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This month in the Britton Gallery

Near Sand Beach, #10 Stonington, watercolor, from the current show, Donald Mallow: Watercolors (through July 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

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

Tow truck and rescue boat, from the current exhibit, Heroes, from the collection of Teddy Holcomb (Through August 31)
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: at the town park or if raining, in the Howard Room 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
Weekly Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, through August 22.
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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...
  • Kids 5-12 are invited to "Mad Science Heroes" TOMORROW! Wednesday July 15 at 2:30 We will explore innovative tools on the Mad Science super utility belt to accomplish amazing feats. More info and sign up here. 
  • Join us for another Kneisel Hall Children's Concert, as musicians from Kneisel Hall's Young Artist program perform a variety of chamber music pieces and engage their young audience , TOMORROW! Wednesday, July 15, 4:30 PM All ages are welcome!
  • Dana Sawyer, professor of philosophy and religion at the Maine College of Art (MECA) in Portland, Maine, will discuss and read from his recent book, Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper at the Library on Thursday July 16 at 7:00 PM. More info here. 
  • Join Friends of the Library for their weekly July and August book sales in the Library's basement "book nook" during regular library hours, THIS SATURDAY! 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • You Are the Hero! Program for kids 5-12, THIS SATURDAY! July 18, 10:30 to noon-- see below.
  • Paint the Peninsula-- don't miss it! Not only is it  loads of fun but a very important fundraiser for the Library, THIS SATURDAY July 18 from 4:30 to 7:00. More info below.
Paint the Peninsula this Saturday!

Just a few more days before the library's fresh paint fundraiser: Paint the Peninsula.PTP Artists are figuring out where on the peninsula to plant their easels and possible art buyers are contemplating what wall space would be fun to fill. The good news is that the weather should be dry. Come see what over 80 artists create Saturday morning. Who knows, you might go home with a favorite treasure. 

THIS SATURDAY July 18, 4:30- 7:00 
$12 suggested admission

(kids and participating artists free)
Blue Hill Builds a Library 1939 - 40:  The Fascinating Story of Two Determined Women, Government Red Tape & Community Support
Local antiques dealer, blogger and Blue Hill history expert Brad Emerson will give a talk, Blue Hill Builds a Library 1939-40: The Fascinating Story of Two Determined Women, Government Red Tape and Community Support, at the Library on Tuesday, July 21, at 7:00.library The talk is part of a series presented this summer highlighting the history of the Blue Hill Library to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Library's building on Parker Point Road.
Architectural sketch of BHPL before it was built.

Brad is a former president of the Jonathan Fisher Memorial, and former president of the Library's Board of Trustees. His family goes back at least 5 generations in Blue Hill.
Photo of BHPL from the 1940's

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Film: Chariots of Fire (1981)
Picture of Eric Liddell taken in 1924
The Friends of the  Library will show the film Chariots of Fire (1981) on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 PM.chariots The film, starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson, is about two young British sprinters competing in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary, runs because he thinks it glorifies God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew, runs to prove his place in Cambridge society.

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
The Art of Growing Bonsai
Bonsai master Michael Levin from Bonsai West in Littleton, Massachusetts will present a first look at growing bonsai, at the Library on Thursday July 23 at 7:00 PMbonsai.

In 1984, Michael Levin founded Bonsai West, which houses one of the largest collections of masterpiece bonsai, many over 100 years old. In this talk Michael will demonstrate how to grow and care for bonsai, including pruning, potting and wiring techniques.

Michael will also tell stories about his relationship with some of the first generation Japanese-American artists from California, who trained him, and who, after being held in internment camps during World War II, went on to become the founding fathers of American bonsai.

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515. 
You Are the Hero
Readers and emerging readers ages 5 through 12 are invited to dress up as their favorite hero and come to "hero training camp" at the Library on Saturday July 18 at 10:30 AM.hero  Heroes will perform special hero training camp activities and write their stories with inspiration from Youth Services Librarian, Pat Horton.

Every Saturday during the Summer Reading Program, kids ages 5 to12 are invited to explore heroes in all kinds of settings. On some Saturdays, local heroes visit and share their experiences with kids.  For more information, contact Pat at 374-5515.
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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