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This month in the Britton Gallery

Watercolor by Holly Ibarguen, Bay School, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Coat hooks, spoons and chopsticks from the Bay School woodworking class with teacher Bob Slayton, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Painted wooden horses from Sweden, from the current show, 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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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 Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of two operas-- Mascagni's Cavelleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci-- at 1:00 PM THIS FRIDAY!, April 24, in the Roland Howard Room.Events
    A Blue Hill Village Mittens knitting session is scheduled for THIS MONDAY! April 27, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM.
Brush me barnacles!

Yes, that's right, "Pirate" is one of the over 60 languages you can learn at Mango Languages, a new service now offered by the Library--just click here to get started! And of course you can choose something a bit more conventional like Italian, Japanese or Spanish.  


Plant Sale: Sat May 23 8-11am
It's Time to Dig, Divide & Donate!

Finally, we can see the dirt, or mud, as the case may be. This means garden season has officially begun. This is the perfect time to divide your over-crowded flowering perennials to ensure maximum blooms and extend your flower bed. Should you have more plants than you need, the Plant Sale would love your donations. If you haven't done it before, we have some handy instructions for you.  



The Plant Sale would also be delighted to have flower, herb and vegetable seedlings. While you are getting your annuals started, plant a few extra trays to donate to the Library! 


Questions? More Info? Interested in Sponsorship?
Call us at 374-5515 ext. 16 or 

Exhibit: Kintsugi: The Beauty of Imperfection
The Library will host an exhibit curated by Frederica Marshall during the month of May.kintsugi The show, Kintsugi: the Beauty of Imperfection, will include work by Frederica and 12 other artists.  The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, May 2 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM.
Ming Dynasty pottery shards embedded in marble dust with gold leaf by Frederica Marshall.

Kintsugi is the Japanese concept that something that has been broken and mended has increased value and beauty. Traditionally a broken pottery bowl will be repaired with gold lacquer. The break is enhanced and the imperfection is viewed as more beautiful than unbroken pottery. The piece has a history and there is an acceptance of what has happened.

Frederica Marshall has invited 12 artists to interpret this aesthetic and will curate the exhibit. They have created works using Ming Dynasty pottery shards, photography, glass, painting, old sweaters and more!
Ming Dynasty pot shards embedded in paper by Frederica Marshall

Frederica grew up and taught in Japan for more than 28 years. She studied Sumi-e painting for 10 years in Japan and is a Master Brush Painter with a BFA in Western Painting and MA in Art Education. She has taught more than 20,000 students.  She has won numerous awards in Japan and the US and has had more than 20 solo shows. She has written two books on Sumi-e and has a gallery, studio and art school in Deer Isle Maine.
An example of functional Kintsugi from Mashiko Japan.

The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting May 2. For more information, call the library at 374-5515, or check Frederica's website at
More From the April Student Art Show
Every year the April Student Art Show is spectacular! And this year is no exception.  Please stop by and see the wonderful artwork that young people in our area are
Le Coq, by Emery Leach, grade 4, Brooksville School.

Clocks made from sardine cans and recycled wood by students from grades 1 to 5 at the Sedgwick School.
Watercolor by Mattea Black, grade 3 Blue Hill.

Owl collage with tempera by Nora Spratt, grade 4, along with 3 dimensional owl collages by pre-kindergarteners Kember Timbs, Casey Radcliff, and Jane Sewall.

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