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This month in the Britton Gallery

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

Chinese Dancers, dolls from the current exhibit, Miss Pearson Brings the World To Blue Hill (Through March 28)    
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Dragon made from grasses, 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, and Saturdays, 10:30 to noon
Chess Club Plus 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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Mittens for toys--the Blue Hill Village Mitten Project aims to sell mittens knitted by volunteers at an exhibit at BHPL this fall, with proceeds to buy holiday gifts for local children in need.
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 Events This Week...
  • 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 TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY! March 18 at 10:30 AM. events
  • Maine children's author Tamra Wight, will do a presentation for all ages at the Blue Hill Public Library on TOMORROW! WEDNESDAY, March 18 at 3:30 PM. She will talk about the wildlife inspiration and research that went into her Cooper and Packrat mystery series for middle schoolers. More info here.
  • The public is invited to participate in the Library Play Reading Group TOMORROW! WEDNESDAY, March 18 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.  This month the group will read Rob Urbinati's Death By Design: A Comedy With Murder.
  • A Blue Hill Village Mittens knitting session is scheduled for THIS THURSDAY! March 19, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
    -- more info below.
Save the Date: May 23 Plant Sale!
Everybody's favorite Plant Sale is coming to your friendly neighborhood library lawn, on Saturday May 23.Plant Remember BHPL when you are starting your seedlings and plant some extra six packs of flowers or edibles to donate to the fundraiser. And whenever we can actually see the ground again, keep us in mind when you are dividing your perennials. Questions? Contact Clifton here.

BHPL is a dropoff location for the Hancock County Food Drive!
Please help us fill a shopping cart by bringing a non-perishable food item next time you come!drive The pantries can always use whole grain pastas, healthy soups, canned vegetables, low sugar cereals, whole grain rice, canned fruits, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned meats... Every contribution will be matched with a cash donation and will help a family in need.
Blue Hill Village Mittens
The Blue Hill Village Mitten Project is looking for knitters! Volunteers are invited to knit mittens from this Latvian-based design by Marjorie Yesley, and to show them in an exhibit here at the Library this fall.mittens And if they are willing to sell them, the money raised will go to buying holiday gifts for local children.

To help knitters with the project, knitting sessions have been set up here at the Library-- including THIS THURSDAY!, March 19 from 6:30 to 8 PM; Monday, March 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM; and Thursday, April 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  For the pattern and more info please see:
Reader Dog: Tuesdays Are Back!
Tuesdays are back in the lineup for the Library's "Reader Dog" program, which goes to mid-April before stopping for the summer.readerdog Kids ages 5 and older can now sign up for 20 minute slots on Tuesdays, March 24 and April 7 from 3:10 to 4:40 PM, and Saturdays, March 21, and April 4 and 18, from 10:30 AM to noon.  

The reader dogs are two lovely golden retrievers named Bixby and Keebler, and a sweet greyhound named Rumble, all registered therapy dogs who enjoy listening to children read. The children read in a relaxed and nonjudgmental environment so that they may gain self-confidence.  This is not a drop-in program-children may sign up for 20 minute slots ahead of time with Pat. For more information or to sign up, call Pat at 374-5515
Exhibit: Animal Sculptures
Deer Isle artist and art instructor Frederica Marshall is exhibiting her collection of animal sculptures from around the world in the Library's Larchwood Room display cases for the months of March and April.animal The exhibit includes wood, straw, clay, metal and stone creatures. The collection demonstrates how different cultures create very different interpretations of the same animal, and also many ways artists have portrayed the creatures of nature.

Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to a workshop on Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 PM with Frederica, where she will tell stories about how and where she obtained the various sculptures. Kids will explore the sculptures of Frederica's collection and then work with modeling clay to create their own animal sculptures to take home.

Frederica Marshall traveled the world as the child of a military officer and then also later as an adult.  She is a master brush painter, artist, teacher and researcher and teaches sumi-e and watercolor classes at her studio in Deer Isle, at educational institutions on Florida's gulf coast and in the Republic of China. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Library hours. For more information call Pat at 374-5515.

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