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This month in the Britton Gallery

Flow and Staccato, wood, seaweed and encaustic, from the current show Once Again by Keith Herklotz (Through February 28) 
In the Howard Room Cases

Doll from India, 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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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 Blue Hill Public Library Film Series continues THIS THURSDAY!, February 12 at 7:00 PM with "On the Beach" (1959) starring Gregory Peck and Ava More info here.
  • Join the Friends for a preview of a double feature of operas-- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta," and Béla Bartók's "Bluebeard's Castle" THIS FRIDAY February 13 at 1:00 PM. The operas will be simulcast by the Metropolitan Opera the following day at the Grand in Ellsworth. More info here
Last chance to share your ideas: BHPL Survey closes Feb. 15
Image by  Marc Wathieu

Well, not really the LAST chance. You can walk into Rich's office any time and tell him what you like about the library, or what's bugging you.survey We also have suggestion boxes, telephones and email.  But, we will be ending our online survey on the 15th and those results will be evaluated, discussed and incorporated into the library's strategic plan. So far, 400 of you have taken a few minutes to answer the 19 questions. The library is grateful for you valuable input.  Many thanks for your thoughtful comments!

Boredom Busters for Vacation Week
The Library has three "Boredom Buster" events for kids scheduled for February school vacation week!boredom All of the events are free, thanks to the Friends of the Library.   On Tuesday, February 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, kids ages 8 to 13 can get their creative juices flowing at "Drop-in Craft-ernoon, with many projects from which to choose.

On Thursday, February 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, the Library will be offering pizza and a movie for kids aged 10 to 14:The Boxtrolls, an animated comedy based on the book Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.In the story, a human boy is raised by trash-collecting trolls. 

Lastly, on Friday, Feb.20, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, kids 8 to 14 are invited to Drop-in Game Time for games of all sorts, inside and out (weather permitting). Snacks will be served! No registration is required for any of these events.  For more information, call Pat at 374-5515.
Play Reading: The Sign in Sydney Brustein's Window
The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, February 18 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.playreading This month the group will read Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sydney Brustein's Window.
Set in the Bohemian culture of Greenwich Village in the early '60's, Sydney, himself a Jewish intellectual, struggles with life and is disillusioned. The play contains themes of racial inequality, homosexuality and suicide. This is Lorraine Hansberry's second and last play, having also written the more well-known, A Raisin in the Sun. She died at the age of 34.
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 Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248, or
More From Once Again
The current show in the Britton Gallery is Once Again, collage, assemblage and encaustic painting of found materials by Keith Herklotz (through February 28). herklotz
"S," wood

Accuracy, wood and metal.

Reliquary, paper, wood and encaustic

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