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This month in the Britton Gallery

FAULT LINES, map, cold leaf, crystals and beads, by Naomi Lees Maiberg, from the current show, Kintsugi: The Beauty of Imperfection, curated by Fredericka Marshall.(through May 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Any Day (Lupines), watercolor, from the current exhibit, Beyond the Page by Katie Green (Through July 31) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Authenticated Infield Dirt from the Orioles' Stadium from the current exhibit, Sports Memorabilia, from the collection of Azaiah Nanson (Through June 30)
Silent Auction Preview 
4-weeks fresh eggs

Farm to Table dinner for 8
Gently used iron trellis
Lunch Sail in Blue Hill Bay

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.
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 Friends of the Library forTen Little Indians, based on the Agatha Christie classic, THIS THURSDAY!, May 14 at 7:00 PM, starring Shirley Eaton, Hugh O'Brian and Stanley Holloway.Events
Play Reading: Glass Menagerie
  The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, May 20 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until summer.Menagerie This month the group will read Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.

The play, which premiered in 1944 and made Tennessee Williams famous, is about a woman and her two adult children who live with her. Her husband abandoned the family many years before. The son can't wait to get away and the mother is obsessed with finding a husband for her painfully shy daughter.

The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248, or
Plant Sale & Silent Auction
Fundraiser Saturday May 23
Calling all gardeners!  The ever popular Library Plant Sale will take place on Saturday May 23 from 8:00 to 11:00 AM on the Library's front lawn-- light rain or shine (extreme weather date is Sunday May 24).plant Kick off the holiday weekend and start the gardening season right by browsing close to 1,000 potted perennials from local gardens, along with soft fruit canes, vegetable and flower seedlings. Bring your wish list and bring a friend, lines start forming at 7:45!

"Pay What You Wish" Bake Sale and Cafe
And, it isn't just plants: The Friends of the library will host a Bake Sale of coffee and breakfast treats plus a special garden edition of their wonderful Book Sales.

Silent Auction items will be available for preview and bidding starting Wednesday May 20 in the Library.
Not a gardener or don't need more plants?  There are lots of
wonderful items for bid in the Silent Auction. Featured items include: a gourmet farm-to-table dinner for 8, a granite bench, lunch cruise on a sailboat, fine desserts, terracotta pots filled with herbs, a month of local eggs, massages (to ease the aches and pains of weeding), and a large trellis, to name just a few-- truly something for everyone.

All proceeds benefit the general operating fund for the Library. For more information or to volunteer contact the Library at 374-5515.
More From Kintsugi: The Art of Imperfection
The Britton Gallery art exhibit for May is Kintsugi: The Art of Imperfection, curated by local artist Fredericka Marshall and including her work and that of 12 other local artists.Kintsugi "Kintsugi" is the Japanese concept that something that has been broken and mended has increased value and beauty.
Pressing Black into Gold, by Jane Ploughman
Dance by Fredericka Marshall and Herm Kidder

Untitled, by Margret Baldwin

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