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This month in the Britton Gallery
Wreath Factory, oil on canvas, from the current show, Advent Calendars and Winter Paintings by Annie Poole (through December 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

A card made and sent by a friend to Anne-Claude Cotty, from the current exhibit, Mail Art, by Christopher Raphael and friends (Through December 31) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Tower of London-2014, from  the current exhibit of photographs, Pictures Until Now, by Jasper Rossney. (Through December 31)
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:
First Saturday of the month 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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These two beautiful curlews are being raffled off here at the Library. They were carved and donated by Gerry Cumbo. Tickets are $5 apiece or 5 for $20. The winners will be drawn at the "Last Night" festivities on December 31.
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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 us for an art opening for Annie Poole's December show, Advent Calendars and Winter Works, THIS THURSDAY!  December 3, 4:30 PM All ages are welcome!
  • Super fun ornament-making for kids! THIS THURSDAY, December 3 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. This is part of Blue Hill's annual tree lighting events, and families are welcome to stop by and make GLITTER CRITTERS that they can take home with them!
  • Don't miss the first of TWO December book sales THIS  SATURDAY December 5 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Lots of books for and about the Holidays! More info below.
Many Thanks to this week's donors!Thanks

Raymond & Stella Akscin * Blue Hill Babes Red Hat Society * Borealis Press * Candice Bray * Doug & Posie Cowan * Shirley Crumm * Wade & Virginia Duym * Cara Fox * Jim Bergin & Judy Garvey * John & Katherine Greenman * Jud & Gretchen Hartmann * Alex & Lesley Hill * Richard Hutton & John Cogswell * Edward & Nancy Larrabee * Lois Lock * Frederica Marshall Herman Kidder * Keith Mason & Liz Rees * Ellen McGuire & Terry Burke * Barry & Susan Mills * Linda & Peter Nelson * Mary Allison Rylands * Margot Semler * Pam Sharp * Jose Soriano * Susan Taylor * Chris & Elizabeth Young 
Exhibit: Mail Art
Local artists Anne-Claude Cotty and Christopher Raphael will show their handmade cards along with those of other artist friends in an exhibit at the Library during the month of December.exhibit The exhibit, titled Mail Art, includes a variety of handmade cards that are ready to send or have been received. They vary in structure, materials and content, but each is a labor of love and bears the artist's personal touch.
Cards by Anne-Claude Cotty

According to Raphael, "I thought an exhibit of cards that were handmade to be sent by mail would be of interest since electronic and social media are replacing personal communication by mail." As he and Anne-Claude developed the idea of the exhibit it became clear that they knew a lot of other artists whose work should be part of it.
Card by Christopher Raphael

Christopher Raphael is an architect who lives in Brooksville with his wife Peggy Wanamaker. They moved to Maine over twenty years ago from Annapolis Maryland to enjoy a quieter and more creative life. Besides his architectural design work, Chris has an ongoing interest in photography and his work has been shown previously in the Britton Gallery. Over the years he has made seasonal cards for family and friends using printmaking and book making techniques.
Postcard from materials collected during travel by Christopher Raphael

Anne-Claude Cotty is a photographer, book-maker, artist and teacher living in Stonington, Maine. She has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and her work has been exhibited at the University of Maine Museum of Art, Colby College Art Museum, and the Portland Museum of Art.
Card by Anne-Claude Cotty

The exhibit is in the Howard Room cases, available for viewing during Library hours subject to the meeting room schedule through the end of the month. For more information call the Library at 374-5515.
Two December Book Sales Feature Books for the Holidays
Friends of the Library will hold two Saturday book sales in December, on the 5th and the 19th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.sales The sales will feature many new and like-new books, cds and dvds for gift giving to children and adults. There are books for everyone: cooks, poets, artisans and readers of all ages.

Hundreds of quality used books fill the shelves in the book nook in all categories for all ages-- and most books are just a dollar or two! Proceeds from book sales enable the Friends of the Library to continue providing special events and purchases for the library.  To donate books that are in good condition or for more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.
Film: Grand Illusion
The Friends of the Library Film Series continues with Grand Illusion (1937), starring Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, and Pierre Fresnay, on Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 PM at the The film is directed by Jean Renoir and is based on a screenplay he wrote with Charles Spaak. Set during World War I, it is about a small group of French soldiers who are captured by Germans and make numerous escape attempts from the POW camp where they are imprisioned.
Pierre Fresnay and Erich von Stroheim in Grand Illusion. Promotional still from the 1937 film Grand Illusion, published in National Board of Review Magazine.

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