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This month in the Britton Gallery

The Futility of Utility by Frederica Marshall from the exhibit, Kintsugi: The Beauty of Imperfection (through May 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Handmade book by Katie Greene from her show, Beyond the Page (through July 31) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Football card featuring the Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck, from the current exhibit, Sports Memorabilia from the collection of Azaiah Nanson (through June 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. (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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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 for a reception for Katie Greene's art exhibit in the Roland Howard Room Cases, Beyond the Page, THIS FRIDAY, May 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 The show features handmade books including guestbooks, journals, and artists books. 
  • In celebration of Children's Book Week, families are invited to drop in on Saturday May 9, from 10:00 AM to noon and create a book of their own. Supplies and guidance will be provided, just bring your imagination! 
Photo by Moyan Brenn
That's right! You can now learn Japanese or any of over 60 languages for  The Library has a subscription to Mango Languages-- language learning software available to our patrons through this link on our website.
Check out the binoculars! Really.
Photo by Chase Elliot Clark

The Blue Hill Public Library will begin circulating three pairs of Nikon 8x40 "Action" binoculars to patrons on May 7thbinoculars, just in time for spring bird watching. Patrons can borrow the binoculars for one week and can place holds on them just like any book or video using the Library's online catalog or by calling the Library at 374-5515. Although children are welcome to use the binoculars they can only be checked out by adults because of the expense involved. Having fun with them? You can renew them if there are no holds.


The binoculars are on loan from Downeast Audubon, a chapter of Maine Audubon. The group has binoculars available for school programs and field trips and  decided to make three pairs available to the larger community through the Library.


The binoculars come with instructions on how to focus them for each eye so that images will be sharp. They also come with a small book on beginning birding but the Library also has a good selection of bird guides and references.  For more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.


Film: Ten Little Indians
The Friends of the Library Film Series continues on Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 PM with Ten Little Indians (1965), the second film based on the Agatha Christie mystery, starring Shirley Eaton, Hugh O'Brian and Stanley In the film, ten people are invited to a remote snowy mountain and discover that someone is killing them one by one.

All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room. For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or

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