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This month in the Britton Gallery

Landscape painting by Maria Matthews, from the exhibit, Unfurled Landscape (through March 31)
In the Howard Room Cases

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

Sea Urchins from the current exhibit, Treasures from Maine Shores, from the collection of Dr. Alison Dibble (Through April 30)
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
Monthly Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": First Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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After being absent from Blue Hill most of the winter, a flock of 20 cedar waxwings descended on the Library's crabapple trees recently and made a good meal of the fruit while a house finch sang nearby. Photo by Leda Beth Gray.
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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...
  • Harborside resident Kel House will present "Up Close & Personal~~A view of the Syrian refugee crisis from a small Greek island~~and what we here in Maine can do to help, "THIS THURSDAY! March 3 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • Friends of the Library will present a preview of Giacomo Puccini's opera, Manon Lescaut at 1:00 PM THIS FRIDAY, March 4, before the Metropolitan Opera simulcast the following day. More info here.
  • Join us for an art opening for the new show by Maria Matthews, Unfurled Landscapes THIS FRIDAY March 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the Britton Gallery. The show includes more than 25 recent oil paintings and a small display devoted to the process of making her work.
Food Drive Starts This Week
The 5th Annual Hancock County Food Drive starts this week!food During the month of March food items can be dropped off at the Library, as well as many other locations around the County.  As many as 1 in 4 children in Hancock county face food insecurity, so please consider donating some healthy food items.

Suggested items include whole grain pastas, healthy soups, canned vegetables, low sugar cereals, whole grain rice, canned fruits, peanut butter, canned tuna, and canned meats. All food  and proceeds are donated directly to food pantries in Hancock County. Look for the shopping cart downstairs near the lobby and please bring something to help us exceed the goal!
Town Meetings this Week: Sedgwick & Penobscot
Town Meetings have begun and spring is sure to follow.meetings Blue Hill Public Library relies on municipal funds for 17% of its operating budget.

Saturday  March 5th 12:00PM
Tuesday March 8th 7:00PM

BHPL is grateful for the continued support of its patrons and the communities that it serves. Sedgwick and Penobscot patrons, if you are able, please vote on our warrant requests at your Town Meetings.

Note: BHPL requests funds from area communities that do not have a full-service library.The library has patrons from all Peninsula towns but Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle and Stonington have full service libraries as defined by the Maine State Library. For more information:
"One Park, One Read" Nonfiction Book Discussion
You are invited to pick up a copy of Paul Bogard's End of Night, the non-fiction selection for Acadia's "One Park One Read," and join the discussion NEXT MONDAY March 7, at 7:00 PM.oneread Endorsements of the book include, "A lyrical, far-reaching book. Part elegy, part call-to-arms, The End of Night feels like an essential addition to the literature of nature" -- Boston Globe; and  "A moving, poetic, immersive, multifaceted, and thought-provoking study... Terrific" -- Publishers Weekly.

"One Park, One Read" is a community event, in celebration of Acadia National Park's centennial, where people throughout the area around Acadia National Park all read the same books and participate in discussion groups at their local libraries.

Spoonhandle, the fiction selection has already been discussed. The children's book selection, Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richards Jacobson, is appropriate for children 8 to 12 years old, and it will be discussed on Saturday March 19 at 1:00 PM, led by Youth Services Librarian Libby Edwardson.

Book Sale Saturday!
Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale THIS SATURDAY! March 5 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 Spring is just around the corner so gardening books will all be half price. There will also be a 50 cent special on library discard large print.

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.
Film: Blow-Up
The Friends of the Library film series will continue with Blow-Up (1966) on Thursday March 9 at 7:00 PM.blowup The film, starring David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sarah Miles, is directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. The film is about a fashion photographer who believes that he has unintentionally caught a murder on film.

All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room. For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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