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This month in the Britton Gallery

Blue Hill Fair 2009, 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

Detail from an artist's book by Kristy Cunnane, from the current show The Art of the Book (through March 31)   
In the Larchwood Children's Cases

Untitled, 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.
Rainbow Warriors Writing Group for ages 12 & up: Tuesdays 4:00 PM, starting March 1. 
52 Weeks of Giving for all ages: Fridays, 4:00 to 5:30 PM
Inklings Book & Movie Club for ages 8 & up: last Saturday of the month, 2:00 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
Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts:
Thursdays 5:30-8:00 PM 
Monthly Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": First Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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Last week's "52 Weeks of Giiving" program-- kids made posters highlighting pets up for adoption at the Hancock County SPCA. See below for just a few of them.
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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...

  • The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group THIS WEDNESDAY!, February 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.  This month the group will read The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. Everyone is welcome! 
  • Jane Karker, president of the company, Maine Authors Publishing, will present a workshop on self-publishing at THIS THURSDAY, February 18 from 6:15 to 8:00 PM (note the early start time). Still some spots available! More info or register here or call 374-5515.
  • Storyteller Hope Lewis will share stories about some of Acadia National Park's wonderful animals THIS SATURDAY!, February 20 at 2:00 PM. 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. More info here.
  • THIS 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. Still some spots available!  More info or register here, or call 374-5515.
Book Discussion Series: Between the World and Me
Former education professors Bernadette and Vivodh Anand will lead a series of book discussions of Ta-Nehisi Coates' book Between the World and Me at the Library on three Mondays, March 14, 21 and 28, 6:30 to 8:15 PM.World Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the book will be discussed at the corresponding meetings. Written as a letter to his son, this award-winning book presents a visceral view of Coates' life and experience as a Black American. Both Bernadette and Vivodh Anand are fellows at the Public Science Project in the Graduate Psychology Department of City University of New York.
Bernadette Anand is an experienced educator and development professional. She has partnered with the New York City Board of Education, museums, arts organizations and the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture to create diverse history and cultural programs for students.

Vivodh Anand, is a former New Jersey State Civil Rights Commissioner. He taught at Rutgers, Montclair State, and Hofstra Universities and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. He writes on issues of equity and social justice. Anand received his MA and Ph.D. from the School of Education at New York University where he met Bernadette, then a fellow doctoral candidate. They live in Milbridge, Maine.

Each session will be will include personal stories, current connections, engaging conversation emerging from the themes and ideas within the book, as well as, possible actions the community can take working towards social justice.  The discussions are sponsored by the Library. For more information call 374-5515.
Live & Learn: Basics of Orchard Care
As part of its Live & Learn series, the Library will be hosting a presentation by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's (MOGFA) orchardist C.J. Walke: Basics of Orchard Care, on Thursday February 25 at 7:00 PM. orchardsHe will cover topics from site selection and soil preparation to managing common insect pests and disease. The focus will be on growing fruit trees for the home gardener or small orchard planting, with ample time for questions and discussion.

C.J. Walke is MOFGA's Organic Orchard Specialist, he is also Farm Manager for College of the Atlantic's Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor.

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
The "Inklings Book & Movie Club"
The  Library invites kids ages 8 and up to join the new "Inklings Book and Movie Club" on the last Saturday-of-the-month from 2:00- 4:00 PM, starting February 27. inklingsThis club is not for those who like happy endings and lighthearted stories. According to Youth Librarian Libby Edwardson, it is for those who enjoy books about "brave children overcoming dastardly villains and imminent doom."  

Each month there will be books available for checking out. February's book is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. The last Saturday of the month, everyone will meet to discuss the book, watch the movie based on the book, make an amazing craft and have snacks in the theme of the book. For more information call the library at 374-5515.
"Rainbow Warriors" Writing Club
The Library is starting a writing group for ages 12 to 18 that is not just for writers.warriors "Rainbow Warriors" writing group will meet on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM starting March 1, and is open to artists, gamers, readers, movie enthusiasts, bakers, crafters, social justice warriors, and more! The group will have weekly coffee/tea, (participants can bring their own snacks), discussions, writing prompts, and games, and will publish a biannual magazine featuring articles, reviews, opinions and artwork by the local youth.

The group's tagline is, "Hate can only exist where there is no understanding," and its mission is, "to create a group where everyone is welcome and no one feels judged."  For more information call Libby at 374-5515.
"52 Weeks of Giving" Snazzy Pet Adoption Posters
The "52 Weeks of Giving" kids made adoption posters for animals at the Hancock County SPCA this week.Giving They put the animal's photo and story on some snazzy paper and the posters will be hung around town to encourage adoption of shelter pets! 

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