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Mid-Winter Sunrise, framed photograph by Christine Guiness, from the August art show, Water and Light, (through August 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

View of Barred Islands from Double Beeches, watercolor on paper by Margaret Straus, from the August art show, Water and Light (Through August 31) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

LEGO tow truck operator and boat rescuers, 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
Monthly Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": First Saturday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, through August 22.
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SuperLibrarian reads to super-readers at the summer reading program end of season celebration. Check out the last newsletter item to see where the two baskets of food came from and went!
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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...
  • Knitters are invited to participate in the Blue Hill Mitten Project to raise money for  holiday gifts for local children in need, and come to a knitting session to learn more and get tips on knitting, THIS THURSDAY! August 27, 6:30 PM. Or just come and knit on your mittens. More info here.
  • Castine summer resident Barbara Moss will discuss and read from her debut novel "The Language of Paradise," THIS THURSDAY! August 27, 7:00 PM.  Books will be available for sale and signing.
Calling All Mitten Project Mittens!
These are some of the awesome mittens that have been done by volunteers recently
Knitters participating in the Blue Hilll Mitten Project can drop off their mittens this week-- either at this week's meeting-- Thursday August 27 at 6:30, or any time the Library is open. mittensPlease label with your name, phone number, type of yarn and the town you're from. The exhibit starts next week but mittens can be added anytime through November so KEEP KNITTING you AWESOME knitters!!
September Art: The Peninsula Painters
During the month of September, the Library will showcase artwork from more than 60 local artists, in a show titled The Peninsula Painters. All of the artists represented in this show participated in the Library's Paint the Peninsula fundraiser in July.painters For this exhibit they will be showing pieces more characteristic of their usual work, created on their own studio time.  The exhibit will include a range of paint media and subject matter in a rare group show of so many artists connected to the Blue Hill Peninsula.
Cape Rosier by Leslie Anderson

Participating Artists: Eileen Ahern * Marcie T. Amory * Leslie Anderson * Elise Andreas * Anya Antonovych * Mary Aro * Olena Babak * Margret Baldwin * Charles Fenner Ball * Mary Barnes * Deb Belyea * Wimberley Burton * Kay Carter * Nai Chang * Diana Chase * Johanna Chase * Philip Chase * Katherine Churchill * Avy Claire * Henrietta T. Clews * Stephen Collier * Teddi-Jan Covell * George L. Crosby * Heidi Daub * Linda Deming * Alison Dibble * Paula Dougherty * Pamela Elias * Kate Emlen * Susan Finsen * Anina P. Fuller * Cynthia Gallant-Simpson * Roberta Greany * Barbara Joy Hare * Nina Hartman * Dorothy B. Hayes * Em Herzstein * Edee Howland * Jill Hoy * Wendy Jagger * Scarlet Kinney * Beth Lambert * Wendy Lewis * Heather Lyon * Donald Mallow * Charles Marbach * Frederica Marshall * Mary B. Martin * Jane McNichol * Rosalani Moore * Rosie Moore * Corey A. Paradise * Patricia Pettigrew * Carolyn Raedle * Rebekah Raye * Penny Ricker * Jerry Rose * Carla Heider Rosenzweig * Elizabeth Sawyer * Jack Schlueter * Elsie Sealander * Walter Smalling * Bruce Stahnke * Robert Starkey * Judy Steeves * Axel Stohlberg * Sherry Streeter * Judy Taylor * Paul Trowbridge * Adele Ursone * Michael Vermette * Becky Whight
Blue Hill Bay by Kate Emlen

The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception on Friday September 4th, 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The library will remain open until 8:00 as part of Blue Hill's First Friday activities in which many stores and galleries will be open late. Make the library your first stop for a fun evening in town.  For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
Seal Cove by Patricia Pettigrew

Author Event: The Meritocracy Quartet
Local author Jeffrey Lewis will read from and discuss his new volume, The Meritocracy Quartet, at the Library on Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00 PM.Meritocracy In The Meritocracy Quartet, his four interlinking novels-Meritocracy: A Love Story, The Conference of the Birds, Theme Song for an Old Show, and Adam the King-have been brought together for the first time into a single volume. Set against the backdrop of the changing American landscape over four decades, The Meritocracy Quartet is a "testament to the country's evolving personality."

Jeffrey Lewis is also the author of Berlin Cantata. He has received two Emmy Awards and the Writer's Guild Award for his work as a television writer and producer on Hill Street Blues. He lives in Los Angeles and Castine, Maine.

This will be Jeffrey Lewis's only appearance in Maine this summer. 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.
Film: Cat Ballou
The Friends of the Library Film Series starts up again for the fall season, with Cat Ballou (1965), starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin, on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM at the Library.Ballou The film, a comedy western, is about a woman who hires a gunman to avenge the death of her father, only he doesn't turn out to be what she's expecting. Lee Marvin won an Oscar for his performance.

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
Kids Donate Food to the Needy By Reading
Instead of getting prizes for reading books, this year's summer reading program participants had the choice of picking a  food item to donate to the Tree of Life Food Pantry or a pet food item to donate to The Ark animal shelter in Cherryfield each time they read a certain number of hours. Pictured above are Children's Librarian Pat Horton presenting the donations to Tree of Life President of the Board Judi Hilliker. Good going kids!KidsDonate
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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