@ Blue Hill Library
There is always something to do at the Blue Hill Public Library!
Shells and paintings from the new exhibit, Treasures from Maine Shores, from the collection of and painted by Dr. Alison Dibble.
Welcome to our library events newsletter!  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...
  • You are invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group TOMORROW! WEDNESDAY, March 16 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. This month the group will read Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot.
  • Ages 8 & up are invited to join Youth Services Librarian, Libby Edwardson, in a discussion of the book, Small as an Elephant, THIS SATURDAY! March 19 at 1:00 PM. More info here.
Thank you Penobscot Voters!

The library's staff and board of directors are pleased to be able to provide library services to anyone who walks in the library doors, regardless of their residency, including patrons from Penobscot. Thank you to all of the library supporters who voted to support our modest funding request at last Tuesday's Penobscot Town Meeting.Penobscot
Curious why the library requests funding from some towns but not others? You can learn about the library's
policy and rationale here.   
March Food Drive: Let's fill the cart!

When you see beans or other healthy packaged foods on sale...Food

Consider getting some extra for the Hancock County Food Drive.  We have a shopping cart here in the main room downstairs where you can leave food donations. Please help us fill this cart!

Want suggestions of what to get? Check here.
Inklings Book & Movie Club

The Library invites kids ages 8 and up to join the "Inklings Book and Movie Club" on March 26, the last Saturday-of-the-month, at 2:00 PM.inklings This 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 ahead of time-- March's book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling. Then on the last Saturday, everyone will meet to discuss the book and 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.
So Many Ongoing Events for Kids and Adults!
  • Preschool Storytime for kids up to age 5, Tuesdays 10:30weekly
  • Playgroup - up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 to noon.
  • Rainbow Warriors Writing Group for 12 & up: Tuesdays 4:00 PM
  • 52 Weeks of Giving for all ages: Fridays, 4:00 to 5:30 PM
  • Inklings Book & Movie Club, 8 & up: last Saturday, 2:00 PM
  • LEGO Club, ages 7 to 12: 1st Saturday of the month 2:00 PM
  • Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 AM
  • Play Reading: 3rd Wednesday of the month 6:30-9:30 PM
  • Film Series: 2nd Thursday of the month 7:00PM
  • Pickup Games of Chess: Thursdays 5:30 to 8:00 PM
  • Book sales in the basement "Book Nook": 1st Saturday of the month, 9 AM to 2 PM.

 We love your suggestions.  

Current Exhibits
Don't miss our ongoing exhibits: Artist book by Cathy Wiley, from
The Art of the Book (below, in the Howard Room cases through March 30); Landscapes Unfurled, by Maria Matthews (lower left, in the Britton Gallery and Howard Room through March 31); and Angel Wing shells from Treasures from Maine Shores, from the collection of Dr. Alison Dibble (lower right, in the Children's Larchwood Room through April 30). exhibits

52 Weeks of Giving
On Friday the 52 Weeks of Giving Kids wrote cards to a local person who is ill. 52 weeks is a Library-sponsored volunteer activity led by Youth Services Librarian Libby Edwardson, on Fridays at 4:00 PM-- all ages are welcome.fiftytwo


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