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This month in the Britton Gallery

Sedgwick Old Cemetery #2,  watercolor, from the current show, Donald Mallow: Watercolors (through July 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

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

Stuffed animals in Marine (L) and Police (R) uniforms, 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.
Some of the PtP Works still available!
The Red Boat by Jill Finsen
Down Linda's Path by Rebekah Raye
Caterpillar Hill by Beth Lambert
Rain Sedgwick by Jerry Rose
Rolling Fog Eggemoggin Reach by Mary Barnes
Ghost Ship by Jessie Moore
Dusty's Birchat Mouse & Squirrel by Marcie Amory

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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...
  • The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will show the film Chariots of Fire (1981) TOMORROW! July 22 at 7:00 PM.Events The film, starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson, is about two young British sprinters competing in the 1924 Olympics.
  • Bonsai master Michael Levin from Bonsai West in Littleton, Massachusetts will present a first look at growing bonsai, at the Library THIS THURSDAY! July 23 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • Danielle from Peace Ridge Sanctuary in Penobscot will show off some of her rescued animal friends THIS SATURDAY July 25 at 10:30 AM. More info below.
Thank You Artists and Bidders!
Happy winners of a much sought after work by Ann Gates Yarnall.

The 5th Annual Paint the Peninsula was a huge success thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, over 80 artists and the approximately 500 people who attended.Thanks Special thanks to this year's sponsors: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, MAE, Eggemoggin Textile Studio, El El Frijoles, and Wardwell Oil. With help from artists, patrons and these organizations the library raised at least $17,000 and counting, while also supporting the local art economy.  Thank you!
Weren't able to attend? We still have about 20 awesome paintings available for sale at the library. Come in during library hours and check it out. See the sidebar for some of the works.
Talk: The Seafaring History of Blue Hill
Former submarine sailor, marine historian and retired U.S. Navy Captain Robert Slaven, a Blue Hill native, will give an illustrated talk on the Seafaring History of Blue Hill at the Library on Thursday, July 30, at 7:00 PM. seafaringThe talk is part of a series presented this year highlighting history in general, as well as the history of the Blue Hill Library in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Library at 5 Parker Point Road.
Postcard image of Blue Hill from ca. 1920

What is the Blue Hill connection to one of the most famous ships in 19th century literature?  What were "stone schooners" and how did they play a role in Blue Hill's maritime history?   Why did Blue Hill, so closely connected to the sea, not develop a fishing fleet?   Captain Slaven will address these and other interesting questions.

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Superhero Saturdays
Kids and their families are invited to special children's events the next two Saturdays.superhero On Saturday July 25, at 10:30 AM Danielle Tessier founder of Peace Ridge Sanctuary in Penobscot, Maine will show off some of her rescued animal friends. Her organization provides permanent sanctuary to abused and neglected animals, with a particular focus on farmed animals, and seeks to promote compassionate lifestyle choices through humane education.

On Saturday, August 1, at 10:30 AM kids will have the chance to meet Gary Urey, author of the Super Schnoz series of children's books about a boy with a super-sized nose with super smelling powers. In the first story bullies begin coming after the boy until they realize that with his super-schnoz he can detect when the principal is coming, at which point he becomes respected and popular.  His friends design investigations for his "super power worthy" nose which leads to all sorts of adventures.

Gary Urey says that, as a kid, he was a reluctant reader and it was through super heroes that he got his love of reading and writing. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and says that he puts his professional theater training to good use every time he sits down to write funny stories for kids. He now lives and writes in Portland, Maine with his wife and two daughters, and has just finished the next installment of the Super Schnoz saga. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Every Saturday during the Summer Reading Program, kids and their families are invited to explore heroes in all kinds of settings (whether or not they are in the reading program). Local heroes visit and present programs where kids discover that there are all types of heroes.
Author Event: Night Life
Brooklin summer resident and author David C. Taylor will discuss and read from his new book Night Life at the Library on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM.Taylor Night Life is the first in a historical fiction crime series set in New York City in the 1950's, with a pulse-pounding murder plot and a protagonist caught between police and Mafia ties.

David C. Taylor was born and raised in New York City. He spent twenty years in Los Angeles writing for television and the movies. He has published short stories and magazine articles and produced an off-Broadway musical in New York. He now divides his time between Boston and the coast of Maine.

Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by Blue Hill Books and the Blue Hill Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Juggling Workshop
Steve Corning, entertainer extraordinaire, will present a juggling workshop for kids 7 to 13 at the Library on Wednesday July 29 at 2:00 PM.juggling Steve will provide a hands-on lesson in juggling, and teach an assortment of improv games and exercises, that are both fun and challenging, as well as a great chance for kids to pick up a new skill or hobby. This program has been the highlight of many events at libraries and schools across Maine. This is Steve's third visit to the Blue Hill Public Library.

Steve Corning began performing professionally at age 17 and has brought his off-beat brand of juggling and comedy to theaters and resorts across the country, and internationally aboard Disney Cruise Lines. Steve hails from South Paris, Maine and began his career studying physical comedy and improvisation at the world renowned Celebration Barn Theater. Steve is best known for his weird and crazy stunts, including escape artistry, contortion, and balancing heavy things on his chin!

Thanks to Friends of the Library the program is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, check the Library's web calendar or contact the Library at 374-5515.  
 Local Superhero Sightings
Photos from our recent "You Are the Superhero" workshop.sightings

Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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