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This month in the Britton Gallery

Citgo Station, oil on canvas, from the current show, Advent Calendars and Winter Scenes, by Annie Poole (through December 29)
In the Howard Room Cases

Christmas card by Christopher Raphael, from the current show, Mail Art, representing decades of holiday greetings from artists (Through December 31)  
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Versailles Village--2014, 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!
Events This Week:
  • Friends of Blue Hill Public Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale THIS SATURDAY JANUARY 2 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More info below.
Library Holiday Hours
The Library will be open from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on New Year's Eve, this Thursday, December 31.hours We will be closed on New Year's Day and  will reopen with normal hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) on Saturday January 2. From all of us here at the Library, have a:

And a reminder, the Library will be a venue for some of Blue Hill's "Last Night" events, sponsored by Peninsula Pan. Check here for the Last Night schedule.
Many thanks to this week's donors!
$20,593 to go! Can you help?

We are very grateful for everyone who has donated to our Annual Fund Drive so far.Thanks The only way that the Blue Hill Public Library can do all the things it does for the community is with your generous support. So far, we have raised $119,407 towards our goal of $140,000. That leaves $20,593 to make our budget for the year and only a few days to do it. We are in the final stretch. Can you help us balance our budget for 2015? Donations must be post-marked by December 31 to count for this year. You've got 3 days to get that check in the mail. Or save yourself a trip to the post office and donate online.

Anonymous * Patty Bacon * Pat Baird * Rainette Bannon * Aimee & Jim Church * The Activity Shop Gayle & Dana Bennett * Ms. Kathy Bonk & Mr. Marc Tucker * Barbara Cabot & Ron Markman * James & Dorothy Carey * Judy & Howard Chittenden * Michael Cichoracki * Kurt & Jennifer Denlinger & Family * Edward Dufresne & Elizabeth LaStaiti * Mr. & Mrs. Bradford duPont * Mrs. Gayle Durnbaugh * Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Emerson * Jacques & Rebecca Gagne * Brenda Gilchrist * Elizabeth Gross * Mr. & Mrs. A.D. Hoover * Heather & Richard Jacoby * Judith Keenan * Peter Kleban * Donald Lateiner * Nicole Lawton * Catherine Thompson & Edward Manuel * James L. Markos, Jr. * John Marshall & Kathy Olsen * Diana Marston Wood * Kenneth & Cherie Mason * Marge May * Michael McFarland * Judith & Tom O'Callaghan * Mainescape- Don & Althea Paine * Ruth and W. Lyman Phillips * Jackie Pike & Gerry Estabrook * Lauren & Meredith Richardson * John & Renee Richardson * The Saams Family * Renata & Mark Scarano * Elsie Sealander * Dorrance & Patty Sexton * The Stanton Family * Troy & Toni Staples * Rev. Charles J. Stephens * Robert & Corinne Sucsy * Yasuyuki & Donna Tamaki * Chris & Frank Wanning * Eleanor Wright

Thank you Four Seasons donors!

The Four Seasons Giving, BHPL's recurring giving program, is designed to give people a simple way to spread their donations out over the year for as little as $5 per month.season This is a great way to be sure you don't forget to make a gift to the library while at the same time making it easy to budget your contribution. Many Thanks to our forty nine patrons who donate from $5 to $100 per month to support library services.  We would love to make that fifty!  If you join at the $10 level you get a free BHPL tee shirt! If you have any questions, contact Shelley Latham at 374-5515 ext. 16 or by email.

Rick and Debra Alexander * Anonymous * Jim & Tanya Bannon * Sandy & Robert Baroody * Ellen Best & Geoff Anthony * Cheryl & Richard Boulet * Amy Bramblett & Khalif Williams * Lynn Cheney * Mary Glassanos & George Crampton * Jonathan and Malinda Curtis * Anne Cushman * Lorie Dechar & Benjamin Fox * Blue Hill Community Market & Cafe * Andrew & Tania Felger * Leslie Goode * Courtney Haight * George & Jan Hartman * Charles & Nancy Hatfield * Margery & Willliam Irvine * Jeanne & Ray Jennings * Susan Kerwin * Shelley Latham & Kenton Jakub * Mr. Brian Le * Helena Lipstadt * Ms. Patricia Lown & Mr. Patrick Trowbridge * Beehive Development * Della Martin * Mary McCaffrey * Carol Ann McNeal * Jennifer Morrow * Holly & Matthew Murphy * Crocker & Liza English Nevin * Bonnie Preston * Katharina Radcliffe * Richard Roelofs * Colin Sarsfield * Marti Siebert * Bob & Linda Slaven * Ms. Elizabeth M. Solet * Jane Story and Michael Donahue * William & Phyllis Taylor * Rick Traub * Carolyn & Parker Waite * Nancy Werth * Mary Whiting & Rick Traub * Sally Wilson
Art Show: Stories, Assemblages
Local artist Axel Stohlberg will be showing his assemblage artwork during January at the The exhibit is titled, "Stories, Assemblages." Through his assemblages Axel tells little stories with found objects, articles that people give him, or yard sale finds. The public is invited to a reception on Friday January 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
Give us your tired...

According to Axel, "There is some whimsy to these assemblages." He says, "I hope people will feel free to laugh at them". Axel attended The School of Visual Arts, NYC. and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. Axel lives in Brooklin Maine and has his studio in Brooklin Village.
Running Against Time

The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting January 2. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Book Sale Saturday-- All Fiction Half Price
Ring in the New Year with a new book! Friends of Blue Hill Public Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale THIS SATURDAY! January 2 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 All fiction will be half price and each child who comes may select a free book!

The Friends wish to thank the many donors who keep the library supplied with quality book donations.  Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the 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. 
"52 Weeks of Giving:" Volunteer Projects for Kids
Youth Services Librarian Libby Edwardson is looking to bring a new program with her from her former state of "52 Weeks of Giving" is a program co-founded by Libby for kids looking to make a positive impact on the world. All ages of kids are invited to meet weekly on Fridays, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM, at the Library, starting January 8 to plan and carry out projects they come up with.

"I want to try to do projects that help out locally, nationally and internationally because it is important for kids to see the bigger picture and be a part of doing good deeds that impact people they will likely never meet," says Libby. Her kids in Kentucky performed volunteer tasks such as collecting canned goods for area food pantries or collecting monetary donations for various causes. They also made a video to raise the spirits of a man who is suffering from Muscular Dystrophy and partnered with a funeral home to write sympathy cards to families that are struggling with the loss of a loved one.

Libby says that she encourages local community partnerships to strengthen bonds within the community. Libby says that the goal is "to instill in the kids a belief that they can make a difference." For more information contact Libby Edwardson at 374-5515.
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
We are happy to help!