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This month in the Britton Gallery

Crouching Pose, conte, by Margret Baldwin, from the current show, The Blue Hill Life Drawing Group (through November 28)
In the Howard Room Cases

Adult medium Mitten, 100% wool, by Susan Farrar, from the current exhibit, Blue Hill Village Mittens (Through November 30) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Dad-2013, 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 
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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Rebekah Raye (L) and Kimberley Ridley (R) reading to kids at a recent author event here at the Library for their new book, The Secret Bay
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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...
  • Maine author Brenda Buchanan will talk about and read from her new mystery novel Cover Story on Saturday November 28 at 3:30 PM. More info below.
We'll be open normal hours this Friday, November 27
Curlew Raffle to Benefit FOL and the Library
Local artist Jerry Cumbo has generously donated two of his beautiful, hand-carved curlew sculptures as a fundraiser to support the library.raffle Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20, and are available at the main circulation desk.  100% of the proceeds will support the Friends of the Library, and two lucky winners will take home a beautiful work of local art.

The drawing will be on December 31 at the "Last Night" festivities. Until then the curlews will be on display downstairs in the Library's main room. Come check them out!
Author Event: Cover Story
Maine author Brenda Buchanan will talk about and read from her new mystery novel Cover Story at the Library on Saturday November 28 at 3:30 Set Down East in Machias, the novel is about a newspaper reporter who arrives in town to cover a murder trial.  After his hard-nosed reporting provokes someone to run him off the road in an isolated area, he realizes his life depends on figuring out not only who committed the murder but also who is stalking him. The book is Buchanan's second in the Joe Gale series, after Quick Pivot, which was about a long-cold missing person case in Portland.

Brenda Buchanan is a former newspaper reporter with deep reverence for local journalism. Her mysteries feature Joe Gale, an old-school reporter with modern media savvy who covers the Maine crime beat.  By day, Brenda is a lawyer at the Portland firm of Warren, Currier & Buchanan. A Westbrook resident, she is a former board member of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

This event is sponsored by the Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Art Show: Advent Calendars and Winter Works
Brooksville artist Annie Poole will exhibit her artwork at the Library during December, in a show entitled, Advent Calendars and Winter Works.Poole Annie painted the series of seasonal advent calendars, on paper in gouache and colored pencil, for her three children over a period of several years. With these personal works, the artist invites the public to share one family's traditions and a celebration of the holidays and the winter season. Included in the show are a group of oil paintings depicting Annie's views of winter time in Maine.
Advent calendar, Our House in Deep Snow, 22" x30  Gouache on paper  

Annie Poole has lived in Maine since 1979. About her work Annie says, "I find that life, just inside my tiny corner of it, is quite full and provides endless subject matter and visual and emotional stimulation. Opportunities for creativity exist in almost everything I do and I find that all my pursuits connect and eventually lead to what I do in my studio. I enjoy taking care of my home, spending time with family, cooking, walking my dog, working in the garden, playing music, working in theater, with my art being in the center of it all."
On Parker Pond, oil on canvas , 24x36     

The public is invited to an opening reception on Thursday December 3 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, the same night as Blue Hill's annual tree lighting, "Ugly Sweater Fun Run," and the Library's "ornament-making for kids" workshop. The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting December 1st. 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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