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This month in the Britton Gallery

Sweater, wool and cashmere by Zeya Lorio, from the exhibit, Kintsugi: The Beauty of Imperfection, curated by Frederica Marshall (through May 29)
In the Howard Room Cases

Artist book, Water Ways, from the exhibit, Beyond the Page, by Katie Greene (Through July 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Baseball signed by Cal Ripkin Jr. and baseball card depicting Ripkin's 3,000th career hit, from the exhibit, Sports Memorabilia, from the collection of Azaiah Nanson (Through June 30)
Silent Auction Preview!
Curved granite garden bench donated by Freshwater Stone.
Lovely curved granite garden bench donated by Freshwater Stone.

4 Rackliffe Chowder Mugs

Set of 50 paper placemats donated by MAE in Blue HIll. 3 designs available.
fingerless gloves made from repurposed wool sweater by River Wind Woolies
Fingerless gloves made from repurposed wool sweater from River Wind Woolies.

Catered dinner for 8 at your home.
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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Annika Marshall and her dad, Chris Marshall, at the recent family bookmaking workshop
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 Events This Week...
  • The public is invited to join the Friends of the Library for an evening of play reading TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY!, May 20 at 7:00 PM.  This month's play is Tennessee Williams' The Glass More info here.
  • Knitting session: Volunteers interested in knitting Latvian design mittens for a fundraiser for holiday gifts for local children will get  knitting help and all of their questions answered by knitting expert Margerie Yesley THIS THURSDAY May 21 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. More info here.
  • The much-anticipated Plant Sale and Silent Auction Fundraiser is THIS SATURDAY! May 23 from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. Don't miss it! More info below.
This Saturday!sale

Boxwood Hedge Pre-Sale
Korean Dwarf Boxwood Hedge from Garland Farms

We have 30 hardy Korean Dwarf Boxwood plants donated by Marti Harmon.boxwood These plants are from clippings from Beatrix Farrand's Garland Farms. Similar plants retail for $52-86!  We are selling these for $25/each or $20 for 10 or more. We would love to sell these as a lot.  Call the library if interested: 374-5515.
Sports Trivia Challenge...
As part of the sports memorabilia exhibit in the Larchwood Children's Room, collection-owner Azaiah Nanson has developed a sports trivia challenge.trivia  All you sports trivia fans should stop by and check it out-- see if you can come up with all the answers.
Turning Stories into Songs
Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to an interactive children's program at the Library exploring the theme of "Turning Stories into Songs," led by Kneisel Hall's new team of teaching musicians on Wednesday May 27 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.kneisel The event is free, but registration is required. Participants may sign up using the Library's interactive calendar or by calling the Library at 374-5515.
A similar program done here at the Library by Kneisel Hall musicians last fall

Kids will work with the guest artists to compose soundtracks to favorite children's stories, create new stories inspired by the music performed, and share favorite Blue Hill experiences through song. The guest musicians will be Matt Consul, viola; Hannah Collins, cello; Hannah Sun, piano; and Laura Weiner, horn.

This program is part of a week of events, May 26th to 29th, organized by Kneisel Hall called KHBH - Together in Music, a long-term outreach initiative dedicated to sparking a creative dialogue between Kneisel Hall musicians and members of the Blue Hill community.  Events will also include workshops in Blue Hill schools, a visit to Parker Ridge Retirement Community, and public performances at Kneisel Hall and the Blue Hill Wine Shop.
Slide Presentation: Japanese Pottery
Local artist Frederica Marshall will present a slide show and talk about Japanese pottery at the Library on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 PM.pottery She will talk about its ancient history, how it is created, the philosophy of beauty and tradition, and modern concepts. She will illustrate and describe the 8-chambered wood-fired kiln at Yomitan Yaki in Okinawa as well as show examples of many styles of pottery from Mashiko and other famous sites. There will be an opportunity following the presentation to meet and talk with Frederica and view tea ceremony bowls and utensils.
Nikko plate from Frederica Marshall's collection.

During her 28 years of living in Japan, Frederica studied hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing techniques with several potters. While there, she also created a permanent raku kiln. Visit for more information.
Mashiko plate from Frederica Marshall's collection

This event is free, and open to everyone. For more information call the Library at 374-5515.
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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