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This month in the Britton Gallery

Buildings in Field #4, acrylic on board by Richard Wands from the August art show, Water and Light (through August 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Willet, cedar with painted stippled finish on a cherry burl base, bill is white cedar, eyes are ship's nails, from the August art show, Water and Light (Through August 31)
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Penobscot County Sheriff's Office patch, 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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Welcome to our library events newsletter, where we tell you what's going on @ BHPL!  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!
 Events This Week...
  • University of Maine professor of marine geology Dr. Joseph Kelley will present a talk, Undersea Landscapes of Coastal Maine with a Focus on Blue Hill Bay THIS WEDNESDAY August 19 at 7:00. More info here.
  • Join the Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts for "pick-up games" from 5:30 to 8:00 PM every Thursday evening. All levels of expertise are welcome. No registration is necessary. Chess boards will be supplied by the Library.
  • Mapping the Frontier: A Memoir of Discover from the Coast of Maine to the Alaskan Rim has been rescheduled to September 9. There will be no talk this Thursday evening.
  • Join the Friends of the Library for the last weekly book sale of the summer THIS SATURDAY! August 22, 9:00 AM to to 2 PM. And one last week of 1/2 price specials! First Saturday of the month book sales will resume starting September 5.
Author Event: The Language of Paradise
Castine summer resident Barbara Moss will talk about and read from her debut novel The Language of Paradise at the Library on Thursday August 27 at 7:00 PM.paradise Set in nineteenth-century New England, the novel is about the test of a woman's love against her husband's utopian quest. One of the characters in the novel is patterned on Blue Hill's own Rev. Jonathan Fisher, the first settled minister of the Town.
Barbara Klein Moss is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Her collection of stories, Little Edens, was published by W.W. Norton in 2004. Her fiction has appeared in New England Review, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, Southwest Review, and The Best American Short Stories 2001. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Maryland State Arts Council. When not in Maine she lives with her husband in Annapolis, Maryland.

Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the Library and Blue Hill Books. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
So Long But Not Farewell
Our beloved Youth Services Librarian Pat Horton will be leaving the Library, but continuing to impart the love of reading to children, this time to her grand baby twins in California! SoLong
In case you didn't recognize her, Pat Horton is our own version of Superlibrarian and she will be blasting off on a new adventure shortly!

So stop by and wish her well sometime in the next few weeks! Her last day will be Friday September 4.
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Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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