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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

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

Football card of Ryan Kalil, center for the Carolina Panthers, 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.
Author events, presentations on history and other subjects:Thursday nights at 7:00 PM during the summer.
Book sales in the basement "Book Nook":Every Saturday 
through August 22 except July 4, 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 the first Kneisel Hall Children's Concert of the summer, as musicians from Kneisel Hall's Young Artist program perform a variety of chamber music pieces and engage their young audience TOMORROW! Wednesday, June 24, 4:30  All ages are welcome!
  • Calling all knitters! THIS THURSDAY! June 25 at 6:30 PM master knitter Marjorie Yesley will be helping volunteers for the Blue Hill Mitten Project get started or with any questions on the Latvian based pattern chosen the project. More info here.
  • Every Saturday during the Summer Reading Program, kids ages 5-12 are invited to explore heroes in all kinds of settings. THIS SATURDAY! June 27 at 10:30 AM, Mary, a licensed veterinary technician, will bring her yellow lab Keebler and talk about what it is like to work with animals.
  • Weekly (except for 4th of July) Friends of the Library Book Sales start THIS SATURDAY! June 27, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. For more info, see below.
Art Show: Donald Mallow: Watercolors
The Library will host an art show--Donald Mallow: Watercolors--during the month of Julymallow. This will be Mallow's 11th show at the Library since the 1960's and it will include works from earlier in his career as well as recent ones. The public is invited to a reception for the show on Saturday, July 11 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.
In Arthur Cousins' Barn

During the last two years he has been working on a series of watercolors based on the great rock wall blasted to build an approach road to the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge that connects Prospect, Maine with Verona Island along Route 1. Discreet portions of the wall serve as points of departure for these paintings which interpret freely the form and color of the native stone.
From the Ledge 2014

Both an artist and an architect, Mallow's studies were at the Brooklyn Museum Art School (1946 - 47), the Cooper Union (1947 - 50) and the Yale University School of Architecture (1950 -52).  He has pursued a double career. His watercolors are included in corporate and private collections while his architectural designs have been published in the U.S. and abroad.

Mallow first came to Blue Hill fifty years ago when his wife, cellist Barbara Stein Mallow, joined the faculty at Kneisel Hall. He has painted in the Blue Hill area these fifty years and the work has been exhibited at galleries in Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Northeast Harbor, Rockport and at the Farnsworth Library and Museum in 1973. In New York City the watercolors were represented by the David Findlay Galleries and the Coe Kerr Gallery and were described by Arts Magazine as "amazing in their ability to meld precision and spontaneity of forms; the control of a superb craftsman."

Architectural work may be seen at The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting July 2nd. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
 Author Event: Anne D. Emerson
Lifetime summer resident of Brooksville Anne D. Emerson will talk about and read from her new book, Letters From Erastus: Field Notes on Grace at the Library on Thursday, July 2nd at 7:00 PM.erastus  Letters from Erastus is woven around twenty-two letters written by the author's great-great grandfather, Erastus Hopkins, to his daughters in the 1850's and 60's. It is also woven around the story of the of the Emerson family on Dog Island Point on Cape Rosier.

The letters reveal an unexpected sensitivity and attempt to provide firm but gentle guidance to a family coping with years of domestic tragedy. Buried for 150 years in the archives of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the letters become the driving force in the author's quest to figure out who this forgotten man was.  Along the way, they become a bridge to Linc, a schizophrenic cousin in prison, as well as a guide for the author's understanding of her own life story and old New England family.

While the book is full of engaging history, it is also a "contemporary story, about a family of artists, the interplay of generations and values, and the ways we search for and find meaning as we move through the chapters of our lives."

Anne D. Emerson was the executive director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from 1988 to 1998, and after that served as director of the Bostonian Society and the Old State House Museum and as president of the Boston Museum Project. Her articles on historical topics have been published in The Boston Globe. This is her first book.

Books will be available for purchase 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.
Weekly Summer Book Sales

Friends of the Library book sales are going weekly for the summer, starting earlier than usual-June 27.Sales  The sales will be from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Saturday through August 22 (excluding July 4th) in the Library's basement "Book Nook." As usual, there will be a wide variety of good quality used books for children and adults, and most books are still only a dollar or two! New for this summer will be weekly half price sales.

"Sail your way to a room full of bargains.." 

No one has to wait until Saturday though; there is an ongoing fifty cent paperback sale on the Library's second floor, accessible anytime the Library is open.


Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, for both children and adults, and to make special purchases of books, dvds, etc., and equipment for the library.  Donations of books and DVDs are always welcome.  Guidelines for donated items are available at For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.


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