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This month in the Britton Gallery

The Invitation, acrylic on canvas, by Wendy Eysenbach Jagger, from the current show, The Peninsula Painters (through September 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

Mittens, size adult M to L, 85% wool & 15% mohair, by Cathie Burnett, from the current exhibit, Blue Hill Village Mittens (Through November 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Stamp with quote from George Washington: Observe good faith and justice toward all nations, from the collection of Genevieve Philbrook (Through October 31)
Ongoing Youth Events
Preschool Storytime for kids up to age 5, Tuesdays 10:30 starting Oct. 6
Playgroup for Babies and Toddlers up to age 3:
Wednesdays in the Howard Room 10:30 to noon.
Chess Club for ages 7 and up:
Fridays, 3:00 to 3:45 PM
LEGO Club for ages 7 to 12:
Saturdays 10:30 AM to noon 
Ongoing Adult Events
Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30
Play Reading: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM 
Film Series: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM 
Monthly Book sales in the basement "Book Nook":
First Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 
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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...
  • Deer Isle author and anthropologist William Haviland will give a talk, The Blue Hill Peninsula's Original People, THIS THURSDAY!, October 1 at 7:00 PM. He will discuss who these natives of the Down East region were and how they lived, from 12,000 years ago after the ice sheet from the last ice age receded from the area, to the arrival of Europeans. More info here. 
  • Join Friends of the  Library for a preview of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Il Trovatore at 1:00 PM on THIS FRIDAY!, October 2. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, October 3, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. More info here.
  • The  Library is excited to be marking our 75th year of library services and cultural programming in our historic building on Parker Point Road with an Anniversary Bash THIS FRIDAY!, October 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. More info here.
  • Join Friends of the Library for their monthly first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale THIS SATURDAY October 3 from 9 AM to 2 PM. More info below.
Exhibit Features the Work of Three Area Artists
Words and images will be the focus of "Messages", an exhibition at the Library from October 2 to 31 by three local artists, Heidi Daub and Avy Claire of Blue Hill and Susan Webster of Deer Isle.messages  The artists all incorporate language with their work as visual artists, and the three have been discussing how the cultural power of language informs their creative processes. This exhibit allows them to have that conversation through the art work itself.  
Malus, by Avy Claire

Avy Claire says about her work: "What text can conjure in my mind is personal, expansive, and fleeting. Embedding text into an image makes it visible beyond myself and forms a bridge that spans the two with another layer of meaning."
Show Me the Book of Love, by Heidi Daub

According to Heidi Daub, "Writing partners with my visual work in various ways, through journaling, poetry, and as an incorporated element within a work. Often in conjunction with painting, the act of writing-like drawing itself--opens up avenues of centering, understanding and discovery."
I Wonder, by Susan Webster

Susan Webster explains, "It's the relationship between text and image that inspires me. Whether I incorporate words directly into a piece or not, the mysterious connection between image and text--however unlikely-- creates a new union of layered meaning that often surprises me and moves the work forward."

The exhibit opens October 2 and is available for viewing during Library hours with the part of the exhibit in the Howard Room subject to the meeting room schedule.  The public is invited to a reception to meet the artists on Friday, October 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
Book Sale October 3
The Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on October 3 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 Featured this month are "mini collections" of books on birds, knitting, and antiques, as well as books by Maine authors, "Democracy University" dvds on a variety of subjects and the first 15 seasons of the TV program "ER" on dvd. Most books are still only a dollar or two. And children may still choose one free children's book!
"Mini collection" of bird books.

The Friends wish to thank the many donors who keep the sale supplied with quality books, and welcome contributions - big or small. 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.
Fall Children's Programs
October is the time when a number of popular kids' programs start up again at the Library.programs The Library is in the process of filling their youth services position so initially, the events will be staffed by volunteers and/or other staff members.
A few games from last year.

The weekly Chess Club resumes on Friday, October 2nd, 3:00 to 3:45 PM and is for children ages 7 and up and for all levels of skill.  Snacks and chess sets are provided. LEGO Club for kids 7 to 12 years of age will be on Saturdays starting October 3rd, from 10:30 AM to noon. Kids ages 4 to 6 are also invited but must be accompanied by an adult. Kids can bring their own or use the Library's. Donations of LEGOs would be greatly appreciated.

Preschool Storytime for kids up to age 5, on Tuesdays at 10:30, starts up again on October . Play Group for babies and toddlers up to age 3, will continue on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. For more information on any of these programs, call the Library at 374-5515.  
Film: In a Lonely Place
The Friends of the Library Film Series continues with In a Lonely Place (1950), starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, on Thursday, October 8th at 7:00 PM at the The film, a classic film noir, is about a troubled screenwriter suspected of murder, who is cleared by his neighbor, but then the neighbor begins to have doubts. Although not as well-known as some of his other films, Bogart's performance in this film is considered among his best.
All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room on the second Thursday of the month. For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers:
The Legend of the Banana Kid
The Library is bringing Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers back to Blue Hill to do a performance of The Legend of the Banana Kid, on Friday, October 9 at 6:30 PM in the Bay School's Emlen Hall.frogtown  Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure!  With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits.  (please note that there are no guns in the show).

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a small puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor consisting of three siblings - Erik and Brian Torbeck and Robin Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theatres in the United States and Canada.   They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Blue Hill Library, admission for the puppet show is free. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.  
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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