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This month in the Britton Gallery

Egyptian Cartouche on papyrus paper, by Caitlin Tobey, grade 3, Adams School, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Knitted cats by 1st graders at the Bay School, from the April Student Art Show (through April 30).
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Wooden bull sculpture from Japan, from the current exhibit, Animal Sculptures from Around the World, from the collection of Frederica Marshall.
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, (will meet in the Town Park on nice days during July and August).
Reader Dog:  The dogs are taking a break. They will be back in October.
Chess PLUS Club for kids 7 and up: Will resume in October.
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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Tiger painting by Logan Bryan, grade 6, Blue Hill, from the April Student Art Show on display through the end of April.
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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 us THIS SATURDAY! May 2 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM for a reception for the May art show: "Kintsugi: the Beauty of Imperfection," featuring 12 local artists and curated by Frederica Kintsugi is the Japanese concept that something that has been broken and mended has increased value and beauty.
  • A Blue Hill Village Mittens knitting session is scheduled for THIS THURSDAY! April 30, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • The May Friends of the Library Book Sale will be this Saturday, May 2, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More info below. BookSale
Thank You Surry!
A big thank you to patrons who attended the Surry Town Meeting and approved the library's budget request. We are grateful for the support.

Are You Streaming Yet?

Did you know that our Freegal subscription has been expanded?Streaming You can now download and keep 5 free songs per week and you can also stream music of your choice for 3 hours per day on your computer, laptop, phone, ipod or other device. Use this link to get started.
Book Sale This Saturday 9am-2pm

The Friends of the Library are here to help you get in shape for summer!!  HALF PRICE on all Health, Diet, Fitness and Well Being books.  Special Features include children's classics, $.50 craft & needlework booklets.  Magazine Specials are Parabola a journal of myth and tradition for $.25/issue and $1 bundles of Gourmet, Saveur and other cooking magazines.  Now all we need is sun!
New Exhibit: Beyond the Page
Brooklin artist, and bookmaker Katherine Greene, will show her artwork in an exhibit in the Library's Howard room cases from May 1 through July 31.Page Beyond the Page is an exhibit of artist's books, journals and guest books. The public is invited to an opening reception for the show on Friday, May 8 in the Howard Room at the Library from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Greene began making books through classes at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts offered by Rebecca Goodale.  Speaking with passion about her love of bookmaking, Greene writes: "All aspects of book arts enthrall me, from designing the book and the style of construction to choosing the right materials. In all of my work, the natural world and, specifically, the Maine coastal landscape, are my inspiration."

About her artist's books, Greene says:   "Creating one-of-a-kind artist's books allows me to combine, in one art form, many of the things that I enjoy most: drawing and painting; writing poetry; conceiving constructs and working with papers, fabrics, beads and threads."

Greene is the art teacher at George Stevens Academy and has been teaching for 40 years.  In 2007, she was the recipient of a Maine Educators Fellowship, and in 2010, she nominated the Blue Hill peninsula as an "Imagination Intensive Community," which won the area recognition of its promotion of the arts with young people. A champion of the arts in education, she underscores the value and the significance of the many forms of artistic expression, stating, "Through art, we each make meaning of our lives and experiences."

For more information, call the Library at 374-5515, or visit the artist's web sites at,
Exhibit: Sports Memorabilia
10 year old Orland resident Azaiah Nanson will exhibit his sports memorabilia collection in the Library's Larchwood Children's Room during the months of May and June.sports Azaiah has been collecting sports-related items for about  3 years. Although born in Baltimore and a fan of both the Ravens and the Orioles, Azaiah has lived in Maine "pretty much his whole life."

Much of his collection consists of baseball and football cards, but his very favorite item is a football autographed by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Azaiah got the autograph himself, at an open practice in 2013, the same year, he says, that the Ravens went on to win the superbowl and Flacco won the MVP award. He also has a baseball bat that is autographed by all of the players of the 1996 Major League Baseball all star game.

The exhibit will be available for viewing during Library hours until the end of June. For more information call the Library at 374-5515.
Book-Making for Families
In celebration of Children's Book Week, the Library will be offering a book making workshop for families on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 AM to noon.families Kids and their parents are invited to drop-in and create books of their own. Supplies and guidance will be provided. Participants need only bring their imaginations! For more information, call Pat at 374-5515.
More From the April Student Art Show... Just  One Day Left!
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.   The show is coming down THIS THURSDAY! So, if you haven't seen it, come by before then-- we promise you'll be inspired!
Painting by Caitlyn Morey, George Stevens Academy

Aztec Sun by Katie Curtis, kindergarten, Penobscot School
Pablo Picasso by Audrey Whitmore, 8th grade, Surry School.

Common Murre Portrait by Griffin Werner, grade 5, Blue Hill.

Egyptian Repousse by Evelyn Dagan, grade 5, Adams School

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