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This month in the Britton Gallery

Erica, Conté Crayon, by Robert Shetterly, from the current show, The Blue Hill Life Drawing Grouop (through November 28)
In the Howard Room Cases

Adult Medium/Large Mitten, 100% wool, by Virginia Duym, from the current exhibit, Blue Hill Village Mittens (Through November 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Versailles 2014, From the current exhibit of photographs, "Pictures Until Now," 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...
  • Knitters, there is one last mitten knitting session here at the Library to participate in the Blue Hill Village Mitten Project to raise money for holiday gifts for local children in need, THIS THURSDAY! November 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. More info here.
  • Join Friends of the Library for the film, Blythe Spirit (1945), starring Rex Harrison and Constance Cummings, THIS THURSDAY November 12 at 7:00 PM
  • If you haven't met her yet, now's your chance! We are having a welcome reception, with cider and cookies, for our new Youth Librarian Libby Edwardson THIS FRIDAY! November 13 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the Larchwood Room. More info below.
  • Join Kimberly Ridley and Rebekah Raye as they celebrate their new children's book The Secret Bay at the Library THIS SATURDAY!, November 14, at 10:30 a.m. with a reading, book signing, cake, and fun. More info here.
Reminder-- Library Will be Closed Tomorrow
The Library will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. closed
The Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va.

Cookies and Cider With Libby
The Library will host a welcome reception for Libby Edwardson, the library's new youth services librarian THIS 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.
Exhibit: Pictures Until Now
The Library is now hosting an exhibit of photographs: Pictures Until Now, by Jasper Rossney, in the Library's Larchwood Room exhibit case through the end of December.Jasper Jasper is going to be 7 years old in January, and has been taking photos for three years.  The photos were taken with a vintage plastic 1960's "Diana" camera and also a digital camera.

Jasper attends Sedgwick Elementary School, and has loved to travel since he was born. He also loves eating new foods when he goes other countries.  Jasper's father Michael Rossney has been a photographer for 30 years and his mother Michele Levesque has a master of fine arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts, so he has plenty of creative inspiration and encouragement!

The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Library hours. For more information call Libby at 374-5515. 
Play Reading: Scapin
The public is invited to participate in the Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.scapin This month the group will read Scapin adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell from Les Fourberies de Scapin
(Scapin's Deceits) a three-act comedy by the French playwright Molière.  

Scapin is a trickster who likes to play the other characters off of each other and also helps young couples to avoid the matches that their parents have planned for them.

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
Author Event:The Gnome Project
Maine artist and wool crafter, Jessica Peill-Meininghaus, will discuss and read from her recent book, The Gnome Project: One Woman's Wild and Woolly Adventure, at the Library on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 PM.gnome

What do you do when life is too chaotic? How about felting a gnome? Or 365 of them, one for each day of the year?

Artist and wool crafter Jessica Peill-Meininghaus decided that she needed a project to teach herself follow-through in life. She settled on making one of her popular felted-wool gnomes every day for a year. With pipe cleaners and wool roving, amidst the chaos of raising four children and moving cross-country, Peill-Meininghaus felted her way through hundreds of charming, pointy-hatted, often bearded characters.

Lavishly decorated with photos of each charming creation, The Gnome Project is the surprising and magical story of what happens when we commit to something small. (Hint: It's something very big, as in making life more meaningful.)  In this book is her inspirational tale, complete with gnome-making instructions.

Jessica says that when she's not felting, she is usually "homeschooling three of my four children, tending to our animals, working with children with disabilities, writing and tending to our homestead in Maine." Books will be available for sale and signing. 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: Lulu
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Alban Berg's opera, Lulu at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 20, at the Blue Hill Public Library. LuluA live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, November 21st, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Marlis Petersen in the title role and Johan Reuter as Dr. Schön in Berg's Lulu. Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.

According to the Met website, "Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg's notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter."
Marlis Petersen in the title role and Franz Grundheber as Schigolch. Photo 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.
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