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This month in the Britton Gallery

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

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

Razor clam shells 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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Margret Baldwin does a wonderful job of taking care of the Library's plants. This hibiscus in the Wilder Room is starting a new round of blooms, while the amaryllis in the background is in its 4th year of blooming.
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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 film, Blow-Up (1966) THIS THURSDAY! March 9 at 7:00 PM.  The film, starring David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sarah Miles, is directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Calling all Penobscot Patrons! Town Meeting: March 8th 7PM
If you are a Penobscot resident, the Library could use your support at the Penobscot Town Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday March 8, at 7PM.penobscot  BHPL is honored to provide library services to the people of Penobscot. Almost 40% of the year-round population has a library card in addition to over 120 summer residents. All told, 608 of our patrons come from Penobscot.  Although our funding request is modest-currently $5.00 per cardholder-the Penobscot Finance Committee recommends no funding.  Last year our request passed by just 11 votes, so  Penobscot residents: Please be there if you can!  It is important that friends and users of the library show up in support of our funding request. Thank you for all that you do!

Thank You Sedgwick!

Sedgwick voters unanimously approved the library's funding request at their 2016 Town Meeting on Saturday, March 5th.sedgwick  Thanks to all who attended and raised their hand for the Blue Hill Public Library!  We really appreciate your support!
Please Check Your Pantry
BHPL is participating in the 2016 annual Hancock County food drive.pantry Are there a few items of healthy packaged food you could donate?  Our cart in the main room downstairs still has lots of room!

Exhibit: Treasures from Maine Shores
Brooklin artist, author, and conservation biologist Dr. Alison Dibble will display some of her Maine sea shells in the Blue Hill Public Library's Larchwood Room during the months of March and April.treasures Dr. Dibble will present a hands-on workshop for children about shells of Maine on Thursday, March 31 at 4:00PM. Everyone is welcome.

Dr. Dibble works as a research scientist and ecological consultant with focus on plant conservation and pollinators. She expresses her interest and curiosity about nature through oil paintings, including shells. She also publishes suspense novels under the pen name A. D. Morel.

According to Dr. Dibble, "The display is a start toward helping children appreciate shells, and an encouragement to go find some of one's own to enjoy." The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Library hours. For more information call Libby at 374-5515.
Play Reading: Murder in the Cathedral
The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, March 16 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.murder This month the group will read Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot.
An illuminated manuscript from the 13th century depicting the death of Thomas Beckett.

Murder in the Cathedral is a "verse drama" about the death of Archbishop Thomas Beckett in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, published in 1935. One of the themes is opposition to authority which may have been a criticism of the rise in fascism in Europe at the time.

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
Acadia "One Park, One Read" for Ages 8 & Up
The Library is a partner in "One Park, One Read" celebrating Acadia National Park's 100th anniversary in 2016.acadia The youth book selection, Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richards Jacobson, is about an 11 year old who is abandoned by his mother in Acadia National Park and is suitable for readers 8 and up.

Libby Edwardson, Youth Services Librarian, will lead a discussion on Saturday March 19 at 1:00 PM. Kids are invited to read the book ahead of time and come talk about what they liked/didn't like about the book. Multiple copies of the book are available at the library for borrowing, and available for purchase at Blue Hill Books. For more information call Libby at 374-5515.
Don't hesitate to call us for more information at 207-374-5515.
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