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This month in the Britton Gallery

Blue Hill Fair 2011, watercolor and egg tempera, from the exhibit, 10 Years of Blue Hill Fair Designs, by Megan Granger (through February 27)
In the Howard Room Cases

Artist's book by Jennifer Pappas, from the current show The Art of the Book (through March 31)  
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Amethyst, colored pencil, from the current exhibit, Crystal Gems, by Bean Fitzpatrick (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 for all ages: Fridays, 4:00 to 5:30 PM 
LEGO Club for ages 7 to 12:
First Saturday of the month 10:30 AM to noon
Mind Games: board games for all ages: 2nd Saturday of the month, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
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...
  • Join Friends of the Library for a showing  of the film The Last Picture Show (1971) THIS THURSDAY! February 11 at 7:00 PM. The film, stars Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd, and is directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
  • Kids of all ages are invited to "Mind Games," an ongoing second-Saturday-of-the-month extravaganza of board games starting this Saturday February 13 at 2:00 PM
    --more info here.
Spots Still Available: Acadia N.P. Book Group and Great Decisions
There are still spots available in two upcoming events: Spots
  • On Monday February 22 at 6:00 PM, the first of three book discussion groups will take place, as part of "One Park, One Read" celebrating Acadia National Park's 100th anniversary in 2016. The fiction choice, Spoonhandle by Ruth Moore, will be discussed at this first event. For more information or to sigh up check the
    Library's web calendar, or call 374-5515.
  • The Great Decisions discussion series of 8 Wednesdays starts February 24 at 6:00 PM. It is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, and highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. For more information or to register check the Library's web calendar or call 374-5515.
"Mind Games" new monthly youth program
The Library invites kids to bring their best "game face" over for a 2nd-Saturday-of-the-month afternoon of board games at 2:00 PM, starting THIS SATURDAY! February 13. gamesThe monthly event is called, "Mind Games," and the Library will supply a range of games from classics like Candyland and Chess to exciting new games like "Takanoko."  All ages of kids are welcome for a couple of hours of friendly competition. For more information call the library at 374-5515.
Play Reading: The Importance of Being Earnest
The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, February 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next This month the group will read The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde.

 Photograph from Act 1 of the original production of The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).  

The play has endured as Wilde's most popular and is a comedy, a farce and a satire on Victorian customs. In it, two men maintain fictional personas for when they want to misbehave and not be responsible, or when they want to avoid social responsibilities.

The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248, or
Live & Learn: Independent Publishing for Maine Authors
Jane Karker, president of the company, Maine Authors Publishing, will present a workshop on self-publishing at the Library on Thursday, February 18 from 6:15 to 8:00 PM (note the early start time).publishing This workshop will outline traditional and non-traditional options for publishing, including what is offered locally. Students will find out how to get the technical assistance they need and about the many types of organizations, printers and publishers that work with Maine authors. This is part of the library's series on how to do it yourself: Live and Learn.

Jane Karker came to publishing after over 20 years in the printing and publishing industry. In 2005, she founded Custom Museum Publishing Inc. which has grown to be New England's premier producer of art catalogs and coffee-table quality historical books. Jane is a long time resident of Maine and lives with her family in South Thomaston.

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, check the Library's web calendar or call the Library at 374-5515.  
Acadia Animals Have Talent: Stories
Storyteller Hope Lewis will share stories about some of Acadia National Park's wonderful animals at the Library on Saturday, February 20th at 2:00 PM.Animals Spiced with funny true facts, songs and more, this family friendly program pits the animals against each other to "compete" for the title of most talented animal.
Hope Lewis was selected by Acadia National Park as an Acadia Centennial Partner for this year's celebration of the Park's centennial. She will be doing storytelling events throughout the year in the community and the Park. She is a performance storyteller from Seal Cove, Maine, and says she retired from teaching and "just couldn't stay retired." She enjoys creating original stories, but particularly savors performing tales from a wide variety of traditions.
Will the charismatic beaver win?

This event is sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library, as one of many events in a year-long observance of the centennial of Acadia National Park by local libraries, the Park, and the community.  For more information call the library at 374-5515.
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