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This month in the Britton Gallery

"Forty-five," wood and metal, from the current show Once Again by Keith Herklotz (Through February 28)
In the Howard Room Cases

Asian dolls, 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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Young "mad scientists" (and their instructor, "Electric Elaine") with the robots they made from kits.
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Last week of Free Coffee & Books
9-10am. Thank you Friends!

The Friends of the Library want to buy you a cup of coffee (or tea!) to celebrate the library's new opening From 9-10am every morning the coffee is free.  Children can also get a free book.  This special promotion is only good for one more week!  Last call is Saturday February 28.  So, stop in and enjoy a cup.
March Art: Peruvian Quest
Local photographer Nancy Dewey will be showing images of Peru in the Library's Britton Gallery during the month of March.Peruvian The show, Peruvian Quest, is a mix of both black and white and color photos that she took on trips to Peru in 1979 and 2013. The public is invited to a presentation about the show and reception on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM.
El Profesorito

Nancy Dewey set out for the Peruvian Andes in 1979 at the age of twenty-six, intending to live in a mountain community and record the lifestyle there for three months. She hoped to create a book of black & white traditional images to give to the village. However, for her first few months in the village of Tinta, she hardly used her camera-- the people needed to get to know her and vice versa before she began representing their culture through her eyes.
Dancers at Raqchi

Dewey remained in the village of Tinta (meaning color or dye) for ten months during her first visit. Upon her recent return, she was able to accomplish her initial goal of publishing an intergenerational book in three languages, start a library, and donate 1,000 copies to the community thirty-four years later.  When she returned to Peru and reconnected with people she knew decades before, many of them had relocated to find work along the Peruvian Pacific Coast.
Harvesting Eucalyptus

Fortunately, Dewey studied Spanish as a second language and continues speaking it whenever she has the opportunity. However, Quechua, which is the language of the Incas, is still primarily spoken in the Andes. Dewey learned enough Quechua to understand the rich humor of the campesinos (farmers).

The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting March 2. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Double or Nothing: Comedy, Juggling, and other antics
Friends of the Library will present a variety show by comedic jugglers Steve Corning and Shane Miclon at the Bay School's Emlen Hall on Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 PM.Double All ages are welcome at this free program. The show will feature insane juggling feats, zany humor, and endless off-the-wall antics.
Their professional careers have brought Steve Corning and Shane Miclon all across the US and beyond with highlights including Disney Cruise Lines and Cirque Mechanics. With fast-paced juggling routines, escape artistry, audience participation, physical comedy, and original music, "Double or Nothing" is a sure bet for spectacular, family-friendly entertainment! For more information call the library at 374-5515.
Photos: Fun at Boredom Busters "Crafternoon"crafternoon
Kids had a blast making necklaces, iPad cases, and other cool stuff at one of three "Boredom Busters" events that Pat held for winter vacation week! 

BHPL in your own wordscrafternoon

We took the answers to the first question on our survey - "what words would you use to describe the Blue Hill Library?"--fed them into a word-cloud generator and this is what we got.words The bigger the font size, the more people used it. Many thanks to the 452 patrons who took the time to complete the survey!
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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