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This month in the Britton Gallery

Some Things Great and Small, ink drawing on archival inkjet print, by Susan Webster, from the current show, Messages (through October 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Women's medium Mitten, by Marjory Yesley, from the current exhibit, Blue Hill Village Mittens (Through November 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Stamp commemorating Alabama's 150th anniversary of statehood, 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
Monthly Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": First Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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Partygoers learn to dance "the swing" at the Library's 75th anniversary party on Friday. Many thanks to all who attended to help celebrate! Our bash was a blast thanks to you!
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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...
  • Join the Friends of the Library for a film, In a Lonely Place (1950), starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, THIS THURSDAY!, October 8 at 7:00 PM at the Library.  Although not as well-known as some of his other films, Bogart's performance in this film is considered among his best.
  • The Library is bringing Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers back to Blue Hill to do a performance of The Legend of the Banana Kid, THIS FRIDAY!, October 9 at 6:30 PM in the Bay School's Emlen Hall. More info here.
Missed the 75th Anniversary Party?  See a little sample here..
"It's Only a Paper Moon" --played by the George Stevens Academy Jazz Band under the direction of Steve Orlofsky, with dance demonstration by local performers Bernadette Dempsey and Bob Brown.

Presentation: Preserving New England's Moving Image History
Northeast Historic Film Executive Director Brook Minner will present a program highlighting some of the group's collections on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 PM at the Library.brook She will show some films from Blue Hill and nearby towns, including some footage of Blue Hill village in 1919.

The mission of Northeast Historic Film is to collect, preserve, and share the moving image history of northern New England. Since incorporating in 1986, Northeast Historic Film (NHF) has become one of the premier moving image archives in North America. The group's offices are located in the Alamo Theatre, a 1916 community cinema in downtown Bucksport. Their collections include home movies and amateur films; silent dramas; independent, industrial and education works; and television newsfilm and videotape.

Brook Ewing Minner has a master's of library science degree from Southern Connecticut University and a bachelor's in American history from Agnes Scott College.  She is "passionate about telling stories of local history and helping people connect with their own community and family stories through film."

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Opera Preview: Otello
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Giuseppe Verdi's opera,
Otello at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 16, at the Blue Hill Public Library.otello A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, October 17th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona and Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role of Verdi's "Otello". Photographed by Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera.

According to the Met website, "The Met season continues with Verdi's masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare's play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor's dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello's innocent wife and victim; and baritone Zeljko Lučić plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello's demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts."
Zeljko Lučić as Iago in Verdi's "Otello". Photographed by Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera.

Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
More Photos From the Party...
Lots of dancing by all

Singing "Happy Birthday" to the Library

Some very cool "saddle oxfords

More dancing

Our awesome soda queens Julie Jo Fuhrlle and Sarah Pebworth

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