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This month in the Britton Gallery

Heritage, from the current show Stories: Assemblages by Axel Stohlberg (through January 30)
In the Howard Room Cases

from the current show The Art of the Book (through March 31)  
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Drawing of a garnet crystal in colored pencil, from the current exhibit, Crystal Gems, by Bean Fitzpactrick (Through February 29)
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.
52 Weeks of Giving Fridays, 4:00 to 5:30 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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A recent late-afternoon shot of Blue Hill Mountain from the second floor of the Library.
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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, January 19, 2016-- In this issue:
 Events This Week...
  • The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group TOMORROW!, WEDNESDAY, January 20 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library,The group will read Lysistrata, by Aristophanes.
  •  Maine author Nikko Lee will discuss and read from her recent book, Wolf Creek at the Library THIS THURSDAY! January 21 at 7:00 PM. More information here .
More donors! Thanks.

We are so grateful to everyone who supports the library with donations to our Annual Fund drive.Donors In the rush of end of year donations some donors didn't make it into the newsletter (sorry). The following supporters made contributions in December for our 2015 Appeal or have helped us kick off our 2016 campaign.

Gerry Bryan & Barbara Peppey * Lisa & Peter Mallory * Tim & Elizabeth Parson * Sally & Charlie Stone * Caroline Sulzer &  David Walker   
Opera Preview: Turandot
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Giacomo Puccini's opera, Turandot at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 29, at the Blue Hill Public Library.Turandot A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, January 30, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Nina Stemme in the title role of Puccini's Turandot. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera..
According to the Metropolitan Opera, "Nina Stemme takes on the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand, opposite Marco Berti as Calāf, the brave prince who sings "Nessun dorma" and wins her love. Anita Hartig and Leah Crocetto share the role of Lių, the faithful slave girl. Franco Zeffirelli's golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani."
A scene from Puccini's Turandot. Photo by Marty Sohl/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.
More from The Art of the Book
The Art of the Book, is now on display in the Library's Howard Room glass cases through the end of March.Book This show is offered by a collective of bookmakers, who have been making and sharing their artwork together for nearly 15 years.
Jennifer O. Pappas

Kristy Cunnane

Kristy Cunnane

Cathy Wiley


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