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There is always something to do at the Blue Hill Public Library!
Penny Ricker, BHCS Art Teacher, visiting the library with some of her 8th grade students to see their work and others' in the April show.
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...
  • Zoe Weil, President of the Institute for Humane Education will read from her new book, The World Becomes What We Teach, at the Library THIS THURSDAY! April 28 at 7:15 PM. More info here.
  • The public is invited to a preview of Richard Strauss's Elektra at 1:00 PM on THIS FRIDAY, April 29.  A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. more info here.
  • East Blue Hill resident and avid gardener Clifton Page Dividingwill do a demonstration, "Dividing Your Perennials," at the Library THIS SATURDAY! April 30 at 9:00AM. More info here.
  • Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join the "Inklings Book and Movie Club" on the last Saturday-of-the-month, THIS SATURDAY! April 30 at 2:00 PM. This month our book is "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau. More info here.
Thank You Surry Voters!
Many thanks to all who voted in favor of funding for the Blue Hill Library at Surry Town Meeting.Surry The library is grateful for your support! This ends Town Meeting season for BHPL with all four contributing municipalities approving the library's requests. 
Save the Date-- BHPL Plant Sale 5/28/16!
Mark your calendars! The very best Plant Sale Fundraiser for the very
best Library is Saturday, May 28 8:00 - 11:00 AM.plant It's looking like it's going to be a great sale. And don't forget: there is also a Silent Auction, Book and Bake Sale. Plus gardening advice. Plus everyone you know will be there.  Make sure you are too!

Want to help out?  We are looking for donated perennial and soft fruit divisions, vegetable and flower seedlings, and fabulous stuff for the silent auction. (To learn how to divide your garden, come to the workshop this Saturday at 9:00 or use these handy directions.)We also need some people with a little time to give to help pot and label.  Sound like you?  Email or call Shelley at slatham@bhpl.net or 374-5515 ext. 16.
May Art Show: Heads and Tales
Local artists Jennifer Lee Morrow and Sarah Doremus will hold a joint art exhibition entitled Heads and Tales during the month of May at the Library.Doremus The public is invited to a reception with the artists on Friday, May 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Take the Train, pin by Sarah Doremus 
Doremus and Morrow both create work using mixed media that attempts to visually express the abstract. The show, Heads and Tales, encompasses visual puns and narratives that include exploring opposite sides of a thought and telling tales incorporating multiple viewpoints. The individual pieces are products of just one artist but the exhibit is a collaboration of both artists in presenting work that reflects this ambiguity. 

Metalsmith Sarah Doremus lives in Deer Isle, Maine. Along with her studio work, she both teaches and is taught by children from Sedgwick and Brooklin elementary schools. Her work runs the gamut from simple jewelry to wall pieces that have removable pieces of wearable art. Using anything from precious metals to dump finds, and applying traditional metalsmithing and woodworking techniques, she makes pieces that poke fun at our collective angst. 
We All Play Together by Jennifer Lee Morrow

Jennifer Lee Morrow has lived on the peninsula for over 25 years. She has shown at local galleries and in national exhibitions. Morrow defines her current work as bricolage which is French for "tinkering" and means the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. Morrow incorporates a variety of papers, found images, trinkets, and fabrics with stenciling, piecing, collage, stitching, and wax to explore gender issues, mothering, love, social roles, and life in rural Maine.

For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Poetry Reading: Paul Weiss
Bar Harbor author Paul Weiss will read from his new book Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence at the Library on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 PM.Weiss The book is a collection of poems and Buddhist commentaries published by North Atlantic Books.

In addition to writing for over 5 decades, Paul Weiss has devoted many years to intensive training in Zen meditation as well as immersion in other yogic and spiritual systems under several noted teachers. His studies carried him on four visits to India and on seven visits to China, where he was eventually certified to teach by three different schools of qi gong, the ancient mind/body system of practice that incorporates the principles of Taoist philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine.

He founded The Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor, Maine in 1981 as a nonprofit education and treatment center dedicated to providing holistic and integrative approaches to personal wellness and spiritual growth.
This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Blue Hill Books. For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
Reader Dog is Bark (Back)!
Tracey and Rumble

The "Reader Dog" program, is coming back to the Library-- with a sweet greyhound named Rumble, and her caretaker, Tracey - on the first Saturday of the month, starting May 7.reader Rumble is a registered therapy dog who enjoys listening to children read. The children read in a relaxed and nonjudgmental environment so that they may gain self-confidence. Each child will have 20 minutes of reading time, and 10 minutes to chat with Rumble & Tracey. This is not a drop-in program-there are 4 time slots available each time so please call Libby at 374-5515/ ext. 15 to sign-up.   
Annual Meeting of the Membership
Do you have a library card? Have donated to the library in the last couple of years?  You are a member of the corporation that is the Blue Hill Public Library.  All members are invited to attend the annual meeting this Thursday, April 28 at 5:00 PM.   
So Many Ongoing Events for Kids and Adults!
Two participants at preschool story time show off the suncatchers they made.
*    Preschool Storytime for kids up to age 5, Tuesdays 10:30 AMevents
*    Rainbow Warriors Writing Group, 12 & up: Tuesdays 4:00 PM
*    Playgroup - up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 to noon
*    52 Weeks of Giving for all ages: Fridays, 4:00 to 5:30 PM
*    Reader Dog: 1st Saturday/month, 10:30 AM (call to sign up)
*    LEGO Club, ages 7 to 12: 1st Saturday/ month 2:00 PM
*    Mind Games: 2nd Saturday/month, 2:00 PM
*    Inklings Book & Movie Club, 8 & up: last Saturday, 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
*    Pickup Games of Chess: Thursdays 5:30 to 8:00 PM
*    Film Series: 2nd Thursday of the month 7:00 PM
*    Basement Book Sales: 1st Saturday/month, 9 AM to 2 PM

Current Exhibits
Don't miss our ongoing exhibits: The photo below is a Blue Mussel shell from Treasures from Maine Shores, from the collection of Dr. Alison Dibble (in the Children's Larchwood Room through April 30).mussell  Look for images from the April Student Art Show below that.

More of the April Student Art Show

Painting by Megynn Lord, grade 6, Blue Hill

Voodoo dolls of teachers and staff at the Brooklin School by 2nd to 5th graders
Totem Collage by Charlotte Griffith, grade 4 Adams School
Ceramic lizards and snake by 7th grade students at the Penobscot School