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This month in the Britton Gallery

Is the Light Itself Separating, acrylic on canvas, by Roberta Amina Greany, from the current exhibit The Peninsula Painters(through September 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Just a few of the mittens that will be on display in the Blue Hill Mitten Project Exhibit--knitted locally by volunteers to raise money for holiday gifts for local youth in need (Through November 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Stamps from the collection of Genevieve Philbrook (Through October 31)
Ongoing Youth Events

Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3:  in the Howard Room 10:30 to noon.
Ongoing Adult Events
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30
Monthly Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": first Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Summer reading program participants hold up the certificates they received for all the books they read this summer.
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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...
  • The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library Film Series starts up again for the fall season, with Cat Ballou (1965), starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin, THIS THURSDAY September 3 at 7:00 PM at the Library. More info here.
  • Join us for a reception for The Peninsula Painters, a show featuring finished work from artists who participated in the 2015 Paint the Peninsula silent auction in July, THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, FROM 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • THIS FRIDAY September 4 we will be open until 8:00 PM for Blue Hill's First Friday event where businesses and galleries remain open late and have special events around town.
  • Join the Friends of the Library for their First-Saturday-of-the-month book sale (see below).
Farewell to Pat
As Rich said on Facebook this week, the good news is that we have an opening for a Youth Services Librarian. Well really that's not such good news except for one lucky person because the BAD NEWS is that Pat Horton, BHPL's Youth Services Librarian extraordinaire is leaving us for the left coast.farewell

This just in: We have conflicting reports that she _might_ be the masked women pictured here behind the library's summer reading program. Superheroes never give up their identity, but I'm onto her. Have you ever seen Pat and SuperLibrarian in the same room at the same time?
Sorry SL, the jig is up.

ANYHOW you need to know two things:

1) Everything there is to know about how to apply for that opening can be found at And more importantly:

2) We would really LOVE it if you stopped by the library on Pat's last day, Friday September 4, anytime between 3:00 and 6:00 PM for some cake and conversation in the Larchwood Room.
Setting the Maine Table: A Look at Downeast Foodways
Local cookbook author Brooke Dojny will present a program and discussion at the Library, Setting the Maine Table: A Look at Downeast Foodways, on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 PM.foodways "Foodways," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary refers to the eating and culinary practices of a people, region or period in history.

Ms. Dojny will delve into various aspects of the Maine food scene, including lobster fishing, oyster and mussel aquaculture, farmers' markets, honor farm stands, the Common Ground Fair, artisan bakers, salsa makers, and microbreweries. She'll then tie this to a discussion about how she does the research and writing of recipes and text for her cookbooks, as well as other aspects of the publishing process.

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Some of Brooke's books will available for sale and signing. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Book Sale Saturday September 5
The Friends of the Library's first-Saturday-of-the-month book sales will resume on September 5 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00  There will be lots of new titles (including mini collections of Anita Shreve/Jodi Picoult, and  a lot of knitting books!!), as well as rolling cart sales and other specials. Most books are still only a dollar or two, and children may choose one free book from the youth section!

The Friends wish to thank the many who visited, bought and donated in support of the weekly sales this summer, which resulted in record proceeds! Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, and to make special purchases of books, dvds, etc., and equipment for the library. To donate books that are in good condition or for more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.  Books of all sorts are welcome, but of special value are art, poetry, nature, biography and history. 
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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