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This month in the Britton Gallery

Paper mache unicorn, by Tess Williamson, grade 8, Blue Hill, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Ceramic Owl by Alette Kulisch, grade 3, Adams School, from the April Student Art Show (Through April 30)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Cat sculpture from stone, 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): Every two weeks: Tuesdays, 3:10 to 4:40 PM Saturdays 10:30 to noon
Chess PLUS 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": First Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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We managed to catch some of the awesome local art teachers for a photo at the April Student Art Show reception. L to R: Penny Ricker, Judy Park, Kathie Burnett, Sarah Doremus, and Ruth Fiske. Not pictured: Bec Poole, Katie Greene, Isabel Karl, Bob Slayton, Missy Greene,  and Scott Springer.
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 Events This Week...
  •  The public is invited to participate in the Library's play reading group TOMORROW!Events Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30. The play for this month is Edward Albee's Tiny Alice. No experience necessary. More info here.
Now: Freegal Streaming and Mango Languages
The Library is pleased to announce more digital services offered to patrons via its website, Starting April 15, patrons will be able to stream music, and learn new languages just by having a BHPL library card.

The Library is offering improved access to Freegal, the "free and legal" music download service that allows patrons to download songs from a catalogue of over 8,000,000 titles. New this spring: free streaming - up to 3 hours/day and an increase to 5 free downloads/week.

Library Director Rich Boulet says, "This is comparable to providing each of our library patrons with a paid subscription to online music services like Spotify, except the cost is free."

Also new to BHPL's digital offerings is the Mango Languages service, a PhD-created and linguist-approved language-learning software. The Mango website says that the software teaches "real conversations in over 60 languages, and makes it fun."  Mango will be available on the library's website, accessible to library patrons from anywhere they happen to be, world-wide.  The service can be used on a personal computer, tablet or other device.  The Mango service works particularly well on an app for iPad or other tablet, allowing patrons to record themselves speaking foreign language phrases, and compare their voice simultaneously to the software's narrator.

For more information or to find out how to get an account at the Library (it's free!) stop by or call the Library at 374-5515.
Blue Hill Votes "Aye" for Library


Many thanks to everyone who voted to approve BHPL funding at the 2015 Blue Hill Town Meeting. We are honored to serve this wonderful community and are grateful for the support. 

Annual Board Meeting April 28

Come meet the new members of our volunteer board at the Annual Meeting April 28th from 5-7pm in the Howard Room. 

Opera Preview: A Double Feature
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a double feature of opera previews at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 24, at the Blue Hill Public Library.opera Live performances of the two operas--- Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci-- will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, April 25, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Patricia Racette as Nedda in Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci." Photo by Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera.

"Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVar, who sets the "verismo" (realistic) action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvaraez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moody atmosphere 1900 village square setting of Cavallera Rusticana, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbrook (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) play the unlucky heroines. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium."
George Gagnidze as Alfio in Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana." Photo by Cory Weaver/ Metropolitan Opera.

Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plots, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
More From the April Student Art Show
Every year the April Student Art Show is spectacular! And this year is no exception. artPlease stop by and see the wonderful artwork that young people in our area are doing.  
Painting by Susanna Jakub, grade 8, Blue Hill

Painting by Lilly Jaffray, grade 4, Blue Hill.

Liam Henry, grade 2, Brooksville Elementary School

Owl Print/Collage by Eve Lameyer, grade 1, Adams School.

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