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This month in the Britton Gallery

Wetmore & Morse Quarry, Barre, Vermont, MMXIV, from the June art show, Quarries of New England: Photographs by Steven D. Keirstead (through June 26)
In the Howard Room Cases

Artist book by Katie Greene, from the current exhibit, Beyond the Page (Through July 31) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Peyton Manning football card from the 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.
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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Kneisel Hall students performed at an interactive children's concert last week.
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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.

Art Show Reception This Friday
Join us for a reception for Quarries of New England: Photographs by Steven D. Keirstead, THIS FRIDAY! June 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.reception Mr. Keirstead is known for his lyrical, documentary photographs using multiple images of his subjects.  The prints are large color diptychs and triptychs.  Fifty percent of all sales will be donated to the Blue Hill Public Library. The artist will give a brief talk at 6pm.
Collins Quarry, East Blue Hill, Maine.
Steven Keirstead lives in Boston and vacations in Maine.  The photographer has spent two years working on this project, beginning with the Collins Quarry in East Blue Hill, Maine.  "I wanted to show photos that document the rebirth of these abandoned quarries as something else, as wildness reclaims what industry has left behind," says Keirstead.  The portfolio includes images captured in historic granite quarries in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
Cormier Quarry, Stonington, Maine

Mr. Keirstead is a biologist who works for Harvard University in Life Sciences education, supporting undergraduate lab experiments and microscopy.  He studied photography with Geoff Winningham and Peter T. Brown at Rice University, earning a BFA in 1988.  In his spare time he pursues his passion to make photographs.  In recent years he has shown work at the Rice Media Center during Houston Fotofest, 2010, at the Flash Forward Festival Boston in 2011, and at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.
High Isle Quarry, Muscle Ridge Plantation, Maine

The show will be available for viewing during regular Library hours through June 26. For more information call the Library at 374-5515 or see Mr. Keirstead's website.
Book Sale This Saturday
And this is just the classics section!
The Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale THIS SATURDAY! June 6 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 Featured this month are half price specials on fiction, children's books, and classics. Also featured are health and well-being, and coffee table books, as well as a fifty cent sale on retired Library cds, dvds and audiobooks.
The Friends wish to thank the many donors who keep the sale supplied with quality books, and welcome contributions - big or small. Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, and to make special purchases of books, dvds, etc., and equipment for the library. To donate books that are in good condition or for more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.
Plant Sale 2015 a huge success!
The first rush at the Plant Sale filled the lawn.
It might have been a chilly May morning on the 23rd, but that did not stop the serious gardeners who lined up at 7:30am to get a first shot at their favorite perennials and seedlings.plantsale Fleece, light weight down, even some ear muffs adorned the many happy shoppers. This year's plant sale and silent auction raised almost $10,000 for the general operating budget of the library. Many thanks to all who donated, volunteered and bought!

Silent Auction offered a wide range of local fare.

The best little bake sale on the peninsula brought in $500 for The Friends of the Library proving once again, that "pay what you wish" is a good deal for everyone.

Deborah Wiggs helps out at the Seedling Table.

Film: Anastasia
The Friends of the Library Film Series continues with the last film of the season on Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 PM with Anastasia (1956), starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul The film is about a suicidal amnesiac (Ingrid Bergman), who closely resembles the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia - the youngest daughter of the late Tsar Nicholas II-- who was rumored to have survived the execution of her family in 1918.  She is drawn into a plot to get the Duchess's inheritance.

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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