@ Blue Hill Library
There is always something to do at the Blue Hill Public Library!
Dragon by Ryan Mitchell, 7th grade, Surry School, from the April Student Art Show going on all over the Library! Don't miss a chance to meet some of the artists and view the artwork this Friday April 8, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
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...
  • Infants and toddlers are invited to the second meeting special weekly music and movement program during the first half hour of "play group" TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY April 6 at 10:30 AM led by early childhood music educator Deborah Reinke. Regular playgroup will start at 11:00. More info here.
  • The public is invited to an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own organic garden TOMORROW Wednesday, April 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Participants are asked to register using the library's interactive calendar or by calling the Library at 374-5515.
  • Avy Claire, Pam Johnson, and Cathy Rees will present a talk on the use of native plants in home landscaping on Thursday April 7 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • Join us for the Student Art Month Opening this Friday-- info below.
  • The Library and Blue Hill Books will present a program by Sedgwick resident and World Ocean Observatory founder and director Peter Neill to introduce his new book The Once and Future Ocean: Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society, THIS FRIDAY 
    April 8 at 7:00 PM.
 Student Art Month Opening This Friday
Are you tired of bare branches and frozen mud? Could you use a jolt of color to get you into a spring mood?  Head over to the library during April for Student Art Month.art Come meet the artists and their teachers at the Opening Reception THIS FRIDAY APRIL 8, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. There will be refreshments and music by the BHCS and Brooklin School jazz bands.  The show features the work of students from all of the K-12 schools on the peninsula plus home-schoolers. The exhibit is upstairs and down and covers many of the library's walls and surfaces.

At the same time, from 4:00 to 5:30, Art Box (the art vending machine) at Fairwinds Florist is featuring student art for a fundraiser to benefit the Sedgwick School and the Blue Hill Public Library!
 Film: Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard
The Friends of the Library film series will continue with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) on Thursday April 14 at 7:00 PM. filmThe film, starring Carole Lombard and Richard Montgomery, is directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It is a "screwball comedy about a couple who discovers that their marriage isn't legal, and they end up getting mad at each other about whether or not they want to remarry.
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 Donahue.mg@gmail.com.
 Opera Preview: Roberto Devereux
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Gaetano Donizetti's opera, Roberto Devereux at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 15, at the Blue Hill Public Library.opera A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, April 16th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Sondra Radvanovsky as Elisabetta and Matthew Polenzani in the title role of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.

According to the Metropolitan Opera: " Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti's Tudor queen operas in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills-and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Robert Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini."
A scene from Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.

Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Live & Learn: Fly Tying Workshop
The Library invites the public to a glimpse of the art of fly fishing and one of its components-fly tying.  Jeff Space, President of the Georges River Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present a fly-tying workshop at the Library on Saturday April 16 at 2:00 PM. fliesHe says the chapter's purpose is to protect, conserve and restore cold water fisheries.
"Mosca Wooly Bugger"
The class will include instruction on how to tie one of the most basic, effective and easiest flies to tie, the Woolly Bugger, which resembles a leech and will catch any species of freshwater fish. In addition to fly tying, Jeff will talk about fly fishing in general and popular fishing locations in the State of Maine. All the materials and equipment will be provided for an educational experience that can last a lifetime.
"Adams Dry Fly"
Fly fishing has been in existence and documented since the late 1400's, and possibly dating back to Egyptian times. Its main purpose is to fool fish into thinking your fly looks like prey. Participants will learn how to apply fur and feathers to a hook and create usable art that resemble living creatures.
There is no charge for this event, but space is limited so registration is required. Participants may register using the Library's event calendar at www.bhpl. . For more information call the Library at 374-5515.

So Many Ongoing Events for Kids and Adults!
Lots going on at "Music to Grow on" last Wednesday. Two more sessions during the first half hour of play group-- tomorrow and the following Wednesday starting at 10:30 AM-- more information here.ongoing
  • 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.
Current Exhibits
Don't miss our ongoing exhibits: Treasures from Maine Shores, from the collection of Dr. Alison Dibble (through May 31, below). And below that, photos from the April Student Art Show (through April 30). exhibits

Watercolor by Teague Smallidge, Grade 6, Blue Hill.
Drawing by Ana Maria Scheff, Grade 5, Blue Hill.
Copper tooling by Seaira Hopkins, Grade 3 Blue Hill.

Board game: Boston vs. New York by  3rd Grade, Sedgwick School.

Knitted Doll by Sadie Lieser, Bay School