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This month in the Britton Gallery

Pauleena Chura, from the current show, Peruvian Quest,  by Nancy Dewey. (through March 28)
In the Howard Room Cases

Chinese dolls: a physician and a rice paddy worker, from the current exhibit, Miss Pearson Brings the World To Blue Hill (Through March 28)  
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Dog figure from Japan, from the current exhibit, Animal Sculptures From Around the World, from the collection of Frederica Marshall (Through April 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; 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...
  • Join the Friends of the Library THIS THURSDAY! March 12 at 7:00 PM with the silent movie comedy, The General (1927), starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack.Events More information here.
  • The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Gioachino Rossini's opera, La Donna del Lago at 1:00 PM THIS FRIDAY!, March 13, in the Roland Howard Room. 
  • The Paper Plane Challenge, a series of three workshops for kids ages 9 to 13, starts THIS SATURDAY, March 14,  and goes through March 28 from 10:30 AM to noon. Registration and more information here.
Please help fill the cart!

Many thanks to all who have already brought something! As you can see we are getting some nice food donations!drive Please consider bringing a healthy, non-perishable food donation to put in the cart next time you come.

Suggested items include whole grain pastas, healthy soups, canned vegetables, low sugar cereals, whole grain rice, canned fruits, peanut butter, canned tuna, and canned meats. All donations go to local food pantries and every food item donated will be matched by a dollar up to $10,000 by the Maine Community Foundation and United Way of Eastern Maine.
Calling all Library Memories
Librarian, Dorris Parker, helps patrons while Adelaide Pearson looks on.
Help us celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Blue Hill Public Library at 5 Parker Point Road by sharing your memories of the library with us.memories We are interested in any fun facts, stories, anecdotes, photographs, memorials from 1940-today. (or before if your family scrapbooks have it!). Contact Shelley Latham at 374-5515 ext. 16 or

Thank You Penobscot & Sedgwick!
Image by Jen Collins
The good people of Penobscot and Sedgwick voted to approve Blue Hill Library funding at their Town Meetings last week!Thanks We are grateful for all the "Ay!"votes and kind words of support. 

Town Meeting Season continues in Blue Hill, Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 am and Surry, Monday, April 27 at 7:00 pm.
Play Reading: Death By Design
The public is invited to participate in the Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.Death This month the group will read Rob Urbinati's Death By Design: A Comedy With Murder.
Inspired by Agatha Christie mysteries, Death by Design is set at a British country manor in 1930.  All sorts of mysterious guests arrive who have secrets and, when examined closely, motives for murder.
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
Music & Movement for Infants and Toddlers
The Library is pleased to announce the return of a special weekly music and movement program for infants and toddlers on Wednesdays during the first half hour of the Library's "Playgroup" starting March 18 at 10:30 AM.Music The sessions will be led by early childhood music educator Deborah Reinke, and will be weekly through April 15. Regular playgroup on these dates will start at 11:00.
Caregivers and children will be encouraged to listen, chant and physically respond to age-appropriate songs that encourage language skills and stimulate brain development. These sessions will be geared toward both infants being held and toddlers who can follow along with the movement and singing.  Along with the music, Deborah will use silk scarves, musical instruments and other items to engage participants.
The library has kits of music cds, musical instruments and songbooks for parents to check out, that will enhance what is presented during these sessions.  Families will be able to bring home what they learn from Deborah's program and continue to provide a rich musical environment for their children at home.
The music sessions are made possible by Friends of the Library. For more information call youth services librarian Pat at 374-5515.
Children's Author Event:Tamra Wight
Maine children's author Tamra Wight, will do a presentation for all ages at the Library on Wednesday, March 18 at 3:30 PM.Tamra All aspiring writers will want to attend this special program. She will talk about the wildlife inspiration and research that went into her Cooper and Packrat mystery series for middle schoolers. She will also show wildlife photos and tell first-hand stories of the wildlife scenes she has witnessed; loons switching places on the nest, three generations of eagles fighting over a fish, banding eaglets, and pictures from the small box canyon featured in one of her stories.
Her first middle-grade eco-adventure was published by Islandport Press in August of 2013: Cooper and Packrat: Mystery on Pine Lake. Book 2 in this series, Mystery of the Eagle's Nest, was released in August 2014. She is currently working on Mystery of the Missing Fox, due to be released in Spring 2016. Tamra lives in beautiful Poland Spring, Maine where she and her family owns and operates Poland Spring Campground.  

This event is open to the public and is made possible by a grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust through the Maine Community Foundation.  All ages are welcome and Tamra's books will be available for purchase and signing.
All that snow..
We got a request last week from away asking to see what the snow looked like.snow  It has been melting the last few days but last time we checked, you still couldn't see what was on our events sign from the road!
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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