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This month in the Britton Gallery

Pineapple, acrylic, by Mary Bracy Martin, from the current show, The Peninsula Painters (through September 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Mittens, 100% wool, Men's Medium, by Marjorie Yesley, from the current exhibit Blue Hill Village Mittens (Through November 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Dolls from Myanmar (Burma when the dolls were purchased, from  Katie Marshall Greenman's International Doll Exhibit (Through December 30)
Ongoing Youth Events

Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3: at the town park or if raining, in the Howard Room 10:30 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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Pumpkin Island Light, oil on gypsum wood panel, by Michael E. Vermette, from the current exhibit, The Peninsula Painters
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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...
  • Local cookbook author Brooke Dojny will present a program and discussion, Setting the Maine Table: A Look at Downeast Foodways, THIS THURSDAY! September 10 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
Play Reading: Two Shakespeare Spinoffs
The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.plays This month the group will read two short plays by Tom Stoppard, written to be performed together, Dogg's Hamlet and Cahoot's MacBeth.

The first play is a comedic, 15-minute version of Hamlet presented by schoolboys speaking a language called "Dogg," along with an encore that is a two-minute version of the play. The second play, dedicated to dissident Czech dramatist Pavel Kohout, is an adaptation of Macbeth that he and his friends staged in a living room when the Czech government had banned public performances.

The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248, or
Save the Date: Anniversary Party!! October 2nd 5-8pm

Join us for a family friendly celebration of the library's 75th Anniversary at 5 Parker Point Road.anniversary We are going to party like it's 1940!  The GSA Jazz Band will play some hits from the 40's, there will be dancing, a photo booth with costume bits, a soda fountain, and, of course, birthday cake! Come in costume if you like.  See you there!!!!
Exhibit: Stamps
Surry resident Genevieve Philbrook is currently exhibiting stamps from her collection in the Library's children's room through the end of October.stamps The stamps are arranged by subject, such as "animals and insects, people, Christmas, historical statements" and "random interesting."

Genevieve lives on a homestead and homeschools with her sister and brothers. Her family owns a hamster named Pip, a dog named Coco, 2 cats named MJ and Daisy and 50 chickens. She says that her hobbies are "roller blading, performing play(s) and being dramatic, writing, turning random items into something way cooler, being artistic and creative, singing and dancing for fun, and of course, collecting interesting things such as stamps."

The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Library hours. For more information or to schedule a child-generated or child-oriented exhibit call the Library at 374-5515.
More From The Peninsula Painters
We are pleased to showcase artwork from more than 50 local artists, in a show titled The Peninsula Painters.peninsula All of the artists represented in this show participated in the Library's Paint the Peninsula fundraiser in July, during which they made and sold paintings in a short time frame on the same day.  For this exhibit artists will be showing pieces more characteristic of their usual work, created on their own studio time.  The exhibit includes a range of paint media and subject matter in a rare group show of so many artists connected to the Blue Hill Peninsula.

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