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This month in the Britton Gallery

The Four Seasons, painting by Annie Poole, from the current show, Advent Calendars and Winter Paintings  (through December 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

Gingerbread people, by Sue Mason, from the current exhibit, Mail Art, by Christopher Raphael and friends (Through December 31) 
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Winter Woods 2013, from the current exhibit, 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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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!
Tuesday, December 8, 2015-- In this issue:
 Events This Week...
  • Join Friends of the Library for a showing of the film, Grand Illusion (1937), starring Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, and Pierre Fresnay, THIS THURSDAY!, December 10 at 7:00 PM at the Library.
Many thanks to this week's donors!
We are grateful to the 46 families that donated this week. We have raised almost $80,000, however, we still have over $60,000 to raise between now and the end of the year. Thanks

Anonymous * Joni Banks * Paul R. Bernard * Harry & Marie Bissell * Jack and Wendy Brown * E. Brunner * Kenneth & Kathleen Burgess * Suzanne & Don Carmichael * Diana Chase * Don & Deb Christian * GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program * Blaise deSibour & Leslie Clapp * Nancy Dewey & Michael Wood * Tony & Sarah Everdell * Charles E. Ferden * George & Patricia Fowler * Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Grant * Leda Beth Gray & David Drake * Rich & Susie Gurin * Julina Gylfe * Hannah & Associates * Pamela H. Holden * Ms. Bernice Jones * Mr. Helmut J. Juretschke * Gilbert & Rebecca Kerlin * Scott & Maryanne Koester * Susan Lees * Ms. Jane McCloskey * Richard McElroy & Ann LeRoyer * Jon McMillan & Kathyrn Rensinbrink * Pat Whitney Messler * Brad Meyer * Susan O'Connor * Philip & Lydia Osgood * Lee & Cartter Patten * Carol & Bob Plohr * Ron & Mary Pressman * Will & Maren Rosborough * Jean K. Savalchak * Jan Thomson & Bob Ivano * Charlie Treyball * Gus & Suzanne Williamson * Darrell Wilson & Jane Freeman * Tracy Winthrop * Lisa & Nick Witte * Paul Zierk

Have you contributed yet this year? Your donations are essential for the library to maintain its current level of services. We would love to add your name to the list of patrons who support BHPL.
Author Event: Bad Moon Rising
Local author and private investigator Stephen Pickering will read from and discuss his new crime fiction novel, Bad Moon Rising, at the Library on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 PM.moon

In the story, two teenage brothers Carl and Sam are involved in a drug deal on a lonely beach on Deer Isle, next to a drop off point for a large load of drugs. The chance meeting resulted in a kidnapping, a daring rescue and carnage usually reserved for the battlefield. Years later, after Sam became a State Trooper, he was assigned to solve the crime in which he had been involved- now a cold case.  Sam's plan was to never solve the homicides but Carl had not kept the secret. And Sam had another problem--one of the other men involved wanted to avenge the deaths of his friends.

Stephen Pickering grew up on Deer Isle, Maine where his family has lived for several generations. He served in the US Navy and joined the Maine State Police shortly after his discharge.  His twenty eight year career ended in 2006 with his retirement as a sergeant in the Criminal Investigation Division. Upon his retirement he began his second career as a private investigator and continues to work in that capacity.  He resides in Blue Hill, Maine with his wife, Betty.

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.
Holiday Party!
The public is invited to the annual Friends of the Library Holiday Party on Saturday, December 19, from 2:30 to 5:30 This year's event will offer something for everyone! The entertainment will kick off at 2:45! Here's the schedule:
Noel Paul Stookey entertaining party-goers

2:45-songs and stories from Noel Paul Stookey
3:05-- the talented jazz stylings of the GSA "High Five" Varsity Jazz Combo.
3:30-- the always entertaining dramatic reading of Dickens' A Christmas Carol
3:30-- magician Norman Ng: "magic that is far from the Norm"
4:30-- seasonal music with Ellacappella
4:45-- a special magic workshop with Norman Ng
5:00-- singing carols with Holly Bartlett Weinberg

Norman Ng-- click here for preview
Norman Ng-- click here for preview
Partygoers are asked to consider bringing a wrapped gift for a child, labeled with age and gender appropriateness. Gifts can be dropped off at the Library anytime through the day of the party. The gifts will be donated to the Tree of Life and The Emmaus Center where they will be distributed to families in need.

There will be the usual array of refreshments, cookies and more cookies. Anyone who would like to donate extra snacks or goodies-- it would be much appreciated.  The party is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  For more information call the Library on 374-5515.

Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
We are happy to help!