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This month in the Britton Gallery

Blood Ledge Quarry, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 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

Detroit Tigers infielder Dave Berman baseball card 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.
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 until summer, 6:30 PM
Film Series: 2nd Thursday of the month until summer, 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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 Events This Week...
  • Join Friends of the Library for the last installment of their film series until fall, with Anastasia (1956), starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner, THIS THURSDAY June 11 at 7:00
Author Event: Unique Maine Farms
Maine author Mary Quinn Doyle will present an educational slideshow and discussion program about the Unique Maine Farms' project, and the book she has written about it, at the Library on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 PM.farms This volunteer project is dedicated to the depiction and promotion of all types of agricultural pursuits throughout the state of Maine.

Unique Maine Farms is a 296-page book which Mary wrote to provide an overview of the Unique Maine Farms' project. It was printed last fall in Maine on paper produced in Maine. All types of farms are featured in the book including historical farms, diversified farms, aquaculture, research and school farms, urban farms and farms with a preservation focus. There are farms that focus on flowers, fiber, trees, animals, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and plants. Stories are shared about farmers with many years of experience, as well as individuals just beginning their agricultural endeavors.

Mary Quinn Doyle is a certified Maine 7th to 12th grade English and social studies teacher who has worked outside of the classroom in various educational-related positions. For over thirty years, Mary has been involved with photography and writing. Several of her historical and nature newspaper columns appeared in her first book, Newfield: Notes from Shady Nook.

Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Play Reading: Scapin
The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, June 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, the last one until September.scapin This month the group will read the comedy, Scapin, adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell from Molière's Les Fourberies de Scapin ("Scapin's Deceits").
The comedy is about a character, reminiscent of the Barber of Seville, who conspires with two young men to foil their fathers' marriage plans for them and allow them to live happily ever after with the women they love.

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
Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party: Every Hero Has a Story
Readers and emerging readers ages 4 through 12 are invited to the kick-off party for the Library summer reading program on Saturday June 20 from 10:30 AM to noon.kickoff The party will include a musical performance by Grammy nominee Judy Pancoast, in her 19th year of presenting jubilant summer concerts at libraries.

Judy has designed a fun and interactive musical program to go with this year's Summer Reading Program Theme, "Every Hero Has a Story." The program will focus on different types of heroes...from superheroes to young heroes, heroes in the community and even animal heroes! It will help children see how they can be heroes by being brave...brave enough to be themselves, brave enough to say "no" and brave enough to walk away from bullying. The program ends with the rousing pop anthem "Little Cheerleader," which encourages children to be their own number one fan.

As always, Judy will spend time chatting with each audience member in a meet and greet after the show, and each child will leave with a color autographed photo. To find out more about Judy, visit

Be a hero and join the fun! What will your story be? Kids can sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the party or by stopping by the Library during Library hours any time after June 20. For more information, call Pat at 374-5515
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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