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This month in the Britton Gallery

Holding Her Head, colored pencil, by Eric Chase, from the current show, The Blue Hill Life Drawing Group (through November 28)
In the Howard Room Cases

Adult Small Mitten,  wool, by Phyllis Eckfeldt from the current exhibit, Blue Hill Village Mittens (Through November 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Ellmore 2013, from the current photo exhibit by Jasper Rossney (Through December 30)
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 Plus 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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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...
  •  Matthew Langdon Cost will talk about and read from his new historical novel, Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard THIS THURSDAY! November 5 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Tannhäuser at 1:00 PM THIS FRIDAY!, November 6. More info here.
  • Join us for an opening reception for the November art show, "Drawing From Life," by the Blue Hill Life Drawing Group THIS FRIDAY! November 6, 4:30 to 6:00 PM.
  • Join Friends of Blue Hill Public Library for their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale in the Library's basement "book nook," THIS SATURDAY!, November 7, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More info below.
Book Sale November 7
The Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book THIS SATURDAY! November 7 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. saleFeatured this month are half price sales on all fiction and cd's plus the "top middle shelves," (which must mean something to regular customers). It isn't too late to start thinking about the holidays!  Most books are still only a dollar or two. And children may still choose one free children's book!
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.
Spelling Bee a Sweet Success!
Kristy Billings successfully spells "quinoa".

Many thanks to all who sponsored, participated in and attended our third Celebrity Spelling Bee last Friday.bee We had some terrific spelling, great music, and serious belly-laughs. Plus, (and this really is just gravy) we raised over $3,200 for the library's operating budget. Yay!  If you couldn't make the fun last week, there is still plenty of time to donate to the library.

Our champion wild card Amy Bramblett accepts her trophy and 1st place prize: a Steripen donated by Hydro-Photon.

More pictures below!
Film: Blythe Spirit (1945)
The Friends of the the Library Film Series continues with Blythe Spirit (1945), starring Rex Harrison and Constance Cummings, on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 PM at the Library.Film The film is adapted from the play by Noel Coward, and is about a novelist and his second wife who are haunted by the ghost of his first wife.

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
Cookies and Cider with Libby!
The Library will host a welcome reception for Libby Edwardson, the library's new youth services librarian on Friday, November 13, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.Libby In September the community said goodbye to Pat Horton, our Youth Services Librarian for the past 6 years. Now Elizabeth "Libby" Edwardson, is joining the Library to serve the younger patrons.

Libby with Abigail, a BHPL patron.

Libby comes to Blue Hill with varied experiences. Most recently she worked as a Bookmobile and Outreach Librarian in Bell County, Kentucky. Her clients in Appalachia ranged from seniors to the incarcerated. A big part of her job has been working with teens and "tweens." Libby created activities ranging from a "zombie prom" to a writing group for teens. She was also actively involved in programs that promote tolerance, such as a Gay/ Straight Alliance.

While at the Bell County Library, she co-founded a library program called "52 Weeks of Giving" which subsequently morphed into a standalone nonprofit dedicated to involving children in weekly acts of kindness, both local and global. Prior to her work in Bell County, Libby worked as a middle school drama coach, and did some outreach work for the Girl Scouts. Libby is moving to the Blue Hill area in early November, along with her husband, six kids, two pugs and two kittens.

The public is invited to enjoy cider and cookies, and help welcome Libby, both to the Library and the Blue Hill Peninsula community. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Children's Author Event: Kimberly Ridley and Rebekah Raye
Kimberly Ridley and Rebekah Raye will celebrate their new children's book The Secret Bay at the Library on Saturday, November 14, at 10:30 a.m. with a reading, book signing, cake, and fun.secret

The Secret Bay reveals the hidden world of an estuary, a haven for horseshoe crabs, mummichogs, migratory shorebirds and other amazing creatures-and one of the most productive ecosystems on earth. Written in the voice of the estuary itself and accompanied by sidebars filled with fun scientific facts, the book shows how estuaries serve as nurseries of the sea, help clean up the water and protect coastal communities from storms.
Kim (L) and Rebekah (R)

Winner of a 2015 Moonbeam Silver Award for exemplary children's books, The Secret Bay is geared for children ages 5-11 with poetic text for reading aloud and enough information to use as a field guide to estuary animals, plants, and ecology. Raye's lush illustrations bring Ridley's text to life with action scenes through the seasons and tidal changes of an estuary.

Both Ridley, a science writer and contributing editor to Down East, and Raye, an artist beloved for her bird and animal paintings, live on the Blue Hill Peninsula. The Secret Bay is a follow up to The Secret Pool, their award-winning book about vernal pools. The Secret Pool received a Lupine Award, John Burroughs Association Riverby Award and other honors. Both books are published by Tilbury House in Thomaston, Maine.
More fun from the Bee!
Gayle Durnbaugh spells "ramekin" in the Blue Hill Inn round.
Tanya Bannon writes a word on her arm while spelling.
Corey Paradise shows off his Beehive tie and date-stamped shirt with the best library bee themed outfit of the night.

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