County Through Eastern's Eye. (through January 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Hand printed velvet begging bag, carried by Asian Buddhist monks who were required to beg for breakfast and lunch, and used the bag to carry the food given to them, from the current exhibit, Miss Pearson Brings the World To Blue Hill (Through March 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Figures made from wrappers, and other discarded items, from the current exhibit Shelf Life, by Ken Weeks (Through February 28)
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): 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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Detail from an early 20th century photo of Stonington, from the current exhibit in the Britton Gallery, Hancock County Through Eastern's Eye
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 Events This Week...
  •  Homeschooled students in grades 4-8 are invited to compete in the National Geographic Bee at the Library THIS THURSDAY January 15 from 1:00 to 2:45 PM, hosted by our own Pat Horton a.k.a. Alex Trebek.
  • Kevin Johnson of the Penobscot Marine Museum will present a talk THIS THURSDAY January 15 at 7:00 PM about the photo exhibit currently on display, Hancock County Through Eastern's Eye, featuring black and white photos from the early 20th More info here. See below for some examples of photos from Blue Hill.
  • The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Franz Lahar's opera The Merry Widow at 1:00 PM THIS FRIDAY!, January 16, here in BHPL's Howard Room. More info here.
Play Reading: Light Up the Sky
 The public is invited to participate in the Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, January 21 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM , and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.Playreading This month the group will read Light Up the Sky (1948), a comedy by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Moss Hart.

In the story, a first-time play writer, and the actors, producer, director, etc. of a play first meet to celebrate opening night, then after an odd reaction from the audience get all upset and think it is a failure.  When the reviews are finally published they are favorable, however the playwright is disgusted after suffering through the rollercoaster of emotion, and decides that he has had it with writing plays.

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
We Want Your Opinion!
The Library is inviting full- and part-time Peninsula residents to fill out a survey about the Library that takes only a few minutes.opinion The survey is part of a strategic planning effort the Library is undertaking, and has to do with the range of services offered by the Library as well as how the library is funded. A link to the survey can be found on the Library's home page at and will be available until early in February. For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
Early 20th Century Photos from Blue Hill
In his talk this Thursday at 7:00 PM  Kevin Johnson, of the Penobscot Marine Museum will show additional photos from Blue Hill, including the ones

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